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The Road to Glory Begins: MPL-PH S7 Playoffs Preview

08:11 PM May 25, 2021

The much-awaited Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines Playoffs are just around the corner. All the teams have their eye on the grand prize, but only one will come out victorious. Find out who’s going up against who, and what’s at stake for everyone playing.

May 26

Match 1 – Lower Bracket, Work Auster Force vs Nexplay Esports 

The new kids on the block face off against the league’s biggest draw. Nexplay, who hold the top viewer records this season, have their legions of fans to support their campaign for the playoffs. Work, on the other hand, are coming into the playoffs in their rookie season. They breezed through the Qualifiers and made a statement during the Regular Season. Both teams will have to play at their best if they want to advance, as they will be starting in the Lower Bracket.

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For Work, watch out for Jungler Shemaiah Daniel “Chuuu” Chu as he aims to make plays with Ling and Claude. Expect Nexplay’s Renejay “Renejay” Bacarse and John Paul “H2WO” Salonga to step up, as they have been having breakout seasons themselves.

Match 2 – Upper Bracket, Aura PH vs Omega Esports 

Experience is the name of the game in this matchup. Sole two-time champions Aura (formerly known as Sunsparks) go head to head with Omega. A proven veteran team themselves, Omega also have the advantage of having played with international teams at the M2 World Championships. Can Aura bounce back and reclaim the throne or will Omega charge in with their momentum to claim their first?

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May 27

Match 3 – Lower Bracket, Onic PH vs Execration

Two veteran teams who have both been so close to the crown. Onic, falling just a few games short in Seasons 4 and 6, settling for 2nd place. Execration, who have been around since the inception of the league, and have only been 3rd place at best. With both teams having made major offseason moves, will they finally be able to break their streak and win it all this year?

Match 4 – Upper Bracket, Bren Esports vs Blacklist International

A match that could easily be the Grand Finals, the near-perfect Blacklist International are set to face off against defending MPL and World Champions Bren Esports. 

Bren were the only one to defeat the Tier One-owned team in a Best-of-3 series, putting a blemish on an otherwise perfect 12-1 record. Will Blacklist be able to take revenge? 

Week 7: At A Glance

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

Final Regular Season Standings

Group A

  • Aura PH 9-4
  • Bren Esports 8-5
  • Work Auster Force 8-5
  • Onic PH 7-6
  • Cignal Ultra 0-13

Group B

  • Blacklist International 12-1
  • Omega Esports 6-7
  • Nexplay Esports 6-7
  • Execration 6-7
  • Laus Playbook Esports 3-10

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