MSC 2022: RRQ slay the hometown heroes
One of the biggest series in MLBB was up next at MSC 2022 with the MPL champions of Indonesia and Malaysia going head-to-head.
headline photo courtesy of MPL Indonesia
After seeing RSG Singapore become the first team eliminated from the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup 2022 playoffs, it was time to get into some upper bracket semi-finals action – with one of the most hyped series in the event. The champions of MPL Indonesia, RRQ Hoshi, would be looking to spoil the fun for the hometown champions of Todak in an epic best-of-five series.
The untouchable Kings
When last we witnessed these two juggernauts go up against one another, it was in the first round of the upper bracket playoffs at the M3 World Championships. In that instance, RRQ managed to take a strong 3-1 victory to push Todak down into what would become a rather fantastic lower bracket run from The Swordfish – but both teams ended up being eliminated at the same time. This time, it was clear in the first game that Vyn should never get Franco, as his Iron Hooks secured an early series lead.
Nothing really changed in the next game, except the lack of a Franco, but it was RRQ who controlled the tempo completely, barely allowing Todak to get any objectives or kills and destroying the Malaysian’s. The chokehold of the Indonesian squad was not one that would be removed easily, and that was clear to be seen in game 3, as they continued to dominate. The team gave Todak no space to make any moves right from the start, cutting their farm across the map and eventually taking another victory.
With that, Todak’s upper bracket run at MSC 2022 comes to an end, as they fail to find any solid footing against RRQ Hoshi. For the latter, a magnificent 3-0 victory pushes them forward as they become the first upper bracket finalists. Tomorrow we return to MSC 2022 action, with another elimination and another upper bracket finalists decided.