RSG SG finally secured their first MPL SG championship, having overcome their mental demons of losing to EVOS SG twice in the previous two grand finals.
The new Season 3 champions beat EVOS SG 4-1, securing momentum after a nail-biting game two where they lost a big lead before finally securing the victory.
From then on, it was a steam roll as RSG SG convincingly stomped their local rivals.
Strong plays by Amos ".505" Ng Jin Rui and Jovan ".babycakes" Ong helped RSG SG take the win over Singapore's SEA Games representatives and tournament favourites.
EVOS SG had sent RSG down to the lower bracket, beating them 2-1 earlier in the playoffs.
RSG then had a closely fought 3-2 match against Team Flash to secure a rematch against the defending champion.
Besides the championship title, RSG's new and upcoming jungler, Brayden "BRAYYY" Teo, also walked away with the MVP prize of S$1,000.
"I would say there's a worry lifted off my heart because every time when we faced against EVOS SG, I would say we were a little afraid of them because we weren't able to beat them, no matter how hard we tried," said RSG's Yeo "Diablo" Wee Lun.
"I actually am at a loss for words that we actually proved to the world that EVOS SG is not the only team that is the strongest in Singapore," Diablo added.
Jayf Soh, CEO and founder of RSG, was also delighted with the results.
"I'd like to thank all of our players, coaching staff and management. Today's results are the fruits of our labour and I'm very fortunate to be able to share this day with everyone," he said.
Soh further called his team his inspiration and motivation, and added that the "work is not yet done".
"Let's continue to achieve many more championships in our relentless pursuit of excellence."
The S3 win means RSG have secured the top prize of US$30,000 and a slot at the upcoming MSC 2022 (MLBB Southeast Asia Cup 2022) taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 11 to 16, with US$300,000 up for grabs.
With the org's Philippines squad also claiming the title in the MPL Philippines after beating Smart Omega, there could be a chance of the two RSG teams coming face to face in KL.
EVOS SG, as runners-up, took home US$15,000 as well as a slot at MSC too.
The loss to RSG though, will mean that the squad will need to refocus their efforts to return to winning ways for the SEA Games 2021 taking place in Hanoi from May 12 to 23.
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