Blacklist International were the only undefeated team in the eighth season of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines after defeating Bren Esports on Saturday September 11th.
The reigning MPL Philippines champions fell Bren returned to earth with a 2-0 win in their best-of-three affair and took his fifth straight win in a row.
Bren came out of his crisis with a 2-0 win against Omega Esports the day before, but Blacklist gave the Season 6 champion a taste of his own medicine with a momentum after winning Game 2. </ With nearly 6,000 deficit in gold and a 2-8 decline in towers destroyed 14 minutes after Game 2, Blacklist turned the tide in minute 16 with a four-man kill during a fight for the Mr.
With only Mujahid “Malik” Malik (Lunox) as the only player to represent Bren Esports, Blacklist ended the series within the next minute.
Salic “Hadji” Imam (Beatrix) played for Blacklist in Game 2 with 7 kills and 7 assists against 2 deaths, while Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario (Aldous) had 6 kills and 7 assists against 4 deaths.
Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna (Diggie) made a difference in the triumph in game 2 with 14 assists at game height against 4 deaths.
Blacklist improved to 12 points to unite the top spot with Onic Philippines, who absorbed their first series loss of the season after a shocking 1-2 loss to RSG Philippines.
Fresh from the 0-2 Nexplay EVOS victory the day before, RSG has found its bearings and delivered the biggest surprise of the season so far to end Onic Philippines’ winning streak in four series.
Meanwhile, Nexplay scored its second 2-0 victory in a row, after defeating Echo and finishing third with 9 points.
Delfin Diochino dreamed of becoming a PBA player but he didn’t have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to be an athlete – to write about her.
He started journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler after graduating in 2017.