ECHO snapped its three-game skid after a dominant 2-0 sweep against TNC in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight, Friday night.
The squad, who took an early lead in the opening week before plummeting down the standings, zoomed to the third spot with 11 points through a 3-4 standing.
“Ginawa ulit namin yung best namin sa mga practices namin and yung mindset namin,” said ECHO rookie Rion “Rk3” Kudo.
Christian “Rafflesia” Fajura’s aggressiveness on Mathilda fueled ECHO’s dominant Game One win over TNC for the early 1-0 advantage in the series.
The two-time MPL champion showed great zoning capabilities as well as excellent rotations in the opener, allowing Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Lunox and Mark “Hadess” Lazaro’s Hayabusa to snowball in the match.
Come the second game, Bennyqt stole the show with his signature Chou – dominating his lane matchup against Clarense “Kousei” Camilo (Lunox) which pretty much spelled the difference for the entire game.
Showing his familiarity and experience with the hero, Bennyqt took out the TNC gold laner twice before entering the three-minute mark while also carving out the gold shield in the top tower.
Though TNC showed signs of life, it was still not enough as ECHO sealed a Luminous Lord in the 15:47-minute mark for the win.
TNC suffered its third-straight loss, falling to a 2-4 record at the sixth spot with six points – a point ahead of last placer Bren Esports.
ECHO will take on defending champion Blacklist International tomorrow, Saturday at 6:00 PM while TNC looks to bounce back against RSG PH earlier in the day at 4:00 PM.