Blacklist-Onic finals rematch headlines MPL-PH Season 9 opener

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 27) — The opening day of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines Season 9 will feature a clash between Blacklist International and Onic PH on Feb. 18.

The two squads squared off in the grand final of Season 8 and the M3 World Championship with Blacklist emerging victorious in both tournaments.

Coming off successful stints on the local and international stage, Blacklist will miss the services of deadly duo Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and James Danerie “Wise” del Rosario who opted to skip Season 9.

Blacklist, however, still retained its core as Kiel “Oheb” Soriano, Edward “Edward” Dapadap, and Salic “Haji” Imam will return for another crack at the throne in the Land of Dawn.

Meanwhile, Onic PH did not make any changes in its roster as they go for the jugular and aim for its first title in the pro league.

A match between Smart Omega Esports and TNC will follow the curtain raiser.

The Season 9 regular season will run for eight consecutive weekends with the same time slots.