Mobile Legends Professional League-Philippines Committee has taken action regarding the 'inappropriate posts and comments that have circulated online in the first week of Season Seven.

/ 26 March 2021

A statement was released by the MPL-PH Operations over the controversies that surfaced which “led to the community’s suspicion and negative impacts on MPL-PH’s reputation.”

Allegedly, this involved the remarks made by BREN Esports’ Cj “Ribo” Ribo slamming the issues of match-fixing following their loss to Nexplay Esports.

Moreover, it was also reported that NXP’s Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera will be penalized for doing a choke pose in front of the camera after they swept the defending champions.

The gesture was reported to be banned back during the end of MPL-PH Season Six.

The statement furthered that the posts and comments have violated two league rules that specifically governed the “unprofessional behavior” and statements about MPL, Moonton, and Mobile Legends.

“The MPL-PH committee decided to give internal heavy punishments and serious warning to all the related players and staff. Team Members must always be professional, especially given their social media standing, their status as a professional player of the MPL, and icons of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang community,” the statement continued.

However, the league decided not to disclose the names of the players connected to the incident and the punishment they will be imposing, the head of Operations said to Spin.ph.

“Any violation of the MPL-PH rules and limits will not be tolerated. Meanwhile, MPL-PH committee will work with all teams to strengthen the management of players and staff to prevent similar things from happening again,” the league added to the released statement.