Blacklist International added Cambodian team Impunity KH to its long list of victims to secure its upper bracket playoff berth in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup on Tuesday, June 8.
The reigning Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines champion backed its status as a title favorite with a 2-0 win over Impunity KH to finish at the top of Group C with a 2-0 record.
Blacklist joined fellow Filipino team Execration in the upper bracket playoffs alongside RSG MY of Malaysia and EVOS Legends of Indonesia.
Execration came out on top in Group D with a 2-0 card following its 2-0 sweep of Laos team Nightmare Esports earlier in the day.
Trailing 0-1, Impunity KH brought out the feeding Diggie strategy with hopes of dragging Blacklist to a deciding game in the best-of-three affair.
But that plan backfired as Blacklist disposed of Impunity KH in under 17 minutes, with Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario accounting for 16 of their 35 kills to go with 11 assists against 4 deaths on Yi Sun-Shin.
Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna tallied 7 kills and 16 assists against 2 deaths on Yve for Blacklist, while Jayson “Eson” Gerardo had 3 kills and 19 assists against 1 death on Popol and Kupa.
Blacklist and Execration will have two days of break as the playoffs kick off on Friday, June 11. – Rappler.com