Baloyskie glad to make Grand Finals return but insists work far from done

Published October 24, 2021, 8:56 AM

by Reynald I. Magallon

Allen “Baloyskie” Baloy was glad to make it back to the MPL Grand Finals stage after three seasons but he insisted that the work is far from over as Onic Philippines eyes its first MPL title this Season 8.

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“Sa akin syempre sobrang saya normal lang yan, pero di pa kasi ako tapos sa gusto kong makuha eh kaya ngayon chill lang, celebrate lang kaunti tapos focus na uli kinabukasan,” said Baloyskie when asked by former teammate Jaypee “Jaypee” Dela Cruz who joined the panel after Onic’s 3-0 victory over Omega Esports

Onic PH now awaits the winner of the lower bracket finals between defending champions Blacklist International and Omega.

Baloyskie will be gunning for his second MPL championship after getting his first with Sunsparks in Season 4 where he was joined by Jaypee, current ECHO captain Christian “Rafflesia” Fajura, current Omega players Kiel “Kielvj” Hernandez and Renz “Renzio” Cadua and former pro-player Ashley Marco “Killuash” Cruz.

Onic Philippines, meanwhile, will be making its third Grand Finals appearance since Season 4 and 5 when the team was still led by the dynamic duo of Jonmar “OhmyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario.

This time around, Baloyskie keyed Onic’s Grand Finals return after a blistering performance in Game 1 of their series against Omega. Baloyskie unleashed a damage build Popol and Kupa en route to a game MVP citation after finishing with an 8-3-7 KDA.

The Onic captain followed it up with another stellar game on his Yve as he unloaded 1-0-7 KDA in Game 2. Omega then was able to limit Baloyskie in his Pharsa in Game 3 as he only mustered six assists against 10 deaths.

That Game 3 struggle however didn’t affect Baloyskie as he focused on other ways to contribute for his team.

“Bale ginagawa ko po, bumabawi na lang ako sa pagiisip kung ano dapat naming gawin. Doon na lang ako bumabawi. Sa scrims ganun talaga score ko e,” said Baloyskie while also lauding Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog’s tank Chou for making it hard for him to position every team fights.

“Magaling talaga sila mag take ng fights e so ang ginawa namin nag ano kami, nag count ng spell ng Chou kaya nung wala na siyang spell ayun. Siya kasi yung nagpapahirap sa amin e. Nung na-burn namin yung flicker, ayun maganda na yung mangyari,” he recalled