Blacklist International has successfully defended its crown against Onic Philippines, 4-1, in their Grand Finals showdown in the MPL Philippines Season 8 on Sunday, October 24.
It was not just any ordinary championship as it was surely one to be remembered especially with how methodical and dominating Blacklist executed against Onic PH in the five games.
Blacklist’s second title surely didn’t run out of interesting stories that made the journey extra colorful. From the 11-0 streak in regular season, Blacklist-Omega rivalry in the playoffs, up to Salic “Hadji” Imam’s first MPL title and Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario’s surprising jungle picks, Blacklist International’s MPL Season 8 became a talk on the MPL PH community in the past 24 hours.
Here are some of the best reactions from fellow players and coaches in the MPL.
GGWP’s from Onic players who tried to dethrone the Season 7 champions but the Blacklist code remained to be undecodable.
Onic PH’s Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol and Gerald “Dlarskie” Trinchera and Omega Esports’ “KielVj” Hernandez vowed to come back stronger in the MPL Invitationals and in MPL Philippines Season 9.
Three of the brightest minds in MPL Philippines, Echo’s Michael “Arcadia” Bocado, RSG Philippines Coach Brian “Panda” Lim and Nexplay Evos analyst Neil “Midnight” De Guzman congratulated Blacklist for the dominant run. Meanwhile, Bren Esports and M2 Champion coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro was left amazed by Finals MVP Hadji’s performance on his tank Chou.
Players and coaches reacted to Blacklist’s masterful performance in the Grand Finals highlighted by a 17-0 drubbing of Onic in Game 4.
Of course, here’s a post from Wise who after unveiling his championship Aldous in Season 7, unleashed a surprise jungle Bane pick that gave him his second MPL title in Season 8