By Denzel Jed Gaddi

Bren Esports banked on the heroics of Michael “KyleTzy” Sayson to shove Bigetron Alpha, 2-1, as they advanced to the next round of MPL Invitational 2022, Thursday.

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After a team meltdown in Game 2, KyleTzy (Ling) went on to demolish Markyyyyy and the rest of BTR with a clean 6-0-8 KDA in Game 3, while Rowgien "Owgwen" Unigo (Mathilda) ended with an 1-0-12 outing.

Fresh from a fourth-place finish in MPL PH 2022, Bren sizzled early in the series via its duo of Owgwen (Lolita) and Marco Stephen “SUPER MARCO” Requitano (Beatrix). A noumenon blast from Lolita laid a bloodbath as they killed three from BTR just as the Enhanced Lord appeared.

The Lolita and Beatrix combo chipped 0-0-12 and 7-0-5 KDA, respectively.

BTR, however, was a different monster in game 2.

Hengky "Kyy" Kurniawan (Diggie) and Filipino import Mark "Markyyyyy" Capacio (Leslie) imposed mid-game prowess as they ruled the macro objectives, gaining a 7.6 thousand gold lead with 13:59 in the clock.

Markyyyyy closed the salvo with a 4-0-8 KDA while Kyy contributed 0-1-12.

The Hive rebounded from a setback and vented its wrath the rest of the way as it turned to its young Jungler, KyleTzy, who dealt 54,568 damage throughout the match. His four-level advantage against the opponent’s jungler in the 8:52 mark ignited a killing rampage.

With a 14.4 thousand gold lead, Bren assertively grabbed the ticket for the second round of the tournament.

“I’m super confident against Evos Legends. I want to revenge for my idol Karltzy,” KyleTzy said.

Bren are set to face Evos Legends on Friday for a chance to grab a quarterfinal seat with Onic Indonesia.