Through Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna’s exceptional Mathilda performances, Blacklist International became the first team from Group B to punch its ticket to the playoffs after a 2-0 sweep of Playbook Esports in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines.
The Tier One-backed squad continued to boost its momentum heading to the playoffs, solidifying its hold of the top spot with 24 points through a league-best 24 points.
Playbook’s loss put its max possible points to just 20 — assuring Blacklist International a spot in the playoffs.
Now with eight points through a 3-6 standing in Group B, the Eagles still have a chance to make the playoffs.
“Patience lang para sa team namin, hintay lang sa mga magical hooks ko saka sa around the world ni momshie, yung mga initiations niya,” said Mark “ESON” Gerardo in the post-match interview.
Despite struggling with seven deaths early in Game One, Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario (Granger) was still able to show his clutch genes after a crucial Retribution to steal the Luminous Lord from Playbook near the 18-minute mark.
Blacklist’s super rookie Kiel “OHEB” Soriano (Harith), who carried the fight for the Tier One-backed squad mid-game, spearheaded crucial pick offs on Nowee “Ryota” Macasa (Baxia), Joshua “Aspect” Tating (Ling), and Arvin “Arvs” Bacayan (Luo Yi) down the bottom lane to seal the 20-17 Game One win.
OHEB finished with a 9-1-5 kill-death-assist line while Wise had three kills, seven deaths, and six assists in Game One.
Blacklist International fielded the same roster in Game Two.
And despite Playbook getting the early kills on Wise anew, Blacklist International managed to power through all thanks to OhMyV33NUS.
Blacklist International will next face Omega Esports on Saturday at 4:00 pm while Laus Playbook Esports looks to salvage their campaign against Aura PH on Sunday at 4:30 pm.