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Execration stays alive, reaches MSC lower bracket finals

Delfin Dioquino
Execration stays alive, reaches MSC lower bracket finals

STILL STANDING. Execration secures a top-three finish in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup.

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Execration eliminates Malaysia's RSG MY and Cambodia's Impunity KH to clinch the remaining lower bracket finals berth in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup

Filipino team Execration will not be denied in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup.

Execration eliminated RSG MY of Malaysia and Impunity KH of Cambodia on Saturday, June 12 to secure a top-three finish and clinch the remaining lower bracket finals berth.

Dropped to the lower bracket by EVOS Legends of Indonesia, Execration redeemed itself as it escaped with a reverse sweep of Impunity KH, 2-1, and swept RSG MY, 2-0, to stay alive.

A win away from the lower bracket finals, Execration pulled out all the stops and disposed of RSG MY in under 16 minutes in the second game of their best-of-three affair behind Kiel VJ “Kielvj” Hernandez.

RSG MY had no answer for Kielvj as he tallied a game-high 10 kills and 5 assists against 1 death on Ling in one of his finest games of the tournament.

Duane “Kelra” Pillas backstopped Kielvj with 9 kills and 7 assists against 1 death on Harith, while Patrick “E2max” Caidic had 1 kill and a game-high 17 assists against 1 death on Yve.

Earlier in the day, Execration survived a major scare from Impunity KH as the Cambodian squad drew first blood in their series.

But Execration forged a decider with a swift Game 2 victory before it clinched the series win in the do-or-die Game 3 thanks to some spectacular set-ups from Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog.

Ch4knu churned out 1 kill and a team-high 10 assists against 2 deaths on Jawhead in Game 3 to propel Execration to the next round.

With the top-three finish, Execration is already guaranteed $15,000 (around P710,000).

Execration will look to exact revenge on EVOS Legends when they meet in the best-of-five lower bracket finals on Sunday, June 13.

The winner will advance to the grand finals, where undefeated Filipino crew Blacklist International is waiting. – Rappler.com

$1 = P47.78

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.