KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Eman “EMANN” Sangco credited his teammates for his bounce-back performance in Game Three which allowed RSG PH to complete its 2-1 victory over Falcon Esports in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup, Tuesday.
After a masterful performance in the opener, RSG PH opened Game Two with a bang and established an 8K gold advantage to completely bury the Myanmar-based squad.
The Filipino squad was already on its way to seal the sweep during a siege with the Enhanced Lord in the 16th minute, but EMANN, who turned his attention to yellowflash’s Uranus during the rally, failed to focus on the base which gave Falcon Esports the chance to come back. He was eventually rammed by Pyae Sone “JustiN” Khant’s Johnson.
That, unfortunately, resulted in a tough loss that sent the game to a winner-take-all Game Three. EMANN, who was named MVP in Game One, struggled on his Brody and finished with six deaths and 12 assists.
The 17-year-old gold laner, as expected, was down after the match. But thanks to his teammates, EMANN managed to gather himself up – delivering the lethal blows that gave RSG PH a 2-1 victory.
He finished with six kills and two assists against just one death on Beatrix in the 13-7 Game Three win. But more importantly, EMANN took down yellowflash’s Esmeralda in the final play that paved the way for the victory.
“Kasi dapat tapos na talaga ‘yun e, sinugal na namin yung sa tower lock hindi ko ginawa,” EMANN said during the post-match interview.
“Chini-cheer up po ako ng mga kakampi ko. Lahat sila, chineer nila akong lahat tapos ayun, lumakas yung loob ko ulit,” he added.
Without a doubt, it has been an impressive run for EMANN, who steered the MPL PH Season 9 champions to a perfect 2-0 sweep of Group B. There, he nabbed three Most Valuable Player awards in four matches played. EMANN eventually upped his tally to five after starring in the team’s victories in Games One and Three.
Through his efforts, RSG PH is now through to the upper bracket semis and will take on the winner of the Orange Esports-RSG SG series.
When asked about EMANN’s performance in the regional tilt, assistant coach Karl “Giee” Barrientos – who is currently calling the shots in the absence of head coach Brian “Panda” Lim – only uttered a word to describe his ward’s spectacular run.