BREN Esports head coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro has fired the first shot ahead of his team’s heated quarterfinals match-up against Nexplay Solid in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Six playoffs.
Speaking at the ROG Podcast hosted by shoutcaster Dan “Leo” Cubangay, Glindro made a bold statement regarding the much-anticipated bout this coming Friday.
And he did not mince his words about it.
“Three-zero definitely for BREN Esports.
“Let me explain why… There are only two reasons kung bakit hindi mananalo ang Nexplay Solid,” said Glindro, who appeared in the Coaching in Esports episode along with BREN head coach Ralph “Leathergoods” Llabres.
The M1 World champion coach used two points in explaining his prediction. First off, he said that NXP had no identity and accused them of copying other team’s compositions. This, despite the team’s staff — which has former professional player AV “Yolo” Tiangco and popular streamer Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio — constantly stating on social media platforms that they will bring out a new meta.
“They don’t have their own identity. Monkey see, monkey do.
“What they see, they do it without realizing that the dynamics of their team are different,” said Glindro, who was a part of the EVOS Legends coaching staff in Indonesia before being lured back into the country to take the BREN coaching job.
Secondly, Glindro bared that most of NXP’s players have already maxed out their mechanical capabilities,. The exceptions are offlaner Renejay “Renejay” Barcarse and tank Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera, both of whom he calls “really good players”.
This means that the players he was mentioning were sidelaner Bien “Mb” Esquillo, support Chester “Chester” Gonzales, and surprisingly, core John Paul “H2wo” Salonga, who has been impressive so far for NXP.
“Second point is that majority of their players have already reached their mechanical caps. That’s the best they could perform. I don’t know if it’s going to hurt people but yeah,” said the soft-spoken coach.
“I think that the player we haven’t really seen ‘yung top shape is probably Renejay. That’s one player. I think he’s good. Number two is Yawi, Yawi is a really good player. I’m not gonna lie, he’s a really good player.”
Yawi ranked fourth in the KDA department among tanks with a 2.84 KDA while also ranking third overall in the league with the most damage taken with 2,876,809. The first-year tank player also ranked fifth in the league in assists with a total of 221.
Renejay placed 15th with a 2.81 KDA, while also ranking fourth in total kills with 90 among sidelaners and offlaners.
BREN Esports finished at the top of its group with 34 points in Group A; meanwhile, NXP settled for the fourth spot in Group B with 16 points. BREN also dominated their lone regular-season match-up, scoring a dominant 2-0 victory last September 27.
Both teams figured in a lot of heated banters online throughout the season. Considering that their match-up is still a week from now, expect NXP to fire back.