The White Tigers of EVOS Esports were able to lift their second MPL trophy after a 4-2 Grand Finals finish.
After an eventful three-day action-filled Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Playoffs, the white tigers of EVOS Esports are crowned champions of MPL Indonesia Season 7. They took down Bigetron Alpha in the Grand Finals with a penultimate score of 4-2 after previously losing to them in the Upper Bracket Grand Finals.
This is not the first time the White Tigers were able to lift the Indonesian MPL Trophy, as this marked their second MPL victory with a strikingly different roster lineup. Last time, they were able to secure an MPL victory in Season 4 and the M1 World Championship thereafter.
However, in the seasons that followed, it was their rival team of RRQ Hoshi who had the chance to secure a back-to-back MPL victory in both Seasons 5 and 6. Nonetheless, EVOS Esports’ victory in this season is to be commended, given that their roster is relatively filled with newcomers of MPL.
Specifically, EVOS Esports’ latest winning roster consists of EVOS veterans REKT, Wann, and Luminaire, newly transferred players LJ and Antimage, as well as up-and-coming players like Clover, Darkness, and Ferxiic. These players were mixed-and-matched throughout the Regular Season and the best 5-player lineup was eventually drafted to the MPL Grand Finals.
Interestingly, EVOS’ MPL Season 7 victory doesn’t only signify REKT, Wann, Luminaire’s second MPL victory playing under the EVOS banner, but also Antimage’s second alongside LJ’s fourth MPL victory after formerly playing under ONIC Esports and RRQ Hoshi respectively.
On the other hand, Bigetron Alpha had a respectable runner-up achievement despite their loss. Their Playoffs run in this season of MPL Indonesia is a major surprise considering their fourth-place finish in the Regular Season. Branz and co. were able to play consistently during Playoffs and even kicked EVOS down to the lower bracket before losing in the deciding final match.
With their respective Playoffs finishes this season, both EVOS Esports and Bigetron Alpha are guaranteed a ticket to the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021, where they will face the strongest teams from neighboring nations. The tournament is planned to be conducted later in June 2021, with a total prize pool of US$150,000.
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