ONIC PH Will Keep Its Roster Intact for MPL PH Season 9
After months of preparation, ONIC PH finally revealed that it will not be making any roster changes and will be retaining its previous roster for the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines (PH) Season 9. After finishing as the first runner-up in both MPL PH Season 8 and the M3 World Championship, ONIC PH is set on developing its talents to their full potential rather than revamping its roster. With ONIC PH finally revealing its team roster, Blacklist International and Nexplay EVOS are the only remaining teams who are yet to officially announce their roster for the upcoming MPL PH Season 9.
ONIC PH will compete in the MPL PH Season 9 with no roster changes
Fans will be able to see the previous squad in action once again in the upcoming MPL season as announced on the official social media handles of ONIC PH on 12th Jan 2022.
Leading the charge is none other than the team’s head coach Paul Denver “Yeb” Miranda alongside the team’s shotcaller Allen Jedric “Baloyskie” Baloy followed by the Roaming specialists Mico “Micophobia” Quitlong and Paul Ian “Beemo” Sergio.
Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales will continue to showcase his mechanical skills in the Mid lane while Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol will continue to show why he is considered as one of the best junglers in the Mobile Legends esports scene alongside Gerald “Dlarskie” Trinchera.
The reliable 6th and 7th man of the team- Mark “Markyyyyy” Capacio and Nowee “Ryota” Cabailo will be showcasing their flexibility in the roles for the upcoming MPL PH Season 9.
ONIC PH members aim to participate in the upcoming 2021 SEA Games
Aside from the upcoming MPL season, the team is also eyeing the possibility of representing the Philippines in the upcoming 2021 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. However, one of its members Kairi is unable to participate in the Sibol qualifiers due to age restrictions imposed by the Vietnamese Committee. Along with Kairi, Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap and Kiel “Oheb” Soriano will also be missing out on the Sibol qualifiers.
Sibol is the Philippine national esports team that participates in the SEA games under the esports category. The team previously dominated the 2019 SEA Games and earned the gold medal for the Mobile Legends esports competition. The team is now looking to field the next pro players in the upcoming 2021 SEA games through the Sibol qualifiers.