Despite being away from his team the past few days, Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales still delivered in ECHO’s nail-biting 2-1 victory over the gutsy Omega Esports in the MPL Philippines Season 11 on Friday night.
Bennyqt scored seven kills and five assists against two deaths on Karrie in ECHO’s tight 19-17 Game One win before finishing with five kills and two assists without a single death in the series-clinching Game Three win.
The 21-year-old gold laner had to practice online in the past few days due to the birth of his daughter, who he named after one of his best heroes Wanwan.
Bennyqt expressed his utmost gratitude to his teammates and the entire ECHO management for understanding his situation and allowing him to spend time with his newborn.
“Actually meron pong adjustments sa practice namin and very thankful ako sa management, sa coaching staff na naiintindihan nila yung situation ko ngayon,” revealed Bennyqt.
“Kahit online lang ako nag-pa-practice ng scrims and all, masaya ako na ayun, nananalo kami and sa bawat scrims po na kahit na online lang ako at medyo malabo yung comms pa minsan, alam ko na yung team ko iniisip pa rin nila na nandun ako sa upuan kasama nila,” added Bennyqt.
The win allowed ECHO to retake the top spot with a perfect 6-0 card in the MPL Philippines standings.
ECHO will next take on RSG PH on Sunday at 4:00 PM.