TNC Pro Team’s Escalera shares his story as an MLBB pro player
Jomearie Santos mainly known as Escalera is an iconic roamer for TNC Pro Team. But the player went through a lot of struggles before becoming a professional Mobile Legends Bang Bang player. In a recent interview, Escalera spoke about his life journey and all the hardships that he went through. From being a fast-food worker, he became a jeepney driver as he had good skills in driving. Later after spending most of their time driving jeepneys, Escalera started playing MLBB in his free time and eventually it led him to the MLBB esports scenario. His journey inspired TNC Pro Team to make a roster reveal for MPL S11 titled “Biyaheng Tagumpay” just like the way Escalera began his journey with Jeepney.
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Escalera’s story of becoming an MLBB player
The story of Escalera started by working as a crew at a fast-food restaurant named Chowking and Jollibee at the age of 18. Later he became a jeepney driver so that he can support his family financially. He loved to drive a jeepney more rather being a crew at the fast-food restaurant. He drove a jeepney as soon as he got a driving license at 19 years old. He took his father’s jeepney and from there he got to know he was capable of driving. He started to do shifts with his father and supported his family.
The Pandemic made it tough
Life of Escalera became challenging with the hit of the pandemic. His father fell ill with a stroke and his mother lost her job. The majority of the people stayed at their homes and social interactions and usage of public transport were prohibited. This worsened Escalera’s conditions and had to sell his jeepney. Soon after, he made his way to MLBB and became a pro player under Arkangel Esports.
Finally, a breakthrough for Escalera
Together with Arkangel Esports, Escalera won the Philippine Pro Gaming League, the team competed for a spot in the MPL PH Season 6 but eventually failed. TNC Pro Team saw Escalera’s performance with Arkangel Esports and recruited him for MPL PH Season 11.
Escalera’s life story gave inspiration to TNC Pro Team and they made a roster reveal with the title of Biyaheng Tagumpay meaning Trip to success. This was a good step as Escalera really wanted to be a Jeepney driver and TNC Pro Team kept that in mind while making the team reveal video.