New teams, rebrands, team-ups highlight MDL Philippines S2 roster reveals


by Drew Malihan

MANILA - Twelve teams will head on to the battlefield as the MLBB Developmental League Philippines (MDL-PH) Season 2 rosters are finally revealed.

All the other teams are going to challenge the dominance of ECHO Proud, who in turn will be going for a back-to-back championship for the second-tier professional league.

ZOL Esports will not return for the second season, while three new squads will arrive on the scene.

Here are the list of teams for MDL-PH Season 2 and their roster.

Blacklist Academy Lunatix

Blacklist Academy, Blacklist International's second team, enjoyed modest success in the maiden season with a 7-6 record and a 3rd-4th place finish in the playoffs.

The Tier One Entertainment-backed team has partnered up with Malaysian organization Team Lunatix to form Blacklist Academy Lunatix for the second season.

  • Avrian “Vri X” Villorente
  • Eduard “larvs” Baylen
  • John David “JD” Osorio
  • Rhonald “Bullet” Bacolod
  • Asi “Asi” Rodriguez
  • Kyle “Dominic.” Soto
  • Ian Jakob “Rindo” Seguiran
  • Kent “Kevier” Lopez 
ECHO Proud

The defending champions made a few changes in their MDL roster despite dominating the league witha 10-3 regular season record and a 3-1 outing in the Grand Finals against GameLab.

With veteran Jaypee "Jaypee" dela Cruz returning to the main roster, they added two new players with their intentions of a back-to-back championship campaign.
  • Santi "Santi Sucre" Noble
  • Aaren Maximos “Sindel” Palomo
  • Jhonville “Outplayed” Villar
  • Justine “Zaida” Palma
  • James “Jeymz” Gloria
  • JanKurt Russel “Kurttzy” Matira
  • Ronnel "Cjay" Espinosa - Coach

Omega Neos

Smart Omega's second team has saw a huge overhaul in their lineup with only two players remaining from their maiden season squad, but saw a return of an MPL veteran in the pro scene.

Neos will try to better their 5th-6th finish in the first season which saw them earn a 7-6 series record but fell short behind Bren Euphoria Esports due to inferior game loss record.
  • Christian “West” Mangabay
  • Eric Joseph “Cyre” Mercader
  • Mark Glenn “Super Markkk” Florencio
  • Ryan Michi “Rayl” Asaoka
  • Louis Gabriel “Louis” Ariola
  • Ron Matthew “Matt” Papag
  • Dan Nathaniel “Dan” Yambao
  • Luke Andrei “Lucas” Reodica
  • Patrick Tetro “Dhap” Palacio - Coach

ONIC Arsenals

Like Omega, ONIC's second team has saw a major revamp with only midlaner Jerry Ian "Chovyy" Nicol remaining from their original squad last Season 1.

The yellow hedgehogs, who earned a measly 5-8 record last season, tapped the roster of Lazy Idolls in their quest for a postseason run in the MDL.
  • Lanz Toby "SBOTY" Perfania
  • Landher "Der" San Gabriel
  • James "Jamespangks" Mendoza
  • Jerry Ian "Chovyy" Nicol
  • Boyson Miguel "BYSN" Cruz
  • Jefferdson "Kkdot" Mogol
  • Adriane Paul "Zamara" Baliga
  • Erwin "PSI Blades" Enguito - Coach
  • Daniel "Barbiechi" Buenviaje - Assistant Coach

Minana Archives

The hukbo assembled themselves a virtually new lineup with only roamer Martin Kian "Sana" Viray and coach Charles Rounceville "ZMING" Lumaque as the remaining pieces Charles Rounceville Lumaque from their season 1 lineup.

Minana Archives enjoyed an 8-5 season back when they were known as NXPE Tiger Cubs last season but wasn't enough to secure a playoff spot in a competitive Group A last season as they only registered 19 points with a 16-15 game win-loss record.
  • Gellert Mackenzie "BriskzzzAR" Pangilinan  
  • Josh Ian "DaizoAR" Alburo 
  • Martin Kian "SanaaaAR" Viray 
  • John Clarence "MilkteaAR" Cabaron
  • Salvick "KouzenAR" Tolarba 
  • Jayson "Jay DyAR" Caratao
  • John Nikko "NikkoAR" Samson 
  • Lehi "WexAR" Magdato
  • Estiphen Mike Angelo "ZenoAR" Ascura 
  • John Winn "JanwinnAR" Villanueva
  • Charles "zMingyuAR" Lumaque - Coach

AP.Bren Hornets

Bren Esports formally established an MDL team for the second season, which means the end of a season-long partnership with Euphoria Esports for the second-tier pro league.
  • Tommy "Kingfrenzy" Tolentino
  • Aaron "Solaire" Orencia
  • Arvin "Chowi" Arcangel
  • MJ "Sh4rpp" Vasquez
  • Jimmy "Wayann" Padua
  • Robin "Yobabz" Benedicto
  • Jeff "Jeff" Matias - Coach


TNCs' second team released their entire roster, made of former Click Esports players, and has partnered with Billy "Z4pnu" Alfonso to bring Z4 Esports to the MDL scene, bringing players from Z4 as well as amateur teams Echos69 and Digital Devils.

