BREN Esports closed out its elimination round campaign in the Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League (MPL-PH) Season Five on a dominant note, stamping its class on Blacklist International with a 2-0 sweep, Saturday.
After a comeback victory in the Game One of the series, the inaugural champions made sure to assert its dominance in the second match.
BREN Esports fielded in an aggressive hero line-up that consists of KarlTzy (Granger), Ribo (Selena), Pheww (Gusion), Lusty (Grock), and Coco (Thamuz), which allowed them to take full control of the map in the early game.
The former kings of MLBB South East Asia Cup managed to put up an eight thousand gold lead, 31,623-23,366, by the 10-minute mark of the game, while also putting down BI’s six turrets in the process.
After slaying the lord, BREN marched to the top lane and killed Chou (Aqua) to finish the game.
KarlTzy was named MVP of the match with a stat line of three kills and three assists along with a total net worth of 11,438. Meanwhile, Ribo and Pheww added three kills each for the side of BREN.
With the victory, BREN secured a top-two finish in the elimination round with an 8-1 win-loss card laced with 12 points. On the other hand, Blacklist International fell to a 4-5 slate (-2) — good for sixth place.
In other games, Sterling Global Dragons-Omega pushed its record to 6-3 with a sweep of ULVL, while ONIC PH ran over STI with a 2-0 beating.
ONIC PH has secured its place in the upper bracket with a 7-1 standing (12 points) and is now a win away from taking the number one seed from BREN — whom they beat in the elimination round. SGD, on the other hand, remained in fifth place with six points.
Meanwhile, STI bowed out of the playoff race with a 0-8 slate, while ULVL is still at the eighth spot, clinging for a lower bracket finish with a 2-7 win-loss standing.