In an exciting development for the esports scene, Smart Omega, the esports team backed by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), has proudly unveiled Ezequiel “Spidey” Cauilan as their latest addition.
Spidey is set to make his mark as part of the roster for the much-awaited Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Season 12 in September.
A Rising Star Joins Smart Omega
Hailing from Cauayan City National High School, Isabela, 17-year-old Spidey is ready to assume the role of “jungler” alongside Smart Omega’s elite players. This powerhouse team includes talents such as Grant Duane “Kelra” Pillas, Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog, Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic, Jomari ”Jowm” Pingol, Nowee ”Ryota.” Macasa, Andrew Lew “Andoryuuu” Flora, Carlito “Ribo” Ribo, and Ronel “Coach Strongerft” Tan.
Meanwhile, Spidey expressed his gratitude, saying, “Sobrang saya ko po na makakalaro agad ako sa MPL. Kinakabahan at excited po ako kasi makakalaban at makakasama ko na po ang mga idol ko tulad ni Ch4knu” (“I am very happy to be part of MPL. I am both nervous and excited to compete with my idols like CH4knu”).
Support from Smart Omega’s Coaches
Coach Patrick “E2MAX” Caidic and Coach Ron Tan shared their enthusiasm about Spidey’s addition. Coach Patrick stated, “We were impressed with what he showcased during his time at The Greatest Gamer Philippines. Adding him to our roster would bolster our campaign in the MPL Season 12.” Coach Ron Tan concurred, mentioning that Spidey’s skills would be a valuable asset to the team.
Before clinching the title of TGG champion, Spidey was actively involved in local esports tournaments. He first caught the attention of the gaming world through TikTok auditions for TGG Philippines. Rising from over 5,000 applicants, he secured a place in the Top 10 finalists.
Turning Point and New Beginnings
As the TGG winner, Spidey’s life changed forever. He earned a cash prize of Php250,000 and a contract with Smart Omega. This not only marked a personal victory but also opened new avenues of support for his family.
With his earnings, Spidey aspires to assist his parents, who work as a tricycle driver and housemaid. His dedication to securing a better future for his family fuels his determination to succeed.
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