The then-TNC Neo squad only won three games in their maiden season, good for 7th-8th overall finish, winning eight total games against 22 losses.
  • Vincent "Yusuke" Tenedero
  • Jhonjie "Jiee" dela Rosa
  • Neil Allen "Kuro" Caga
  • Kurt "Hao" Navarro
  • Ajay "Ajayy" Rubio
  • Hans "Kaihua" Virinia
  • Ervin "Vinnn" Franco
  • Zehnder "Kyureem" Fabugais
  • Jamil "Nasty Wayne" Balingit
  • Jedrick "Micro" Medina
  • Rinard Jash "Rihnn" Alfonso - Coach

RSG Mistah

With the entire RSG Ignite team leaving for other teams, capped by Patrick "Rtzy" Lim's callup to the main team, the Raiders tapped the services of renowned amateur team Mistah Esports for the second season.

RSG Ignite made it to the playoffs of the first MDL PH season but fell to groupmates Blacklist Academy in two games.
  • Denniel Denison "XNOVA" Gomez
  • Mark John Henrix "SUPER MJAY" Aspa
  • Mark Vincent "VANE" Dasig
  • Joshua "WAN-6" Fajardo
  • Sendrey "Drey Scofield" Zabala
  • King John Patrick "K1NG" Nobleza
  • Christian "CHANYBOI" Dino
  • Jayson "Riku" Alupit
RRQ Kaito

The King of  Kings in Indonesia has finally arrived in the Filipino MLBB scene, signing a seven-man team including Karl "Karl" Devosora formerly of Todak, Janus "Y4nusu" Badando formerly of Cignal Ultra as "Janus," and SEA Games 2019 gold medalist Kenneth Jiane "Kenji" Villa.
  • Edferdz "Ferdz" Fernandez
  • Kenneth Jiane "Kenji" Villa
  • Janus "Y4nusu" Badando
  • Justin Ahron "Shocker" Guanga
  • Kim "Dai Ki" Sebanes
  • Karl Rouvic "Karl" Devorosa
  • Mark Venedict "Marktzy"
  • Kurt William "Super Kurt" Recto - Coach

MHRLK Esports

Arriving in the mainstream MLBB scene by storm by almost beating Blacklist International in the SIBOL national selection for IESF 2022, they will now try their chances in the MDL as one of the expansion teams of the division.
  • Drin "Dr1nsanity" Fontanilla
  • Miguel "Migss" Sto Niño
  • Michael "Granzuu" Granzo
  • Aldrin "Seiji" Damian
  • Kelvin "Kelvin" Chen
  • Edriel "Minguin" Gallantes
  • Jian Paulo "Pauloxpert" Munsayac - Coach


MDL-PH Season 1's new kids on the block establish themselves as one of the best non-MPL teams in the Philippines as they dominated their group en route to a second-place finish.

This season, they have added new blood in the gamer's zone as they acquired Steve Nash "Steve" Calunuran from Blacklist Academy.
  • Jan Bradford "XBOCT" Amande
  • Masayuki "YukTzy" Fujita
  • Jermaine "Aizawa" Fernandez
  • Mark Ferry "Dokmen" Nazar
  • Steve Nash "Steve" Calunuran
  • Vincent Brian "Takenaga" Montilla
  • Lance Christian "Imbading" Sibal

Euphoria Esports

Formerly known as Bren Euphoria in the MDL-PH in Season 1, the boys donned the Bren Esports colors in the maiden season where they finished 7-6 and made it to the semifinals, losing to eventual champions ECHO Proud.

They are now looking to better their performance in Season 2 with two new additions in Jastenn and Zone.
  • Jan Carl “SHIZOU” Valdez
  • Joshua Aaron “RYUJIN” Ramos
  • Christian Francis “HEADS” Morada
  • Vincent Seth “VENOGO” Orogo
  • John Paul “F4LL” Ansaldo
  • Lilflesh “ZONE?” Miranda
  • Justin “JASTENN” Señeres
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