Execration clinched a playoff berth in Season 7 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) following a resounding sweep of Laus Playbook Esports on Friday, May 14.
After enduring a five-series losing streak, Execration picked up its second consecutive series win after making quick work of LPE, 2-0, to nail its playoff seat in Group B.
LPE, meanwhile, crashed out of playoff contention as it absorbed a fifth loss in its last six matches.
The last seed in Group B, LPE needed to sweep its remaining three assignments to give itself a chance of reaching the playoffs.
But Execration crushed those hopes as its win determined the playoff cast in Group B, with idle Omega Esports and Nexplay Esports also securing their spots in the next round.
Jungler Kiel VJ “Kielvj” Hernandez starred for Execration in the sweep with back-to-back near-perfect performances.
Kielvj tallied 10 kills and 4 assists against 1 death on Hayabusa in Game 1 and churned out 6 kills and 7 assists against 1 death on Ling in Game 2.
With the sweep, Execration also remained in the hunt for the last upper bracket playoff berth up for grabs in Group B.
Improving to 18 points and trailing only Blacklist International (27 points), Execration has to win its final regular season series and hope that Omega (17 points) and Nexplay (17 points) lose their remaining assignments.
Omega still has two matches left, while Nexplay has only one.
In the second and final series of the day, Onic PH turned back Group A leader Aura PH with a reverse sweep, 2-1.
Despite the loss, Aura PH secured its place as the top seed in Group A with 25 points, while Onic PH hiked its tally to 18 points to tie Bren Esports for the No. 3 spot in the bunch. – Rappler.com