Blacklist breaks the final code, dominates Onic PH for the World Title

 By Arvin Migallos

PHOTO: Philippine Star

Manila – Blacklist International completed its arduous journey from the lower bracket as they swept fellow Filipino team ONIC Philippines, 4-0, and proved the country's dominance in the eSports scene at the Mobile Legends M3 World Championships at the Suntec International Convention Center, Sunday night.

Blacklist finally goes full-International after their first runner-up finishes in MSC and MPLI where they were defeated by Execration and Onic Esports respectively.

Onic PH, on the other hand, now hold 4 first runner-up finishes with 3 of those coming from MPL-PH.

In game 1, Onic PH shut Kiel "OHEB" Soriano's Beatrix down in the early game giving him a 1-4 KDA but Blacklist adjusted in the former's aggression and finally got the upper hand after a 20-minute mark with Danerie James "Wise" Del Rosario's Yi-Sun-Shin acquiring a triple kill and a wipe out, 1-0.

Game 2 was another wire-to-wire match with both teams continuing to exchange blows but BLCK's perseverance after a 4-man wipe in the 11-minute lord take and a 5-1 exchange two minutes afterwards led by OHEB's Beatrix triple kill, 2-0.

Wise's Barats snowballed as he scored a double kill in the 2-minute mark and built up a 2k gold lead with 7-3 team kill score by the 6th minute mark.

Onic PH refused to give up in the mid game retaliating with a 3-0 trade in the 8th minute mark to swing the gole lead to their side, but Blacklist's macro plays paid off in the 20-minute mark taking a 2-1 takedwon which translated to a luminous lord take and eventually the match point, 3-0.

Blacklist completely dominated Game 4, unlike the first three games, as they were the ones who controlled the tempo with pick-off here and there and finally a 4-man wipe in the final minutes of the game to seal the deal, 4-0.

OHEB was named the Finals MVP with his contributions to the Tier One-backed squad. He also chose Estes, one of Johnmar "OhMyV33nus" Villaluna's signature heroes, as a candidate for the Blacklist International skin in the annually made World Champions skin.

PHOTO: OhmyV33nus/Facebook

Philippines solidify its grip as one of MLBB Esports powerhouse now that the country has 2 world titles, with Bren Esports taking the first one last January in M2 against Burmese Ghouls 4-3.

Blacklist will take home $300,000(Php15,000,000) while Onic PH will have $120,000(Php6,000,000).

Blacklist International said that a portion of their winnings will be donated to those who were affected by Typhoon Odette.



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