By REYNALD MAGALLON
Duane “Kelra” Pillas displayed his deadly form as he powered Omega Esports to a crucial 2-0 sweep of Bren Esports in the MPL Philippines Season 8 on Sunday, Oct.3
Kelra put up a near-flawless performance as he utilized his signature heroes in the two-game domination over the M2 World Champions. The Omega gold laner was solid on his Alice in Game 1 finishing with a 5-0-7 KDA before following it up with an equally impressive Aldous in Game 2 with a 9-1-3 KDA.
The sweep rewarded Omega with full three points which allowed the MSC champions to leapfrog Bren and Nexplay Evos and finish at the fifth spot of the standing with 16 points on a 4-7 win-loss card after week 6.
With a chance to move up the standing, Omega quickly showed its form in Game 1 as it dominated Bren with a swift 16-6 victory. The last season’s runners-up banked on Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog’s playmaking on his Jawhead to outplay the Bren in the early clashes in the series opener.
Ch4knu contributed eight assists, two kills against two deaths while Christian “Raizen” Sumagui on his Lancelot shone on his second straight match as Omega’s jungler finishing with 5-1-5 KDA to help his team end Game 1 in just 12 minutes.
There was no let up for Omega in Game 2 as it closed out the match with an 18-10 tally. Despite some early resistance from Bren, Omega easily cruised its way to victory as Kelra’s Aldous, after reaching its power spike, went on to dominate every clash.
Ch4knu, on his Grock, also provided the perfect initiation for his team, none bigger than the last one at the 19-minute mark during their final push. He hit three heroes from Bren with his Wild Charge which eventually allowed his teammates to tower lock and end the game in 20 minutes.
Ch4knu finished with 12 assists and a kill against a death for a stellar performance.
With the loss, Bren fell to the seventh spot with 14 points to show on its 5-7 record.