The Malaysian representative for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2023, Todak, officially announced the release of its Filipino coach Calo “Behave”. This sparked curiosity among fans, questioning the team as to why it let go of its coach before the mid-season event. This led fans to speculate that there may be bad blood between Todak and the Filipino coach. Following the fan concerns, Coach Behave clarified through a TikTok post why he left the Malaysian team despite nearing the MSC 2023. According to him, he decided to not renew his contract as he plans to coach a new team.
Why Coach Behave left Todak?
Through a Facebook post on 16th May, Todak officially announced the release of its Filipino coach Behave.
“We from team Todak would like to extend our thousand thanks to Coach Behave for helping and guiding us as coaches of team Todak throughout MPL MY 11th season. May he succeed in the future. THANKS COACH!” wrote the post.
This sparked concerns among fans, thinking that this may affect the team’s performance in the upcoming MSC 2023. Speculations also surfaced, claiming that there may be issues within the team that caused the release of its Filipino coach.
However, Coach Behave denied these allegations, saying that he is still good friends with the Todak team and that it was his decision to leave. Through a TikTok post, the coach explained why he left the team amidst the MSC 2023 preparation.
“There is no bad blood, let’s just be happy because better things are coming for me and Todak,” said Coach Behave.
The coach proved his statement by talking to Muhammad “Eone” Abdullah at the Todak boot camp where they both joked that the Filipino coach was getting kicked out because he was not handsome enough to be on the roster.
As to why Coach Behave left Todak, he explained that he has a new team and would like to focus on leading it in future tournaments.
“I left because my new team needs me,” he explained. “At first I only plan to be on Todak for one season, whether I win or not.”
Coach Behave did not reveal what team he is referring to. Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for new updates on the Filipino coach’s next journey in the Mobile Legends esports scene.