As part of its expansion plan in Southeast Asia, Singapore-based RSG professional esports organization will introduce its Philippine team at the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL) Season 8.
Esports veteran Richardson “RJ” Jacinto will be the country manager of RSG PH. Coach Brian “Panda” Lim, who led the Philippines to a Gold Medal win at the 30th SEA Games, tasked to train the team composed of Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa as team captain, Elyson Edouard “GHOST Wrecker” Caranza, one of the country’s most popular streamers who has amedia fan base of 7.7 million followers, Arvie “Aqua” Calderon, Dexter “Exort” Martinez, Earvin John “Heath” Esperanza, Eman “Emann” Sangco, Joshwell Christian “Iy4knu” Manaog, Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto, and Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo.
“We believe that through the Philippines, we can level up the quality of esports in the region,” said Jayf Soh, founder and CEO of RSG. “We hope to bring to the fans here our experience in developing esports champions, drive innovation in the way we create and engage fans, and last but not least, the trademark RSG spirit of relentlessly pursuing excellence.”
Founded in 2017, RSG operates across the region to engage the gaming audience through esports teams and content creators. The company’s premier esports teams specialize in leading game titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, and Warcraft, and have participated in over 200 tournaments collectively. Building on its presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, RSG will continue its growth strategy through regional expansion efforts into key Southeast Asian markets. The esports organization also plans to compete in more games and reach 150 million gaming audiences in Southeast Asia by the end of 2021.
The organization will explore plans to expand its competitive capabilities to include other game titles across console, PC, and mobile platforms, support local content creators and talent and explore long-term collaborations to raise mass awareness and interest in esports.