Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno made history on Sunday night, becoming the first and only two-time champion in the M-series after leading ECHO to the M4 World Championship title at the Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 18-year-old former M-series MVP, who has been playing consistently throughout M4, powered ECHO’s 4-0 dismantling of erstwhile champion Blacklist International in the best-of-seven grand finals.
KarlTzy said that he was elated to have achieved such a feat, especially up against a powerhouse Blacklist International squad that defeated them in the finals of the MPL Philippines Season 10.
“Sobrang saya lang talaga,” said KarlTzy during the post-game press conference.
“Masarap po kasi sa pakiramdam tapos sobrang lakas po kasi talaga nila, walang nakakatalo sa kanila. Sobrang sarap sa feeling na nanalo kami sa kanila,” he added.
But more than his personal achievement, KarlTzy said that he was just glad to fulfill the promise he made to his teammates when he joined ECHO almost a year ago.
“Sobrang saya kasi natupad ko yung promise ko sa kanila na magchachampion kami. Simula nung paglipat ko sa ECHO sinabi ko na sa kanila yun na kahit sino kakampi ko magchachampion tayo,” said the former Bren Esports star.
In the grand finals, KarlTzy played Akai, Barats, and Fredrinn, and tallied a total of eight kills, six deaths, and 28 assists in four games played.