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Blacklist obliterates TNC to go up 9-0 in MPL Philippines

Delfin Dioquino
Blacklist obliterates TNC to go up 9-0 in MPL Philippines

DOMINANT. Blacklist International picks up another sweep win.

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In a battle between teams with the best and worst records, Blacklist International flexes its muscles as it sweeps TNC to stretch its unbeaten run

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. –

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.