European esports powerhouse Fnatic has officially partnered with ONIC PH, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) division of Southeast Asian esports organization ONIC Esports. This marks Fnatic's first foray into the competitive MLBB scene, with the newly rebranded team now known as Fnatic ONIC PH.


Partnership Announcement

  • Announcement: The partnership was revealed via a video on ONIC’s social media channels. Profile images for ONIC PH were updated to feature a blend of the Fnatic and ONIC logos.
  • Details: While the announcement generated significant buzz, neither organization disclosed the specific terms or duration of the deal.


ONIC PH Background

  • Creation: ONIC PH was established in 2019.
  • Competition: The team has competed in the MPL Philippines since its fourth season.
  • Achievements: ONIC PH’s notable accomplishment includes a second-place finish at the M3 World Championship in 2021.
  • Partners: The team boasts partnerships with brands such as Isuzu, DC Shoes, KTM Bikes, and ASUS ROG.


Statement from ONIC PH

ONIC PH expressed excitement about the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to announce the collaboration with one of the leading professional esports organizations, Fnatic,” emphasizing their mutual goal to "chase after glory."


Upcoming Competitions

  • MPL Philippines Season 13 Playoffs: ONIC PH has qualified for the playoffs and will compete under the new name, Fnatic ONIC PH.
  • MSC Qualification: If the team secures a top-two finish in the playoffs, they will qualify for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) at the Esports World Cup.


Fnatic's Strategic Move

  • Esports World Cup Partner Programme: Fnatic is part of the partner program for the Esports World Cup. Successful qualification for MSC would allow Fnatic to earn championship points.
  • Entry into MPL Philippines: Fnatic joins several other notable esports organizations that have recently entered the MPL Philippines, one of the most popular MLBB leagues. This includes Team Falcons’ partnership with AP.Bren and Team Liquid’s acquisition of STUN.GG, the owner of MLBB team ECHO.



Fnatic's partnership with ONIC PH represents a significant strategic move into the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports scene. With the rebranded Fnatic ONIC PH set to compete in the MPL Philippines Season 13 playoffs, the collaboration holds promise for both organizations as they aim for competitive success and further integration into the global esports landscape.