Liquid ECHO, Falcons APBren Head to Riyadh for MSC 2024 Featured in the Esports World Cup

Liquid ECHO and Falcons APBren will raise the Philippine flag to the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Mid Season Cup (MSC) 2024 featured in the inaugural Esports World Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 3-14 July 2024.

Both teams earned the right to represent the country in the biggest mid-year MLBB esports tournament after emerging champion and runner-up in the recent Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 13. 

Pinas Pataas: Going above and beyond exploring the uncharted territory
The MSC 2024 is the first title to make its debut at the Esports World Cup and will feature a one-off prize pool of USD 3 million to commemorate the partnership as it ventures outside Southeast Asia for the first time. A total of 16 international teams from the Philippines, Indonesia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, North America, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), Turkey, Latin America, and China will participate. 
Having the most world championship titles under its wing, the Philippines has a high chance to take home the champion team's reward worth USD 1 million or PHP 57 million. This time, the country is aiming for its fourth MSC championship title. 
The competition will witness tougher matches as international teams tap world class Filipino players as imports, elevating further the level of competition in Riyadh. 
Falcons APBren will be featured in the Group Stage opener scheduled on 3 July 2024, at 11:00 (GMT+3) against Xianyou Gaming. On the other hand, Liquid ECHO's first match is scheduled for 3 July 2024, at 14:00 (GMT +3) against Twisted Minds. See below teams' full roster:

Liquid ECHO
Falcons APBren
Gold Laner
Frederic Benedict "BennyQt" Gonzales
Johnville "Outplayed" Villar
Marco Stephen "Super Marco Requitiano
Karl "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno
Justin "Zaida" Palma (sub)
Michael Angelo "KyleTzy" Sayson
Mid Laner
Alston "Sanji" Pabico
Angelo Kyle "Pheww" Arcangel
EXP Laner
Sanford "Sanford" Vinuya
David Charles "FlapTzy" Canon
Vincent "Pando" Unigo (sub)
Jaypee "Jaypee" Dela Cruz
Rowgien "Owgwen" Unigo
Harold "TicTac" Reyes
Francis "Ducky" Glindro
Assistant Coach
Ronnel "CoachCJ" Espinosa
Robert "Trebor" Sanchez
Pinay Pataas: Time for Omega Empress to shine on the global stage
The Philippines will also be represented by Smart Omega Empress in the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Women's Invitational (MWI) 2024. 
The all-female global tournament will feature 12 international teams and will have a total prize pool of USD 500,000, the biggest in the history of female tournaments. Among the most anticipated rivalries is between Smart Omega Empress' world renowned roamer Meraaay and Team Vitality's Vivian dubbed the "Indonesian Mother of Tanks."
See below Smart Omega Empress' full roster: 
Gold Laner
Sheen "Shinoa" Perez
Kaye "Keishi" Alpuerto
Mid Laner
Rica "Amoree" Amores
EXP Laner
Gwyneth "Ayanami" Diagon
Mery Christine "Meraaay" Vivero
Salman "KingSalman" Macarambon
Harry Leonardo, MOONTON Games Esports Marketing Manager said: “The Philippines is home to many local and international players that have made it big beyond their MLBB careers. The supremacy does not just stop at a local level, where talents have been known to go beyond their limits, becoming highly acclaimed international stars." 
"This MSC 2024, we wish our male and female teams good luck as they participate in this life-changing tournament, and also our Filipino players who are part of the other competing international teams,” Leonardo added.
Various watch parties will be spearheaded by Falcons APBren and Liquid ECHO. More details will be announced soon. Moreover, #PinasPataas video series will be launched from 1-2 July 2024 to show the inspiring stories of the representatives and how this tournament will be a life-changing experience for them.
Tune in to MLBB content creators and influencers Jiji Plays, Elgin, and Fuego who will provide MSC 2024 live updates through their social media channels. Two-time MPL-PH Best Team Correspondent Dannica Suazo will join Smart Omega Empress to provide real-time stories of the team's journey to the crown. 
Lastly, starting tomorrow, FlapTzy's fans can show their support by purchasing the special battle emote worth 109 in-game diamonds only. The said in-game sticker shows FlapTzy's iconic reaction when he was announced M5 World Championship Grand Finals most valuable player (FMVP). Watch out for its availability on your MLBB app!
Watch out for more details about the official tournament via and MOONTON Games via Meanwhile, the official streaming channels are found below:

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