Blacklist International cruised to its ninth straight series in Season 8 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines after repeating over TNC on Saturday, September 25.
In a battle between teams with the best and worst records in the league, Blacklist flexed its muscles as it swept TNC, 2-0, in their best-of-three affair to tighten its grip of the top spot.
Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario (Yi Sun-Shin) barely broke sweat in the series-clinching Game 2, chalking up 7 kills and 5 assists against 0 deaths to power Blacklist to a quick 11-minute win.
Building a 15,000-gold lead, Blacklist never got threatened as it obliterated TNC, which stayed at eighth and last place with 6 points, without surrendering a single turret.
Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna (Mathilda) backstopped Wise with 3 kills and 7 assists against 2 deaths in Game 2, while Salic “Hadji” Imam (Pharsa) put up 3 kills and 4 assists against 1 death.
Still undefeated, Blacklist improved to 23 points, gradually building a lead over second-place Onic Philippines, which earlier sustained a 0-2 loss to surging Bren Esports.
Bren picked up its third consecutive series win and its first sweep victory in Season 8 thanks to prolific performances from Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno and Allan “Lusty” Castromayor.
KarlTzy (Paquito) had 6 kills and 6 assists against 1 death in Game 2, while Lusty (Khufra) frolicked with 1 kill and 10 assists against 1 death.
Hiking its record to 4-6, Bren climbed to fifth place with 12 points.
In the other match of the day, RSG Philippines earned its third straight series victory after edging Echo, 2-1.
RSG (16 points) and Echo (14 points) remained at third and fourth place, respectively. – Rappler.com