With Yoodo Alliance x 4Rivals and Farang Lejund a cut above the rest after the first two days, they looked like the favourites to win the whole tournament on the final day of the PUBG Mobile Professional League MYSGPH (PMPL MYSGPH S5). After their stellar performances on days one and two, it looked like their game to lose.
First round of the day went as expected, with YA4R finishing 3rd and FRG in second. First place easily went to HomeBois who had all their members alive for the final circle. The second round started off with a big surprise as YA4R were the first to be eliminated. FRG fared much better, finishing in 5th place (overtaking YA4R on the leaderboards) but in the end, it was HomeBois that clutched their second Chicken Dinner of the day.
Round three saw YA4R winning another Chicken Dinner of the grand finals, reclaiming the top spot on the leaderboard. FRG didn't do too poorly, with a fourth-place finish. Dingoz ended second, closing the gap between them and the top spot. The fourth round went to Dingoz, who had the high ground and numbers advantage over SEM9 - putting them in second place on the overall leaderboards and a mere 10 points away from number one. The last round of the event is going to be spicy!
The winner of the whole tournament boiled down to the final round. At 23 minutes, Dingoz and YA4R found themselves getting eliminated one after another, but with FRG and HB already out of the equation, it looked like they weren't going to drop out of the top two. It boiled down to a three-way showdown between Genexus, Clutch Guerillas and MAB Esports. In the end, their superior positioning gave the team an edge over the other two teams, giving them their first Chicken Dinner of the day.
Ultimately, it was Yoodo Alliance x 4Rivals who remained on top of the leaderboards. Their superb performance throughout the whole season including the grand finals proved that they were deserving of the championship. Congratulations to PEMBURU, Appy, Rith, Vokey, Eypul and Pasha on their victory! They will be moving on to represent Malaysia at the upcoming PMPL SEA Championship, along with Dingoz, Farang Lejund, HomeBois, Genexus and RSG Malaysia. Team Secret will be present as well, for winning last season.
What a day for the boys in YA4R - they definitely deserved the win for their performances. We look forward to catching them at PMPL SEA later this year!
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The group stage of the PUBG Mobile Professional League (PMPL) MYSGPH S5 finally came to a conclusion last week and we now have the 16 teams that will be moving on to the grand finals! But first, here’s a summary of how the teams performed.
Farang Lejund proved to be the team to beat last week as they finished top of the leaderboard with 257 points - a huge improvement over their week 2 results. With this win, they secure a spot in the top 16. RSG also showed up with a second-place finish, and end up sixth overall. Yoodo Alliance x 4Rivals finished third, which put the team as number one overall. A well-deserved spot for their amazing consistency throughout the whole league period.
Finishing at the bottom last week were EVOS ViP, Clutch Guerilla, Team HAQ and ALMIGHTY. Unfortunately for HAQ and ALM, they won’t be making it to the grand final week. Joining them with the farewell are Team SMG and KHI Esports - while they had some moments of brilliance throughout the league, it wasn't enough to keep them in the tournament.
The teams attending the PMPL MYSGPH S5 Grand Finals:
The PMPL MYSGPH S5 Grand Finals will be held on April 15th - 17th, 6 PM onwards. Make sure to catch the action live on eGG Network TV, Facebook, and YouTube. Tune in to find out who will hoist the trophy this season!
What a comeback story for Genexus this weekend! After a mediocre performance in week 1 of the PUBG Mobile MYSGPH Season 5, they bounced back hard for the second week. With three Chicken Dinners and four second-place finishes, GNX wiped the floor with the competition. Well played to Biubiu, Snappie, Looyou and LoongSkr this week, let’s see if they can keep it up for the coming one.
Finishing in second place were Axis RedONE, another team that came back hard. Like GNX, they had a rough first week, and it looks like things are clicking for the team. Yoodo x Alliance 4Rivals managed third place this week, an improvement over last week, showing the team’s consistency. Dingoz dropped to fourth while Clutch Guerilla jumped to fifth. Team Secret also stepped it up this week and managed a sixth-place finish, while Geek Fam earned seventh this week. R2K, RSG and Homebois round out the rest of the top ten.
KHI also made a huge leap this week, finishing in twelfth place compared to the last spot on week one - however, they're not out of the woods yet and will need another good week to qualify for the grand final. Team SMG and ALMIGHTY have been struggling this season - things aren't looking great for them. It's unlikely we'll be seeing them in the rest of the tournament after this coming week.
PMPL MYSGPH S5 continues this week with the final leg of the group stage kicking off from tomorrow until Sunday (6-10 April, 6.45 PM GMT+8). Catch the action live on Facebook or YouTube, and replays on eGG Network TV. More info.
The first week of the PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia Singapore Philippines Season 5 (PMPL MYSGPH S5) concluded last night, with some very surprising results. Here’s the overall leaderboard for the first week:
Dingoz Esports was on fire last week - in more than half of their 20 matches, they finished on the podium with 2 Chicken Dinners. Firing on all cylinders since the beginning, they kept up their level of gameplay throughout all 5 days. If Dingoz maintains their form for the remaining 2 weeks, they will definitely be competing in the grand final. Not far behind them are HomeBois, R2K, Bosskurr, Tabah NSEA and Yoodo Alliance-4Rivals.
