Smart Omega head Tony “Ynot” Senedrin was absent during his squad’s final regular season game against TNC Pro Team, but this did not stop them from securing a sweep and their place in the playoffs.
Ynot flew to Indonesia days before their match against Echo to join Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang All-Star event.
However, the distance did not stop Ynot from providing the boost Omega needed to secure their playoff spot.
“Tumatawag naman siya samin kung ano ang mga plan namin tapos nirereset niya rin yung mga team para ready talaga lumaban,” said assistant coach Jomie “Pakbet” Abalos.
Deomark “Mikko” Tabangay believes that Ynot’s message to the team was crucial after their loss to Echo and the need for a win against TNC to ensure their postseason appearance.
“Sakin po siguro sobrang importante po nun [sinabi ni Coach Ynot] kasi po sa lahat ng coaches namin magaling sila magreset ng player pero yung kay Coach Tony po kasi, ang ganda niya pong magdeliver ng message sa mga players,” he said.
Ynot’s words gave midlaner Dale “Stowm” Vidor a burst of confidence.
“Nakakataas po ng confidence yung [mga sinasabi ni Coach Tony]. Kahit nasweep kami kahapon sa Echo, parang nabalewala, nakapagreset kaming maayos dito sa laban namin sa TNC dahil sa kanya,” shared Stowm.