#NOto 322ML: Jacko urges fellow Mobile Legends pros to avoid match repairing
As somebody who learned it the difficult method, Dota player-turned Mobile Legends standout Mark Anthony “Jacko” Soriano cautioned his fellow expert gamers about match fixing.
” People, real talk. Para sa mga kapwa pro players ng ML, please ‘wag niyo gawin ito (For my fellow ML pro players, please don’t resort to match repairing),” Jacko stated through a Facebook post on his page on Thursday, February 18, with the hashtags #NOto 322ML and #StopMatchFixing.
” Ito lang naman payo ko. Galing na ako diyan and 7 years ko hindi ma-enjoy at malaro ‘yung Dota 2 (This is my guidance. I have actually currently been there and I was unable to delight in playing Dota 2),” he added.
At 15 years of ages, Jacko was dragged in the infamous “PH 322 scandal of 2014″ in which his Mineski-Dota group purposefully tossed a match against Immunity for money.
2 years later, video game designer Valve bied far an indefinite ban on gamers with 322 history and that consisted of Jacko who remained in the middle of playing for Mineski-X in the Shanghai Winter season Major SEA qualifiers.
Not able to sign up with Valve-sanctioned tournaments especially Majors and The International, the Amihan Esports stalwart decided to shift to the growing Mobile Legends esports scene to redeem himself.
” Lumipat ako sa Mobile Legends para pagandahin ang profession ko at mag-bagong simula. Natuto na ‘ko (I moved to Mobile Legends to improve my esports profession and have a clean slate. I have actually currently discovered my lesson),” he stated.
Jacko could just wonder what could’ve been had he not gotten associated with the PH 322 controversy. That’s why he desires his fellow ML pros not to struggle with the same what-ifs.
” Panay ‘edi sana nasa ibang bansa na ako naglalaro or ‘edi sana nakapag-The International na ako.’ ‘Wag niyo sana ipagpalit ‘yung dignidad at integridad niyo sa halaga ng pera (I always said to myself, ‘I could’ve played overseas’ or ‘I could’ve played in The International.’ Don’t exchange your dignity and stability for cash).”.
Jacko restated that he has currently moved on and altered for the better after that event. And now he looks for to serve as a guide to his fellow pros in Moonton’s mobile MOBA video game.
” Ngayon wala na ‘yung sakit na ‘yun kasi tinanggap din ako ng mga ibang mga taga-ML community (That discomfort has actually gone due to the fact that some individuals in the ML neighborhood accepted me),” he said.
” Ito na lang siguro ang pinaka-maibabalik ko na tulong sa kapwa ko sa ML neighborhood ko, ang gabayan ang mga players na ‘wag gawin ito, lalo na ‘yung kapwa young bloods natin (This is the only thing that I can do for the community, to direct my fellow professional players not to do it, particularly the young bloods).”.
LuponWXC CEO Nico “Kuya Nic” Nazario, a known character in the Philippine esports community, tossed his support to Jacko’s call to stop match-fixing.
” Wise words, pare! Suporta dito (I support you)! To the younger peeps, listen,” Kuya Nic stated through his Facebook comment.