Omega Esports is considered one of the best MLBB teams in Southeast Asia, so many were disappointed to see them eliminated early on at last year’s ONE Esports MPL Invitational.
However, the boys in blue and green enter this year’s M2 World Championship with two things in mind: prove the doubters wrong and play to the best of their abilities on the world stage.
So far, so good. After one day of competition, Omega leads Group B with a stellar 4 – 0 performance and 2-0 sweeps over MPL SG/MY S6 champion Todak and Cambodia’s Impunity KH.
According to Omega Esports coach Steven Vitug, he and the players promised to do their best after a lackluster performance at the MPL Invitational. “I just told them don’t lose hope and we just have to study more on the current meta and always be prepared to be surprised by strategies from our opponents,” Vitug told ONE Esports.
“We want to show everyone that we have the capability to play at a world-class level” he added.
To start the day, Omega faced Todak, who were initially the favourite to win it all in Group B. However, Omega were able to make quick work of Todak in the first game, with a 20-3 beating thanks to their crowd control-focused lineup.
It was the same story in the second game as the dynamic duo of Heath’s Jawhead and Hadjizy’s Yi-Sun Shin made it difficult for Todak to even up the series and force a decider.
They had no difficulty as well in their second match against Impunity KH. They won the first game with a 13-3 kill record while they steamrolled in the second game with a whopping 21-4 kill advantage.
With the two wins, Omega Esports has secured a berth in the upper bracket and are one step closer to winning it all in the tournament.
“The team is happy right now but I think they are still nervous because of the adrenaline,” Vitug quipped.
M2 action resumes tomorrow, January 19, with groups C and group D battling for Mobile Legends glory.