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Highs and lows were in abundance at the PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Finals Season 2, with 16 of the region's top PUBG Mobile teams constantly trading places before one squad finally took hold of the top. That last group standing are none other than two-time world champions, Bigetron RA, who ended the championship with four Winner Winner Chicken Dinners (WWCDs) and 96 kills.

The Indonesian powerhouse initially weren't off to a good start, after being knocked out 14th place with no kills in the first match of PMPL SEA Finals Season 2. However, despite their bumpy climb, they managed to pick up the momentum in subsequent matches. They didn't let their Day 2 fifth spot bring down their spirits either, which resulted in a fantastic Day 3 performance - comprising 48 kills and three Chicken Dinners in a single day - that led to their first-ever SEA Finals trophy, as well as US$30,000 in winnings.

The top 4 PMPL SEA Finals Season 2 teams were supposed to be awarded passes to the prestigious PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season Zero. With Bigetron RA already qualified for PMGC 2020 as the defending champions, the qualification was extended to include the fifth-placed team. Thus, we present to you the four top 5 teams who will be entering the international stage:

  1. Aerowolf LIMAX (Indonesia)
  2. Secret Jin (Thailand)
  3. RRQ Athena (Thailand)
  4. POWER888 KPS (Thailand)

Unfortunately for Malaysia, no teams will be representing the country in PMGC 2020 this time. Most of them came close to doing so, including Geek Fam, Team Secret MY and Team SMG, who secured a top 5 spot on the first two days and one WWCD for the last two groups before being overtaken by Secret Jin, RRQ Athena and POWER888 KPS. Fan favourites Yoodo Gank weren't on their top form too, though they managed to bag two Winner Winner Chicken Dinners in total and Draxx was declared as the Soloking champion. Nevertheless, they put up quite a fight against the apex teams, and the country is grateful for the blood and sweat they shed in the finals.

For more PUBG Mobile esports news, be sure to follow eGG Network on Facebook! You can rest assured that we'll be covering PMGC 2020. (wink)

MPL-MY/SG Season 6 Playoffs

For the Malaysian and Singaporean Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports fans, it all comes down to this - the MLBB Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL-MY/SG) Season 6 Playoffs! Malaysian fan favourites Todak were leading the pack with zero losses in Regular Season, followed closely by defending champions Resurgence and Season 4 winners, EVOS SG. Will either of these three reign as champions, or will it be the underdogs?

Related: MPL-MY/SG S6 Playoffs Preview

The MPL-MY/SG S6 Playoffs will run today, from 23 - 25 October at 2PM, streamed LIVE on eGG Plus (CH 799), as well the eGG Network Facebook page. For more information, check out the MPL-MY/SG website.

Read more: Hawkeye on RED Reborn’s MPL-MY/SG S6 Performance

Read more: Ashi on Todak's MPL-MY/SG S6 Performance

MPL-PH Season 6 Playoffs

The final showdown between the best Filipino MLBB teams began yesterday, with Execration and Omega Esports moving on to face off against each other on day 3. But today, we'll find out who advances on the other side of the bracket, to get one step closer to the championship title!

The MPL-PH S6 Playoffs continues today and tomorrow (23 and 24 October) at 4.30PM, with the final leg of the tournament being held on Sunday (25 October) from 2.30PM onwards. Catch the live stream on the official MLBB Facebook pages, for both Tagalog and English. For more information, check out the MPL-PH website.

PMPL SEA Finals Season 2

16 teams, 15 matches, and only four entries to the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season Zero. The hotly-anticipated PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Finals Season 2 returns to determine who are the best Southeast Asian representatives to enter the world stage over the course of just three days. Catch your favourite PUBG Mobile esports teams battle it out to enter PMGC 2020, plus a lion's share of the US$150,000 total prize pool.

Related: The full list of teams competing in PMPL SEA Finals Season 2

PMPL SEA Finals Season 2 begins today (23 October) at 4PM, running all the way through the weekend until Sunday (25 October) at the same time. The tournament will be streamed LIVE on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook page.

League of Legends World Championship 2020

Two more match days and it'll be the Grand Finals! The Worlds 2020 Quarter-finals last weekend saw Top Esports, Suning, G2 Esports and DAMWON Gaming coming out on top, making them the top four teams to advance to the Semi-finals. Who will be the final two teams to face off in the Grand Finals?

The Worlds 2020 Semi-finals will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network this weekend (24 - 25 October) at 6PM, before progressing to the Finals on 31 October. For more information on Worlds 2020, check out the Leaguepedia page.

