Blacklist International just gave Omega Esports a dose of its own medicine.
After being on the bitter end of Omega’s wrath in the past few seasons, it was the turn of the M3 World Champions to author their own resurgent performance against the team dubbed as the comeback kings.
Blacklist actually did it twice in its two-game sweep of its bitter rivals.
“Most of the matches namin against Omega parang mas madalas kami yung kina-comeback nila but this time siguro, isa yun sa mga natutunan namin na kami naman yung magco-comeback sa kanila,” said Blacklist captain Jonmar “OhmyV33nus” Villaluna.
On both occasions, Omega seized control of the game and was actually one siege away from taking down Blacklist’s base tower. Omega players, however, committed crucial mistakes towards the end, something that OhmyV33nus and the rest of Blacklist made sure to take advantage of.
The Game 2 loss was actually a much painful defeat for Omega as its players were already in the enemy base and could have ended the game if not for a pick-off on Kielvj “Kielvj” Hernandez’s Valentina.
“Meron kaming Xavier and meron kaming Beatrix so confident kami na kaya naming i-def yung push nila. Kailangan lang siguro naming iwasan yung pana ng Selena and ayun nga, kailangan lang namin makuha yung tamang defensive items namin which is yung anti-Wanwan na Winter Truncheon and then Wind of Nature,” explained OhmyV33nus.
“Nung nakuha na namin yun confident na kami na kapag sinubukan nila kaming i-clash, doon na kami lalamang,” she said.
As a result, Blacklist, after spending most of last season at the cellar of the standings, now lead the pack with a 2-0 record which is enough for five points. The Game 2 win also gave the Blacklist International M3 skin of Estes its first win of the tournament after it lost to Nexplay Evos in Blacklist’s opening series.
“Akala ko nga ano e (matatalo), pero syempre ‘di natin basta basta ipapahiya yung pride and signature ng Blacklist International,” she added.