Prior to its win against Nexplay EVOS, Bren Esports has only won four of its 11 games in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight.
The reigning world champions suffered a franchise-worst 1-6 start with just five points under its name at the last spot.
Obviously in a slump, Bren Esports team captain Angelo “Pheww” Arcangel admitted that the team’s morale was very low before game time.
“Nung papasok yung game kanina mababa yung morale namin, parang bahala na laruin na lang natin,” revealed Pheww during Bren Esports’ post-match press conference on Sunday night.
But Bren Esports, who won the MPL Philippines Season Six title and the M2 World Championship consecutively earlier in the year, had its much-needed momentum boost after a snowball victory in Game One – something that they haven’t gotten a taste of this season.
“Inenjoy na lang namin yung laro. Tapos parang nabuhayan kami nung nanalo kami ng Game One tapos snowball pa,” explained the two-time MPL Philippines champion.
“It’s very low before the start of the game. I mean kahit naman sino e, kung puro talo,” echoed Bren Esports coach Francis “Duckeyyy” Glindro.
“Yeah, pep talks yung ginagawa namin it’s one of the most effective things na nakakapag up din ng morale but I think nabuhayan na sila na we’re still in this.”
That seemed to have been the key for Bren Esports as they secured their second win against Nexplay EVOS via a 2-1 start.
The team is now at the seventh spot with seven points through a 2-6 record.
And with the elusive victory finally in the bag, the once-mighty Bren Esports is looking to sustain its momentum against the same team on Friday at 8:00 PM.