Following a brief stint in the Mobile Legends esports scene, KeepBest Gaming has officially bid farewell to its jungler, Wang “Simba” Yi. Simba played a crucial role in the Chinese team’s main lineup during the M5 World Championship Wild Card stage, marking the commencement of the team’s journey in the prestigious M-Series event. Unfortunately, the team fell short of expectations, experiencing a lackluster run with no series victories to its name.
Despite the setbacks, KeepBest Gaming remains undeterred, demonstrating resilience as it persists in the competitive landscape of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) esports. The disappointment of its M-Series performance hasn’t stifled its ambition, and the team is currently engaged in the Kohai SEA Championship Season 2, showcasing its commitment to continuous improvement and determination on the Mobile Legends stage.
Simba leaves KeepBest Gaming due to “family factors”
Through a Facebook post on 23rd December 2023, KeepBest Gaming announced that Simba will be leaving the team. According to the esports organization, the reason for his departure is due to “Some family factors.”
“Thanks for all the devotion Simba has made for us, goodbye & good luck! Wish you all the best in the future,” captioned KeepBest Gaming on its Facebook post.
With Simba’s departure from the Mobile Legends lineup of the team, Wang “Past” Xupeng steps into the role of the team’s jungler for the ongoing Kohai SEA Championship Season 2. In a promising turn of events during the tournament’s first round, the Chinese squad secured its first victory since its participation in the M5 World Championship.
KeepBest Gaming exhibited prowess with a 2-1 triumph against Malaysia’s Men of Geniuses, solidifying its spot in the second round. The team is set to face Homebois Syndicate in another Best-of-3 series, presenting an opportunity to further showcase its capabilities and advance in the competition.
The unfolding narrative adds an intriguing layer to KeepBest Gaming’s journey, leaving enthusiasts curious to witness if the team can maintain its newfound momentum and potentially secure a coveted place in the grand finals of the Kohai SEA Championship Season 2.