Blacklist International Secures Spot in MPL Philippines Season 12 Upper Bracket Semifinals
In an intense battle, Blacklist International emerged victorious against Onic Philippines with a score of 3-2 in the MPL Philippines Season 12 playoff held at the EVM Convention Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Codebreakers displayed a methodical Game 5 performance to advance to the upper bracket semifinals.
Blacklist International demonstrated their effective strategies and focused on securing major objectives throughout the series. Their efforts paid off as they clinched a decisive win in Game 5. This sets the stage for an anticipated thrilling showdown against ECHO in the next round.
During the final game, Onic’s towers fell one after another, granting Blacklist International a swift victory in just 12 minutes with a score of 8-2. Renejay “Renejay” Barcase on Mathilda and Kenneth “Yue” Tadeo on Faramis showcased exceptional teamwork with a 100 percent kill participation rate, establishing an early advantage.
The series between the two teams was a back-and-forth affair, with both sides battling intensely in the first four games. Blacklist International dominated Game 1, securing a flawless 6-0 win with standout performances from Edward “Edward” Dapadap and Oheb. However, Onic retaliated in Game 2, led by Kenneth “Nets” Barro, who boasted an impressive 6-0-10 line on Irithel and equalized the score 20-10.
Blacklist International regained control in Game 3, securing a comfortable 12-4 victory. Nevertheless, Onic bounced back in Game 4 with a solid 15-6 win, forcing the series to a decisive fifth game.
With their hard-earned victory, Blacklist International now moves on to face the Orcas, who have been a formidable opponent in previous seasons. The upcoming upper bracket match promises an intense battle between two highly skilled teams.
The MPL Philippines Season 12 playoff has proven to be action-packed and unpredictable, with teams showcasing their strategies and skills to secure a spot in the later stages of the tournament. Fans can expect more thrilling matches in the coming days as the competition intensifies.