Thamuz, Beatrix, & Wanwan Dominate MPL-PH Week 1-2

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) released the top 5 heroes for the most picked, most banned, and with the highest win rate for the first two weeks of the league.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) released the top 5 heroes for the most picked, most banned, and with the highest win rate for the first two weeks of the league. These are the heroes that define the current meta of the competitive scene and show the most overpowered heroes right now. 

The Most Picked Heroes

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Esmeralda tops the list with 20 games under her. As a hero, Esmeralda allows good wave management and great mobility across the map. Meanwhile, 3 marksmen have entered the top 5 win the ever reliant Beatrix, Wanwan, and Claude that all have the potential to carry a game in the mid-late game period. Finally, the fighter/mage hero Julian also entered the list with 17 games under him. Julian can easily chase and lockdown an opponent and secure a kill.

The Most Banned Heroes

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The most banned heroes are composed of mostly jungle and mage heroes with Fanny taking the top spot with 33 bans. This assassin jungler is feared by a lot of teams because of her damage potential and her mobility. Even if she is spotted on the other side of the map, she can easily come to a teamfight and back up. The top 2 most banned is Ling, another assassin jungler with great mobility and execution prowess. Mages Faramis and Valentina took the top 3 & 4 slots due to their playmaking potential. Finally, Akai took the 5th spot as a fighter jungler that can single out targets and engage in a successful teamfight.

Highest Win Rate

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Thamuz stunned everybody with a staggering 81.82% win rate. This exp laner can easily be left alone to farm and fight or split push the lane. Reflected in their high pick rate, Beatrix, Wanwan, and Claude also showed high win rates with 72.22%, 56.25%, and 53.55% respectively for the first two weeks. However, there is a huge difference between Beatrix and the two other marksmen. Beatrix’s abilities can fast clear waves and her critical damage can turn a teamfight around. Akai also took the 5th place for the highest win rate as Akai is a very good alternative choice in the jungle.

As of week 2, Blacklist International, Omega Esports, and ONIC Philippines lead the standings of the MPL-PH. MPL-PH Season 10 – Regular Season runs every Friday-Sunday until October 2, 2022.

Em Dangla

Em "Kaisaya" Dangla is an esports shoutcaster on different mobile MOBA game titles. She also has experience in various aspects of the industry, from professionally competing in tournaments, managing esports players and teams, and organizing online tournaments. The former game developer also advocates for women in esports and safe spaces.