Kielvj “Kielvj” Hernandez and Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog joined hands in Game Three as Execration completed a 2-1 reverse sweep of Aura PH in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Seven, Sunday night.
The win kept the upper bracket chances of Execration (6-7) alive as it is now tied with Smart Omega (6-6) with 20 points apiece.
An Omega loss later via sweep against Bren Esports will force the Smart-backed squad to a tiebreaker against Execration.
With the scores tied at 1-all, Ch4knu unleashed the Grock and constantly hounded the Purple Buff-dependent Ling of Mark “LORD HADESS” Lazaro all throughout the match.
This gave Kielvj the freedom to roam around the map without punishment from Aura PH.
Patrick “E2MAX” Caidic (Selena) also landed crucial Abyssal Arrows in the win. He won the SMART MVP award with eight kills and seven assists against two deaths.
“Sa Game Three comfort heroes din kasi namin so kampante kami na kaya namin silang talunin,” said E2MAX in the post-match interview.
Aura PH unleashed a Barats-Estes combo in Game One, giving LORD HADESS’s Granger the much-needed frontline to survive skirmishes.
It was a dominant early game for Aura, targeting Duane “Kelraaa” Pillas’ Claude down the bottom lane to limit his resources.
A couple of great sets from Ch4knu’s Khufra along with a Lord steal from Renz “Renzio” Cadua’s Baxia kept Execration alive, but it was not enough as Aura PH still secured the win.
Greed’s support Barats landed the SMART MVP with three kills and 11 assists against just a death.
With his side at the jaws of defeat, Ch4knu (Chou) popped a game-winning Way of the Dragon in Game Two on Greed’s Lunox to even out the series.
LORD HADESS’ Ling and Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Alice on the other end of the map, the remaining members of Aura PH could not defend in time as Execration secured the turret push.
Ch4knu tallied a game-high 10 assists along with a kill and a death to notch the SMART MVP award in the 14-11 Game Two win.