Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Invitational (MPLI) 2021 will start on November 2 until November 7, 2021. People are getting excited as the MPLI 2021 will bring together the 20 best teams from all over Southeast Asia, including four MPL winning teams from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
In MPLI 2021, there is a unique thing that distinguishes this tournament from other e-sport tournaments, which is the Captain’s Draft. Captain’s Draft is still relatively rare for some e-sport fans because this format is rarely used in international tournaments. The Captain’s Draft has been used since MPLI 2020 event which was won by Alter Ego.
The definition of Captain’s Draft itself is simply a privilege possessed by the MPL winning teams to determine the enemy they will face. Thus, the winning teams such as ONIC Esports, Blacklist International, Team SMG, and EVO SG are waiting for the quarterfinals.
The draw for the MPLI 2021 bracket took place yesterday, October 31, 2021. There was a surprise when the drawing was over where there will be an El Clasico between EVOS Legends and RRQ Hoshi in the Team SMG bracket.