Onic hands Blacklist first loss; Omega manhandles stumbling NXPE

By Denzel Jed Gaddi

Flawless no more.

Onic Philippines pulled off the upset axe to code Blacklist International’s first season defeat, 2-0, while Omega Esports swept gritty Nexplay EVOS in Week 3, Day 1 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Philippines Season 10, Friday.

Photo Courtesy of Moonton

On what was expected to be an easy Enhanced Lord takedown for Blacklist, Kenneth “Nets” Barro (Bruno) kicked his way onto a defenseless top lane inhibitor turret split-push to steal game one.

France “Super Frince” Ramirez’s Faramis and Salic “Hadji” Imam’s Valentina rendered an immortal teamfight frenzy, however Kiel “Oheb” Soriano (Claude) kept his Blazing Duet intact, gunning his way onto two kills, and the momentum after Faramis’ Cult Altar expired.

Both went on a lengthy Lord dance, eventually ending in an Onic wipeout but Nets marched onto the top lane, destroying the inhibitor turret. 

Hadji and Edward “Edward” Dapdap (Esmeralda) tried to contest, but it was a little too late for them as Nets was able to clinch the game.

Nets finished with a five-four-three KDA while Ralph “Rapidoot” Adrales (Atlas) ended with a one-four-ten KDA.

In game 2, Blacklist tried to run it back, using the same set of heroes from game 1 but proved ineffective as Rapidoot’s perfect timings for the set-up plays lift Onic in the Lord clash with 18 minutes on the clock.

It was their time, indeed for Onic, finishing the series with a 2-0 sweep against the reigning M4 champions.

Nets bagged a perfect nine-zero-one KDA while Rapidoot added 13 assists. 

Meanwhile, Omega’s winning spell continues as they extend their streak to three after a series pick-up over Nexplay EVOS.

The Barangay’s mid-game power spike boosted their late-game offense as Kiel VJ “Kielvj '' Hernandez (Julian) unleashed magic damage outburst, taking three of NXPE, leading to wipeout and the game 1 conquest.

Denmark “Mikko” Tabangay (Chou) ended with 1-1-8 KDA and Dean “Raizen” Christian Sumagui (Baxia) with a perfect 4-0-8.

In the second game, both teams took turns on the Lord dance, extending the load up to the 36-minute mark.

Duane “Kelra” Pillas (Claude) triggered an Omega signature comeback from being down 25-15 after a Blazing Duet takedown, capped by Raizen’s Fanny surprise attack to sweep the series.

Omega is set to face Onic PH in Week 3, Day 2.

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