MDL Indonesia to feature two all-women teams

22 February 2024


MDL Indonesia to feature two women's teams
Image credit: MOONTON Games

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer MOONTON Games has announced that the MDL Indonesia, the nation’s second-tier league, will feature women’s and men’s teams.

The organisers will include two slots for women’s teams at MDL ID Season 10 to compete against male rosters in the regular season. The teams will be seeded from the WSL, the official women’s MLBB league in the region.

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The MDL Indonesia is the second-tier official esports league in Indonesia, serving as the official development league for MPL Indonesia. The league, now in its tenth season, features academy rosters from the MPL teams in the Affiliated Conference, as well as the Open Conference which includes teams that do not have main rosters in the MPL.

The league will include a total of two women’s rosters in the upcoming Season 10, both being picked from the WSL (Women’s Scene MLBB Championship Indonesia). The winners of WSL Season 8 and the WSL Invitational 2024 will secure entry into the MDL. If the winner of the WSL and the WSL Invitational ends up being the same team, the second-placed WSL Invitational team will enter the MDL.

The inclusion of the two teams marks the first time that both men’s and women’s rosters will compete against each other in an Indonesian MLBB league. Interestingly, the Indonesian women’s MLBB national team won the gold medal at the SEA Games 2023.

Moonton Esports Indonesia Public Relations Manager Azwin Nugraha commented on the announcement: “MLBB Esports tournaments including MDL, MPL, MSC, M Series, and others are not male-only tournaments. From the beginning, MLBB Esports came with inclusiveness so it is not limited to anyone.

“Inclusivity is not only about gender equality, but it means that all audiences can participate and compete at different levels to realize their dreams.”

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.