By Windie Khyla Pultam
M3 world champion Blacklist International bagged its third win of the season Saturday at the ICITE Auditorium in Quezon City.
Blacklist International fought against the new generation of Bren Esports for the second week, Day 2 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines Season 10 and won with its second sweep of the season.
KDA Machine Salic “HADJI” A. Imam rightfully earned the MVP title in the first game as Xavier with a 4\1\9 kill-death-assist.
According to game analyst Caisam “Wolf” Nopueto, Blacklist International achieved the win with the successful early game priorities such as trades, mid game objectives and map control, the poke damages, which won them their game and HADJI himself.
In the second game, Kiel Calvin “OHEB” Soriano took the spotlight and the MVP title with his guns expert Beatrix and ended the 14:43 minute game with a 7/1/4 KDA.
Bren Esports was pressured by Blacklist International during the draft pick along with the defeat in game 1.
Wolf said it translated in the early pick of Vincent “Pandora” Unigo’s Phoveus, which Blacklist International countered easily with “Edward” Jay Dapadap’s Uranus.
Blacklist International dominated the game from the 3-minute mark in terms of gold and continued with their pokes to Bren Esports.
The latter did not find many openings for Phoveus, while it was the opposite for Blacklist International making it possible for them to “destroy” Michael “KyleTzy” Sayson’s core Balmond.
The popular VeeWise duo also had a change in dynamics, thanks to Danerie James “WISE” Del Rosario’s wise adjustment to use a tank build on his Benedetta to complement with Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna’s support Mathilda, who is more suitable for tank and fighter heroes.
“Siguro ngayon walang specific na meta. Nag a-adjust kami sa kung ano ‘yung meta ng kalaban,” team captain OhMyV33nus told host Mara Aquino when asked about the unusual play style the team showed during the match.
Blacklist International’s next match will be against ONIC Philippines on August 26 at 6 p.m.