Why PH Is Beating ID Teams in MLBB Esports, R7 Replies

On the roster of RRQ, R7 is an inactive player. The pro athlete made the announcement that he would take an indefinite break from playing to focus on his health.

By Naman Alok | Jan 29, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Replum Rex Qeon in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) esports scene, Rivaldi “R7” Fatah, a former team captain for Indonesia (RRQ ID), discussed why Filipino (PH) teams are currently more powerful than Indonesian (ID) teams. R7 asserts that PH teams have a lot greater willingness to experiment with different approaches, allowing them to establish their own Meta and identity. Teams from Indonesia, on the other hand, like to adhere to the tried-and-true Meta, which may have rendered them somewhat predictable. Even the most disciplined teams, according to R7, can no longer win MLBB competitions by just playing by the “textbook” strategy. On the roster of RRQ, R7 is an inactive player. The pro athlete made the announcement that he would take an indefinite break from playing to focus on his health.

R7 clarifies why PH teams are surpassing ID teams in performance

The legendary veteran R7 of RRQ Indonesia provided an explanation of why PH teams have dominated the MLBB esports landscape over the past few years in his “EMPETALK” YouTube series by Jonathan Liandi. The seasoned player claims that teams are currently employing the “Improvisation Moment,” in which they seize control of either the early or late game in an effort to stop a disciplined team from establishing momentum in the middle of the match.

R7 remarked, “I’ve only now observed it, so I guess it happened for the first time in MSC [2022], this kind of improvisation from RSG [PH], the one who thrashed us [RRQ] 4-0.

He went on to say that this also occurred in the M4 World Championship between ECHO and Blacklist International, where the reigning champion suffered a shocking loss of 0-4 to the illustrious House of Highlights. In response to Jonathan Liandi’s statement, R7 nodded in agreement. “That means, as disciplined as you can be, if you are late to adapt, late to develop, you’re going to get eaten up anyhow,” he added.

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R7 clearly describes why PH teams respond more quickly than ID teams

Teams from the Philippines have demonstrated at significant MLBB esports competitions that they are among the first teams to be able to alter or even create their own Meta. R7 talked about how PH teams have always been one step ahead of opposing teams in competitions. The seasoned pro player said, “I think [compared to ID teams] PH are] [not hesitant] to do something.”

He added that it’s more crucial to learn something from scrims than to consistently try to win by employing the same tactics. During the MLBB Professional League Invitational (MPLI) 2022, he cited the import from the Philippines of Geek FAM (now Geek Slate), Allen “Baloyskie” Baloy, as an illustration of how clubs and players are not afraid to take chances and try new things.

“I’ve observed certain people who are willing to try new things. When Geek Fam played Blacklist that was the time, according to R7. In actuality, it makes sense to keep beating them; all five of them are fearless. “People often advise to simply keep hitting them,” “When Baloy fired, they all started fighting. But if Baloy failed, of course, they all failed, and if it succeeds, it succeeds just as planned,” he continued.

Like ECHO’s Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno, who is renowned as an Assassin jungler but has switched to using tank heroes, those are the characteristics that R7 claims fans frequently observe in PH teams who are constantly pushing themselves to their limits and even going so far as to explore outside of their comfort zone.

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