RSG PH has dominated Season 9 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League – Philippines (MPL-PH). The competition, held at the SMX Convention Center, concluded with RSG PH triumphing in a best-of-seven (BO7) series against Smart Omega.
The Kingslayers defeated the Kings of SEA with a 4-1 score to claim the national title as the new kings of the MPL Philippines.
“In previous seasons we were the king slayers. In Season 9, we are the kings. We’ve done our part here in the Philippines, and for the MSC, our job has just started. I’m proud of this team,” says Coach Brian “Panda” Lim in a post-match interview.
RSG PH is the first foreign-owned team to win an MPL Philippines title. Meanwhile, RSG PH’s Exp-laner Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo was declared the Grand Final MVP for his outstanding performance in the playoffs.
Both RSG PH and Smart Omega will represent the country at the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2022 in June.
It’s a Yes!
Coach Panda won not only the MPL-PH Season 9 trophy but also his girlfriend’s heart. Shortly after being awarded as this season’s new champions, Coach Panda went down on his knee to propose to Jennifer Riguer in marriage. “Thank you for always being my inspiration for three years. I love you so much.”
Responding to Coach Panda in front of a cheerful crowd, Jennifer said “Ikaw si Coach Panda! Best coach! It’s a yes!”
Moments after TNC Pro Team lost to Smart Omega via sweep in the lower bracket match, Ben Seloe “Benthings” Maglaque also proposed to his longtime girlfriend Dayen Bello. This year, the engaged couple will celebrate their ninth year together.
The MPL-PH Season 9 is sponsored by Smart as the official telco partner. Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the official telco partner of the MPL-PH Season 9, which also serves as the internet provider for the screening of the playoffs to championships. It is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telco company.
Smart serves 96% of the country’s population with its combined 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and 5G network, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 71.2 million Filipinos (as of Dec. 2021), through its commercial brands Smart and TNT. Smart also offers satellite communication services under the brand Smart World.
Official tech partner Samsung has joined official sponsorship this year with Paymaya. Secretlab, Gillette, Everest Appliances, and J&T are also part of the official esports roster of partners.
Who is Montoon?
Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication, and esports. With more than 900 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over one billion installations and 100 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence.
Mobile Legends Esports
Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia.