ECHO overwhelms Omega, spoils Kielvj return

Published February 20, 2022, 7:03 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

ECHO’s firepower proved to be too much as it annihilated Omega Esport, 2-0, to spoil Kielvj “Kielvj” Hernandez’s return while notching its second win in the MPL Philippines Season 9 on Sunday, Feb. 20.

Photo from ECHO

ECHO continued its rousing start in its S9 campaign as the stacked lineup led by Karl “Karltzy” Nepomuceno put up a masterful performance to keep the MSC king winless in two games so far.

Karltzy ran wild in the opening game with four early kills as he asserted his control of the jungle battle against Kielvj’s Karina right from the onset of the match. That set the tone for the 19-3 rout as ECHO stepped on the gas pedal and was unstoppable all throughout to draw the series first blood.

3martzy on the Gloo took the MVP honors as he put the clamps on Omega’s backline heroes to finish with a 1-0-11 KDA. Karltzy who spearheaded the non-stop aggression uloaded with a 12-1-3 score line while Kurtzy secured the key stuns using Eudora to keep Kielvj and E2max’s Cecilion at bay to add a perfect 0-0-10 KDA.

Screenshot from MPL Philippines stream

ECHO was even more methodical in the second game as the activity Yawi on the Edith and Kurttzy on the Kagura in the early game imposed problems to Kielvj’s Lancelot and E2max’s Pharsa.

With Omega’s main damage dealers heavily under-farmed due to the map pressure from ECHO, Karltzy quickly snowballed once again with a 4-0-4 KDA on the jungle Aulus. The team dubbed as the season’s ‘superteam’ utterly dominated Omega which it kept scoreless in the first nine minutes of the 10-minute Game 2.

Screenshot from MPL Philippines stream

Kurttzy also finished with a perfect 4-0-4 KDA while Yawi provided support with a 1-0-8 line in the 13-1 drubbing of Omega in the series clincher.