Dylan “Light” Catipon has quickly earned his stripes for RSG PH since joining the team back in January.

After securing the top spot in the final week of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines Season 9 (MPL PH Season 9), RSG PH have proven that they have what it takes to win the championship this season.

According to RSG PH head coach Brian “Panda” Lim, if there’s one player who truly worked hard this season, the first name that comes to mind is the team’s new roamer.

Hard work has paid off for the second roamer, says Panda

RSG PH's Dylan "Light" Catipon and Brian "Coach Panda" Lim
Screenshot by Calvin Trilles/ ONE Esports PH

During a post-match interview after a dominant 2-0 victory against ONIC PH in the final week of the regular season, RSG PH’s head coach described the journey Light had to go through in order to make it to the official lineup this season.

“When Light first came to the team, he actually had to go through a 3-day tryout,” Panda said. “He stayed in the boot camp and he was also bonding, trying out those 3 days. After that, I accepted him.”

The coach lauded the former TNC Pro Team ML standout‘s personality, as well as his in-game sense and mechanics. But what impressed Coach Panda most was the diligence and perseverance of the young esports pro.

“If the players are waking up at 12 p.m., [he would] wake up at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. He’s so disciplined. That’s why I really like Light.” he added.

Panda also believes that the sophomore player deserves to be awarded the biggest individual award in MPL PH. 

“And I’m not being biased. Actually, I am being biased because I’m his coach, but Light really deserves the MVP of the season no matter what, because his dedication and hard work is just unbelievable,” the veteran coach concluded.

Light’s reaction to Coach Panda’s commendation

Credit: MPL Philippines

RSG Light, on the other hand, remained humble after his coach’s encouraging words about him.

“At first I didn’t feel like I was capable of being this season’s MVP. I thought I was just average,” he said. “That’s why I’m happy that my hard work has paid off.”

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