RSG Philippines hailed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 9 champions after defeating Omega Esports, 4-1, in the best-of-seven grand finals held at the SMX Convention Center.
RSG PH dominated Game 1, beating Smart-led Omega Esports at the 18-minute mark of the match. The all-out performance of the Panda-mentored team in the first game resulted in a landslide 22-8 kill score and a 10k gold advantage. Nathzz’s Esmeralda earned the MVP honors in the first game, posting a 5-0-12 KDA score and 77% kill participation.
Omega Esports focused on map control and objectives in Game 2. Omega squad took a quick, 2-0 kill advantage against RSG at the 13-minute mark, making the series tied 1-1. Ch4knu (Mathilda) was named MVP in the second game with 1 kill and 1 assist against 0 deaths.
With RSG‘s systematic gameplay in Game 3, the squad snagged a 15-7 win with a 5-0 wipeout at the 18-minute mark to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Nathzz (Dyrroth) was once again named MVP in the third game with a 4-2-4 KDA line and 53% kill participation.
RSG PH crushed Omega in pivotal Game 4, continuing their momentum. They led 13-8 in kills and won the game in 18 minutes and 36 seconds to take a 3-1 lead in the series. EMANN (Clint) earned the MVP honors in the fourth game, delivering a 6-1-5 KDA tally and 84% kill participation.
RSG Philippines ultimately secured the series in Game 5, scoring a 19-8 kill lead against Omega at the 24-minute mark.
Nathzz (Yu Zhong) was declared the Finals MVP of MPL PH S9, recording 2 kills and 10 assists against 3 deaths. He earned USD 1,000 (around PHP 52,000) bonus.
With their enthralling victory, RSG PH bagged a total of USD 35,000 (around PHP 1.8 million) from the USD 150,000 prize pool. Meanwhile, runners-up Omega took home USD 20,000 (roughly PHP 1 million).
RSG and Omega will both represent the Philippines at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC 2022), which will be held in Malaysia in June.
Watch MPL PH S9 Grand Finals
Omega Esports roster
- Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic
- Renz Errol “Renzio” Salonga Cadua
- Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog
- Grant Duane “Kelra” Pillas
- Dean Christian “Raizen” Sumagui
- Romiere “Allidap” Padilla
- Billy Jazha “Z4pnu” Alfonso
- Kiel VJ “Kielvj” Cruzem
- Jhonville Borres “Outplayed” Villar
- Cesar Jefferson “Amethyst” Santos
RSG Philippines roster
- Arvie “Aqua” Antonio
- Dylan Aaron “Light” Catipon
- Eman “EMANN” Sangco
- Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo
- Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto
- Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa
- Dexter “Exort” Martinez
- Elyson Edouard “Wrecker” Caranza
- Clarense “Kousei” Camilo
- Earvin John “Heath” Esperanza