EVOS Esports has been one of the biggest mainstays of the SEA esports scene, with teams in multiple games across many different countries, so it comes as no surprise when they announced the launch of their brand new training facility for players, the EVOS Integrated Training Facility (ITF). Heralded as a training infrastructure for pro players, the EVOS ITF is equipped with various supporting facilities for pro player activities, such as team building rooms, streaming rooms, gaming rooms, and leisure areas to provide comfort for pro players.
With this ITF, EVOS is signifying its commitment to encourage the growth of the esports industry in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. With this new facility, it looks like EVOS players are going to have a ball of a time whenever they need to boot camp or train for upcoming tournaments. EVOS ITF itself is located on the 1st floor of One Belpark Mall in South Jakarta with an area of 765m2, and consists of 18 rooms including a lobby, guest area, office, team building room, streaming room, conference room, leisure area and pantry.
There's no mention of ITFs in the other countries with EVOS teams yet, but it wouldn't be out of the question in the future. Not to mention, there's plenty of room for EVOS teams to practice in the Jakarta ITF in the meantime. If you want to take a look at the facility, they've put up a virtual tour on their website, and it looks pretty good.
If you're wondering where Sir_Cloud has been, look no further! EVOS Malaysia made an official announcement today that the multi-roled coach/caster/analyst/talent is now officially part of their PUBG Mobile squad, EVOS VIP! Andrew "Sir_Cloud" Cheong, a staple of Malaysia's mobile esports scene for some time now, has found a new home after coaching Damansara Flash Vision during PMPL MYSG S3 earlier this year.
EVOS VIP finished at a commendable 5th place at PMPL MYSG S3, so it'll be interesting to see what Sir_Cloud can bring to the table for the upcoming season. Can he unlock the squad's full potential and help them touch the sky? We'll have to wait and see. In the mean time, check out the fancy welcome video that was prepared for him:
We've got an upcoming interview piece with Sir_Cloud and a special piece with his advice, so look forward to that in the coming weeks by staying tuned to eGG Network!
Earlier this week, the invitations to the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 was announced, and people were left wondering who would be filling the shoes of the previously-Singaporean squads RSG and EVOS. Well, today we've completed the puzzle. While RSG announced their squad yesterday - a collaboration with Yoodo, EVOS has decided to tease its MLBB squad this evening.
Introducing, Suhaz EVOS - formerly known as Suhaz, formerly known as Ezzy - winners of MEC 2020/2021. While the official roster has yet to be revealed (12 Feb according to the teaser), we believe that it should consist of some familiar faces (D'Ace, Box, Aj, Hyhy, and Eavy). At least we now know why Team EZZY wasn't announced as one of the teams for MPL S7 despite winning MEC 2021.
Congratulations to EVOS and Suhaz on their new partnership. All the best to them in the upcoming season of MPL-MY! Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates.
In conjunction with the recent launch of EVOS VIP's new gaming house, the PUBG Mobile esports team invited us for a grand house tour and a friendly chat with the champions of PMNC 2019 (PUBG Mobile Malaysia National Championship). We sat down with the boys and their manager to discuss the team, what it’s like living in their swanky new team house, and their preparation for the upcoming PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (PMPL MY/SG) Fall Split 2020.
Here are the professionals of EVOS VIP:
(Left to right)
Ahmad Danial Haiqal “Hyqul” bin Abdul Rahman (Fragger)
Wan Muhammad Irfan “RaZor” Bin Wan Zakaria (Sniper)
Afiq “Yakuza” Abdul Aziz (Captain)
Muhammad Danial “LUXXY98” bin Shahrom (Rifler)
Muhammad “xSamZ” bin Abdul Samad (Rifler)
Andrew “AurOra” Chen (Manager)
Mohammad Azali “rascaL” Bin Ismail (Coach)
We formed EVOS VIP right before the last PMPL MY/SG. It was quite rushed, so we didn’t expect to win and were okay with 14th place at the time. What’s more, COVID-19 and MCO (movement control order) happened during the third week of the tournament, so we had to play from home, which we weren’t ready for. It was a bad start for us, although we wouldn’t want to blame anything for our performance. But, this time, we’re aiming higher and are ready for the next season.
We were a brand new team back then, so we haven’t had the time to build our chemistry yet, which is why our performance dropped a little. After Jumper left the team for Yoodo Gank, it was a little tough for us to pull off any good plays.
Patience! He taught me a lot about patience.
There were three things I wasn’t great at: communication, rotation and scouting. These improved a lot with the help of coach rascaL.
