Can anyone believe that PMPL MY/SG Season 2 (PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore) is coming to an end in a manner of days? It was a thrilling four-week League Season that saw plenty of improvements – as well as subpar performances – among 24 teams, with the top 16 now making their way to the Grand Finals this weekend (25 – 27 September).
Let’s attempt to predict who will conquer the Grand Finals, by looking back on how some of the top 16 performed in PMPL MY/SG S2 League Season:
Team Secret were at the top of their game since Week 1, so it’s hard to doubt that this impeccable team will be the first two-time champions of PMPL MY/SG. They have the highest placement points (406), kill volume (354) and 10 Winner Winner Chicken Dinners. As the League Season champions, Team Secret have been granted safe passage to the upcoming PMPL SEA Finals.
J8 Esports have improved considerably since their third-place ranking in last season’s PMPL MY/SG, even reaching second place this time around with the third-highest number of Chicken Dinners. Although they faltered in the second week, they regained their momentum in the second half, so who’s to say they won’t keep it until the end of the Grand Finals?
AXIS NRL MPX is the biggest – and extremely welcomed – surprise this season. After placing 15th in Season 1, their current success has been uphill all the way, from 12th in Week 1 to third overall. Geek Fam have also been playing well, always staying in the top 5 since the start of the season, until they dropped down to sixth in Week 4. It may just be a slight hiccup, but the geeky squad have to work out their kinks fast if they want to win the championship. It would be a refreshing sight to see either of these two teams taking the top spots and make it to the regional stage.
Yoodo Gank had a pretty strong start in the first two weeks by placing third. However, their performance dropped from Week 3 onwards, finally settling on ninth overall. Then again, these are the PMPL SEA Finals 2020 champions we’re talking about, so who knows what they’ve got in store for the Grand Finals of PMPL MY/SG Season 2? Regardless of the outcome, they’ll be returning to the next PMPL SEA Finals as the defending champions.
TRX Elementus, the PMNC 2020 runner-ups, held their ground pretty well against the other juggernauts of the Professional League. They displayed an almost inhuman consistency, maintaining the eighth spot for two weeks before levelling up to fifth for the remaining weeks, not to mention that they had the second-highest placement points overall. As long as they up their game for the Grand Finals, they may stand a chance at the crown for being exceptionally consistent.
Team SMG have definitely learned their lessons as Bapak Ah Esports from PMPL MY/SG Season 1 Grand Finals, and it shows. Despite a modest enough start at 10th place, Team SMG didn’t stop bettering themselves, with their hard work paying off as they climbed the ladder continuously until they reached fourth. If they keep this up, they just might reclaim the throne they rightfully deserve.
Damansara Esports had plenty of good plays throughout the four-week League Season, peaking at seventh in Week 4 after starting out with 14th. Taking into account that they placed fourth as Last Survivor R2K in Season 1, their current performance dipped slightly, but still enough to hold a decent position in the series.
Resurgence MY started out pretty strong in the first two weeks by staying sixth. Even so, they declined slightly onto ninth in the third week before regaining their footing for Week 4, ending their League Season run with the eighth spot. Things aren’t looking so hot for the blue/white squad, though they were pretty steady in maintaining top 10, which is an impressive enough feat.
Saving the most interesting for last, N.E.D Brotherhood’s journey didn’t start well with 16th place finish on the first week. Then, they blew everyone away by soaring to fourth and, subsequently, second place with a couple of amazing performances. But, this is PUBG Mobile esports, where stability is king – N.E.D’s capabilities decreased drastically, costing them their top 5 seat and the team fell to 10th place. It’s hard to predict how N.E.D Brotherhood will perform exactly, but they’re worth watching out for this weekend.
The top two teams of PMPL MY/SG Season 2 Grand Finals will advance to the upcoming PMPL SEA Finals 2020, joining fellow countrymen Yoodo Gank and Team Secret.
The PMPL MY/SG Season 2 Grand Finals runs tomorrow until Sunday (25 – 27 September) at 3PM (GMT +8) daily. Catch the live stream on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook page.
Be sure to stay tuned to eGG Network for updates on the epic conclusion.