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ICYMI: ONIC Topples Omega, ECHO Defeats Blacklist in MPL-PH Season 10 Week 3

01:38 PM August 29, 2022

Did you miss out on what happened at the Mobile Legends Professional League – Philippines Season 10 during the weekend? Fret not as we bring you a recap of Week 3’s Day 2 and Day 3 matches.

2-1 Victories For All Day 2 Matches

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The second day of Week 3 at MPL-PH S10 featured 2-1 victories throughout the entire day as RSG Philippines, ONIC Philippines, and ECHO were all triumphant in their respective matches.

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For RSG, it was a good day for them as they managed to shut down Bren Esports 2-1 for Day 2’s first matchup.

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RSG managed to secure Game 1 from Bren through their usual well-disciplined approach as their efforts limited Bren Esports to just three kills the entire game.

Unfortunately, RSG stumbled and fell in the second game as Bren took their revenge on them. RSG was unable to crack Bren’s complex lineup of heroes and they never really surpassed them.

With the series on the line, RSG overcame Bren when they won the third and final game. It was a pretty close game from the start but RSG slowly cleared the map of Bren’s turrets which allowed them ample room to move around on the map. From there, they were almost unstoppable as the game culminated with Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto’s triple kill at the end to finish the game (and series) in favor of RSG.

Meanwhile, ONIC Philippines slew yet another international champion in Smart Omega as they went 2-1 in their matchup.

It initially started badly as ONIC lost the first game. ONIC was on the defensive during the early game and only showed aggression whenever Omega pushed their buttons. Despite that, ONIC managed to make the game a back-and-forth fiasco but they ultimately fell short against Omega in Game 1.

Fortunately, ONIC recomposed themselves and won their second bout with Omega. ONIC was more proactive this time around which resulted in more kills and the tempo set up for them. They ended the game with a flash through eventual Game 2 MVP Stephen Jasper “Sensui” Castillo’s triple kill at the last clash.

With momentum on their side, ONIC persevered and won Game 3 to win the series. Both teams were careful about what the other might do but it was ONIC who came out on top as they limited Omega to just two kills. Frince Miguel “SUPER FRINCE” Ramirez, who turned out to be the MVP for Game 3, was ONIC’s key to victory as his Selena’s Abyssal Arrows provided much value to the team.

Finally, ECHO snuffed out TNC’s flames as they won the series 2-1 to end the long day of MPL action.

Just like what happened to ONIC against Omega earlier in the day, ECHO lost the first game against TNC. It originally looked like ECHO got the game in the bag as they managed to take the fourth and final Lord of the game. However, a sneaky backdoor by TNC’s Mark Genzon “Kramm” Rusiana abruptly ended the game and gave Echo a deficit in the series.

Reeling from that loss, ECHO then had an explosive start for Game 2 as Jankurt Russel “KurtTzy” Matira took first blood on TNC’s Jomarie “Escalera” Delos Santos. From there, ECHO maintained their gold lead before they lost it to TNC by the 20-minute mark. The game ended just before the 25-minute mark when ECHO eliminated three TNC players and immediately base-locked before their respawn timers ended.

After that, ECHO took Game 3 in a pretty convincing fashion. They initially started slow, evident with their concession of the first three turtles to TNC. However, they then took all of the Lords in the game and capitalized on it to overtake and build a sizeable gold lead, all while they limited TNC to just a mere 4 kills throughout the entire game. With that said, ECHO ended through a simple base-lock yet again to completely secure a reverse sweep against TNC.

RSG Easily Sweeps Nexplay, ECHO Hands Blacklist Back-To-Back Loss

For the last day of Week 3, RSG easily swept Nexplay Evos in their matchup while ECHO managed to hand Blacklist International’s first back-to-back loss.

It was an easy matchup for RSG as they cleanly secured a 2-0 victory in their series against Nexplay Evos.

In Game 1, RSG easily dispatched Nexplay through their relentless invasion of the jungle camps. RSG’s fantastic vision control from the start of the game delayed Nexplay enough which eventually led to a massive gold lead that never went down. Clarense “Kousei” Guzman, who replaced Eman “EMANN” Sangco in the gold lane for this game, led the team with his Beatrix as he managed to have a clean 4/0/1 KDA while Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo also went deathless with a 2/0/2 KDA on Uranus.

Equipped with confidence fresh from the Game 1 win, RSG gave no chances as they flat-out dominated Nexplay to win the series by Game 2. Three players from RSG went deathless as Demonkite’s Assassin Emblem Fanny recorded a 6/0/4 KDA, Arvie “Aqua” Antonio’s Yve posted a 2/0/15 KDA, while Dylan “Light” Catipon’s Franco hooked himself a KDA of 1/0/13. The game ended just before the 15-minute mark with RSG’s combined total of 21 kills in comparison to Nexplay’s minuscule 3 kills.

Meanwhile, the last match of the third day of Week 3 saw ECHO go all the way to complete a reverse 2-1 sweep against Blacklist International.

ECHO lost the first game against Blacklist as they made numerous mistakes that were capitalized by Blacklist International. Despite Frederic Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’s efforts on Wanwan, ECHO failed to stave off Blacklist’s incredible performance as they were simply unable to crack the code.

However, things started to go in ECHO’s way after they secured the second game of the series. ECHO’s adjustment to Blacklist paid dividends as the team was rewarded a combined total of 17 kills while Blacklist only took five. Bennyqt once again led the team with his 7/2/6 KDA on Wanwan followed by Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno with his own 7/1/4 KDA. Moreover, Alston “Sanji” Pabico and Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya both went deathless and recorded a combined total of 17 assists for the team.

With the series tied, it was ECHO that ultimately became the victor. The game became a tug of war as both teams fought for dominance but it was ECHO’s secured Lord at the 16-minute mark that led to a game-winning siege shortly after. Tristan “YAWI” Cabrea was the bonafide Game 3 MVP as his Franco went 1/2/12 on an astounding 93% Kill Participation.

With Week 3’s conclusion, ONIC came out on top of the standings followed by Smart Omega, ECHO. Blacklist International, RSG PH, Bren Esports, Nexplay Evos, and TNC.

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TAGS: Blacklist International, Bren Esports, ECHO, Mobile Legends Professional League - Philippines, MPL PH S10, Nexplay Evos, ONIC Philippines, RSG PH, Smart Omega Esports, TNC Pro Team
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