Sporting a brand-new haircut, Leixia from RSG MY, winner of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 (MPL-MY S7) took some time off between training for the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021 to answer some questions about his team and their performance.

Before the grand final match, did you think Todak was going to beat Suhaz EVOS, or were you expecting to meet Todak for a rematch?

Leixia: We expected to meet Todak because they are more experienced in the game, and as you know, Todak is the best team in Malaysia.

Was the team confident that they were going to win the tournament at the start of the day?

Leixia: Yah, we were confident because we had the upper bracket advantage and the team was ready to fight whoever made it to the final.

From Game 4 onwards - Todak seemed to be very sloppy, making a lot of bad moves and unfavourable trades. Did you think losing the first two games and extending the series played a factor in your victory? Based on their gameplay did you think they were exhausted/drained?

Leixia: Perhaps they were mentally exhausted but we were already prepared to counter their playstyles, so we feel it wasn’t that big of a factor.

Zaraki, Logan, and Syno didn’t play in the playoffs or grand finals - was there a reason behind this decision?

Leixia: They wanted to play, but they decided to give the opportunity to the newer guys on the team. They also had a more suitable playstyle for the matches we were going to play.

How does the team make the decision of who gets to play or not?

Leixia: It is based on scrims and gameplay style. Syno has his own gameplay style and so does Kaizer, so based on our scrims, we change up our players for different game plans against different opponents.

What is Rush’s role in the team? Did he not want to play?

Leixia: Rush provides a lot of moral support from the outside, he analyzes the game and also coaches the team. He is important to the team. Rush didn’t want to play in the team. He still wants to play the game but only for fun.

Does Rush handle the drafting as well?

Leixia: Yes, he handles the drafting because he knows the players very well.

Is Rush very flexible when it comes to drafting? Or does he make all the final decisions?

Leixia: Basically, he’ll make his decision first to counter the enemy heroes. But sometimes he’ll give us two options for a pick to get our opinions.


MSC 2021 is starting next week - are you guys already training hard for the tournament or taking a break because MPL just ended?

Leixia: We aren’t taking a break because we want to go all out to make sure that our gameplay is on point for MSC. I’ll take a break after that.

How do you feel about the other regions’ playstyles? What are the main differences between each region and Malaysia?

Leixia: Malaysia and other regions have their own gameplay style, we can’t predict which draft and meta will be different from us.

Do you think RSG MY and Todak will do well in the tournament? Do you like your group? (they will be going against RSG SG in the same group)

Leixia: We'll take on any opponent presented to us. It’s going to be like a civil war!

Do the veterans of the team feel this victory is a new lease on life for their esports careers? Which other ‘old’ players would they love to see returning to the competitive scene?

Leixia: They would like to remain in the competitive scene, but due to life commitments and their skill level compared to newer players, it makes it hard to do so. They feel like the newer younger players have much better skills, but they would definitely like to continue playing as long as they can. As for retired players, I think Soloz and Fredo should come back to the ML competitive scene!

What is the team going to do with the MPL-MY prize money?

Leixia: We’re going to give to our family first, and the rest we’ll keep for the future.

Lastly, anything to say to the fans?

Leixia: I would like to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The ones who supported us from nothing to something and never gave up on us. Thank you for the positive comments that have helped us to move on further and hope you guys keep supporting us to the end. RSG is love!

RSG MY and Todak will be representing Malaysia at MSC 2021 next week, be sure to catch all the action live on eGG Network TV from 7-13 June. You can also watch the matches on Facebook and YouTube. Follow eGG Network for more news and updates on the tournament!

After eight long weeks of Regular Season and an intense 3-day Playoffs with an exhausting best-of-7 grand final, we now have our Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 champion!

Congratulations to RSG for winning their second MPL title! While the squad isn't the same (season 5 was RSG SG), they carry the same banner with pride. Kudos to Rush and co: the veterans on the team for not giving up after all these years - they finally get their time in the champion's spotlight.

Here's how the Grand Finals went down:

Game 1

RSG MY drafted a stronger late-game lineup, while Todak drafted a burst-heavy team that was better in the early game. Todak had an explosive start that snowballed them into the mid-game, securing pick off after pick off without any punishment from RSG MY. RSG MY managed to stem the bleeding for a bit but lost the Lord to Todak just before 15 minutes. With the Lord, Todak methodically marched into their opponents' base to end the game.

Game 2

Todak kept up the same strategy of banning Lolealz's Alice and picking up Claude for themselves. Both teams traded blows in the early game with Todak getting away with kills while RSG secured the early Turtles. When it came to the midgame, Todak out-maneuvered RSG MY by constantly forcing them into disadvantageous fights. This gave Ciku enough space to secure a solo Lord, and with their massive gold lead, Todak easily invaded and destroyed RSG MY's base. RSG MY's cores just never came online in time to defend against the assault.

