Filipino team Execration jumped to a sterling start in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) after crushing Singaporean squad EVOS SG in their group stage match on Monday, June 7.
Banking on the fine play of Duane “Kelra” Pillas, Execration cruised to a 2-0 sweep over EVOS SG in their best-of-three series.
Kelra proved to be too hot to handle for EVOS SG as he tallied 9 kills and 5 assists against 3 deaths in Game 1 and 7 kills and 8 assists against 0 deaths in Game 2 – both on Harith.
Although only a rookie in the professional scene, Kelra displayed his prowess as a gold laner as he pulled off a maniac (four straight kills within a short period of time) en route to their dominant Game 1 win.
Patrick “E2max” Caidic churned out 5 kills and 6 assists against 1 death on Selena to support Kelra in Game 2, while Kiel VJ “Kielvj” Hernandez had 3 kills and 7 assists against 1 death on Lancelot.
All Filipino representatives in the MSC have yet to taste defeat as Blacklist International also earned a 2-0 win over Indonesian team Bigetron Alpha in Group C earlier in the day.
Now at the top of Group D, Execration will try to clinch its upper bracket playoff spot with a win over Nightmare Esports of Laos on Tuesday, June 8.
Only the top teams from each of the four groups will advance to the upper bracket playoffs, while the remaining squads will duke it out in the second phase of the group stage. – Rappler.com