More info: Live on eGG: LoL Worlds 2020 Quarter-finals begin

Other tournaments to catch:

Top Clans 2020

More info: All you need to know about Top Clans 2020 Week 3

Date: Top Clans 2020 schedule.
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, plus Top Clans FB page.

BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 - Regular Season

Date: 26 - 28 October, 11PM (Group 1); 29 - 31 October, 11PM (Group 2).
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network! Or Twitch, if you're an online user.
For more info: Official BLAST Premier website and Facebook.

*All times listed are in GMT +8.

Winning both Regular Season and Grand Finals of the PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (PMPL MY/SG) Season 2 is nothing short of impressive, a feat pulled off by none other than the talented and tenacious Team Secret MY. Even with the loss of Biubiu, their previous captain; MADTOI, iShotz, Uhigh and Rex have proven themselves as forces to be reckoned with after their amazing performance in their last PUBG Mobile championship.

Beyond the four-man strong squad, lies a ragtag crew who played a hand in their success as well. With manager/caster OnTheGo’s apparent popularity in the local PUBG Mobile community, we figured that we should also shed some light to the latest addition of crew: 22-year-old coach Muhammad Farhan “JangS” bin Abdul Gafar.

How do you feel about your team’s performance in PMPL MY/SG Season 2? What other feelings were you having when they won first place twice in League Season and the Grand Finals, while defending their championship title?

JangS: I’m really proud of them, knowing that they were working so hard to defend the title in PMPL Season 2. With the change in format and points allocation, everyone had to do their homework and adapt and understand the new format.

In PMPL, Team Secret MY had great momentum during League Season when compared to the Finals, which is why I knew they were definitely going to win. League is like a marathon, you can’t run too fast or slow and have to keep the momentum going; whereas in the Finals, it’s a sprint, you need to know your competition and abuse their weakness and turn that into your advantage. I don’t believe in luck or miracles, but I assured the boys that all their efforts will definitely pay off. 

Did the team do any experimentation during the tournament?

JangS: We didn’t really make a lot of changes or try anything new. We largely stuck to how we played in PMWL (PUBG Mobile World League) Season Zero and focused on fixing and reducing our mistakes in PMPL. 

What did you think of other competing teams of PMPL MY/SG S2? Who posed the most threat to Team Secret, and why?

JangS: I think this season is more challenging than the last. The Malaysian teams really stepped up their game and played really well. I told my team to just focus on their gameplay because it’s my job to understand and analyse other team's patterns.

Team SMG are an explosive team, even back when they were Bapak Ah Esports in Season 1. Once they get their momentum, they can shoot straight to the top, not to mention they have great mechanical skills (in terms of trading kills, how they approach fights, how they defend etc.). You simply can’t find one team that’s perfect in both offense and defense, but Team SMG seems to know both sides pretty well. 

PMPL MY/SG S2 is now in the past, and the next obstacle for Team Secret is the PMPL SEA Finals Season 2. Now that the stakes are higher, how would you be preparing the team for the regional tournament?

JangS: Right now, we are just playing scrims, understanding the other teams playing in the SEA Finals and finding our drop spot. Now is the time for observing, so we’re working on finding their weaknesses, which we can then apply in the tournament. Training has largely been the same - if there are no scrims, we’ll watch previous tournaments, analyse and discuss.

What would you say is Team Secret’s biggest weakness, in terms of attitude, gameplay, or (jokingly) specific players?

JangS: I feel that as humans, no one is a perfect 10. Team Secret’s attitude is great, and so is our gameplay. But, one mistake that happens often, is when we’re pumped with adrenaline and we become overconfident with kills, which ends up punishing us sometimes when we overexpose ourselves. So, I would say our weakness is our mentality - if we overcome this, then I think we’ll be in perfect shape.

That's Papa Uhigh in the center!

With the departure of BiuBiu, who has taken up the captain role now in Team Secret MY?

JangS: MADTOI is now the IGL (in-game leader). He has a lot of ideas, and after playing PUBG Mobile competitively for so long, he has earned the credibility to play with the timing, know how to approach the circle, and when to attack. He has a great skill set, as well as an insane game sense. 

When did you join Team Secret MY as their coach? How do you feel about getting the opportunity to be the coach of this team?

JangS: I officially joined on my birthday 3 July (right before entering PMWL), which is why it’s the best birthday present ever for me. I’m really grateful for the offer, that's the day when I feel like I’m getting somewhere in my esports career. All of us know Team Secret is an internationally recognised name in the industry, so I’m blessed to have come this far. I still wonder what OnTheGo sees in me, but I’ll ask him that next time. (laughs) 

How long have you been a coach, and what other teams did you coach before this? Were you a professional player before this?

