MPL PH S9 Grand Finals: RSG beat Omega, 4-1

MPL PH S9 Grand Finals: RSG beat Omega, 4-1

RSG Philippines hailed Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 9 champions after defeating Omega Esports, 4-1, in the best-of-seven grand finals held at the SMX Convention Center.

RSG PH dominated Game 1, beating Smart-led Omega Esports at the 18-minute mark of the match. The all-out performance of the Panda-mentored team in the first game resulted in a landslide 22-8 kill score and a 10k gold advantage. Nathzz's Esmeralda earned the MVP honors in the first game, posting a 5-0-12 KDA score and 77% kill participation.

Omega Esports focused on map control and objectives in Game 2. Omega squad took a quick, 2-0 kill advantage against RSG at the 13-minute mark, making the series tied 1-1. Ch4knu (Mathilda) was named MVP in the second game with 1 kill and 1 assist against 0 deaths.

With RSG's systematic gameplay in Game 3, the squad snagged a 15-7 win with a 5-0 wipeout at the 18-minute mark to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Nathzz (Dyrroth) was once again named MVP in the third game with a 4-2-4 KDA line and 53% kill participation.

RSG PH crushed Omega in pivotal Game 4, continuing their momentum. They led 13-8 in kills and won the game in 18 minutes and 36 seconds to take a 3-1 lead in the series. EMANN (Clint) earned the MVP honors in the fourth game, delivering a 6-1-5 KDA tally and 84% kill participation.

RSG Philippines ultimately secured the series in Game 5, scoring a 19-8 kill lead against Omega at the 24-minute mark.

Nathzz (Yu Zhong) was declared the Finals MVP of MPL PH S9, earning the USD 1,000 (around PHP 52,000) bonus.

With their enthralling victory, RSG PH bagged a total of USD 35,000 (around PHP 1.8 million) from the USD 150,000 prize pool. Meanwhile, runners-up Omega took home USD 20,000 (roughly PHP 1 million).

RSG and Omega will both represent the Philippines at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC 2022), which will be held in Malaysia in June.

Watch MPL PH S9 Grand Finals

Omega Esports roster
  • Patrick James "E2MAX" Caidic
  • Renz Errol "Renzio" Salonga Cadua
  • Joshua "Ch4knu" Mangilog
  • Grant Duane "Kelra" Pillas
  • Dean Christian "Raizen" Sumagui
  • Romiere "Allidap" Padilla
  • Billy Jazha "Z4pnu" Alfonso
  • Kiel VJ "Kielvj" Cruzem
  • Jhonville Borres "Outplayed" Villar
  • Cesar Jefferson "Amethyst" Santos

RSG Philippines roster
  • Arvie "Aqua" Antonio
  • Dylan Aaron "Light" Catipon
  • Eman "EMANN" Sangco
  • Nathanael "Nathzz" Estrologo
  • Jonard Cedrix "Demonkite" Caranto
  • Kenneth Jiane "Kenji" Villa
  • Dexter "Exort" Martinez
  • Elyson Edouard "Wrecker" Caranza
  • Clarense "Kousei" Camilo
  • Earvin John "Heath" Esperanza

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