The rookies of TNC Pro Team ML showed immediate impact after they stunned Omega Esports with a 2-0 sweep for a winning start in the MPL Philippines Season 9 on Friday, Feb. 18.
Jomarie “Escalera” Delos Santos and Robee Bryan “Yasuwo” Pormocille were both impressive in their first two games in the professional scene as they provided support to Daniel “SDzyz” Chu who ran wild on his jungle Karina picks in the sweep.
SDzyz unloaded a neat 6-0-5 KDA in Game 1 before following it up with another perfect 4-0-6 KDA although it was the heads up plays from Escalera and Yasuwo which set the tone for TNC in the romp.
Escalera who finished with a perfect 2-0-10 performance on the Selena dictated the tempo in the early game as his timely Abyssal arrows hit the right targets to which SDzyz benefitted from, converting it to early kills and gold lead.
TNC did not let the much-experienced Omega take control of the match as Yasuwo also managed to outplay and put the clamps on the duo of Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog and Duane “Kelra” Pillas on the Diggie and Kimmy picks in the gold lane.
Yasuwo showed that he belongs to the big league with a scorching debut of 6-0-2 KDA on the Beatrix.
TNC led from start to finish as it took a convincing 19-3 Game 1 win capped by wipe out on Omega in the final clash for the Lord.
It was pretty much the same story in the second match as the two once again conspired for TNC to finish off the MPL season 8 fourth placers via an 8-5 win in Game 2.
Escalera was brilliant with a 3-3-8 KDA on the Yve while Yasuwo added a 4-1-4 line on the Beatrix. The aggression from the rookies allowed SDzyz to once again dominate the jungle battle and secure the major objectives for TNC.
TNC then only needed a perfect initiation from team captain Ben “Benthings” Maglaque on the tank Chou at the 16-minute mark to start the deciding clash where Yasuwo scored a triple kill and four-man wipe on Omega to close out the series.