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Small Wins, Big Wins: MPL-PH S7 Week 2 Recap

05:30 PM March 29, 2021

MPL-PH continued the action in Week 2 of the league’s 7th season. Blacklist skyrocketed to the top after a clean 2-0 weekend against Execration and Laus Playbook. Bren snapped their 3-game losing streak with a win against Execration. Nexplay holds on despite dropping both of their games this week to Omega Esports and Work Auster Force, remaining in 2nd place in Group B. Onic continued their own hot streak, picking up a 2-0 win against Laus Playbook to end in the top 2 spot in Group A.

Week 2: At A Glance

  • Execration 0-2 Blacklist International
  • Omega Esports 2-0 Nexplay Esports
  • Aura PH 2-1 Bren Esports
  • Blacklist International 2-0 Laus Playbook Esports
  • Work Auster Force 2-1 Nexplay Esports
  • Bren Esports 2-1 Execration
  • Onic PH 2-0 Laus Playbook Esports

Keeping The Momentum Going

Blacklist International continued their hot streak this week, beating Execration and Laus Playbook, both 2-0. With OhMyV33nus being the focus of their enemies’ bans, a strategy that’s come to be known as “Hack-A-V33nus,” the other members were free to reign chaos. Edward, in particular, who was recognized as the MPL MVP of the Week, had stellar performances on Benedetta, Paquito, and X.Borg. 

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Regarded as one of the scariest teams this season due to their drafting, coach BON CHAN commended the other members of the team for their contributions when it comes to picks and bans. “Kung akala niyo ako lang yung nag d-draft, kaming lahat nag d-draft pero si DEX STAR at si Vee mga katuwang ko, and napaka-bright ng mga ideas nila.” (If you thought I did all the drafting, the whole team has their say, but DEX STAR and Vee help out a lot.” 

Turning It Around

After opening the season with a 3 game losing streak, defending MPL and M2 champions BREN Esports became the subject of worry amongst fans. Despite a heated matchup against Execration in Day 3, things started to look up as BREN were able to take a close 2-1 win. When asked about the team’s mindset coming in to the match, coach Duckey mentioned that the team had a wake-up call, a reset after their third straight loss:

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“Last night after nung loss namin versus Aura PH, medyo mahaba yung naging usapan namin about change of mindset, change sa disiplina, mga bagay na kailangan namin pagtuunan ng pansin … Right now bumabalik kami sa pace namin, binabalik yung sense of motivation, and luckily mukhang bumabalik na siya.”

(Last night after our loss versus Aura PH, we had a long discussion about change of mindset, change in discipline, things we need to focus on … Right now we’re returning to our pace, our sense of motivation, and luckily it looks like it’s coming back.”

Current Standings

Group A

  • Aura PH 2-1
  • Onic PH 2-0
  • BREN Esports 1-3
  • Work Auster Force 1-1
  • Cignal Ultra 0-0

Group B

  • Blacklist International 3-0
  • Nexplay Esports 1-3
  • Execration 1-2
  • Omega Esports 1-1
  • Laus Playbook Esports 1-2 

MPL-PH S7 Week 2 Schedule

League action will be taking a break this weekend due to the Holy Week break. Games resume next week, April 9th.

Friday, April 9

  • 6:00 PM: Work Auster Force vs Onic PH
  • 7:30 PM: Execration vs Nexplay Esports

Saturday, April 10

  • 4:30 PM: Cignal Ultra vs Aura PH
  • 6:00 PM: Omega Esports vs Blacklist International
  • 7:30 PM: Work Auster Force vs BREN Esports

Sunday, April 11

  • 4:30 PM: Cignal Ultra vs Laus Playbook Esports
  • 6:00 PM: BREN Esports vs Blacklist International
  • 7:30 PM: Onic PH vs Execration

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