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Dogie: Nexplay to revamp roster after early MPL PH playoff exit

Delfin Dioquino
Dogie: Nexplay to revamp roster after early MPL PH playoff exit

PLAYOFF TEAM. Nexplay Esports ends Season 7 of the MPL PH with a top-eight finish.

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Nexplay Esports head coach Setsuna 'Akosi Dogie' Ignacio says 'a lot of changes' will happen to the team

Nexplay Esports will feature a revamped roster for the next season of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH).

Head coach Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio revealed Nexplay will make several roster changes after the team suffered another early playoff exit in MPL PH Season 7.

Starting the playoffs in the lower bracket, Nexplay immediately got the boot following a 3-1 loss to Work Auster Force.

“We’re just waiting for the playoffs to finish and we will look at the available free agents and the players we can buy out,” said Dogie in Filipino on his YouTube vlog released on Friday, May 28.

“A lot of changes will happen to our team. Really big changes.”

Last season, Nexplay reached the playoffs but got swept by eventual champion Bren Esports in the first round.

Following that campaign, Nexplay retained only John Paul “H2wo” Salonga, Renejay “Renejay” Bacarse, and Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera from its original Season 6 lineup.

Nexplay then tapped the services of Dexter “Exort” Martinez, James “Jeymz” Gloria, and Lance “Lancecy” Cunanan to complete its Season 7 roster.

“There are players who will be left out of the lineup. They will probably play for our second team,” Dogie said.

Dogie added he and the Nexplay management already have their eyes on certain players.

“The final call will be made after the playoffs,” Dogie said. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.