Blacklist International out to reclaim lost glory as V33Wise returns

Published July 19, 2022, 9:29 AM

by Reynald I. Magallon

M3 World Champion Blacklist International is out to reclaim lost glory as the dynamic duo of Jonmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario returns to the lineup after sitting out the MPL Philippines Season 9.

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Gearing towards a back-to-back M-series titles in the World Championship, the V33 and Wise will rekindle their partnership with young star Kiel “Oheb” Soriano, Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap and veteran midlaner Salic “Hadji” Imam – all of which won the M3 title together.

Kent “Kevier” Lopez remains in the crew as a reserve along with Dexter “Dex Star” Alaba and Jason “Eson” Gerardo who both also serve as the team analysts

Kristoffer “Bon Chan” Ricaplaza will be the head coach while Aniel “Master the Basics” Jiandani will be his deputy.

“Our teams are designed to win championships and be amongst the best in the world. This team and coaching staff is a reflection of that. With this roster, our mission is to return to our winning ways and #BreakTheCode once again,” said Blacklist in its roster reveal post.

Without the power duo, Blacklist struggled to find its identity in Season 9 where the team missed the playoffs for the first time after winning back-to-back titles in the MPL Seasons 7 and 8.

Eson and Dex Star along with then rookie jungler Kevier did their best but still struggled to fill in the shoes of the two resulting to a seventh place finish overall in the standings.