EVOS Esports made a surprise announcement recently, revealing the demotion of its Philippines import player Gerald “Dlar”Trinchera to Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Development League division. The EVOS Icon caused quite a stir within the community.
The esports organisation posted a video explaining their decision. EVOS Legends’ analyst Steven “Ageee” Gunawan stated that Gunawan was not able to spend enough time with his new team. Dlar also stated in the video that he felt it was best to stay with the MDL team so that he can learn Bahasa Indonesian language (ID) to better communicate with his teammates and explore the region’s meta.
Analyst Ageee comments on Dlar’s MDL demotion
Through a video posted on the official Facebook page of EVOS Esports, analyst Ageee stated that due to little prep time, Dlar’s performance in the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) ID Season 10 may be negatively affected
“We have discussed it together with Dlar as well. And indeed, Dlar feels that if he plays in the MPL, if he doesn’t get [as much] play time, or he doesn’t have enough scrim practice, maybe it would be a bit difficult for him to improve,”Ageee
He stated that this was the right decision, as it was the best. “Dlar is also a very try-hard person, and he traveled all the way from the Philippines to Indonesia, wanting to be a pro player who really shows that he can be better than anyone in Indonesia.”
Despite the language barrier, Ageee clarified that they acquired Dlar so the team would have more options for the EXP Lane and also stated that he believes in the PH star’s potential.
“Okay, maybe the reason we took Dlar is so that we have more options for EXP Laner players, and we also know that Dlar is a player who has a lot of experience. And it turns out after we’ve been with Dlar for a long time, and we’ve also been with other EXP Laners for a long time, the gap isn’t that big as a player for the needs of this EVOS team,”The EVOS Legends analyst said.
Dlar’s thoughts on his MDL demotion
Ageee shared his thoughts about the matter with Dlar, who also explained why he agreed that he would be relegated from the development team, EVOS Icon.
“After I played in the Philippines, one of my decisions was to head to Indonesia and play in the MPL,”The PH star player said. “I played in MPL ID but it wasn’t enough. I need to be fluent here, to understand more, and explore a bit. I need to adapt to things, especially about the gaming industry in Indonesia.”
Dlar shared that he was contemplating a few options to improve his collaboration with his new team after his brief stay in EVOS Legends.
“My second decision is to play in MDL, for now, so I can learn a lot, explore, and study Bahasa. Mostly in MDL or MPL, they can’t understand English so I need to be fluent in Bahasa,”Dlar explained.
Dlar stated that everything will be fine if everything goes smoothly. “Maybe next season, I can play [in MPL] and become fluent in speaking Bahasa.”
He also said that he was hoping for the continued support and vows of the EVOS Fam “return and get stronger next season.”
Some fans think it would waste talent if Dlar played under EVOS Icon. The PH import’s training arc in the Indonesian MLBB esports scene should be an interesting story to follow.