Amihan Esports Releases Its MLBB and Wild Rift Team Roster
Amihan Esports has announced that it will be releasing its Mobile Legends and Wild Rift team roster. The organization assured that its Mobile Legends team will finish the tournaments that they participated in before officially disbanding. On 17th July 2020, Amihan Esports also received a series of sanctions imposed by Riot Games after one of its players, Karl “AMI Karlll” Ken Bautista was found to be in violation of Rule 2.3 (Age) of the Wild Rift SEA Icon Series Philippines Competition Policy. This forced the organization to give up its slot in the upcoming SEA Icon Series Fall Season and lose its prize winnings.
Amihan Esports Departs with Its Mobile Legends and Wild Rift Roster
The SEA Icon Series Philippines Summer Season champions, Amihan Esports, has announced that it will be releasing its team roster for both Mobile Legends and Wild Rift, through a Facebook post on 19th July 2021. This was announced following its recent issue where the organization received a 12-month ban from Riot Games Southeast Asia Esports due to submitting forged documents that misrepresented one of its pro players, Karl “AMI Karlll” Ken Bautista’s true age, who was 16 at the time of competing in the tournament.
Additionally, the organization is forced to forfeit its prize winnings from the SEA Icon Series Philippines Summer Season and the SEA Icon Series Summer Super Cup. It will also have to give up its slot in the upcoming SEA Icon Series Fall Season.
“Playing in Amihan together with them was never just about the Money, Contract, or any piece of paper that may taint our relationship. It was about the LOVE, BONDING, TRANSPARENCY to the players of the organization, and COMPETITION,” stated Amihan Esports.
The organization added that it’s releasing the team because it doesn’t want to restrict the players’ growth.
“We might not be together on your journey to the world championship and MPL but always bring that Amihan Blood in you. We set you free because nobody deserves to be held back,” Amihan Esports stated.
The organization ended its post by saying that it is ending its esports journey. The Brand Director of Amihan Esports, Gary Koh, also made a comment in the post, saying that one day the organization will return but for now, it has to let its players go.
Amihan Esports clarified that its Mobile Legends team will finish all of the esports tournaments that they have participated in before officially disbanding. This may also be the organization’s final moments in the esports scene.
Amihan Esports’ return to the esports scene remains uncertain. However, it will be interesting to see if the organization will be able to return in the future and rebuild its former glory in the Wild Rift Esports scene.