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Blacklist obliterates Brazil’s Vivo Keyd to stay in M3 World Championships hunt

Delfin Dioquino
Blacklist obliterates Brazil’s Vivo Keyd to stay in M3 World Championships hunt

POWER DUO. Johnmar "OhMyV33nus" Villaluna (left) and Danerie James "Wise" del Rosario play key roles as Blacklist International advances.

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Blacklist International sweeps Vivo Keyd to inch closer to the lower bracket finals of the Mobile Legends M3 World Championships

MANILA, Philippines – Blacklist International eliminated Brazilian squad Vivo Keyd from the Mobile Legends M3 World Championships in Singapore in obliterating fashion to remain in the hunt for the title on Wednesday, December 15.

The Filipino crew coasted to a 3-0 sweep over Vivo Keyd, including a shutout win in the second game of their best-of-five duel, to inch closer to the lower bracket finals.

Kiel “Oheb” Soriano (Alice) chalked up 3 kills and 5 assists against 0 deaths as Blacklist closed out the series by following up its flawless 11-0 triumph in Game 2 with a 12-1 rout in Game 3.

Vivo Keyd managed to avoid another scoreless outing by taking out Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna (Mathilda) during its base defense, but Blacklist avenged that lone death with a wipeout, with two kills coming from Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario (Nathan).

Wise had 3 kills and 2 assists against 0 deaths in Game 3, Edward “Edward” Dapadap (Thamuz) tallied 3 kills and 3 assists against 0 deaths, while Salic “Hadji” Imam (Clint) posted 2 kills and 5 assists against 0 deaths.

Notwithstanding his death, OhMyV33nus made his presence felt for Blacklist with 1 kill and 5 assists.

Vivo Keyd bowed out of the tournament at seventh-to-eighth places, bagging $30,000 (around P1.5 million).

Meanwhile, Blacklist faces the loser between fellow Filipino team Onic Philippines and Indonesian powerhouse RRQ Hoshi in the lower bracket on Friday, December 17.

Both Blacklist and Onic are guaranteed to take home at least $40,000 (around P2 million) from the total prize pool of $800,000 (around P40.2 million). – 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.