Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Panda hailed as SMART MPL PH Coach of the Year; Sanji bags Rookie of the Year plum

There are coaches who became so good that they changed the game but there are only a few who became so great that they impacted their players’ lives.

That’s exactly the philosophy behind RSG Slate Philippines head coach Brian “Panda” Lim who not only became the mind behind the success of his team last year but also instilled discipline, sportsmanship, and competitiveness in his team, enabling his players to also thrive outside the game.

The two-time MPL Philippines champion tactician displayed undeniable coaching wits with his impressive drafts and strategies which showed the way for RSG’s rise to the MPL Philippines Season 9 and MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2022 thrones.

His team’s success along with his charismatic leadership was enough for coach Panda to be hailed as the SMART Coach of the Year by the MPL Philippines Press Corps.

MPL-PH-Season-10-Finals-Blacklist-def-Echo-Sanji Panda hailed as SMART MPL PH Coach of the Year; Sanji bags Rookie of the Year plum ESports Mobile Legends MPL-PH News  - philippine sports news


Also talking about grace under pressure, there’s no greater player who displayed maturity beyond his years than ECHO rookie Alston “Sanji” Pabico as he is also set to be awarded the SMART Rookie of the Year plum.

The 17-year-old midlaner took over the spot from the seasoned veteran Jankurt “KurtTzy” Matira in the main five in Season 10 and immediately proved that he belongs to the big league. The Orcas newcomer didn’t shy away from the spotlight and instead fully embraced the pressure as he played a pivotal part in ECHO’s title run in the M4 World Championship.

Panda and Sanji will be two of the brightest MPL PH stars who will grace the stage to receive their awards in the MPL Philippine Press Corps Awards Night, powered by SMART and also sponsored by Razor Gold and Evident Integrated Marketing and PR at the Amelie Hotel on March 8.

#ReadMore  Dlar grateful to Baloskie for controlling him during heated ONIC-Echo game
Written By

You May Also Like


RSG Slate Philippines sent the reigning world champions Echo crashing by handing them their first season loss, 2-0, in Week 4 Mobile Legends: Bang...


RSG Slate Philippines shrugged off an opening game disaster to successfully mount a reverse sweep of Nexplay Evos, 2-1, in Week 4 Mobile Legends:...


Karl “Karltzy” Nepomuceno never really expected to have found a second wind at ECHO after his once soaring career went on a downward spiral...


Being a country of world champions, it’s an understatement to say that MPL Philippines is wealthy in top and world-class Mobile Legends talents. It’s...


Chances of a resurgence in the Land of Dawn are hard to come by but this year we celebrate the stellar re-emergence of Sanford...


Goodwill extends itself inside and outside the Land of Dawn, which the MPL Philippines Press Corps along with Razer Gold and Evident PH Integrated...


The Land of Dawn witnessed some of the thrilling, nail-biting, and nerve-wracking moments and games last season but only a few managed to leave...


The top Mobile Legends players who left a mark and made the headlines in another historic year for the MPL Philippines (MPL PH) are...