Blacklist International signs Hadjizy ahead of MPL title defense

Published July 11, 2021, 9:31 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photo from Hadjizy’s Facebook page

The strong just got stronger.

Reigning MPL Philippines champion Blacklist International added star jungler Salic “Hadjizy” Imam to its solid roster for the highly-anticipated Season 8.

Blacklist announced on Sunday night, July 11, the acquisition of the former Smart Omega stalwart, who is famously called the “KDA Machine” for his impeccable and consistent kill-death-assist ratio.

“Now it’s time to debunk rumors. He’s not our delivery boy, he’s not a moving resin. Pumunta siya rito sa Blacklist International para maki-UBE (sa Boracay). Now let’s make it official. Blacklist Agents, let’s all welcome HAD JI (Hadjizy) as part of the Blacklist MLBB roster!” the team posted on its Facebook page.

“We trust that with him, we have a lot more ways to #BreakTheCode. You better be ready.”

Hadjizy, who joined Blacklist in their just concluded Boracay trip, was recently released by Omega along with its other ML players last week.

The 18-year-old pro reunited with his SxC Imbalance and EVOS PH teammates Kristoffer “BON CHAN” Ricaplaza (now serving as head coach) and Dexter “DEX STAR” Alaba (sixth man-analyst).

Hadjizy has just bolstered the already dominant Blacklist lineup composed of captain Jonmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna, Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario, Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap, Kiel “OHEB” Soriano and Jayson “ESON” Gerardo.

Coming off a runner-up finish behind Execration in the Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2021, Blacklist will look to keep its throne in the MPL-PH in the upcoming season.