Moving on from the first page, it’s surprising to see a number of big names here, hanging out the bottom of the leaderboard. Team Secret, SEM9, RSG MY, and Team SMG haven’t been looking too hot. Maybe they’re taking a leaf out of Secret’s playbook of starting slow and ramping up as the weeks pass? Perhaps.
Closing out the leaderboards are the newcomers from Singapore and Phillippines - ALMIGHTY and KHI Esports. They will have to step up their game if they intend to make the finals because it’s not looking good for them. If they want motivation, they need to look no further than the words of HomeBois IronPro during the post-match interview, “KHI Esports, thank you for donating the points to us!”.
Week 2 will see the teams starting again from zero, giving them another chance at making it to the top of the leaderboards. How will they fare? Make sure to tune into the action live on Facebook and YouTube. Replays will also be broadcast on eGG Network TV.
The latest season of the PUBG Mobile Professional League (PMPL) MYSGPH starts this week with some interesting changes to its format. There will be no more separation between Weekdays and Super Weekends, which means teams will have to maintain consistent performances throughout the whole week - teams don't get a chance to 'catch up' by performing extra well during Super Weekends. Teams will be awarded based on their kills and placement as usual, but every match matters now. There will also be Weekly and League bonus points given to teams based on their performances and overall ranking placement after 3 weeks of PMPL. More info.
The twenty teams will be split into five groups, and each team will play four matches a day for a period of five days a week. Here are the teams and the group draw:
The groups look pretty balanced, with all the 'big names' spread across evenly, sprinkled in with some newer faces. It's going to be interesting to see Clutch Guerilla up against their former organization, TheFarang in group A, while Team Secret vs SEM9 (formerly Yoodo Gank) is always a spicy matchup. Group D and E are the only ones with non-Malaysian teams (Almighty SG and KHI Esports PH), so we'll definitely look out for their performances. Axis RedONE are last season's winners, so they definitely have a target on their backs this year.
The top 16 teams will move on to the Country Finals, where they will fight for a spot in PMPL SEA Championship Spring 2022 - but that is still a ways away from now. Make sure you catch the action live on Facebook and YouTube starting this Wednesday, 23 March, 6 PM (GMT+8) for the first weekend. The matches will also be shown on eGG Network, albeit delayed. You definitely don't want to miss out! Keep it locked onto eGG Network for more news and updates.
We recently got a chance to speak with Adib "Adibz" Razak, the in-game leader of Clutch Guerilla, who recently qualified for the upcoming season of the PUBG Mobile Professional League MYSGPH.
The 24-year-old from Taiping, Perak started playing PUBG Mobile about three years ago, when his friends introduced it to him. He fell in love with the game immediately and continued to play it daily. Getting good enough at the game, he entered and won many small tournaments with his friends and realized he had the capability to go pro.
Through his connections with TheFarang Esports, Adibz held tryouts for select players from their various squads and formed his very first official team: Farang Guerilla. From then on, he was introduced to a world very different from the minor events he used to stomp. Now he was up against the big boys in the scene.
Farang Guerilla didn’t make a huge splash with their debut. But they never gave up - even after failing to qualify for two PUBG Mobile Professional League seasons in a row. Fortunately, their perseverance paid off and in January this year, they won the PMPL MYSGPH S5 qualifier, giving them a slot in the prestigious league. The years of experience together gave them a leg up on the competition. In February, the team was acquired by Clutch Esports, a Singaporean organization and received a minor rebrand to Clutch Guerilla. Since then, they’ve been hard at work, getting ready for the league to begin.
When asked about what makes the team work well together? Adibz replied, "We’ve been playing together a long time and understand each other very well. We know each other’s weaknesses and strengths which helps us improve together easily."
Adibz was a natural fit when it came to leading the team, being the oldest of the boys also helped. “My teammates always listen to my calls!” he admitted. "The hardest part about being a leader is keeping morale up when they’re feeling down. On the flip side, the best part is the feeling you get when you lead your team to victory. It helps when everybody on the team is funny. Nobody is too stubborn or serious." An important factor since most of them live together in a team house.
While they do have minor conflicts (like regular people) it's never enough that it becomes a problem for the team. Living together makes it easier for the team to play, learn and study together. The team works together to come up with strategies but Adibz has the final say when it comes to execution.
Here’s what their daily routine looks like from Monday to Saturday: waking up, lunch, practice, dinner, and some more practice. They literally live and breathe PUBG Mobile (Adibz mentioned he doesn’t play any other games!). Occasionally, they’ll go out for sports and they get to relax on Sundays when they aren’t competing.
Since a lot of teams have coaches now, we asked him if Clutch Guerilla was planning to hire one. Muhammad Amirul "TopCast" Hazim Alias, the manager of the team who was present at the interview responded, “A wrong coach makes the team worse, from my previous experience, so we’re not rushing to get one now. After all, they’ve made it this far without one! But as a manager, I’ll be working with the team to help them out with strategies and analysis. Most of their training is mental preparation."
For their very first PMPL, Clutch Guerilla wants to exceed expectations. Adibz thinks that nobody will give them much thought since they came through the qualifiers. However, he wants to show everyone that the boys in the team are worthy of their PMPL slot. “We will not be afraid!”
Adibz thanks all their fans for support and asks them to keep supporting regardless of their results and keep them in their prayers to succeed. Follow Clutch Guerilla on Instagram, and catch them in PMPL MYSGPH S5!
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