Last seen in Season 4 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) in the Philippines, the powerhouse esports organization finally returns to expand its stance in the Southeast Asia region. This time, they are partnering with existing MPL PH team Nexplay, who had an early-round exit in the S7 playoffs. Playing under a united banner, Nexplay EVOS will be sure to turn many heads in the upcoming MPL PH Season 8.
Behind Nexplay EVOS partnership
Following the Nexplay Uncovered event, rumors of an “EVOS PH” comeback were finally quelled, with the revelation of Nexplay EVOS. According to Nexplay CEO Gabriel Benito, the partnership was “one of a kind” and hopes to change the game going forward.
After almost a year in communication with his close friend and CEO of EVOS Esports Ivan Yeo, both Benito and Yeo believed that this partnership was the right step moving forward due similar visions and the compatibility in viewership; both organizations are extremely popular among fans and register peak views among the millions. They are planning to continue pooling resources to expand the esports scene in the Philippines and across the SEA region.
The EVOS effect
Having already won championships in both MPL ID Season 7 and MPL SG Season 1 recently, it is certainly possible for Nexplay to win a chip next season. EVOS has also recently struck a partnership with Malaysian organization Suhaz Esports, forming Suhaz EVOS that competed in the previous MPL MY season.
As of now, fans have been made aware that existing Nexplay players Renejay, Yawi, and H2wo will be part of the Nexplay EVOS squad, with the remaining members to be revealed soon. With a powerhouse organization like EVOS supporting them with resources and staff from backstage, it will be interesting to see how this new team will perform, especially with a new meta with the latest patch. If one thing is for certain, it is that EVOS fans are going to be #roaring even louder come next season.
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