MPL Season 10: Omega exacts revenge against RSG Philippines to open campaign

Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 12 2022 09:34 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2022 11:02 PM

Joshua 'Ch4knu' Mangilog during Omega's 2-0 win against RSG Philippines to open MPL Philippines Season 10 campaign.
Joshua "Ch4knu" Mangilog during Omega's 2-0 win against RSG Philippines to open MPL Philippines Season 10 campaign.

QUEZON CITY (UPDATE) - Omega Esports on Friday opened their MPL Philippines Season 10 campaign with a revenge win against RSG Philippines, 2-0, to open the league's regular season at the ICITE Auditorium here. 

It took two massive turnarounds for Omega to finally secure a win over RSG Philippines, after losing to the Kingslayers in the Grand Finals. 

A turnaround by Joshua "Ch4knu" Mangilog in the 5th minute of Game 1 changed the game's momentum, after the defending Filipino and Southeast Asian Cup champs secured early objectives. 

Omega banked on their signature turnaround "Omega Timers" to clinch the win in Game 2, their first against RSG Philippines in over a year. 

Grant Duane "Kelra" Pillas secured a double MVP nod with his Claude and Beatrix. 

The win was unorthodox for Omega, who usually shows a stronger performance in the latter part of the season. 

In a press conference, team captain Patrick "E2MAX" Caidic said the heartbreaking 3rd place finish during the Southeast Asia Cup in Malaysia was a wake-up call for the squad to prepare from the get-go. 

"Simula nung natalo kami sa MSC nag-open forum na-ipen ang opportunities kung ganon ang naging performance namin. paano pa kaya kung ibahin natin. Mas dadgdagan natin, mas doble kayod para baka naman hindi lang yon ang makamit natin iand masaya kami lahat kasi nakikita nami nang results," E2MAX said. 

Omega will face Blacklist International on Saturday.