Game 3

Game 2's defeat seems to have woken up RSG MY, they played like a rejuvenated team taking control of the game right from the beginning thanks to Lolealz's Harith. In the midgame, Todak had no answers to Leixia's Lancelot who secured countess kills for his team, only managing to shut him down for the first time at 13 minutes when they had already lost 2 inhibitors. A couple more team fights and a secured Lord was enough for RSG MY to grab their first win of this series.

Game 4

Another explosive start to kick things off, with RSG MY getting the early lead off Leixia's Lancelot and Lolealz's disruptive play on Esmerelda. Todak seemed lost and unable to strike back, losing fight after fight with no signs of life. In the late game, Todak's cores never managed to turn the tides and RSG MY proceeded to clinically finish out the game. Both teams are now tied at 2-2.

Game 5

Todak looked good in the early game, but RSG MY managed to remain calm and composed and slowly pulled the game back in their favour. Despite Todak securing the first Lord, it wasn't enough to make a successful push into RSG MY's base. RSG MY's first Lord did a lot more work, giving them the resources they needed to decimate Todak's towers. Shortly after that, they pulled the match in their favour, 3-2. RSG MY are one game away from winning the title.

Game 6

Todak maintained the same Alice ban again like they've done all day, but RSG MY pulled out a surprise Zhask pick for Lolealz. The game started off on even footing again though exhaustion seemed to be setting in for the defending champions, Todak. Sloppy executions and poor decisions gave away plenty of kills and gold to RSG MY who secured the first inhibitor of the game. Todak couldn't put up much of a fight after that and conceded the game a couple of team fights later. RSG MY take the series 4-2.

Post-game interview

Speaking at the post-game interview, the members of RSG MY had some interesting things to say.

Lolealz (after winning the Grand Finals MVP award) on his favourite burger since he won a year's supply: Either the McChicken or Sumo burger for me!

Rush on which team was the most difficult to play against: Todak was the hardest to play against because of their unpredictability when it came to drafts, and 4Meyz was the most troublesome player.

Rush on Todak banning Alice against them every game: We expected the Alice bans every game and had many back up picks prepared.

Logan on winning the MPL Championship after so long, and any message to their doubters: They are extremely happy with the victory, and joked that when he and Rush didn't play they finally managed to win. No words to their doubters.

Rush on teams they are looking forward to face at MSC: We look forward to facing EVOS ID. We want to beat them because they've been a powerhouse for so long.

Team Manager on the biggest challenges: They had issues bringing Lolealz and Izanami into West Malaysia for this season of MPL (they're originally from Sabah) due to the pandemic and they thought they wouldn't be able to play together in the teamhouse.

Well played to both teams for going all the way to the MPL-MY S7 grand finals, but there could only be one victor. Look forward to catching RSG MY at the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup (MSC)!

Here are the results of all the matches that took place during the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia Season 7 (MPL-MY S7). If you're looking for all the scores, item builds, and match stats, find it all below!

Day 1 (28/5/21)

Geek Fam vs Team SMG (2-1)

Geek Fam vs Team SMG was an even fight until game 3 but the Fam managed to come out on top! Sayonara to Team SMG.

RED Esports vs HomeBois (2-0)

RED Esports showed that they were the better team today and eliminate HomeBois from the playoffs.

Todak vs RSG MY (1-2)

The biggest upset of the day: RSG MY showed dominance over the tournament favourites, Todak, and move on in the upper bracket.

Suhaz EVOS vs Orange Esports (2-0)

Suhaz EVOS vs Orange Esports was another close match to start off with, but in the end the former emerged victorious. Orange Esports drop down to the lower bracket.

Day 2 (29/5/21)

Geek Fam vs Todak (0-2)

Todak outclassed Geek Fam today and eliminate them from the tournament. This means they are still in the running to pull off a repeat championship.

RED Esports vs Orange Esports (2-0)

RED Esports handily defeated Orange Esports today in two quick games. Orange Esports end their run today.

RSG MY vs Suhaz EVOS (2-0)

RSG MY proved that yesterday's performance was no fluke as they decimated Suhaz EVOS today in a clean 2-0. They will be the first team to the grand finals. Special shoutout to Leixia for being MVP of both games!

Todak vs RED Esports (2-1)

The only 3-game series of the whole day, Todak showed a return to form and sent RED Esports packing, they move on to face Suhaz EVOS tomorrow in the lower bracket finals.

