Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH) teams RSG PH and Smart Omega will be facing off their regional contenders in the upcoming MSC 2022 with the battle cry, “Pinas Lang Malakas.”
“This is an exciting time for Filipino esports athletes to take pride of. The Philippines is back and hungry for more achievements. We are seeing the near future of the country transitioning into a sprawling esports dynasty,” said Tonyo Silva, Esports Senior Marketing Manager.
MSC 2022 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 11 to 19, featuring the best teams from Southeast Asia who will compete for a combined prize pool of $300,000.
Last year, Execration (EXE), whose members later transitioned to Smart Omega, dominated MSC 2021 and took home the lion’s share of $150,000 with Blacklist International as the runner-up.
This year’s concept—”Pinas Lang Malakas”—takes inspiration from MPL-PH teams and athletes who have been securing international tournament titles such as the prestigious M3 World Championship, MSC 2021 Championship, and 31st SEA Games gold medal. The country is home to one of the largest and strongest communities in the region with over 100 professional esports players and counting.
Team PH flagbearers revealed
For MSC, RSG will be having Karl Luigi “Coach Giee” Barrientos as their coach. He will be fielding in for the team’s championship coach Brian “Panda” Lim. The players include Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto, Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo, Eman “Emann” Sangco, Arvie “Aqua” Calderon, Dylan Aaron “Light” Catipon, and Dexter “Exort” Martinez.
On the other hand, Smart Omega team consists of head coach Anthony “YNOT” Senedrin, coach Jaime “Pakbet” Abalos, team captain Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic, and members Renz Errol “Renzio” Cadua, Billy Jazha “Z4pnu” Alfonso, Dean Christian “Raizen” Sumagui, Grant Duane “Kelra” Pillas, and Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog.
RSG PH will be placed in Group B, while Smart Omega is in Group C. Group Stage runs from June 11 to 12.
Smart 5G joins this year’s MSC as the official telco partner. Samsung Galaxy A Series is the official sponsor, while TikTok is the official content partner. Meanwhile, Maya, SecretLab, and SM Supermalls are the official partners in Esports.