Bren Esports couldn’t get the job done, wasting a huge Game 1 win as the Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol-led Onic Esports pulled off the 2-1 reverse sweep to advance to the MPL Invitational 2022 semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Onic’s Filipino import took charge in the equalizing Game 2 using a jungle Gusion pick before putting on the finishing touches in the deciding third game with an Aamon pick to author the reversal that eliminated the MPL Philippine Season 10 fourth placers.
Bren’s rising star and MPL PH Season 10 rookie Kyle “Kyletzy” Sayson challenged Kairi with an impressive performance on his jungle Paquito pick in the series opener with 4-2-9 KDA. Rowgien “Owgwen” Unigo provided the set up with a 2-0-11 KDA on the Lolita as the Filipinos drew the series first blood with a lopsided 17-7 win in Game 1.
Kairi though didn’t back down to the challenge as he returned the favor in Game 2, answering with a near-perfect 10-1-11 KDA on the jungle Gusion pick. He made sure to make Kyletzy, who picked up Fanny to deny it to him, pay by starving him from his purple buff.
The aggression from Onic limited the impact of Kyletzy as Kairi on the other hand ran wild, even scoring a triple kill in the final lord siege to cap-off the impressive Game 2 performance.
Feeling the momentum from the Game 2 win, the MPL Indonesia Season 10 champions showed no letup in the decider as they overloaded Bren Esports with CC skills from the Lolita and Akai picks.
With the two in the midlane, Kairi along with gold laner CW had their free reign on their farms to lead the 21-6 domination of the Filipino team in the decider.