SMART OMEGA CODM squad welcomes RAGE

Rage, a key piece in Tyrant Esports' championship-winning roster at the Garena Youth Challengers, will join the title-seeking Smart Omega team, which is looking to avenge earlier tournament losses.

SMART OMEGA'S journey to #CODMChamps22 and back to the top of the Philippine CODM scene has taken an unexpected twist.

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The team announced the addition of Ronan Arkie "Rage" Eleria to their roster in a recent post on their Facebook page.

Following the ineligibility of one of their players, Kevin "Kevs" Baguio, due to age limits, the transfer was made in preparation for Smart Omega's CODM World Championship 2022 squad.

The impact of Rage's arrival on Omega Esports' dynamic
Rage built his name as his team's slayer/entry fragger/rusher during his PDR Esports days, which was exactly what Smart Omega needed to cover for Kevs' absence. Rage fits the bill for the team's goal of acquiring a dynamic, aggressive-style player.

"Our Smart Omega coaches scouted roughly 20 potential applicants for the position until they whittled it down to only the top three, one of them was Rage." Unfortunately, I can't reveal who the top three players were, but Rage was the one who passed our coaches' eye test after a strong performance," squad manager Khristianne Gray Ofalsa revealed.

Furthermore, Rage's coach, Bruce "Dev1ce" Cruz, likes what he sees in him and what he can add to the club.

"He gives the team a different vibe. I loved that he was young and motivated, and that he was coachable and dependable. He has a big influence on the group. In him, the team sees a fantastic colleague."

With Rage's acquisition, Smart Omega's two-year run with their original lineup comes to an end, as this will be the club's first world championship run without Benjamin "CRUSH" Trinidad, who quit the team a month ago. CRUSH, together with Smart Omega colleagues JC "Jayzee" Rivera, Kennedy "iDra" Mondoy, Jerrold "Wooppiie" Regay, and John Kenneth "KenDy" Pimentel, became the first-ever CODM regional champions in 2020, after finishing 5th-8th in last year's champs.
 

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