Kiel “OHEB” Soriano put up a performance of a lifetime in the M3 World Championship.
Banking on heroes such as Beatrix and Clint, the 17-year-old gold laner carried Blacklist International to a number of crucial wins and eventually, the world title.
For his efforts, OHEB was named the Most Valuable Player of the world meet.
“Coming to M3, I didn’t know that I will play well. I didn’t expect my performance to be this well,” admitted on Sunday OHEB after Blacklist International’s 4-0 sweep of ONIC Philippines in the grand finals.
OHEB, who figured in a few controversies prior to the M3 World Championship, received some much-needed boost from his teammates, specifically the tandem of Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna and Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario.
And with that, the former Amihan Esports standout deflected the credit to his teammates – who, according to him, shaped him to become who and what he is today.
“I think my teammates helped me a lot [to get to] where I am now,” said OHEB, who also took home $10,000 (P500,000) aside from the award.
“They helped me a lot to get this. And I’m gonna celebrate this with them, because they’re the ones who helped me achieve this. I couldn’t do this without them.”
OHEB’s Clint saw himself shut down early in the grand finals opener. Still, he managed to finish the game with a 5-5-10 KDA line to lead the come-from-behind win.
He then dominated in Game Two playing Beatrix, putting up eight kills and eight assists against just one death in just 13 minutes and 40 seconds.
The pride of Tarlac had a field day in Game Three but stepped on the gas in the decider, ending up with six kills and three assists against one death playing Beatrix in the title-clinching Game Four victory.