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Omega Esports announces release of Mobile Legends roster

MLBB Professional League (MPL) Philippines team Omega Esports posted a tribute to its MPL Season 7 roster on Friday and announced the release of their players.

The roster is composed of Adran “Toshi” Bacallo, Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon, EJ “Heath” Esperanza, Salic “Hadjizy” Imam, Jankurt “KurTzy” Matira and Kenneth “Kenji” Villa.

“From earning multiple championships and runner-up titles here and there, to exiting early at some tournaments. Then having the 2 of you represent our country at the SEA Games, eventually earning the 2nd spot consecutively and then most recently, flying off to Singapore for M2. There are still a lot that we want to mention but it'll take us until tomorrow,” the organization said in the post.

“It pains us to say this, but it's time to say thank you and goodbye to everyone.”

Omega Esports had enjoyed some recent success, finishing second in MPL PH Season 6 and tying for fifth and sixth places at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Championship last January.

But the team struggled in the most recent MPL season, finishing the group phase with a 6-7 record and falling to Aura and Execration in the playoffs for a disappointing finish.

The team shared a message of support for the players in whatever comes next.

"We are proud that we were a huge part of your growth as a professional athlete. We fully understand that in order for an athlete and an organization to grow further, a huge change in the environment is necessary, in which we support everyone's decision for this change wholeheartedly."

This is the second big announcement in the MPL in recent weeks after Season 7 runner-up Execration said that its team was searching for a new home “due to unfortunate circumstances” only days after their championship run in the MLBB Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021.

—JMB, GMA News