Allan “Lusty” Castromayor’s brilliant use of the Shadow Mask in Game Two helped Bren Esports score a crucial 2-0 sweep against Work Auster Force in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Seven regular season, Saturday evening.
The win put Bren Esports at the third spot in Group A with a 6-5 record with 18 points — three points behind group leaders Aura PH (8-2) and Work (7-5) who both have 21 points apiece.
With Bren Esports dominating the early goings of Game Two, Work Auster Force managed to pull the game late for Daniel “Chuuu” Chu’s Claude to reach its power spike.
Entering the 15-minute mark, Work was poised to completely take over the game as they were already positioning themselves to secure the Luminous Lord.
However, Lusty, who used the Shadow Mask to reach Chuuu, was able to pop the Way of the Dragon perfectly on the Work core to tip the scales back to Bren’s side.
That resulted in a four-wipe for Bren, along with the Lord that helped them take down Work Auster Force’s turrets.
Another clash in the lord pit secured the win for Bren Esports.
Lusty nabbed the SMART MVP award with three kills, two deaths, and seven assists — along with a game-changing kick in the 21-15 Game Two win.
“Ayaw lang kasi namin matalo sa Work… Tinalo naman na namin yun e, ‘di na namin kailangang makipagtalo sa kanila,” said Lusty in the post-match interview.
Work Auster Force opened Game One in the best way possible, with Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico (Benedetta) taking down Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno’s Granger as early as the opening minute.
But that seemed to be the last of it for Work, as Lusty (Rafaela) popped multiple well-timed Holy Baptisms to cancel out Dylan “Unravel” Catipon’s Khufra.
David “FlapTzy” Canon (Barats) also played a pivotal role in shutting down Unravel while CJ “Ribo” Ribo (Hayabusa) owned whatever lane he set foot.
Bren Esports will go up against Cignal Ultra on Saturday, May 15 at 6:00 pm while Work Auster Force looks to secure its slot in the upper bracket on Sunday May 16 at 3:00 pm.