Bren, Execration Advance To Lower Bracket Semifinals in MPL PH S7 Playoffs
Bren Esports and Execration eliminate Work Auster Force and Omega Esports. Although they take one step closer to the Grand Finals, only one can make it through.
The Masters Best The Students
After defeating fan favorite Nexplay, Work had a new challenge ahead of them, a world champion-sized challenge. Defeating a Bren Esports that got dropped to the Lower Bracket was no easy task.
In an intense Game 1 that tested both teams’ mettles, the 32-minute game ended with a Bren win, despite Work leading 28-20 in kills thanks to a strong early game.
The second game saw Work bounce back. Another strong early game with crucial picks and objective control helped them keep up with Bren’s aggression. This time they were able to close it out in 36 minutes, with Chuuu popping off on Hayabusa for 11 kills and 12 assists, paired with only three deaths. Game MVP Unravel was also pivotal in the win, whose 0/7/17 Khufra, alongside fellow tank Uranus (6/2/10) by 3MarTzy was too much for Bren. Kousei’s Chang’e and rTzy’s Lunox also dropped 6/3/15 and 8/6/14 scorelines, for a total of 31 kills from Work against Bren’s 21.
Not wanting to take any more risks, Bren stepped on the gas pedal. Managing to secure Karltzy’s pocket Benedetta pick, they demolished Work Auster Force with a 12:51 16-4 Game 3 and 12:02 18-5 Game 4. In those two games, MVP Karltzy had a 27.0 KDA, 79% average Kill Participation, and a game-high 31% Damage Share for Game 3 and 38% for Game 4.
Bren Esports advance to the next round, and will face off against Execration. Work-Auster Force are eliminated from the playoffs.
Closer to the Crown
Execration continued their campaign to the title with a hard-earned 3-2 victory against Omega Esports.
Don’t let the Game 1 stats fool you. Despite Omega’s 44 (Yes, forty-four, you read that right.) kills versus Execration’s 7, the latter still picked up the win. Execration employed a strategy utilizing the recent changes to Bane, paired with Faramis’ Cult Altar. They also paired it with the old Selena Trap Arrival strategy. The experience showed and they were able to catch Omega off guard to take Game 1.
Omega adjusted in Game 2, banning out the crucial Bane pick. Both teams opt for safer compositions and this time, Omega come out on top, behind Hadjizy’s 8/0/3 Hayabusa.
The two teams would go on to trade the following games. A close 15-13 Game 3 saw Execration’s composure and teamwork shine, while a dominant Hadjizy once again carried Omega to a 16-3 Game 4 victory with his 8/0/4 Benedetta.
In the decisive Game 5, Execration’s plan was clear: shut down Toshi in the bottom lane. With multiple ganks and control over objectives and Omega’s jungle, Exe grew a steady lead to the mid game. Despite Toshi’s Harith (5/6/6 KDA, 38% Damage Share) coming online and contributing to multiple teamfights, Omega were not able to push out towers and Exe slowly choked them out. For Execration, Game MVP Kelra controlled the game on Alice, with a 5/2/5 scoreline. Renzio’s was also crucial, contributing 32% of Execration’s total damage.
Execration advance to the next round, and will face off against Bren Esports. Omega Esports are eliminated from the playoffs.
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