On this page, we will be exploring some of the best Mobile Legends players who have made a name for themselves in the game. Anyone with a working phone and internet can download and play Mobile Legends: Bang Bang at will. This is the single biggest advantage Mobile Legends has over PC MOBA titles like Dota 2 and League of Legends—it’s portable. What does this mean?
Mobile Legends was released back in 2016 and since then has developed a vibrant esports scene. The game is currently one of the top esports mobile games worldwide, meaning it has millions of great gamers. Gamers riding a car, waiting in line, and lying in bed can all tap into the game and rank up (if they’re any good), which makes the competition dense. Everyone’s trying to prove something all the time.
But just who among the millions of these challengers stands at the very top?
Best 10 Mobile Legends Players List
- Gilang “S A N Z”
- Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
- Frederic “Bennyqt” Gonzales
- Danerie “Wise” Rosario
- Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol
- Jonmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna
- Albert “Alberttt” Iskandar
- Calvin “VYN”
- Michael “MobaZane” Cosgun
- Aeliff “Smooth” Ariff
Best Mobile Legends Players
10. Aeliff “Smooth” Ariff
Aeliff “Smooth” Ariff is one of the best Mobile Legends players in Malaysia and the world. The 21-year-old prodigy currently plays as an EXP Laner for Team SMG – a team which he has been a part of since 2020.
The player is currently having a great 2023 season having placed second in the MPL Malaysia Season 11. He was the star behind Team SMG’s success in the season, having won two weekly MVPs and also the Regular Season MVP.
9. Michael “MobaZane” Cosgun
Michael “MobaZane” Cosgun, currently playing for BTK, were literally North America’s last hope in the M4 World Championship. The region has more than enough representatives in Riot games like League of Legends and Valorant, but ML remains to be monopolized by the East.
That’s why when the 21-year-old American jungler managed to lead BTK (his former team) to as far as 3rd place in the M3 World Championship in 2021, he came close to making the event one of the most memorable Mobile Legends tournaments of all time. He surely came close to writing history.
For a man on a heavy mission, we still like to give MobaZane and The Valley credit for reaching the quarterfinals of the lower bracket in M4. It will be quite a story when the West finally brings home a World Championship. Perhaps MobaZane will be there when it happens.
8. Calvin “VYN”
It’s normally hard for tank users to earn recognition. Supporting roles often have to make flashy plays just to be included in a highlight, so much so that personal stats are overlooked. Calvin “VYN,” one of the top Mobile Legends players in the entire ML pro scene to ever appear in all M World Championships, makes it easy by being good at making plays and maintaining good numbers.
In the M4 World championship alone, VYN received the most damage. Meanwhile, in the MPL Indonesia Season 10, he had the most assists. In M1, M2, and M4, RRQ—led by its oldest member—finished no lower than 3rd place, showcasing Indonesian ML superiority. While the team did falter in the MPL Philippines Season 11 with a 5th to 6th place finish, one can trust VYN to be the one to make a comeback.
How big a splash can the 22-year-old tank and acting in-game leader make in the next MPL and World Championship?
7. Albert “Alberttt” Iskandar
Albert “Alberttt” Iskandar is arguably the best jungler in Indonesia. He has a deep repertoire of heroes and has a knack for securing and stealing Lords—a great package you won’t capriciously expect from a 19-year-old playing at the highest echelon of ML. He picks Fanny, Ling, and Lancelot, which are among the most complex heroes to master.
Alberttt was the youngest player in RRQ and the youngest in the team to become a two-time MPL Indonesia champion (Season 6 and Season 9). With over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube, he’s also among the youngest, most famous MLBB players on earth.
Most recently, he has switched over to Onic Esports, having already left an impact with a victory in the Snapdragon Pro Series Season 3 SEA Challenge Finals.
6. Jonmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna
Jonmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna, the team captain of Blacklist International (one of the best Mobile Legends teams in play), has done something that most leading figures in ML will find hard to emulate: he has brought his team—not once but twice—to the grand final of the World Championship, leaving as the runner-up in one (M4) and winning the whole event in another (M3).
Out of the 5 most recent MPL seasons in the Philippines, OhMy33NUS won 3. Not to mention, ONIC was the back-to-back runner-up in MPL PH Season 4 and 5 when he was there calling the shots.
