Smart Omega quickly revamped its Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB) roster following recent mass releases after signing the former stars of Execration, this year’s Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) champions.
In a virtual press conference, Smart officially welcomed the titlist squad led by Billy Jazha “Z4pnu” Alfonso, Renz Errol “Renzio” Cadua, Kiel Vj “Kielvj” Cruzem, Grant Duane “Kelra” Pillas, Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic and Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog.
Robert Remar “Hito” Candoy, Dian Felix “Dian” Cruz, Dean Christian “Raizen” Sumagui and Romeire “Allidap” Padilla complete the team’s 10-man lineup, while Jaime Abalos is named head coach.
“Maraming salamat sa pagtanggap sa amin dito. Gagawin namin ang best namin. Para sa amin, start pa lang ito ng aming journey at pinapangako namin na gagawin naming lahat ng makakaya namin,” Alfonso said.
(Thank you for welcoming us to this team. We will do our very best. For us, this is just the start of our journey and we promise to do the best that we can.)
The new Smart MLBB team will be housed in the Smart Omega bootcamp, featuring fully functional facilities for future tournament training.
“Sana suportahan ‘nyo pa rin kami kahit may bago kaming team. Sama-sama pa rin kaming lalaban sa mga tournament. At alam ko, lahat kayo nandiyan,” Alfonso continued.
(To our fans, we hope that you will continue to support us in this new team. We will still be together fighting in tournaments. I know that you all will be there.)
The former Execration team graced national headlines after they completed a stunning Cinderella run to win the MSC 2021, featuring some of the best teams from the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
There, they skyrocketed from the lower brackets all the way up to the Grand Finals, where they downed their compatriots, the once-undefeated Blacklist International. – Rappler.com