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