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Red-hot Blacklist waylays RSG to stay perfect in MPL Philippines

Delfin Dioquino
Red-hot Blacklist waylays RSG to stay perfect in MPL Philippines

TEAM TO BEAT. No team has posed a threat to the title defense aspirations of Blacklist International.

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Blacklist International earns its seventh series win in as many outings as it sweeps RSG Philippines behind Wise and OhMyV33nus

Blacklist International kept the status quo in Season 8 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines after sweeping RSG Philippines on Friday, September 17.

The reigning champions earned their seventh series win in as many outings as they made quick work of RSG, 2-0, in their best-of-three duel, winning both games in under 15 minutes.

Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario (Granger) was practically unstoppable in the series-clinching Game 2 after tallying 8 kills and 5 assists against 1 death – singlehandedly out-killing RSG, which recorded just 6 kills.

Ever the reliable support, Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna (Estes) provided 1 kill and a game-high 12 assists against 2 deaths in Game 2, while Kiel “Oheb” Soriano (Lunox) had 2 kills and 7 assists against 0 deaths.

RSG headed into Week 4 coming off back-to-back upset wins over Onic Philippines and Bren Esports, but Blacklist proved too strong as it tightened its grip at the top spot with 17 points.

Meanwhile, RSG dropped to sixth place with 8 points.

Earlier in the day, Echo snapped a three-series losing streak with a 2-0 victory over struggling TNC.

Riding on the backs of veterans Christian “Rafflesia” Fajura and Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales, Echo climbed to third place with 11 points.

TNC stayed at seventh place with 6 points following its third consecutive sweep loss. –

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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.