RSG takes home the MPL SG Season 4 trophy against Slate Esports
Last Sunday, in an electrifyingMobile Legends: Bang BangGrand Finals matchthat saw both teams continuously trade the lead, defending champions RSG managed to pull the rug out from under Slate Esports, sealing the deal with a score of 4-3.
Held at OurTampines Hub over theweekend, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Singapore (Season 4), or MPL SG S4drew over 500 physical viewers for the Finals match alone, with thousands more joining in to catch the stream online. At its peak, the three-day tournament had32,545 concurrent online viewers, making it the best-performing edition of the local MPLcircuit to date.
Needless to say, a hearty round of congratulations is certainly in order for RSG. Not only did they manage to clinch the MPL SG title back-to-back, but they're also the first team to breeze through an entire MPL season without suffering a single match loss. Come January, the team willbeheading to Jakarta, Indonesia to represent Singapore at the World Finals, where they'll be duking it out against the world's best for the lion's share oftheUS$800,000 prize money.
Yet, Slate Esports played admirably as well, and their tenacity is especially laudable consideringthey had already weathered an earlier 3-2defeat against RSG within the Upper Bracket. From the LowerBracket, they climbed back up to the Grand Finals with a stellar 3-0 victory over EVIL, and they even managedto take the first game against RSG.However, the latter held fast and counterattacked, and the two teams ended up trading wins all the way to the aforementioned 4-3 score.
Gracing the event was Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, who took the stage to present a number of awards. Specifically, the award for Best Rookie went to Vernon “Peace” Chua, Regular Season MVP to Bellamy “Lolsie” Yeo, MVP for the Playoffs to Yeo "Diablo" Wee Lun, and Best Caster to Chris “Jayz”Yeo. Notably, the latter will be heading to Jakarta along with Resurgence in January, where he'll represent the little red dot in the casting booth.
For more information on the teams and the tournament, head over to the official MPL SG site.
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