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Kelra, Hito glad to see Markyyyy find success in Indonesia

Before entering the professional scene, Duane “Kelra” Pillas and Mark “Markyyyyy” Capacio used to headline Work in the amateur scene in 2020, where they dominated together with fellow MPL veteran Robert “Hito” Candoy.

In Season 12, the three are now in three different MPL regions, with Markyyyyy playing in the MPL Indonesia and Hito in the MPL Malaysia, while Kelra was the only one who remained in MPL PH.

Despite the distance, their friendship has stayed strong, and Kelra can’t help but be happy with Markyyyyy’s recent success after helping Geek Fam reach another franchise milestone with an upper bracket finals appearance for the first time in MPL ID history.

“Kaming tatlo nila Hito may gc kami. Tuwang-tuwa kaming dalawa ni Hito sa panalo niya sa RRQ pero inaasar namin siya. Nagpost nga si Hito ano daw ba bansag sa kanya. Yung mga bata niya kasi dito sa Pinas may bansag na. Ako Gold Standard. Si Hito Gold Stranded,” said Kelra with a laugh.

During the upper bracket semi-final match against RRQ Hoshi, Geek Fam found themselves trailing 2-0 in the series. That was when Markyyyyy finally made his appearance in the postseason.

He proved to be Geek Fam’s magic bunot as he spearheaded a 3-2 reverse sweep to arrange an upper bracket finals date against the reigning MPL ID champion, Onic Esports, for the first ticket to the M5 World Championship in Manila.

“Talagang magandang move ang ginawa ng Geek Fam dun na inupo nila si Cadera. Si Baloy kasi ang playstyle niya aggressive. Napapansin ko pag pinapanood ko sila, si Cadera lagi siyang naiiwan sa likod. Parang sobrang takot niya maglaro,” explained Kelra.

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“Eh si Markyy kasi fit na fit sila ni Baloy kasi aggressive na goldlaner. Sobrang tapang. Alam ko kasi ganun talaga maglaro si Markyyyy,” said Kelra.

Kelra and Markyyyyy will have a chance for a reunion, albeit on opposite sides, as Smart Omega and Geek Fam try to secure the M5 tickets from their respective regions.

Written By

A Bacolodnon who loves basketball, chess, and esports.

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