Champions of the past five editions of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang-Philippines will battle it out for the right to be named the greatest of all time in the MPL-PH Champion Invitational which will open on June 20, Saturday.
Back-to-back champion Sunsparks and inaugural king Aether Main will headline the four-team tournament. Meanwhile, Season Two and Three winners ArkAngel and Cignal Ultra respectively will complete the group.
Sunsparks will be bannering its Season Four roster that includes Jaypee, Rafflesia, Kielvj, Renzio, Eskii Flex, and now ONIC PH member Fuzaken.
With Sunsparks opting to go with its Season Four line-up and Killuash set to suit up for ArkAngel, Greed_, the main man for the two-time champ in Season Five, will have to sit out the competition.
ArkAngel, who reigned over Season Three despite only having five players on its roster, will have Lusty, Killuash, Jeffqt4ever, Jay, and Ryo back for the tournament while Season Two king Cignal Ultra will field in Yakou, Dee, Eson, Pheww, Tets, and Dysania.
Meanwhile, Aether Main, arguably the most iconic team in the MPL-PH landscape, will be bannered by SEA Games gold medalist Ribo and Haze, together with Coco, Pein, Yuji, and 666.
Cignal Ultra will face ArkAngel on the opening day of the tournament at 4:30 p.m. while Sunsparks will test its mettle against Aether Main at 7:30 p.m.
On the second day of week one, Sunsparks will square off against Cignal Ultra in the first game while the match between ArkAngel and Aether Main will follow suit.
The tournament will follow the new All-Around BP drafting format. In this new rule, squads are prohibited from picking the same hero more than once in a series. Heroes that will be used in the previous games will be automatically banned in the following matches of the series.