Blacklist Blacklist International. Photo courtesy of MPL Philippines.

Blacklist stuns Bren Esports

May 5, 2023 Robert Andaya 352 views

BLACKLIST International made it clear that it is No. 1 team right now, beating top seed Bren Esports, 3-1, in the playoffs of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Season 11 held at the SMX Convention Center.

Jonmar “OhmyV33nus” Villaluna produced another smashing performance for the day as Blacklist claimed three victories in the series.

The competition was fierce, with both teams being among the favorites to win the championship.

The first game saw Blacklist International come out strong behind OhmyV33nus, Lee Howard “Owl” Gonzales and Edward “Edward” Dapadap, who joined hands for a 12-2 victory.

Gonzales’s Karrie took the MVP honor after scoring 4-1-2 Kill-Deaths-Assists. “OhMyV33NUS” used one of his signature heroes Estes and finished 0-1-8 KDA.

Both teams exchanged blows and pushed each other to the limit in the second game. The two teams even had their chances of ending the game.

But with Blacklist making some smart plays, the second game again went in their favor, 26-19.

Lee Howard “Owl” Gonzales’s Claude scored 9-4-10, Kenneth Carl “Yue”” Tadeo’s Yve had 7-4-12 and Edward Jay “EDWARD” Dapadap’s Terizla added 7-1-13 KDA for Blacklist’s convincing victory over Bren Esports in the second game.

With Bren Esports needing to win the third game to keep their hopes alive, they started the game aggressively and finished with a 9-2 victory to cut the deficit to 1-2.

Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel’s Joy shone brighest for Bren Esports as he finished with 4-0-2 and was named the MVP of the match.

Michael “KyleTzy” Sayson’s Fredrinn had 3-1-4 KDA.

Blacklist, however, was not to be denied.

Owl’s surprise Moskov took the MVP honor for the match with a perfect 4-0-4 line.

…Yue’s Phars added 4-1-1 and “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna’s Estes had 3-3-10 KDA in Blacklist’s series-clinching 14-7 victory.

Blacklist International players displayed tremendous composure and focus, executing their strategies to perfection and taking advantage of every opportunity that came their way.