Bring the world championship trophy to the Philippines.
That was the goal that Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro set for himself when he arrived at BREN Esports almost two years ago.
And the soft-spoken coach finally fulfilled that promise last Sunday, steering the storied franchise to the top of the M2 World Championship at the expense of MPL-Myanmar champion Burmese Ghouls via a 4-3 decision.
“Most of you probably know that we won the recently concluded ML:BB M2 World Championships. A few months ago, I pronounced that my intermediate goal was to win the World title bearing the Philippine flag,” recalled Duckey.
“Well, not two days ago, I came running to the world stage with our banner. This is the foremost highlight of my career. I have never felt anything like this in forever – ecstatic, scared, euphoric, and livid all at the same time.”
Unfazed by the uncertainties, Duckeyyy decided to leave his corporate job and pack his bags for an esports coaching gig in Indonesia.
Fast forward to 2021, the former REVO tactician is arguably the most successful coach in the Mobile Legends competitive realm after steering Filipino powerhouse BREN Esports to the top of the M2 World Championship – his second world title.
Prior to his return to the Philippines, Duckeyyy had already established himself as one of the brightest minds in the scene after helping the EVOS Legends capture the MPL-Indonesia Season Four championship and eventually, the M1 World Championship trophy.
After his first taste of victory in the most prestigious stage in Mobile Legends, Duckeyyy knew that he wanted to come back for more. Only this time, he wanted to bring his fellow countrymen alongside him to the top.
Duckeyyy eventually found his way home with BREN Esports, instantly transforming the talent-stacked roster into a well-oiled machine that obliterated each and every team that stood their way.
Following a heart-breaking Season Five defeat in his local debut, Duckeyyy and the crew left no stones unturned come the following season. And they finally won that elusive MPL-Philippines title to kickstart their journey to world domination.
Duckeyyy became the only coach in Mobile Legends history to win two titles in different regions. That, alongside the bragging rights of molding two world championship teams.
With his recent victories, Duckeyyy hsa elevated the Mobile Legends scene not just in the country but in the world as well. And he’s not done yet. With the MPL-Philippines Season Seven fast approaching, Duckeyyy and the rest of BREN Esports are once again gunning for the title.
The whole country knows what’s bound to happen next.