Despite their heated banters on social media, BREN Esports coach Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro still showed pure class as he tipped his hat to rival Nexplay Esports following their massive 2-0 sweep of the world champions on Sunday evening.
“Actually to be fair, no excuses mas maganda lang talaga yung execution nila this time around and I strongly believe na nag improve sila with the addition of the new players. Lakas nung Yve nila,” said BREN Esports coach Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro in the team’s post-match press conference.
“Si Exort saka si Yawi talaga nag-stand out, saka of course si Renejay. Since last season I think na talagang malaki pa yung i-iimprove niya. Yung three players na yun.”
Nexplay Esports opened up the series with a bang, leaning on the troika of Renejay “RENEJAY” Barcarse (Benedetta), James “JEYMZ” Gloria (Baxia), and Dexter “Exort” Martinez (Yve) to draw first blood on BREN Esports through a 16-13 victory.
The Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio-coached squad then went for the jugular come Game Two, this time counting on John Paul “H2wo” Salonga and Exort’s perfect Ling-Yve connection. Nexplay Esports flat-out dominated in the series-clincher, putting on a 20-6 stomp to finish off the reigning MPL champions.
The two-time world champion tactician shared that the team had a hard time facing Exort’s Yve. This, as most of the teams they go up against in scrimmages, are leaving out Yve on their rosters.
Exort, who last played for Geek Fam PH back in Season Five, played phenomenal with the Yve. He dished out 10 assists and a kill against three deaths in Game One while following it up with a 4-2-11 stat line in Game Two.
“I think Game One is sa amin na talaga e, it’s just that we don’t understand kung papaano yung… how to play against an Yve, sa mga scrimmages kasi namin napakadalang namin siyang makalaban so ayun,” explained Duckeyyy.
“Nung Game Two ‘di namin ni-respect yung Yve, kasi parang kampante kami na we have our comfort heroes tapos parang kaya namin siyang i-burst and we can close out the gap nung distance nung ultimate ng Yve… Pero ang lakas talaga nila mag-Yve.”
With BREN Esports starting out its title-retention bid with two straight losses, Duckeyyy vows that the
“I don’t treat this like yung sinasabi nilang championship curse, probably naging kampante lang din kami this first week so I believe that next week we will come back stronger.”
BREN Esports looks to get its first win against Aura PH on March 27, Saturday, at 4:00 p.m.