RSG PH will walk away with the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool.
A new Southeast Asian champion has been crowned as RSG Philippines triumphed over RRQ Hoshi in the finals to become the winners of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) SEA Cup (MSC) 2022.
The Filipino first seeds beat the Indonesian team 4-0 in a one-sided final to take home the trophy. RSG entered the MPL Philippines last year and just in their second season became the champions to represent the region in the MSC. The international trophy will be an added feather to its cap.
RSG PH gets revenge in the Finals
This wasn’t the first time RSG faced RRQ in the MSC 2022. The two teams first met in the upper bracket finals, where RRQ beat them 3-1.
After a close series against Omega in the lower bracket finals, RSG made it to the MSC 2022 Finals with a chance to get revenge – and that’s exactly what they did.
RRQ were a distant team in the grand finals from the one that beat RSG just a day earlier. RSG closed the best-of-seven series with four back-to-back victories. While the overall result may seem one-sided, the matches were really close with RRQ being on the cusp of victory in the first three games but weren’t able to close them. The first three matches went on for nearly 30 minutes.
Complete results for the MSC 2022
Twelve of Southeast Asia’s best MLBB teams competed in the MSC 2022. It had a total prize pool of $300,000. Here are the overall standings of the tournament.
- First place: RSG PH
- Second place: RRQ Hoshi
- Third place: Omega Esports
- Fourth place: Falcon Esports
- Fifth to sixth place: Orange Esports and Todak
- Seventh to eighth place: EVOS SG and RSG SG
- Ninth to 12th place: Impunity KH, I Do Not Sleep Esports, See You Soon, and Sonic Esports
The MSC 2022 Finals sets a new record with 2.8 million peak viewers
The tournament was broadcasted in 10 languages on TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube. With the MSC returning to a LAN event for the first time in three years, a record number of people tuned in to watch their favorite teams compete for the cup.
The MSC 2022 Finals between RRQ and RSG achieved a peak viewership of 2,800,606 people, according to Esports Charts. This makes it the fourth most popular tournament in MLBB esports’ history – behind the M3 World Championship, M2 World Championship, and the MPL ID Season 9.
The 2.8 million peak viewership is 600,000 more from the MSC 2021. Last year, the MSC was held as an online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average viewership for the nine-day-long tournament stands at 477,042.
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