RED Reborn is a team that almost didn’t make it to the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL-MY/SG) Season 6. Due to the squad losing its sponsorship after last season, they had to go through the open qualifier to play this season. Fortunately for the squad who pulled out all the stops to make it, they successfully qualified.
Since then, it’s only getting better for them with the team showing that they haven’t lost their edge since their 3rd place finish in Season 5. Top four of the group stage, and starting in the upper bracket of the playoffs; RED Reborn are back, fiercer than before, and ready to take it all the way to the top. We caught up with Hawkeye, coach and manager of the team, and asked him about his team’s performance so far.
How does it feel to have made it to the upper bracket of MPL MYSG S6?
We actually targeted higher than what we achieved. We aimed for first place, but a lot of meta change and patch updates changed a lot, so the timing of the update wasn’t suitable for us, but it’s okay. Our players didn’t mind, but if they had time to study the changes first, then would be better.
Who do you think was your toughest opponent so far, and why?
I think Resurgence, because we never won against Resurgence. Maybe we could’ve but we made some mistakes. Todak also we could’ve won against, but we also made a few mistakes.
What was the feeling like when you guys went against Orange Louvre and beat them 2-1? Are there any hard feelings?
We were satisfied, because we got to prove that we were the better team. No hard feelings with the players, no problem at all with them.
Which teams do you think are the strongest this season?
Resurgence, they should not be underestimated at all.
Is there a big difference between the Malaysian and Singaporean teams? In terms of strategy and playstyles?
I think, for now, Malaysia and Singapore teams have the same strategy, not like last time. In the previous season, Singapore’s gameplay was much cleaner, now Malaysian teams are on par. There’s been a noticeable improvement for all Malaysian teams.
Todak has been doing very well since their roster rebuild – why do you think that is so? Is it because there’s not enough data about the team to prepare for them?
Because this season they have made changes that I’m not sure of. Since Ikuto came into the team, Todak’s synergy and energy have been different. They’re an entirely different team now. It’s probably something that Ikuto contributed to.
RED is your new sponsor – how has it been working with them so far? What do they do to help out the team?
They gave us facilities and take care of us. We have a gaming house.
Lastly, any words for your fans?
Keep supporting us, pray for us to be champions of the Playoffs because we want to represent Malaysia in M2!
Stay tuned to eGG Network for more MPL-MY/SG S6 news and interviews! The MPL-MY/SG S6 playoffs will begin on 23rd October.