Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales starred as ONIC Philippines became the first grand finalist of the M3 World Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The gold laner-turned-support led the Filipinos to a quick 3-0 sweep of North America representative BloodThirstyKings in the upper bracket finals at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Hatred’s Pharsa keyed the 17-5 Game One domination. He finished with five kills and five assists without a single death in the 15:12-minute match to put Onic PH up 1-0 in the series.
BTK came close in Game Three, but Gerald “Dlar” Trinchera’s flanks on Yu Zhong proved to be pivotal as the Filipinos came out with a 13-9 win in 22 minutes and 20 seconds of action.
He finished with three kills and seven assists without a single death in the contest.
MPL Philippines back-to-back champion Blacklist International will take on EVOS SG in the lower bracket semis later at 3:00 PM for the right face BTK in the lower bracket finals which is slated at 7:00 PM today.
Meanwhile, ONIC PH will take on the upper bracket winner tomorrow in a best-of-seven grand finals series.