MPL-PH Committee has laid down punishment against individuals allegedly involved in multiple inappropriate incidents that took place in the opening week of Season 7.

/ 27 March 2021

BREN Esports’ CJ “Ribo” Ribo, Allan “Lusty” Castromayor, and Execration’s Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso were the individuals involved in alleged illegal gambling and match-fixing that were published in different posts on Facebook.

“Last March 21, it was brought to the attention of the MPL-PH Committee that there were some inappropriate posts and comments that took place over the course of Week 1 of the Regular Season, which led to the community’s suspicion and negative impacts on MPL-PH’s reputation,” MPL opened in a statement.

BREN Esports’ Ribo made a post on Facebook addressing match-fixing allegations at him using foul language.

Meanwhile, Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera of Nexplay Esports was seen doing a choking gesture in front of a camera after their 2-0 sweep against M2 World Champions Bren Esports.

“The MPL-PH committee began investigating these allegations upon the related players, and their posts or comments violate Section 13.2 Unprofessional Behavior and Subsection 13.2.5 Statements regarding MPL, Moonton, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, of the MPL Regular Season Rules,” the league added.

Exacretion’s Z4pnu, on the other hand, posted an offer of P200,000 wager on Nexplay Esports against Bren Esports bout last Sunday. 

“200k ako sa NXP sino papalag?,” Z4pnu posted on his Facebook, which was then deleted.

The league then suspended Z4pnu in their matches against Blacklist International on Friday, March 26 and Bren Esports on Sunday, March 28.

“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 read.

“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,” it added.