Omega Esports’ substitute player Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso, in a recent press conference, shared his predictions for the upcoming . Referencing Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio’s controversial prediction for Sibol, Z4pnu stated that his team only has a 7.5 percent chance of winning against the Indonesian team RRQ Hoshi in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) championship. Omega Esports also claimed that the shift in the meta may provide them the advantage needed to dominate against players who specialize in Assassin Junglers such as Albert “Alberttt” Neilsen Iskandar. The team may also be drafting Z4pnu in one of the matches in the tournament.
Omega Esports jokes about its chances of winning against RRQ Hoshi
Z4pnu has made several hot takes in the past with the most recent one being that he believes the Philippines teams are stronger than Indonesian teams. This caused an uproar in the MLBB community with debates on whether the veteran player was speaking the truth or not.
Through an online press conference, Z4pnu jokingly revealed his prediction for the upcoming MSC 2022. He stated that Omega Esports has an 80% chance of winning against RRQ Hoshi. However, he eventually toned it down by saying “Maybe, 7.5 percent.”
Thinking that haters might attack him again for his hot takes, Z4pnu added that “They shouldn’t be angry at me when I said that Philippines is stronger. I wasn’t trying to trigger the Indo[nesian] fans. The issue just blew up, but I still believe that Philippines is stronger.”
Z4pnu stated that he may be playing in the upcoming tournament. When asked on which match he may be playing, Omega Esports’ head coach Jomie “Pakbet” Abalos stated “RRQ, Gold Lane.”
Omega Esports is confident that they have the upper hand against RRQ Hoshi
Shifting the attention to RRQ Hoshi’s performance and roster, Omega Esports’ Mid Laner Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic thinks the Indonesian powerhouse is quite formidable.
“Their playstyle is more on ‘Clash Type’ and we are confident on [how we do] clash so I think our fight would be interesting. They’re not like RSG who is objective-type,” stated E2MAX.
Coach Anthony “Ynot” Senedrin further elaborated that “RRQ [Hoshi] tends to capitalize on the early clashes that they can win so their core heroes can snowball.”
Omega Esports’ EXP Laner Renz Errol “Renzio” Cadua lauded RRQ Hoshi’s Alberttt, stating that the star Jungler has been single-handedly carrying the Indonesian squad.
“Alberttt is the only one carrying. Especially when he uses his comfort hero Ling or any Assassins, especially when he snowballs. It’s really intimidating,” stated Renzio.
However, due to the meta shifting to Tank Junglers, the team captain E2MAX stated that this may affect Alberttt’s performance in the upcoming tournament.
“The problem is, Assassins are no longer meta, it’s all about tanks. So you won’t need to be afraid of his [Alberttt] Jungle,” E2MAX stated.
The MSC 2022 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11th June. The tournament will feature the top 12 Southeast Asian (SEA) teams competing for the lion’s share of the $300,000 USD prize pool.