Professional Mobile Legends player for Todak, Muhd Rizwan Abdullah or Eone, the Tank of the team, has decided to retire to give more opportunities for a new generation of players.
In a media interview earlier, Radzi Rahman also known as Ikuto, the Todak E-Sports Development Manager, and Ashi, the Manager of Todak weighed in on this massive decision.
How was Eone’s performance during M2?
Ashi: For starters, Eone’s hero pool is very limited. He is the most confident when he is using his primary hero, Atlas. We were worried if subsequent games people have started banning this hero, so in training we had Eone practice with other tank heroes.
What were your expectations for the match with EVOS SG and how did it help you win against them?
Ashi: We already knew how to beat them because we’ve analyzed EVOS’ methods, their style of play, and drafting. Thankfully, all this work helped us get the win in M2.
We definitely did not underestimate them and they have definitely improved in terms of performance. This is most likely because of their EVOS Legends coach, Zeys, who helped them make it to this point. Zeys managed to gather valuable experiences with Indonesian teams and apply these methods to this Singaporean team.
What are your thoughts on Eone’s retiring from the professional scene?
Ikuto: For Eone to retire, it has been something that was discussed since the sixth season of MPL. Eone voiced this decision because he wanted to give way to the next generation of young players to compete, and he also felt that he had reached his peak.
Due to M2’s rules, we could not change the roster from the sixth season of MPL, hence Eone’s inclusion in our M2 roster. On what’s next for Eone, Todak will support him however we can and will let you all know in the future. As it stands, after M2, Eone will no longer play Mobile Legends competitively.
How has the sixth player of Todak, Stoo’s performance been in the team?
Ikuto: I’d like to think that Todak does not operate like other teams, where the team consists of five main players and one substitute. Rather, I believe that our six players are changed accordingly to the suitability of the matches.
Stoo’s strength and expertise within the team is on par with his teammates. Stoo was not a reserve but a sixth player and we used his services in accordance with the tactics at the time.
What are your thoughts on Bren Esports and Omega Esports from the Phillippines?
Ashi: Frankly speaking, Bren Esports and Omega Esports are the strongest teams in the Philippines. They have a different kind of discipline compared to other teams. When in-game, they tend to focus solely on the objective. They usually will have a strong hold on each game they play, and are definitely our biggest competition in the championship.
Catch the rest of Todak’s games and the entirety of the M2 Championship on Mobile Legends’ official YouTube channel.