Bren Esports sent bitter rival Nexplay Solid crashing back to earth with a swift sweep Sunday night to regain its winning ways in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6.
With the excitement reaching fever pitch following an exchange of spicy banters online even before the start of the sixth season, Bren knew exactly how to handle the team of star streamer Akosi Dogie in the real stage.
CJ “Ribo” Ribo’s X.Borg wreaked havoc against NXP in Game 1 as he hit a timely power spike after purchasing an early Immortality followed by a Bloodlust Axe and Blade of Despair.
Bren’s captain Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel’s Selena also had stellar moments with perfect Abyssal Arrow set-ups for Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno’s Lancelot.
Ribo racked up three kills and 12 assists without a death, while Pheww tallied 12 asssists as well on top of five kills against three deaths in a dominant 24-12 win in 13 minutes.
After a slow start in Game 2, Bren came out roaring with KarlTzy’s Lancelot leading the charge in a crucial clash in the fifth minute.
Veteran pro Pheww once again showed up with his Valir support, delivering massive magic damage in a 17-5 victory in just 12 minutes.
Bren bounced back from a 0-2 loss to Smart Omega last Friday to regain the Group B lead with 23 points.
NXP remained at No. 4 in Group A with 11 points. John Paul “H2wo” Salonga, who has the second-highest KDA in the league next to KarlTzy, was held down by Bren’s solid teamplay.
Earlier, Blacklist International won via sweep after a long while as it pushed BSB on the brink of elimination behind Edward Jay “EDWARD” Dapadap and Mark Jayson “ESON” Gerardo.
EDWARD’s Khaleed went ham against BSB in Game 1 following his early pick-up of Bloodlust Axe and Blade of Despair. He finished with a flawless record of eight kills and six assists against zero deaths.
ESON on his tank Jawhead then made big plays around the map in Game 2 to enable Arvie “AQUA” Antonio’s X.Borg and Kairi “FULLCLIP” Rayosdelsol’s Lancelot to take over. ESON tanked more than 88,000 damage.
Blacklist, already playoff-bound, climbed to No. 2 in Group A for now with 14 points. The Tier One Entertainment-backed team also allowed Onic PH (15 points in Group B) to enter the playoffs.