MPL-Philippines Season 6 champion Bren Epro/Esports looks for to win another crown as it starts its title-retention project in The Nationals Season 2 Mobile Legends: Bang conference on Saturday.

Bren handles the Pleased Feet Emperors side bannered by Cong TELEVISION’s Group Payaman at 4 p.m. with the hopes of getting a winning start in the P1.5 million competition.

MPL MVP Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, David “FlapTzy” Canon, CJ “Ribo” Ribo and EJ “Ejhay” Sambrano lead the charge for the black and yellow squad.

With Allan “Lusty” Castromayor taking a break, Mico “Coco” Sampang go back to the lineup.

After fielding in an all-female group in the Dota 2 conference, Bren continues to break gender barrier in the male-dominated esports scene as it presents Bren Victress captain Colleen “Kolin” Cruz in the primary team.

Bren, then composed of the core gamers of Sunsparks, rejected PLDT-Smart Omega a grand slam after ruling the Season 1 Finale via a nail-biting 3-2 success.

Crowding Bren and HFE in the tourney that boasts the greatest prize swimming pool in the league’s young history are MPL runner-up Omega, Cignal Ultra Warriors, Laus Automobile Group Playbook Esports and STI eOlympians.

Teams are set to play in a double round robin elimination round, with the top four squads punching their tickets to the playoffs.