IN A sudden announcement a day before Season 8 kicks off, the MPL-PH revealed that a new face will join the league’s caster team.
Chantelle “Chantelle” Hernandez, a veteran caster in the Mobile Legends scene, will round out the crew of hosts, analysts, and commentators who will be manning the mics in the MPL-PH’s Season 8.
“Let us all welcome the newest addition of our #MPLPH Season 8 Talent Team, ate mo @casterchantelle,” said the MPL-PH in a post on social media.
Chantelle is already a familiar face to MPL-PH viewers, having casted for the league as recently as Season 5 back in mid-2020. This year, she also joined the Next Caster Search.
Meanwhile, Rob Luna, a longtime member of the panel, announced on Twitter that he will be taking time off this season to “deal with personal stuff.”
Luna also promised to make a video regarding his departure.
Season 8 begins tomorrow, August 27, with an El Clasico matchup between Echo and Onic PH, followed by a Blacklist International-TNC Pro Team faceoff.
(UPDATE, 27 August, 11:30am) As promised, Luna briefly addressed his leave of absence in a new video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
"What I can say right now is that parang na-shift lang nang kaunti yung point of view ko, yung perspective ko on how I would want to tackle yung future ko," he said. "Mas madami kaming na-visualize na, there's a lot of things pa pala na pwede nating gawin."
Nevertheless, Luna surmised that he'll likely only be stepping back for this season. After all, he still considers the MPL as a family, and promises Mobile Legends content moving forward.
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