MSC 2023: Schedule, groups, teams, format, how to watch
The Mobile Legends: Southeast Asia Cup, also known as MSC, is fast approaching. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
Held annually since 2017, MSC has become a staple of Moonton’s mobile esport title, with some of the best teams across Southeast Asia attending the event every year.
Moonton plans to raise the bar even higher in 2023 by expanding MSC to include teams from other regions for the very first time. The tournament will welcome top teams from North America, Turkey, and MENA (Middle East and North Africa), turning an “established regional brand into an international championship”, according to the organizers.
Below is everything you need to know about MSC 2023, including the schedule, the qualified teams and where to watch. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
All MSC 2023 will be live-streamed on the official Mobile Legends social channels, which can be found below:
Earlier this year, the M4 World Championship, in Jakarta, shattered the game’s viewership records. During the upper bracket semi-final between defending Blacklist International and RRQ Hoshi, over 4.2 million viewers were tuned in at one point. This was the third-highest peak viewership in esports history, according to Esports Charts.
MSC 2023: Schedule, location and tickets
The event will take place from June 10 through 18, with a one-day break between the group stage and the playoffs on June 14.
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For the first time in MSC history, Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, has been picked to host the tournament. The event will be held at AEON Mall Mean Chey, with early bird tickets going on sale on April 22nd via the WOWNOW app.
The official schedule is the following:
- June 10-13: Group Stage
- June 14: Break
- June 15-18: Playoffs
MSC 2023: Groups and schedule
MSC 2023: Group Stage (June 10-13)
Day 1: June 10
|Group C||ONIC vs BURN||12 AM||3 AM||8 AM|
|Group A||ECHO vs EVO||2: 30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Group B||Fenix vs EVOS||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM|
Day 2: June 11
|Group D||TODAK vs Occupy||12 AM||3 AM||8 AM|
|Group B||Fenix vs RSG Slate||2: 30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Group A||ECHO vs Fire Flux||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM|
Day 3: June 12
|Group B||RSG Slate vs EVOS||12 AM||3 AM||8 AM|
|Group C||ONIC vs Outplay||2: 30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Group D||Blacklist Int. vs Occupy||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM|
Day 4: June 13
|Group B||EVOS vs Fire Flux||12 AM||3 AM||8 AM|
|Group C||Outplay vs BURN||2: 30 AM||5:30 AM||10:30 AM|
|Group A||TODAK vs Blacklist Int.||5 AM||8 AM||1 PM|
|2||Fire Flux Impunity||–|
|3||RSG Slate SG||–|
|1||BURN x FLASH||–|
MSC 2023: All qualified teams
|ONIC Esports||Indonesia||Butsss, Kairi, S A N Z, CW, Kiboy|
|EVOS Legends||Indonesia||Saykots, Tazz, Hijumee, Branz, DreamS|
|Fenix Esports||Myanmar||Royal Milk, Fayyan, Px7, Beni, Simple|
|ECHO||Philippines||Sanford, KarlTzy, Sanji, Bennyqt, Yawi|
|Blacklist International||Philippines||Edward, Wise, Yue, Owl, OhMyV33NUS|
|TODAK||Malaysia||Momo, RIval, Moon, CikuGais, YumSkie|
|RSG Slate SG||Singapore||Diablo, BRAYYY, Roy., Okky, Lucianqt|
|BURN x FLASH||Cambodia||ATM, CHMA, C Cat, Donut, D7|
|Team EVO||Mekong||Opper, your name, Agi, BisTon, TwentyAugust|
|Team OutPlay||North America||URESHIII, Bestplayer1, Hoon, Basic, SHARK|
|Fire Flux Impunity||Turkey||Alien, Kyura, Rosa, Sunshine, APEX47|
|Team Occupy||MENA||Alphord, Lio, Smile, Speedy, Maro|
Note: The MSC Committee has announced that the winner of the North American qualifier, BloodThirstyKings, is unable to attend the event. The team will be replaced by the qualifier’s runner-up, Team Outplay.