Ex-Smart Omega coach DaleDalus set to lead a new team in MPL Season 7

Published February 6, 2021, 4:36 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photo from Steven Vitug’s Facebook account 

Respected Mobile Legends coach Steven “DaleDalus” Vitug has already found a new home just a few days after parting ways with Smart Omega Esports. 

DaleDalus told Manila Bulletin on Saturday, February 6, that he is set to steer a team in the upcoming MPL Philippines Season 7. 

Asked if he already got an offer to coach another MPL team, Daedalus replied: “Meron na (Yes, there is).” 

However, the 24-year-old mentor refused to reveal what squad he will handle in Moonton’s stacked professional league for its mobile MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game. 

He added that his new team will make the announcement a week before the opening of MPL PH Season 7. 

Last Tuesday, February 2, Omega announced the departure of its two-year coach

DaleDalus led the Smart-backed squad to a 5th-6th place finish in the M2 Mobile Legends World Championship held in Singapore last month. 

Under the watch of the SEA Games gold-winning coach, Omega also achieved runner-up finishes behind newly-crowned world champion Bren Esports in the MPL Season 6 and The Nationals Season 2. 

DaleDalus has a message for his former team and his fans. 

“Sana makuha niyo na ang championship pero syempre ‘di ko naman ibibigay ‘yun nang madali sa inyo kasama ng lilipatan kong team (I hope you’ll finally get the championship but of course I will not make it easy for you together with my new team),” he said. 

“Sa mga fans na naghihintay kung saan ako lilipat na team, abangan niyo lang (For the fans who are waiting for my new team, just stand by).” 

DaleDalus is being rumored to transfer to Nexplay Solid or Execration, but nothing has been cast in stone yet. 

Besides reigning champion Bren, Omega, Execration and NXP, also set to compete in the MPL Season 7 are fellow holdovers Aura PH, Onic PH, Blacklist International, Cignal Ultra and qualifiers Work Auster Force and Laus Playbook Esports.