The PLDT-Smart OmegaMobile Legends team reigned supreme in the Conference 1 of The Nationals finals in Eastwood City, Libis last Sunday, July 28.
Formed in partnership with professional esports management Sterling Global Dragons, PLDT-Smart Omega represents the country’s biggest telcos at The Nationals, the country’s first franchise-based esports league.
PLDT-Smart Omega comprises of the ff. players:
Dexter “Exort” Martinez, 22
Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo, 18
EJ “Heath” Esperanza, 23
Anthony Dennis “Ynot” Senedrin, 31
Kenneth “Kenji” Villa, 21
Paul “Kingpin” Rabandaban, 23
Jay “Crypzu” Villanueva, 25
The team swept Cignal Ultra Warriors in three straight games in the best-of-five finals.
The team bagged 500,000 php cash prize, while first runner-up Cignal and second runner-up Bren Epro took home 250,000 php and 150,000 php, respectively.
We are very proud of our PLDT-Smart Omega team for making history as the very first conference champions at the Nationals, they have worked tirelessly and given their maximum effort toward this momentous achievement, and we couldn’t be any happier to support them.
Said Oscar A. Reyes Jr., PLDT-Smart SVP and Consumer Market Development Head.
Team Omega gave Cignal no quarter even until the very last moment, with a stunning play that saw the champions bring Lord into Cignal’s base through the bottom lane, protecting the giant boss minion well with great teamwork as it took down the enemy inhibitor. This surprise attack sealed the finals at a relatively early 11 minutes into the third game.
The teams will return for Conference 2 of The Nationals: Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in November.