EJ “Heath” Esperanza finally made his return to the main five as Smart Omega Esports manhandled ONIC PH, 2-0, in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Seven regular season, Sunday night.
It was total domination for Omega Esports in the opener, limiting ONIC PH’s magic-centered composition by picking up magic resistance items early in the game.
Jankurt “KurtTzy” Matira’s Yve provided the bulk of the damage in the match while Kenneth “Kenji” Villa’s Gloo manned the frontline and soaked all the damage coming from ONIC.
Heath’s unorthodox Hilda pick as well as Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo’s Pharsa keyed another dominant win for Omega Esports in Game Two to seal the series.
The MPL veteran tank, who last saw action in the second week, constantly hounded Jaylord “Hate” Gonzales’ Benedetta all throughout the match.
This allowed Salic “Hadjizy” Imam (Granger) and Toshi to roam around the map freely and take the farm they needed to carry the game for Omega.
“Ano po kasi, nagte-training po kami tapos uso po kasi ngayon yung dalawang support. So parang ina-adapt namin kaya nagpapalit palit kami ng players,” said Heath moments after the match.
The Smart-backed squad, who picked up its fifth win in 10 outings, now has 17 points to keep the second seat in Group B.
Meanwhile, ONIC PH (6-3) could not break the tie with Bren Esports (5-5) as they remained locked at the third spot with 15 points each.
Omega Esports will next face Blacklist International on Saturday at 6:00 pm while ONIC PH looks to bounce back against Work Auster Force on Friday at 6:00 pm.