Aside from being professional Mobile Legends players, the Nexplay EVOS trio of Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera, John Paul “H2wo” Salonga, and Renejay “RENEJAY” Barcarse are also part-time streamers.
As gaming video creators, the three must meet a required number of streaming hours in a week.
But with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight in full swing, the three were forced to make sacrifices in order to balance their responsibilities to their mother club and their supporters.
To fulfill their respective tasks, Yawi revealed that they already scrapped the rest days on their calendar – using their off days to stream instead of taking a day off.
“Minsan kami po nila H2 kailangan naming mag-live, pero hindi po kami nag-lilive nag papractice pa rin po kami,” said Yawi on Saturday.
“Minsan buong araw pa yung scrims tapos hindi na po kami nakakapag-live tapos minsan yung day off po namin yun na lang po yung araw na nagla-live po kami so parang wala rin po kaming pahinga.”
And the sacrifice proved to have paid dividends for Yawi and the rest of the squad as Nexplay EVOS took the league by storm – taking down the struggling ECHO through a 2-0 sweep for its third-consecutive win.
The squad coached by John Michael “Zico” Dizon started its run against Omega Esports before sweeping RSG PH yesterday.
Nexplay EVOS, who now has a 3-3 standing, skyrocketed to the second spot, tying the league-leading Blacklist International (4-0) with nine points each.
The team is looking to sustain its hot run against Bren Esports next Sunday at 8:00 PM for their fourth straight win.