Dewa United Esports Coach Claims Indonesia Don't Deserve One-Win Advantage in IESF MLBB Event
The coach of the Dewa United Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) division, Lius Andre, does not believe that the Indonesian representative team in the deserved the one-win advantage over the Philippine representatives in the tournament. However, he still thinks that Indonesia deserved the Gold Medal due to their victory over a strong team in the MLBB esports scene.
Coach Lius Andre thinks Indonesia is not worthy of the one-win advantage in the IESF MLBB event
Through a YouTube interview by featuring Indonesian MLBB talents Mochammad Ryan "KB" Batistuta and Maxhill "Antimage" Leonard, coach Lius Andre (also known as Ku Lius), shared his thoughts about the one-win advantage in the IESF MLBB event.
According to him, the Indonesian representative, which was comprised of the EVOS Esports talents, did not deserve the advantage they earned in the upper brackets. “Indonesia doesn't deserve to win, if from the first point it's a cellphone problem, it doesn't mean that cellphones in IESF are bad. The logic is like this if a soccer player is like a good free kick when told to kick a futsal ball, the result will definitely be different because he is used to the ball on an ordinary field,” said Coach Lius.
The Philippine representatives (also known as Blacklist Sibol), . The squad was dropped in the lower brackets by the Indonesian squad where the Blacklist Sibol fought its way up back to the grand finale. "The second factor, is in the upper bracket, they (Indonesian National Team) entered the grand final because of the upper bracket and got 1 point but the Philippines have read the rules and they are still following the tournament too so it is absolutely certain that Indonesia will win," said the Dewa United Esports coach.
Coach Lius ended his statement by clarifying the team Indonesia doesn’t deserve the one-win advantage but still deserved the Gold Medal in the IESF MLBB event.
"The third thing I want to highlight is the performance of Saykots and Dreams, which are always aiming towards OHEB. If you pay attention, OHEB isn't given a chance to participate in every team fight. So with my statement, Indonesia doesn't deserve to win once against the Philippines but deserves to win the championship," said Lius.
Indonesia dominated the grand finals with a 3-0 clean sweep victory over the PH Blacklist Sibol squad. However, this is not the end of the rivalry between the two regions. The Philippines shall aim to defend its throne as the world champions in the upcoming , scheduled to kick off on 1st January 2023.