When asked to comment on the performance of the Brazilian representative Bigetron Sons, who suffered their second straight loss via a sweep at the hands of See You Soon, Filipino Import Michael “MPtheKing” Endino had a harsh assessment of their rivals.
“It all boils down to the mechanics and chemistry of the players. They still have a lot to catch up with. I think they still have to play harder and catch up as much as possible,” he said.
It comes as no surprise that MPtheKing’s See You Soon completely dominated their South American rivals, scoring the fastest win of the tournament in Game 1 by finishing off BTR in 10 minutes and 40 seconds, and completing the sweep with an 11-minute victory in Game 2.
The reigning MPL Cambodia champions also only allowed seven total kills throughout the series while tallying 27.
The LIGA LATAM runners-up also suffered lopsided losses at the hands of Onic Esports a day prior, putting their knockout stage aspirations in jeopardy with only one game left in the group stage.
Despite BTR’s current struggles, MPtheKing lauded the performance of the exp laner Felipe Eduardo “Bllack” dos Santos Prado, who remained defiant in their series despite fighting a disadvantageous battle.
“In all the fights, we can always feel his presence, and there is always a threat to him.”
With one win in the bag, MPtheKing and the rest of See You Soon are in a prime position to punch their ticket to the knockout stage as they battle MPL MENA champions Triple Esports on December 5.
A win would cement their place in the double-elimination knockout stage, regardless of the result of their last group stage match against Onic on December 6. And the confidence of the former Nexplay Evos jungler with the team is just sky-high in M5.
“I think we are very confident in what we can do right now. I think we are in our best shape to compete in M5. We have already experienced the feeling of competing in international tournaments through the MPLI. Because of that experience, our confidence and everything right now are boosted for M5,” he said.