Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno’s monster Benedetta outing in Game Four helped Bren Esports punch its ticket to the lower bracket finals after a 3-1 victory over Work Auster Force in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Seven playoffs, Friday evening.
The 17-year-old KarlTzy, who played the Benedetta in the last three games of the series, secured two triple kills in Game Four and finished with 12 kills and three assists without a single death in the series-clinching, 18-5 victory.
Work Auster Force had no answer for KarlTzy’s Benedetta as sidelaners Clarense “Kousei” Guzman (Lapu Lapu) and Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico (Barats) both struggled in their respective lanes.
Allan “Lusty” Castromayor chipped in a game-high 10 assists on his Khufra while Angelo “Pheww” Arcangel’s Kagura had three kills and eight assists against a single death.
On the other hand, Daniel “Chuu” Chu’s Claude was held to just a kill, two deaths, and three assists, while the duo of Kousei and 3MarTzy combined for a total of nine deaths, a kill, and an assist in the loss.
“Sa Blacklist po kasi kailangan namin ng malakas na hero na makakapag secure ng Turtle e saka sa Blacklist ayaw nila ibigay sakin yung Benedetta. E gustong-gusto ko yung Bene kasi ang dami talagang dash hindi nauubusan,” said KarlTzy in the post-match interview.
Despite being manhandled by Work Auster Force in the early game, Bren Esports managed to pull all the stops needed to complete an epic come-from-behind win in Game One.
Multiple outplays from KarlTzy’s Claude and Pheww’s Lunox paved the way for Bren Esports to complete the 20-28 victory in 32 minutes and nine seconds.
Work Auster Force then bounced back in Game Two, overcoming KarlTzy’s (Benedetta) one against five Lord-steal to tie the series at 1-all.
Dylan “Unravel” Catipon (Khufra), who returned the favor by stealing the second Lord, was named the SMART MVP with a game-high 17 assists laced with seven deaths and a playoffs-high 261,540 damage taken.
Bren Esports will next face the winner between the lower bracket match of Omega Esports and Execration tomorrow, Saturday.