Work Auster Force has announced the release of sixth man Thom “Moht” Bernardo ahead of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight, Friday afternoon.
The 21-year-old Moht was part of the original Work Auster Force squad that topped the MPL Philippines Season Seven Main Qualifiers. The neophytes took down Laus Playbook Esports, Aether Main, and ArkAngel, respectively en route to the main draw.
Moht, however, did not see action in both the MPL Philippines Season Seven regular season and playoffs.
Work Auster Force recently teased a partnership with Philippine esports giant TNC Predator for the upcoming MPL Philippines Season Eight which is reportedly adopting a franchise-based system.
The young organization showed flashes of brilliance in the previous season after finishing the regular season with an 8-5 record – good for third in Group A which has the likes of former champions Bren Esports, Aura PH, Cignal Ultra, and two-time grand finalist ONIC PH.
Work sustained its sizzling start in the regular season when it took down the Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio-coached Nexplay Esports via a 3-1 result to advance to the second round of the lower bracket.
The team, however, was booted out by erstwhile champion Bren Esports in the following round which marked the end of Work Auster Force’s stellar run.
Still with the team are Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico, Daniel “Chuuu” Chu, Patrick “rTzy” Ibarra, Clarense “Kousei” Camilo, Dylan “Unravel” Catipon, and coach Laurence “Lift” Ruiz.