It would be an understatement to say that the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) is rich with top-tier world-class talents given that it is a nation of world champions. The region currently has two Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medals, back-to-back MLBB Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) victories, and two M-Series World Championships in the previous two years, which are prime demonstrations of the firepower the nation’s talents possess. To honor the best talents that lifted the Philippines through multiple competitions, the MPL PH Press Corps shall award them with the title they deserve.
Light and EDWARD joins iconic ECHO trio to bag SMART All-MPL PH team award
RSG Philippines and ECHO respectively represent the nation with the M4 World Championship and the MSC 2022. Omega Esports and Blacklist International, who previously held their titles in contention, made sure to position themselves such that they might do so again.
It was all about the players that invested a lot of time into perfecting, honing, and developing their trades in order to excel in whatever they accomplish inside the Land of Dawn. In order to create the first All-MPL PH team, SMART and the MPL Philippines Press Corps selected the top players in each position.
The three M4 World champions Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, Alston “Sanji” Pabico, and Benedict “BennyQT” Gonzales are leading the mythical five lineup.
KarlTzy, who was formerly recognized as the greatest in the world at the M2 World Championship, showed that he is capable of much more than just his usual spectacular display of masterful mechanics with his distinctive assassin selections. He flourished on the utility jungle selections this year with his trademark Barats and Fredrinn to win the title of greatest jungler of the year by exhibiting the adaptability of a genuine jungler.
BennyQT, on the other hand, initially desired a title in order to persuade himself that he is, in fact, the world’s best gold laner. The fact that he was also named the M4 Grand Finals MVP made him an easy choice for the MPL PH’s best gold laner, and he made sure to assert his title in a compelling manner.
Sanji’s selection for the All-MPL PH team as the best mid laner brings an outstanding first year to a close, which also saw him win the Rookie of the Year award. Despite competing against some of the strongest mid laners in the world, the ECHO rookie prevailed.
Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap of Blacklist International and Dylan “Light” Catipon of RSG PH are the new additions to the group.
In a close race in the offlane, EDWARD, also known as Agent Zero, emerged victorious to win the title of best EXP laner of the year. As he assisted the team in making a historic comeback to the M-series Grand Finals stage, Edward continued to establish himself as a crucial component of Blacklist International’s winning code.
The same could be said of Light, who stood out among the league’s talented roamers the most. In addition to helping RSG win the Season 9 and MSC crowns, his leadership, game knowledge, and superb setups on his tank selections, such as Khufra and trademark Chou, also allowed him to break into the All-MPL PH squad as the season’s top roamer.
Although only one of them could win the SMART Player of the Year award, which will be announced on the same day of the event, 8th March, all five of them will share the spotlight during the inaugural MPL Philippine Press Corps Awards Night, powered by SMART and also sponsored by Razor Gold and Evident Integrated Marketing and PR, at the Amelie Hotel.