Execration made an epic comeback and caused the biggest surprise in Season 7 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) after Bren Esports was dethroned on Saturday May 29th.
On the verge of elimination, Execration dug deep and took three straight wins to stun Bren Esports 3-2 in their best-of-five streak and secure the remaining spot in the bottom bracket final.
Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog came on for Execration, and Bren had a solid 2-0 lead in playing the biggest game in Game 3 to help his team stay alive.
Using his trademark Khufra, Ch4knu combined his tyrant’s revenge with his flicker to catch three Bren players at 49:40, and immediately followed with the tyrant’s fury to set up the kills for his teammates.
The Bren – Players Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno (Granger), Angelo “Pheww” Arcangel (Kadita) and Allan “Lusty” Castromayor (Rafaela) died when Execration won the longest game of the seventh season within the next 10 seconds.
The execution forced a do-or-die with a 19-minute win in Game 4 and ended its monumental comeback in Game 5 after neutralizing Bren star KarlTzy.
Kiel VJ “Kielvj” Hernandez (Claude) led the execution in Game 5 with 3 kills and 5 assists against 0 deaths, while Duane “Kelra” Pillas (Alice) shone with 2 kills and 5 assists against 0 deaths.
This time Ch4knu decided for Rafaela and contributed 7 assists against 1 death for execution in game 5.
Although KarlTzy received his comfort hero Lancelot in game 5, he fought and only scored 3 assists against 2 deaths 0 kills.
With the win, Execration has now eliminated the finalists of the sixth season, as it also toppled Omega Esports in their duel in the lower bracket the day before.
Next up for Execration is the two-time MPL PH Champion Aura Philippines in a best-of-five final on Sunday May 30th.
The winner of the Execration Aura tournament will be later on Sunday in the grand finals with Blacklist International. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamed of being a PBA player but he didn’t have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to be an athlete – write about her.
He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.