Filipino gamers have been repeatedly recognized all over the world for their skills and one famous mobile gaming app that makes them even more popular in the field is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. It is widely played in the Philippines by millennials, Gen Z, and those who are still young at heart.
Chinese multinational game developer, Shanghai MOONTON Technology Co. Ltd., regularly conducts tournaments and events to promote the game and discover new talents. This opened doors to our young professional gamers who made their names in the industry and are hailed as today’s best Mobile Legends players.
Here are some of the best Filipino ML:BB pro players according to several eSports websites, online gaming reviews, and mobile games enthusiasts worldwide:
Filipino player Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna (born July 20, 1994) is currently playing as a Roamer for Blacklist International. He is currently ranked #1949 in highest overall earnings, and #20 in highest earnings for players from the Philippines. He has a 100% win rate with Rafaela at the M3 World Championship.
Kiel "OHEB" Soriano (born August 17, 2004) is another Filipino player who is currently a Gold Laner for Blacklist Academy. He won the M3 World Championship MVP award and won MPL Philippines 2 times in a row with Blacklist International. He was nicknamed Filipino Sniper because of his Beatrix's Renner slick performance during the M3 World Championship.
One of the most famous Mobile Legends players in the Philippines is Danerie "Wise" Rosario (born October 6, 2000). He is currently playing as a Jungler for Blacklist International. Wise had the most kills in Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 4 and had won MPL Philippines 2 times in a row with Blacklist International.
Another Filipino ML MVP is 18-year-old Edward "EDWARD" Dapadap who is currently playing as an EXP Laner for Blacklist International. He won the MPL Philippines Seasons 7 and 10 Grand Final MVP award and also won with Blacklist International in the MPL Philippines 2 times in a row.
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Another popular name in the Mobile Legends professional league is Jeniel "YellyHaze" Bata-Anon (born May 29, 1996). He is a Filipino player currently playing as a Mid Laner for Nexplay EVOS. He is a skilled marksman player and has been part of several championship-winning teams and is a hall of famer in MPL Philippines.
Karl "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno (born August 22, 2004) is a famous Filipino player who is currently playing as a Jungler for ECHO. He is the first two-time M World Championship Winner and had the most kills in MPL Philippines Season 5. His most picked hero in M4 World Championship is Fredrinn, where he has 11 picks with 10 wins and only 1 loss.
Carlito "Ribo" Jr. (born March 12, 1995) currently plays as a Mid Laner for ZOL Esports. He is known for his exceptional skills as a mage player and has won several tournaments and won MVP at the MPL Philippines Season 1 Grand Finals.
Angelo "Pheww" Arcangel (born June 18, 1999) is a Philippine Player who is currently playing as a Mid Laner for Bren Esports. He is known for his skills as a marksman player and has won several tournaments, including the MPL Philippines Season 2, and was hailed Grand Finals MVP.
Joshua "Ch4knu" Mangilog (born August 18, 2001) is another famous Filipino player who is currently on the inactive roster of Omega Esports. He is known for his exceptional skills as a tank player and an MPL Philippines Hall of Legends Inductee. The largest cash prize that Ch4knu has been awarded from a single tournament was $11,666.67 from MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2021 on June 13, 2021.
19-year-old Salic "Hadji" Imam is currently on the inactive roster of Blacklist International. Before Hadji turned 18 years old, he earned $10,346.67 in cash prizes from 7 tournaments. He is presently ranked #2095 in highest overall earnings, and #27 in highest earnings for players from the Philippines.
These are just some of the top Filipino ML players today, based on their stats from earnings to their achievements. However, there are several other skilled players who are not listed here.
The Filipino ML community is vibrant and growing, and new talents are emerging every day. Moonton continues to promote the game through its tournaments and events, providing opportunities for players to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level.