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Nexplay EVOS arrests skid vs Echo to bolster playoff bid

Delfin Dioquino
Nexplay EVOS arrests skid vs Echo to bolster playoff bid

SKID SNAPPED. Nexplay EVOS stays inside the playoff picture with a timely sweep.

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Coming off three straight series losses, Nexplay EVOS gets back on track in MPL Philippines after sweeping Echo

Nexplay EVOS rediscovered its winning ways in Season 8 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines with a resounding sweep of Echo on Friday, October 1.

Coming off three straight series losses, Nexplay bolstered its playoff bid by adding 3 points to its tally to improve to 16 points for fifth place as only the top six teams advance to the postseason.

On the verge of a Game 1 loss with its base turret almost destroyed at the 29th minute, Nexplay authored a monumental comeback with a four-man kill to draw first blood in the best-of-three affair.

Nexplay then made quick work of Echo in Game 2, wrapping up the series in under 18 minutes on the back of a flawless performance of John Paul “H2wo” Salonga (Hayabusa), who had 3 kills and 4 assists against 0 deaths.

Jhonwin “Hesa” Vergara (Claude) put up 2 kills and 3 assists against 0 deaths in Game 2 for Nexplay, while Jeniel “YellyHaze” Bata-anon (Pharsa) had 3 kills and 4 assists against 1 death.

Still with 16 points, Echo remained tied at third place with RSG Philippines, which fell victim to TNC in the second series of the day.

TNC snapped a six-series skid as it breezed past RSG, 2-0, for its first victory in nearly a month.

Despite the sweep, TNC stayed at last place tied with Omega Esports with 10 points apiece, its playoff hopes looking bleak with only three weeks left in the regular season. – Rappler.com

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.