RSG nears MPL top spot with dominant win over TNC

Published April 1, 2022, 7:32 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

RSG Philippines prevailed over TNC Pro Team ML with a dominant 2-0 sweep in a battle of the top tier teams in the MPL Philippines Season 9 on Friday, April 1.

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Eman “Emann” Sangco put up a deathless performance for the Raiders as they closed in to the top spot with a 9-2 record with 24 points and just a point behind league leading ECHO which has 25 on an 8-3 win-loss slate.

He unloaded a perfect showing of 4-0-1 KDA on the Beatrix in Game 1 before finishing with another neat 5-0-2 line on the Clint in Game 2.

Dominant from start to finish was RSG as it easily cruised to a 10-3 victory in the series opener. The Bryan “Panda” Lim-mentored squad was quick to shut down the early game composition of TNC after it secured early kills on Daniel “SDzyz” Chu’s Helcurt pick.

That set the tone for the rout as TNC struggled to secure its resources against the non-stop aggression from RSG. The Raiders had their free reign in the jungle to quickly reach their power spikes and finish off TNC in just 13 minutes of play.

Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo finished with a 3-0-1 line while Dylan “Light” Catipon who played a crucial role in containing TNC carry heroes added a 0-1-8 KDA on the tank Ruby.

RSG showed no let up in the second game as it also got its hands on its comfort picks to punish TNC cheesy composition centered on its Odette-Diggie combo.

With RSG seizing control of the game once again, Nathzz on the Thamuz and Jhonard “Demonkite” Caranto on the Karina punished the lane of Mark “Kramm” Rustana’s Esmeralda.

With the lone TNC frontline struggling to get his hands on his core items, RSG clobbered TNC during team fights with Arvie “Aqua” Antonio on the Yve and Emann dealing most of the damage from the distance.

Demonkite finished with a 5-0-3 KDa while Aqua added a 3-0-7 line RSG’s 15-3 win in just 12 minutes of play.