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Blacklist mauls Turkish squad to open title repeat bid in M4 World Championship

Delfin Dioquino
Blacklist mauls Turkish squad to open title repeat bid in M4 World Championship

QUICK WORK. Blacklist International gains an early lead in Group A of the M4 World Championship.

Mobile Legends M4 World Championship

Defending champion Blacklist International aces its first test in the M4 World Championship, crushing Turkey's Incendio Supremacy

MANILA, Philippines – Blacklist International started the new year with a bang and opened its title-retention bid in the Mobile Legends M4 World Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia with a swift beating of Incendio Supremacy on Sunday, January 1.

The reigning world champions earned an early lead in Group A after finishing off the Turkish crew in a little over 12 minutes behind stellar performances from Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario and Edward “Edward” Dapadap.

Wise finished with a flawless line of 3 kills and 6 assists against 0 deaths on Valentina, while Edward posted 4 kills and 5 assists against 3 deaths on Benedetta, including a triple kill in the decisive clash that paved the way for the final push.

A crucial kill on Baris “Alien” Ali Cakir (Yu Zhong) allowed Blacklist to safely secure the Lord at the 10:20 mark and everything fell apart for Incendio the rest of the way.

The Turkish squad tried to turn the tables by forcing a clash, even picking off Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna (Kaja) first, only to get wiped out, with Edward completing a triple kill and Wise and Kiel “Oheb” Soriano (Karrie) recording a kill each.

Oheb churned out 3 kills and 5 assists against 1 death, Salic “Hadji” Imam netted 3 kills and 6 assists against 2 deaths, while OhMyV33nus had 7 assists against 4 deaths.

Blacklist eyes a sweep of the group stage for a spot in the upper bracket playoffs as it tangles with Cambodia’s Burn X Flash and Myanmar’s Falcon Esports on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Philippines’ other representative, Echo, begins its campaign against Indonesian powerhouse RRQ Hoshi on Monday. – Rappler.com

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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.