Looking at the stats, it becomes obvious why OhMyV33NUS is such a strong backbone. For instance, the 28-year-old had the most assists in the MPL Philippines Season 10 and the M3 World Championship.
It’s like Lady Luck is in the house whenever OhMyV33NUS is in the house.
5. Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol
There isn’t a more iconic jungler in the Philippines than the 17-year-old Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol. Kairi has a rich history with MOBA, having been born to a father who was a huge Dota fan and encouraged the player to follow the same route. His talent is undoubtedly huge and also holds the title as the first Filipino import in a foreign country, who is currently signed with Onic Esports.
With the team he has won a Knockout Stage Star at the MLBB MSC 2023, and the Week 3 MVP in the MPL Indonesia Season 12, consolidating his position as one of the best Mobile Legends players in the world.
4. Danerie “Wise” Rosario
It was Danerie “Wise” Rosario antics in the M4 World Championship which has earned him the third place on this list. Picking only a total of 7 heroes in M4, it’s surprising how much he contributed to Blacklist International’s solid run in the event. For one, they didn’t fall off the upper bracket from start to finish, beating RRQ Hoshi (3-2) at the semifinals and then, shortly after, beating ECHO themselves at the final (3-2).
Why they got stomped in the grand final, we don’t know. Maybe because it was OhMyV33NUS’s Estes pick was shut down, maybe not. In any case, being a back-to-back MPL Philippine champion (Season 7 and Season 8) and a back-to-back M World Championship grand finalist (M3 and M4), Wise is definitely one of the top Mobile Legends players today.
3. Frederic “Bennyqt” Gonzales
Bennyqt is a 21-year-old Gold Laner for ECHO and his accolades in the lane have earned him the title of one of the best Mobile Legends players worldwide. He was the most important link to finishing ECHO’s dream run to winning the M4 World Championship as he won the MVP title in the Grand Finals.
He hasn’t stopped there as he also won the MPL Philippines Season 11 with ECHO and placed third in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia (MLBB SEA) Cup 2023. Bennyqt was also adjourned the Week 1 MVP in the MPL Philippines Season 11.
2. Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
In light of the M4 World Championship results, it’s clearer now more than ever: Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno is not only one of the best mobile legends players in the world but also the most successful one in the entire ML competitive scene.
He’s also among the most versatile junglers in the league. In M4, he picked 12 heroes in total, including some unorthodox picks like Valentina and Chou (even Granger). And that was when the stakes couldn’t be higher.
At age 18, KarlTzy is the first and the youngest player to win 2 M World Championships (M2 and M4). This is so outrageous that his consistent performance in the MPL Philippines gets easily eclipsed. What makes it even more interesting is that he accomplished this with 2 completely different orgs (Bren Esports and ECHO). He was the only common link to both winning Mobile Legend’s most prestigious event.
1. Gilang “S A N Z”
With the conclusion of the Mobile Legends (MLBB) SEA Cup (MSC) 2023, it’s clear that one of the best players is Gilang “S A N Z.” The 21-year-old mid-laner and jungler has been in sublime form in 2023. He’s also the only player to win both the MPL Indonesia and the MDL Indonesia in the main roster.
If you are looking to increase your Mobile Legends odds, S A N Z is the player to go for. He won two Weekly MVPs, the Regular Season MVP, and also the Finals MVP in the MPL Indonesia Season 11. At the MLBB MSC 2023, he was awarded the Knockout Stage Day 2 Star and also played a vital role in leading Onic to a first place finish.
Top Mobile Legends Players 2023 Update
There have been some roster shuffles since M4 ended on 15 January. The dream roster of Blacklist International, for one, has been pared down to two members. Meanwhile, RRQ Hoshi has benched R7. Over in NA, MobaZane has reverted to the BloodThirstyKings brand and is now working with a fresh team.
With the way things are shaping up, it seems the established order is bound for a transformation, which makes today the ideal time to consider joining a Mobile Legends betting site. Consider this question: “Will Blacklist International’s dynasty continue?” The betting odds will likely assume so, but the “underdogs” opposite them have a stronger chance of bringing outside bettors some serious profit.
In any case, the changes made at the organizational level will trickle down to the individual level.
We have seen what are the best players of Mobile Legends, one of the top esports mobile games. Only time will reveal who deserves to still be present in our ranking, who will abandon it and who will be the new entries. Who will rise and who will fall this season?