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Blacklist to donate portion of M3 World Championships purse to typhoon victims

Delfin Dioquino
Blacklist to donate portion of M3 World Championships purse to typhoon victims

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Blacklist International takes home $300,000 (around P15 million) for ruling the Mobile Legends M3 World Championships in Singapore

MANILA, Philippines – Blacklist International has dedicated a portion of its winnings from the Mobile Legends M3 World Championships in Singapore to a good cause.

The newly crowned champions vowed to help out the victims of Typhoon Odette after pocketing $300,000 (around P15 million) for ruling the M3 World Championships on Sunday, December 19, following its sweep of Onic Philippines in an all-Filipino grand finals.

“We really want to celebrate, especially these holidays, but we are also thinking of our countrymen who are victims of the typhoon,” said Blacklist head coach Kristoffer “Bon Chan” Ricaplaza.

“As a help to them, a portion of our prize will be donated to them,” Bon Chan added. “We want to celebrate the holidays giving a smile to the faces of countrymen.”

Odette ravaged the southern part of the country over the past week, displacing thousands of families and causing millions in damage to properties.

As of Monday, December 20, the Philippine National Police reported 375 deaths from the typhoon.

Miles away in Singapore, Blacklist represented the country with flying colors as it replicated the feat of fellow Filipino team Bren Esports, which ruled the previous edition of the world championships earlier this year.

Kiel “Oheb” Soriano claimed Finals MVP honors and pocketed an additional $10,000 (around P500,000) for his stellar performance. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.