The first Brazilian MPL features a similar format to other regions.
Firstly, the inaugural season will feature a total prize pool of US$30,000 and will have eight participating teams from Brazil. Six out of the eight teams will join the league through a direct invite, while the other two must advance through the open qualifiers round. Currently, the six invited teams have not been revealed.
In more detail, the open qualifiers round is open to everyone so long as they comply with the lineup rule. Namely, a team can consist of up to seven players, with a maximum of two international players. The open qualifiers will kick off from July 16 to July 18, marking the commencement of MPL Brazil. At the time of writing, registrations for the open qualifiers are already open on Battlefy, with 110 registered teams.
E aí, sua equipe tá pronta para trilhar uma aventura épica rumo à vitória na #MPLBR? 🧐
— MPL Brazil (@mplbrazil) June 29, 2021
Then, only two teams from the open qualifiers will advance to the next phase of the event — Regular Season and Playoffs — together with the six invited teams. This phase would feature multiple best-of-three series until the top two Grand Finalists have been found. The Regular Season will take place from August 14 to September 19, while the Playoffs start on October 9 to October 10 — spanning a total of 14 game days every weekend.
A best-of-five Grand Final series will follow thereafter, planned to take place on October 16, to be held as an in-person event at São Paulo, Brazil. This is thus when the first season of MPL Brazil should conclude and crown a new regional champion. Indeed, this format is very much similar to other MPL Regions where the scene has developed for a much longer time.
MPL Brazil’s kickoff is parallel with the dawn of the competitive Brazilian Wild Rift esports scene. Like MPL Brazil, Wild Rift Brazil is planned to begin around August 2021 and the tournament would similarly showcase an in-person Grand Finals at Riot Games’ Studio at São Paulo.
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