Thanks to EVOS bringing in a coach to train the players, training has become stricter and more systematic.
I generally don’t talk much, but my in-game communication improved and I fixed my self-confidence too. As coach rascaL said, “If you want to fight, you must push (yourself) and have the confidence to do so.” My gameplay also got better with my confidence and determination.
He taught me to communicate better, back when I don’t speak much. I slowly learned that it’s not good to always be quiet.
It’s a nice place to hang out, and I have everything I need: a PC for work (especially streaming), a nice view, and a gym. I actually only stay in the team house during tournaments, because I live within driving distance of the house.
I have a PC given by EVOS to do streaming and any necessary jobs. It also has better internet and facilities compared to my kampung (hometown). It’s easier for me to pursue streaming and game better as a professional esports player.
It’s comfortable living here. We have everything that we need, and if there’s anything, we can always request for them.
(jokingly) It has no swimming pool *laughs*.
(clowning around) The living room table is completely made of glass. It’s very dangerous!
It’s easy to dirty the house, but hard to keep things clean all the time!
I wake up late, like 12PM. I stream in the afternoon until 6PM, before eating dinner and praying. Training begins at night until midnight. If I’m not tired, I’ll either stream some more or relax and sleep.
I wake up at 6AM, go back to sleep, then properly wake up at 12PM. I play games at 1/2PM before I start streaming at 3/4PM. I chill and play with my phone at 6PM before scrimming or training at night.
Everyone has Sundays as their day off. Sometimes we relax, sometimes we do team building activities. For this week (at the time of the interview), we have plans to play laser tag with the rest of EVOS MY!
PC games, like Valorant and CS:GO.
Dota 2. I don’t like playing battle royales on PC, it feels awkward and harder. I prefer playing team deathmatch on PC.
CoD: Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V.
I play a lot of Valorant and Call of Duty.
Yakuza is the in-game leader most of the time. LUXXY98 is second-in-command whenever Yakuza is tired.
It depends on coach rascaL - we would swap players based on maps (they play better in) or their performance, although the last PMPL MY/SG depended more on player fatigue. Playing six maps in one day can be tiring.
Most of the time we scrim with Malaysian teams, sometimes with Indonesian teams too, whom we learn a lot from.
Malaysians have very different playstyle and strategies compared to other countries like Indonesia.
Indonesian scrims are more aggressive and challenging, although Malaysian scrims have improved a lot lately.
I feel that there should be an FPP (first-person perspective) mode in tournaments, so that the game will be more fun and challenging.
The current league is good enough - players can play until they’re satisfied, and the overall duration is just long enough for players to have more chances to learn and play better to catch up.
Adding on to what xSamZ said, tournaments used to last for only three/four days, with qualifiers lasting for only three or four matches. Thanks to Tencent, with the introduction of the league, everything is more stable, there’s more viewership, and it’s easier for teams to grow.
Yes, I do. Competing on-site lets us get to know the other teams and befriend them. I like the sense of community, fun after games.
Yes, because we can lepak (hang out) with other players - many of them are friends - after the competition.
I prefer offline, because you can’t cheat. So, it’s fair for everyone competing.
LAN tournaments tend to have a more hyped up energy and it boosts morale. The pressure feels more real too, so the experience is good for the well-being of players.
I like offline tournaments more. Anything can happen online, we wouldn’t know if anyone is hacking or cheating. We also play better offline. The previous PMPL MY/SG was the first time we played online, so we weren’t as comfortable as some other teams.
We are quite independent, but we use other EVOS networks to play in other regions, which is why we can join Indonesian scrims. We have a PUBG Mobile team there too, so we have the connection to use their server.
I want to learn how to cook and open my own restaurant.
Open up a business for games and gadgets. Maybe a restaurant too?
I want to finish my Degree and work in electronic engineering.
I want to become Spider-Man *laughs*. But for real, I’m studying electronic technology now so I want to be a businessman in that field.
I plan to open my own computer shop, and also open a store to help my Mom’s business selling kuih.
Thank you for supporting us all this while. We love you, guys.
Don’t give up on supporting EVOS VIP. We will do our best to make our fans and family proud.
To the fans who still support us until now, insyaallah, we will do our best to be stronger in PMPL MY/SG Season 2.
A big thank you to our sponsors: Domino's Pizza, FSA Esports Management Academy and Armaggeddon, for supporting us in our journey.
Interviewed & photographed by George "goodnewsgeorge" Wong
Written by Bryan "soupykambing" Terng