Another major chapter in the Philippines’ Collegiate Esports scene comes this July as PVP Esports, the Singapore-based multi-platform esports arena and AcadArena, the Philippines’ leading campus esports program, bring you the AcadArena National Cup for MLBB.
Serving as the official Philippine qualifier for the PVP Esports Campus Championship, the AcadArena National Cup will kick off qualifiers this July with the top 16 teams battling through August to represent the Philippines in the SEA-wide finale on September 6.
"It's great that we have a partner like PVP esports who believes in the value of campus esports not just in their home base but throughout Southeast Asia," Ariane Lim, Co-Founder and Director of Student Programs & Operations, comments. "Students can look forward to more of these events this 2020."
Eligibility & Registrations
Only college, masters, post-graduate or doctoral students are eligible. Students must submit IDs and registration to prove they are either currently enrolled or were enrolled the last academic year. Fresh graduates and senior high school students, however, are not eligible.
Players who qualified in the official legs of the Mobile Legends Pro League (MPL) from S1-S5 may not join the tournament.
Registration forms are available below. Deadline of registrations for Alliance Qualifiers is July 15 at 8 PM. . Deadline for Regional Qualifiers will be on July 22 at 8 PM.
Official AcadArena Alliance member organizations get to enjoy a bonus qualifier date on July 19. There will be no limit of teams each campus can send to represent.
The Alliance qualifier will only have one (1) slot to the National Cup. For a second chance, the teams must register in their designated Regional Qualifiers. If you’re part of any campus with an Alliance member org, you can contact them to participate.
Regional Qualifiers slots to the National Cup will be determined by the number of registrations per region. A region will have, at least, two (2) slots for the National Cup and a maximum of eight (8).
The sixteen (16) teams that make it out of the qualifiers will be divided into four groups of four playing a single round robin format. Top two (2) of each group advances into a single elimination B03 bracket with the finale played in a B05.
Matches will be played and broadcasted on Sundays of August from August 2 to August 23, 2020. The champion will represent the Philippines on September 6.
All the matches will be played online but the later legs may be played in a secure area with a marshal following social distancing rules depending on the national situation.
The PHP 100,000 prize pool will be less top heavy and will be distributed through the group stages. The campus community of top placers will also enjoy a sizable campus grant.
Champion PHP 25,000 + PHP 10,000 Campus Grant
1st Runner-up PHP 15,000 PHP + PHP 10,000 Campus Grant
2nd & 3rd Runner-up PHP 10,000 PHP each.
Group 1st seed PHP 5000
For more information, inquiries or clarifications you can send us a message at the official AcadArena FB page here.