Bren Esports ruled the Mobile Legends M2 World Championships in come-from-behind fashion after surviving the Burmese Ghouls, 4-3, in the grand finals in Singapore on Sunday, January 24.
Facing defeat, KarlTzy and Bren Esports displayed steely nerves and nailed the last two games of the best-of-seven series as they exacted revenge on the Burmese Ghouls of Myanmar.
The Burmese Ghouls shocked Bren Esports in the first round of the playoffs, relegating the Filipinos to the lower bracket with a stunning sweep.
But Bren Esports saved the best for last as KarlTzy showed the way, with the Philippines reigning supreme in the tournament that brought in teams from 8 other nations.
Getting his hands on his comfort hero Claude, KarlTzy had a field day in the do-or-die Game 7, posting 10 kills and 6 assists against only 1 death.
Bren Esports wrapped up Game 7 in just 14 minutes, with Kid (Lunox) – the only player alive for the Burmese Ghouls – unable to defend their base turret against KarlTzy, Pheww (Luo Yi), Ribo (Harith), and Lusty (Chou).
Ribo backstopped KarlTzy with 4 kills and 5 assists against 1 death, while FlapTzy (Baxia) had 3 kills and 9 assists against 3 deaths.
“In Game 7, I asked them, ‘You want to prove that we’re not just strong in the Philippines?’ And they said out loud, ‘Yeah!’ [I said], ‘Then prove it, we have to win this last game,'” said Bren Esports coach Duckeyyy.
Dropping the first two games, the Burmese Ghouls staged a monumental comeback by clinching the next 3 matches to push Bren Esports to the brink of a silver-medal finish.
Bren Esports, however, regained its bearings by winning Game 6 to force a rubber match.
KarlTzy starred in Game 6 for Bren Esports with 9 kills and 11 assists against 1 death with Brody, while Pheww tallied 8 kills and 8 assists against 5 deaths with Lunox.
Bren Esports will take home a cash prize of $140,000 (around P6.7 million) along with the bragging rights as the best Mobile Legends team in the world. – Rappler.com