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Onic ends Blacklist streak, shocks champions with sweep

Delfin Dioquino
Onic ends Blacklist streak, shocks champions with sweep

FEAT. Onic Philippines accomplishes what no other team has done in MPL Philippines.

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Onic Philippines hands Blacklist International its first series loss in MPL Philippines Season 8, snapping the reigning champions' 11-series winning streak

The code has been finally broken.

Onic Philippines handed Blacklist International its first series loss in Season 8 of the Mobile Legends Professional Philippines with a surprising 2-0 sweep on Sunday, October 3.

Blacklist thrashed the rest of the competition on the way to an 11-0 record but saw its streak come to a screeching halt as Onic avenged its earlier loss to the defending champion.

Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales (Nathan) led the way for Onic in the series-clinching Game 2 win with 7 kills and 4 assists against 3 deaths.

In a crucial clash for the Luminous Lord at the 15th minute, it was Hatred who shone the brightest as he tallied two kills in a 4-for-1 exchange that paved way for Onic to seize control, and eventually, take the match.

With only Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna the only player standing for Blacklist, Onic found no reason to wait for the Lord and concluded Game 2 within the next minute.

Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol (Paquito) also starred for Onic with 4 kills and 3 assists against 3 deaths in Game 2 as he tilted the balance in their favor with a timely Retribution on the Lord during the final clash.

Hiking its tally to 25 points for second place, Onic locked up the last upper bracket playoff spot up for grabs.

Blacklist, meanwhile, stayed at the top spot with 28 points.

Later in the day, Nexplay EVOS climbed to solo third place with 18 points after adding to the woes of cellar-dwelling TNC.

Absorbing a heart-wrenching 1-2 loss to Blacklist the day prior, Nexplay vented its ire on TNC with a 2-0 manhandling as it leapfrogged RSG Philippines in the standings.

RSG dropped to fourth place with 16 points, tied with idle Echo and Omega Esports, which earlier picked up its second straight series victory with a 2-0 triumph over Bren Esports.

Bren has 14 points for seventh place, while TNC has 11 points for eighth and last place – the two teams in danger of missing the playoffs as only the top six squads advance. – 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.