Bren Esports will stage open tryouts for its Mobile Legends team as two of its decorated stars hinted at their retirement from the professional scene.
CJ “Ribo” Ribo and Allan “Lusty” Castromayor are considering taking a break after Bren fell short of its title-retention bid in the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH).
A heavy favorite going into MPL PH Season 7, Bren settled for a fourth-place finish following a stunning 2-3 loss to Execration in the playoffs.
“I will enjoy my vacation first since there are no tournaments,” Ribo said in Filipino. “[My retirement] still depends if there is another player deserving of my role and better than me.”
The longest tenured Bren player, Ribo helped the team rule several local and international tilts.
Aside from MPL PH, Ribo and Bren reigned supreme in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup three years ago and Mobile Legends World Championships earlier this year.
Lusty, meanwhile, said he will retire when Bren head coach Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro finds a player who can fill his shoes.
“If there is no worthy replacement for me, I cannot leave because my teammates only want those who can play at their own pace,” said Lusty.
“No matter what training, it is really hard to play at their level.”
Bren opened its registration for the tryouts to amateurs and former and current MPL PH players on Monday, May 31. – Rappler.com