Bren Esports’ Morale Is at an All-Time Low, Says Analyst Pauloxpert
Bren Esports ended the second week of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines (PH) Season 9 without a single win. The team’s analyst, Paulo "Pauloxpert" Magno Munsayac admits that the team’s morale is currently at an all-time low due to its lackluster performance in the past matches. This was revealed through a post-match press conference shortly after the match between Bren Esports and Nexplay EVOS. Despite suffering a two-week losing streak, Bren Esports remains positive that they can still recover from this predicament and will be looking to make some adjustments for the upcoming third week of the MPL PH Season 9, which is scheduled to be held offline.
Bren Esports’ match schedule was also a factor in the team’s struggle in the second week of the MPL PH Season 9
Despite having a total of three matches for the second week of the MPL PH Season 9 regular season, Bren Esports could not secure a single win and continued its losing streak. According to Pauloxpert, the second week’s match schedule was one of the bigger factors that burdened the team as all of their matches were against the strongest teams in the current season.
“For me, our opponents were super hard this weekend,” he said.
Pauloxpert added that the three opponents that Bren Esports faced in the second week - RSG PH, ONIC PH, and Nexplay EVOS, were the top three teams on his power rankings list, excluding his team.
With the third week of the MPL PH Season 9 shifting to an offline format, Bren Esports is looking to freshen up and see if the team needs to make adjustments given its lackluster performance in the past two weeks.
“We’re planning on resetting this week to clear their minds because our morale is at an all-time low because of continuous losses and we never had a win, not even just a game,” Pauloxpert said.
The analyst further added that depending on the team’s performance in practices, they may be implementing a few changes to the team or decide on who will be playing in the third week.
Pauloxpert also went on to say that despite the Bren Esports squad saying that they don’t feel nervous, he can still sense it otherwise. This may turn into a problem once the matches shift to the offline format.
“For me, even if they say that they aren’t nervous when I ask them, I can see in their gameplay that they do feel nervous,” the Bren Esports analyst explained. “When playing offline (matches), I have experience playing offline tournaments and it was during M1 World Championship, offline matches are more nerve-wracking.”
This led him to believe that choosing who will play in the third week of the MPL PH Season 9 will be one of the biggest factors for Bren Esports and could affect its performance.
As one of the bottom teams on the Week 2 leaderboard, Bren Esports will have to double its efforts into securing wins in the third week of the MPL PH Season 9. The team will only have one match this weekend against the defending champions, Blacklist International on 5th Mar.
Keep up with the live scores, schedule, stream links, and more with .
Subscribe to AFK Gaming's Newsletter
Get a weekly recap of all the latest developments in the global esports industry with our esports business insights newsletter:
Subscribe for free to receive insights, analysis, and opinions on the biggest developments in the esports business, provided by our team of experienced journalists in collaboration with thought leaders across the industry.