Rounding out the final instalment of our League Season analysis trilogy, is our review for Super Weekend 3 of the PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore Spring Split 2021 (PMPL MY/SG Season 3). Though we already knew Dingoz MPX reigned supreme at the end to represent Malaysia in PMPL SEA Finals Season 3, we can’t help but highlight some of the amazing plays these top-tier PUBG Mobile teams pulled off in the final Super Weekend and learn a thing or two from them.
After much note-taking and deduction, here are 5 things we learned from the professionals of PMPL MY/SG Season 3 in Super Weekend 3:
1. Bear through the chaos
Stumbling upon gatekeeping teams while you’re urgently entering the safe zone can be a huge bummer, but if you keep your wits about you, you just might make it, like Team Secret did in the first match of Day 1.
The Chicken Dinner winners were moving through Pai Nan when they realised J8 Esports were in front of them after DamQT knocked Jumper. Fortunately, TRX Esports and Iphonewanted (IPW) LX were fighting behind J8, so their focus was split between all three squads.
Knowing the commotion was happening nearby (who wouldn’t hear the gunshots and explosions?), Team Secret shielded themselves from J8 Esports to reset, forcing their gatekeepers to instead set their sights on the battling teams. After all, once the battle-worn TRX Esports defeated IPW LX (who were at a disadvantage), they would be better pickings for J8 than the top gunners of Team Secret, whom they risk losing to.
Thus, the Season 2 champions safely went ahead of J8 Esports and secured better positioning.
2. More underwater possibilities
How could we not mention the biggest highlight of probably the entire League Season? And it was a high IQ play executed by none other than Dr Internet Taugeh Ayam Esports (Dr. TA) in Match 5 of Day 1.
In an unorthodox turn of events, the underdog team drove their Buggies into the depths of the river, followed by Kacangsusu perching on the passenger seat to gun down the escaping members of IPW LX. Yes, in PUBG Mobile, you can shoot underwater – the more you know.
Plus, the trio of Dr. TA – also imZiso and xSyko – even got in their Buggies to heal in safety, which wouldn’t be possible if they were swimming.
It’s a stupendous strategy that comes with its own risk – instead of being knocked down, you die instantly the moment your health reaches zero, not to mention that you’re sitting ducks. Nevertheless, in this situation, the surprise decision caught IPW LX off.
3. Keep Talking and
Nobody Somebody Explodes
It may be cliché for teams to always talk about improving their inter-communication, but Dr. TA proved why relaying info is so crucial when things get intense.
In their stand-off against TRX Esports, TA Tricki was away in a 1v1 fight against TRX Rimabite when the others were busy with each other. When TRX Kaizzz rushed down to help Rimabite, TA Kacangsusu threw a perfect frag at the pair and knocked them, despite being far from them.
One can deduce that Tricki notified his buddies of Kaizzz’s movement, which allowed Kacangsusu to know when and where to blew them up.
Now we know why communication is emphasised so strongly in all team training, amongst many other reasons.
4. Lucky number eight
It may be an auspicious number in Chinese culture, but even PUBG Mobile pros, as well as casual players, should remember the number – it’s the last blue zone phase that players can survive in with as many med kits as they hold. RSG Kim demonstrated this in the first match of Day 2, when it was down to him and Team SMG as the last men standing.
It was actually from the sixth circle onwards that Kim was tanking (or enduring) the dangerous zone, with God-knows-how-many med kits in his backpack that helped him last until the eighth one.
Nevertheless, Kim’s knowledge/tactic allowed him to drop out at second place instead of sixth.
Keep in mind that one must solely focus on healing without missing a beat in the eighth circle, so you’re wholly vulnerable to attacks.
5. Low ground can be good too
We’ve always been taught that the high ground is holy, but hey, sometimes low ground is the better place to be. Take the third match of Day 2 in Miramar for example:
While all the action between JenteraPejuang NSEA, TRX Esports and Anti Circle was happening on the El Pozo mountain, EVOS ViP’s sole survivor LUXXY98 was far away – as well as below – from them on the other side behind a hill as cover.
Armed with a deadly long-range Mk14 EBR (an air drop weapon), LUXXY98 managed to single-handedly take down the remaining members of TRX and Anti Circle from afar, who paid him no heed when there more urgent threats like JP NSEA nearby.
Even though LUXXY98 was eventually shot down by JP NSEA, he brought EVOS ViP from fourth to second place, while raking in eight total kills for himself.
What other awesome plays did the PMPL MY/SG S3 teams pull off? Let us know in the comments below!
All image are courtesy of PUBG Mobile Esports, unless stated otherwise. And thank you to the English casters/analysts of PMPL MY/SG Season 3, Qontra, ChuChu Gaming and Terence “icybaby12” Yong for their valuable insights.