After failing to reach expectations in their debut season, BREN Esports’ star-studded lineup finally delivered the organizations’ first-ever Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines championship.
BREN finally achieved its destiny, outlasting Smart Omega, 4-2, in the best-of-seven grand finals of Season Six, Sunday evening.
And the BREN core composed of Philippine national team members sent out a statement in their final game of the season. They showed that the team is more than capable to step out of the shadows of KarlTzy.
KarlTzy, arguably the best core player in the world right now, was crippled by Smart Omega in the drafting period of Game Six. His former team axed out his comfort picks in Ling and Lancelot in the first phase of the draft, while also removing Helcurt in the second.
BREN was forced to pick Harith in the four-protect-one composition. Despite being successfully defended by Lusty’s Popol and Kupa and Pheww’s Valir, though, KarlTzy struggled to get the kills in the early game.
Luckily for BREN, though, rookie FlapTzy was there to save the day.
Entering the four-minute mark of the match, BREN was able to position themselves in the turtle pit to take the first attempt. But Heath (Akai) smartly positioned himself behind KarlTzy’s Harith and used his Hurricane Dance to put the BREN core in an awkward spot while his teammates ganged up on KarlTzy.
With the Harith down, BREN decided to continue the fight. FlapTzy flanked and earned a double kill Haze (Selena) and KurTzy (Khaleed).
Another clash ensued in the spawn of the next turtle, with BREN successfully securing the objective. Haze was able to pickoff Pheww, but FlapTzy countered once more with a kill on Heath and KurTzy.
It was still a game in reach for Omega, but the Smart-backed squad committed a crucial mistake when they decided to commit to a three-man BREN on the top lane at the 13-minute mark of the game.
BREN was able to turn things around as Pheww and FlapTzy came just in time. The latter then secured another double kill to lift his team to its first-ever championship.
The super rookie ended the game with six kills and two assists with no deaths. Ribo finished with two kills, zero deaths, and seven assists. Meanwhile, KarlTzy, who was hailed as the Season MVP, was held to zero kills, a death, and eight assists.
On the other hand, Omega hyper carry Hadjizy was limited to zero kills, a death, and two assists. KurTzy had two kills, three deaths, and an assist.
Ribo, who won the inaugural championship with Aether Main (now BREN Esports), bagged his second trophy. Pheww and Lusty also secured their second after winning their first titles with Cignal Ultra in Season Two and ArkAngel in Season Three, respectively.
FlapTzy clinched his first title in his rookie year. This is also a first for BREN sixth man Ejhay.
Meanwhile, BREN Esports head coach Duckey is the first-ever coach in MPL history to win two titles in different regions. He was part of the EVOS Legends coaching staff that won MPL-Indonesia back in Season Five.
BREN Esports, who acquired the fabled Aether Main roster back in Season Two, secured its long-awaited title after losing to Cignal Ultra in Season Two and ArkAngel in Season Three.