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Echo-Omega clash kicks off MPL PH Season 9 playoff schedule

As the regular season of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Season 9 is in the books, the local esports fixture on Tuesday announced the playoff picture, which starts on April 28.

The clash between third seed Echo and sixth seed Smart Omega will usher the playoff round at 4 p.m. while M3 World Championship runner-up Onic Philippines will tackle Nexplay Evos on April 28 at 7 p.m.

Winners of these brackets will then square off in a playoff match against TNC Pro Team and RSG, which finished the regular round with an impressive 11-3 win-loss card, while the losers face elimination.

The upper bracket semifinals is slated for April 29 while the lower bracket semis is on April 30 followed by the finals series for the upper bracket. On May 1, lower brackets finalists will go head-to-head at 3 pm.

All games will be a best-of-five affair except for the grand finals showdown which will be played in a best-of-seven series on May 1 as well at 7 p.m.

The grand finalists of MPL Philippines Season 9 will also have the chance to represent the country in the 2022 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) in Malaysia in June.

—JMB, GMA News