Bren Esports took advantage of Nexplay EVOS missing Renejay “Renejay” Bacarse to end its slump in Season 8 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines on Sunday, September 19.
Dragged to a decider in the best-of-three affair, Bren made quick work of Nexplay as it returned to the winning track after three straight series losses.
Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno and David Charles “FlapTzy” Canon both shone in the do-or-die Game 3 with flawless performances to help Bren improve to seventh place with 7 points.
FlapTzy (Esmeralda) put up 3 kills and 3 assists against 0 deaths, while KarlTzy (Lancelot) recorded 3 kills and 3 assists against 0 deaths as Bren dispatched Nexplay in Game 3 in 14 minutes.
Allan “Lusty” Castromayor (Jawhead) had 1 kill and 4 assists against 0 deaths in the win and CJ “Ribo” Ribo (Chou) added 5 assists against 0 deaths.
After three consecutive losses to start the season, Nexplay rode on a three-series winning streak over Omega Esports, RSG Philippines, and Echo with Renejay back in the lineup.
Without Renejay, though, Nexplay saw its winning streak snapped as Jhonwin “Hesa” Vergara took over the gold lane.
Nexplay remained at fifth place with 10 points.
Meanwhile, RSG wrapped up Week 4 with back-to-back sweeps after thwarting Omega to hike its tally to 14 points, good for third place.
Omega stayed at sixth place with 9 points.
In the first series of the day, Echo took down one of the fiercest title contenders after pulling off a 2-1 win over Onic Philippines.
Echo raised its record to 13 points for fourth place, while Onic kept its spot at second place with 17 points – 3 points behind undefeated reigning champion Blacklist International.
TNC, which ended the week with two straight sweep losses, slipped to eight and last place with 6 points. – Rappler.com