Dogie Talks About Nexplay EVOS' Alleged Mismanagament at Boot Camp
Nexplay EVOS’ pro player and influencer, Setsuna "Dogie" Ignacio complained about Nexplay Evos' Boot Camp Mismanagement through one of his livestreams. He stated that an issue surfaced in the boot camp where the players were reportedly drinking every weekend – something that he strictly forbids, especially during an MPL Season. This resulted in one of the team’s star players, Renejay "RENEJAY" Barcarse, abruptly leaving the team’s boot camp amid the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines (PH) Season 8.
Dogie reveals why RENEJAY suddenly left the Nexplay EVOS Boot Camp
After the conclusion of MPL PH Season 8 Week 1, Dogie explained the predicament that the Nexplay EVOS boot camp is currently facing. The pro player revealed through one of his livestreams details regarding Nexplay EVOS' boot camp mismanagement and members are reportedly violating the house rules imposed.
“Who was drinking there every Saturday and Sunday? Who allowed girls to disturb their practice? While they were practicing, someone was recording them, posting on their “My Day” (on Facebook),” stated Dogie.
The pro player added that the boot camp is not a bar. He did not expect the management to be this irresponsible to the point that they regularly drink every weekend.
“That’s a boot camp and not a bar. Is that a bar? You transferred the kids, brought them to Manila, just to have drinking sessions every Saturday and Sunday? Is that right? Is that permitted? Is that ok?,” stated Dogie. “Boot camp is an office. If you’re working, do you drink while in the office? That’s what I want to know.”
Dogie explains that Nexplay’s Head of Business Development and Partnership, Adrian Rob Son was absent when the issue happened. However, he claims that two members of the management, Baby Ignacio and Macy Kalaw were present in the boot camp situated in Manila, Philippines.
Dogie added that he is open to anything as long as it is done responsibly and with consent from the players’ parents. He also expressed his disappointment when RENEJAY’s parents went to the boot camp and no one was there to talk to them.
“Do you think the player’s parents would be happy? RENEJAY was retrieved by his parents, who entertained them? Nobody,” stated Dogie. “No one asked why RENEJAY was leaving. He returned to my boot camp (in Pampanga, Philippines) and opened up to me.”
He later uploaded a vlog where RENAJAY and his father explained their side of the story. RENEJAY stated that random people were also being allowed entry to the boot camp and started filming inside without the players’ notice.
“We’re kind of skeptical to ask them why there were people recording inside the boot camp. We don’t want to cause any issues,” stated RENEJAY.
When asked by Dogie, RENEJAY’s father said that he was looking for the management when he visited the boot camp but no one was available to talk to him. He added that Baby Ignacio was there but Macy Kalaw was still asleep at the time of his visit.
According to Dogie's statements in the vlog, the Nexplay EVOS squad were originally staying at Dogie’s boot camp in Pampanga, Philippines. However, due to unstable network connections in the area, the squad was moved to Manila where there is a much better network connection. However, one of the members, Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya is still staying with Dogie in their previous boot camp.
RENEJAY wants to play on the second week of the MPL PH Season 8
In Dogie’s vlog, RENEJAY also stated that he wants to play in the second week of the MPL season. He believes that his team was lacking communication while playing their matches.
“It’s not that I think my team lost because of me, I just think they don’t communicate enough,” stated RENEJAY. “H2wo gets lost because no one was there to remind him. I was the one who always reminds him in-game.”
According to RENEJAY, Jhon "H2wo" Salonga stated that the star rookie of Nexplay EVOS, Jhonwin “Hesa” Vergara is indeed strong but doesn’t communicate too much with the team.
“Hesa is strong, you’ve seen his games, but he’s still new,” echoed Dogie.
We have reached out to Nexplay Esports for comment on these allegations and will update the story with their responses should we receive them.
Despite Nexplay EVOS’s subpar performance in the first week of the MPL PH Season 8, from the defending champions, Blacklist International. The promising rookie received praise from the defending champions’ coach Kristoffer "BON CHAN" Ricaplaza for being unwavering despite their constant pressure during their match.
Nexplay EVOS is scheduled for the opening match of the MPL PH Season 8 week 2 against ONIC PH on 3rd Sept 2021 at 6:00 PM (PHT). It will be interesting to see if we will be seeing RENEJAY playing in the second week.
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