Bren Esports' Flap and Pandora Share Why the Team Struggled in the MPL PH Season 9
Since its first World Championship title victory in 2021, Bren Esports has been struggling to gain momentum amidst the competition. The team failed to secure both playoff spots for Season 8 and Season 9 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines (PH). Bren Esports’ EXP Laners, David "Flap" Charles Canon, and Vincent "Pandora" Unigo shared their thoughts on why the team is struggling to rise back to its World Championship form. According to Flap, the team had a hard time finding its identity in the first half of the regular season. Pandora stated that the rookies are still adjusting as rookie tournaments and scrim sessions were entirely different from professional leagues such as the MPL PH.
Bren Esports rookies lacked the time to adjust to the professional MLBB scene
Through a video titled “MPL Stories S9,” Flap and Pandora shared their opinions as to why Bren Esports failed to impress its fans in the MPL PH Season 9.
According to , the problem was there only for the first half of the regular season as the team was still trying to find its identity due to its massive roster revamp. “It was chaotic and messy but after the first half, [the team] was ok,” Flap stated.
He added that if Bren Esports had secured its playoffs dream, the team would have kept its momentum going. “We could’ve made it to the grand final because what he have been practicing in scrims has started appearing in the tournament,” the EXP Laner explained.
Flap also stated that his teammates had a problem committing to a team fight. “I wanted everyone to not retreat when there is a clash. When JoyBoy and I became shot callers in a clash, our performance improved.”
From point of view, the skill difference between amateur tournaments and professional leagues was far too much for them as rookies. He goes on to say, ”What they say is true, that MPL is way different than scrims and amateur [tournaments]... Anything can happen in the game.”
The rookie EXP Laner added that the players simply lacked the mindset and let pressure get the better of them. “No matter what talent, how good you are, no matter how good your coaching is, if the team’s mindset disappears when the match starts, all of you will struggle.”
Despite going through a disappointing season Bren Esports aims to improve itself and shall strive for another shot at the championship title in the upcoming MPL PH Season 10.