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Onic clobbers Omega to punch grand finals ticket, M3 berth

Delfin Dioquino
Onic clobbers Omega to punch grand finals ticket, M3 berth

TITLE-HUNGRY. Onic Philippines seeks redemption after settling for runner-up finishes in Seasons 4 and 5.

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Onic Philippines reaches the MPL Philippines grand finals for the first time since Season 5 after sweeping Omega Esports in the upper bracket finals

Onic Philippines will get another crack at the elusive Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines crown.

Yet to drop a game in the Season 8 playoffs, Onic became the first team to reach the grand finals after crushing Omega Esports, 3-0, in their best-of-five upper bracket finals on Saturday, October 23.

Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol (Ling) took over late in the series-clinching Game 3 as Onic survived an early onslaught from Omega, which lost in 28 minutes despite having the advantage in kills, 23-13.

Onic fell behind early as Allen “Baloyskie” Baloy (Pharsa) piled up multiple deaths after being the primary target of Omega, but Kairi steered his side to victory with 9 kills and 3 assists against 1 death.

Although his KDA (kill-death-assist) of 1/2/5 did not jump off the stats sheet, Gerald “Dlar” Trinchera (Uranus) proved to be a massive thorn on the side of Omega as he tanked most of the damage for Onic in Game 3.

Dlar did not die for a 20-minute stretch until he picked up his second and last death during the final push.

Onic seeks redemption after settling for runner-up finishes in Seasons 4 and 5, with both grand finals losses coming at the hands of Sunsparks.

By advancing to the grand finals, Onic also clinched its berth in the Mobile Legends M3 World Championship, which will staged in December.

Omega, meanwhile, will try to keep its bid of back-to-back grand finals appearances alive as it faces defending champion Blacklist International in the lower bracket finals.

The winner of the Omega-Blacklist duel will tangle with Onic in the best-of-seven grand finals set on Sunday. – 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.