JangS: I was the coach of ESG Gaming for 3 months back in PMPL MY/SG Season 1. Plus my time with Team Secret, I’ve literally been coaching for 5 months in total now. I was a PUBG PC pro player before this for two years, playing for Geek Fam as the IGL (In Game Leader). 

Why did you choose to pick up coaching? What’s your coaching style like?

JangS: I’m the kind of person who finds it easy to interact with people. When I was young, I used to have this ambition of becoming a lecturer, because I love teaching. With my experience in Geek Fam and PUBG tournaments, I thought it would be a good time to be a coach instead, especially with mobile esports on the rise in Malaysia. Plus, I love doing analysis work, something that coaches would do a lot of.

I treat my players like family. I always ask what their thoughts are, joke with them and discuss happily, with no pressure on anyone. We constantly try to boost each other's morale. Sometimes when I have any personal problems, I even confide in my “other family”.

JangS hanging out with his bros, Uhigh and Rex.

What’s your daily routine like as a coach? Aside from training the team, what else does your current role entail?

JangS: For the PMPL SEA Finals, I already found other players’ live streams. Even though I don’t know their language, I can see their point-of-view to understand their pattern and play style, to figure out what we can do when we face them and share my findings with the team. Sometimes I just hang out with them and eat food.

How do you feel about your coaching journey so far? What’s the hardest struggle you endured, and how did you overcome them? On the other hand, what’s the biggest highlight of your career so far?

JangS: It’s a challenging journey with a lot of ups and downs, depending on how you take those obstacles as your experiences and lessons. Whenever we lose, I always put the blame on myself before the players, but it’s okay, we all make mistakes sometimes. All in all, it’s been a fantastic journey. This team has helped me a lot in my personal growth, especially OnTheGo. He’s always checking in on me, giving me lots of advice. He may be a strict person to work with, but it’s only because he sees potential in us and wants to change us for the better.

The hardest part for me, is when I feel that we have done enough. Sometimes I feel like my team is invulnerable or perfect, which is like an egotistical thing to feel, but I remind myself that there’s always more that we can do to be better. 

For my biggest highlight, personally, it’s being able to be a part of Team Secret. As a coach, it’s when we won both League Season and Finals of PMPL MY/SG Season 2, plus Uhigh getting the MVP title. But, I always believe there’s many more to come, so I’m always trying to create more highlights.

How would someone know if they should be a coach instead of an esports player? What are some of the traits that a good coach should possess?

JangS: First of all, you must love the game and have fun, but to further understand what I mean by “love”, it basically feels like a passion, a feeling of how you can’t live without the game. And to fall in love with it, you must want to understand how it works, even on a tournament level. 

Also, some people might know the game very well, but they don’t know how to share their knowledge. If you can’t teach, it will not be easy being a teacher/coach. It’d be good if you know how to interact with people of different mentalities and mindsets, but that’s not necessarily a deal-breaker because I’m still learning to do that. At the end of the day, it depends on how willing you are to learn and be a good teacher. What’s most important, is to have the passion and attitude of wanting to help people a lot.

Watch Team Secret MY fight for the top in the PMPL SEA Finals Season 2, from tomorrow onwards (23 – 25 October)! Follow the official PUBG Mobile page for more updates on the tournament, and don’t forget to follow eGG Network too for more PUBG Mobile coverage.

The highly-anticipated PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Finals Season 2 is back! Though the regional tournament is returning to the previous season's online format due to the still-ongoing pandemic, it's a guarantee that it does little to diminish the excitement of fans, casters and players.

Weeks of national PMPLs across the SEA region have finally determined which 16 teams will advance to the prestigious PUBG Mobile championship, comprising the sole winners of each PMPL Regular Season, the top 2 of the Grand Finals, the top 3 of PMCO (PUBG Mobile Club Open) SEA Wildcard and, never forgetting, the defending champions.

Here are all 16 competing teams:

PMPL SEA Final Season 1 champions

Malaysia

Indonesia

Thailand

Vietnam

SEA Wildcard

Current world champions Bigetron RA already qualified for the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season Zero, so it's up to the remaining 15 teams to get to the top 4 and secure their seats in PMGC 2020. To sweeten the deal even further, a US$150,000 total prize pool will be up for grabs, with the winning team bagging the champions cash prize of US$30,000.

PMPL SEA Finals Season 2 begins this Friday (23 October) at 4PM (GMT +8), running all the way through the weekend until Sunday (25 October) with a total of 15 matches. The tournament will be streamed LIVE on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook Page.

Stay tuned to eGG Network FB as we bring you the latest updates of PMPL SEA Finals Season 2.

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