Day 3 (30/5/21)

Todak vs Suhaz EVOS (3-1)

A well-played series between the two teams, but Todak was the better team today. They eliminate Suhaz EVOS from the tournament and will play in the grand finals later today against RSG MY, for a chance to be back-to-back, two-time MPL Champions!

Todak vs RSG MY (4-2)

Catch all the matches live (28-31 May) on eGG Network TV or MPL MY Facebook or YouTube and follow eGG Network for the latest updates!

This weekend is going to be an exciting one for all the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League fans out there. Instead of one playoff this weekend, it's going to be extra special with TWO playoffs happening concurrently. Yes, that's right, it's finally here! MPL Malaysia will be starting this morning, while MPL Philippines began earlier this week. By Sunday night, we will have two champions to be crowned. One question remains - which teams will they be?

MPL-MY S7 Playoffs Teams

The playoffs for MPL-MY S7 begin today and we've got some spicy matches waiting in the wings! Here are our top picks for the victors (in bold). We're no prediction specialists, but based on their performance this season these teams should be taking the first matches of the playoffs.

As for the winners of the whole tournament, all eyes are on Todak and Suhaz EVOS this season. They're both looking like extremely strong contenders for the throne and regardless of the victor, we'll have a great storyline. We're not discounting the rest of the competing teams either - all of them have the potential to do win, it's only a matter of who shows up this weekend.

MPL-PH S7 Playoffs Teams

For the MPL-PH S7 playoffs, things have been heating up already. Aura PH have remained on fire from the group stage, and tomorrow they'll face their toughest opponents yet - top seed from the opposing group, Blacklist. These two teams dominated the regular season, so they'll finally be able to settle between them who the top contender for the throne is in the playoffs. Bren has already fallen to the lower bracket, but they're not out of it yet. They will be up against newcomers, Work Auster Force to stay in the tournament. Here are our predictions for the matches (winners in bold):

No matter the outcome, we can't wait to see what happens this weekend. Remember to catch all the MPL-MY S7 action live on eGG Network TV and MPL MY Facebook and MPL-PH S7 on the MPL PH Facebook page. It's an event you won't want to miss!

This man needs no introduction. Part of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore Season 6 winning squad, Ciku is one of the top players in the scene. Carrying his team countless times in the past, he's been on fire this season as well. Sure, Todak couldn't repeat their flawless regular season run from season 6, but finishing top of their group with a 10-3 score isn't anything to scoff at.

As a jungler, Ciku is great at knowing when he needs to farm and when to fight - he's top 3 for average GPM this season (722) while maintaining a 68% kill participation score. He's also in the top 6 when it comes to total kills at 130. However, that's not all he's capable of doing - if you watched Todak this season of MPL, you would have noticed that the versatile player has switched up his roles in various matches and he's capable of more than just jungling. For example in their match against HomeBois, Ciku picked up the tank role and they won the series. This adaptability gives Todak an edge over other teams when it comes to drafting - you never know who's going to play the hero until the picks are over!

In the first round of the playoffs, Todak will be up against RSG MY, one of the stronger teams in the league. However, Todak did 2-0 them in the regular season and if history repeats itself, it's going to be another walk in the park. Rest assured they won't be letting their guard down. Can Todak be back to back MPL winners? Or will this season be the rise of a new team? Good thing we won't have to wait too long to find out.

The MPL-MY S7 playoffs kick off on 28-30 May, and will be broadcasted live on eGG Network TV, and the MPL Malaysia Facebook Page. Don’t miss out!

Saiyajinn, Team SMG's tank player, is our choice for today's Player Spotlight. For those of you who think he looks familiar, he was previously known as Ax when playing for the XPAX X-ASSINS (alongside Smooth) in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore Season 4. He has since switched roles and now is in charge of initiation and soaking up enemy damage. While he doesn't have the most impressive stats in the league, he gets the job done being the backbone of his team. On week 2 of MPL-MY S7, their 2-1 victory over Todak secured him an MVP of the day vote, thanks to his flawless play on Grock. Throughout the league, he has shown off his prowess on heroes such as Hilda, Chou and Hylos.

While Team SMG managed to only finish third in their groups, they have shown some brilliant flashes of gameplay throughout the regular season and look like capable contenders of this year's championship. However, the path won't be easy.

Team SMG go up against Season 3 Champions, Geek Fam in the lower bracket of the playoffs this weekend. Team SMG won their previous encounter, so this one should be no different right? There's a lot riding on these players to perform since it's a lower bracket match, both teams will be going all out.

The MPL-MY S7 playoffs kick off on 28-30 May, and will be broadcasted live on eGG Network TV, and the MPL Malaysia Facebook Page. Don’t miss out!

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