Smart Omega, the new home of the professional esports team, has announced its new official Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) lineup.
In a virtual press conference, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)-backed team welcomed its 10-man team, together with their coach, Jaime “Pakbet” Abalos.
Here is the official roster:
- Jazha “Z4pnu” Alfonso
- Renz Errol “Renzio” Cadua
- Kiel Vj “Kielvj” Cruzem
- Grant Duane “Kelra” Pillas
- Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic
- Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog
Here are the team’s rookie players:
- Robert Remar “Hito” Candoy
- Dian Felix “Dian” Cruz
- Dean Christian “Raizen” Sumagui
- Romeire “Allidap” Padilla
Smart and PLDT explained that these young men have shown their passion, determination, and heart in their gameplay.
“We are extremely excited about this development in the Smart Omega team. These young men have shown their passion, determination, and heart in their gameplay, and we are more than happy to support their growth and development in the professional esports industry,” said Jude Turcuato, Head of Sports at PLDT and Smart. “We would also like to thank our former players who have decided to move on with their careers. We wish them all the best,” he added.
The new Smart Omega esports athletes will be housed in the Smart Omega bootcamp, complete with fully functional facilities to help them prepare for future tournaments.