For Blacklist International jungler Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario, qualifying for the playoffs is just the first step of making it to their ultimate goal – the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight championship.
The Tier One-backed squad punched its ticket to the playoffs on Sunday night after a quick 2-0 sweep of RSG PH.
And Wise could not help but heave a sigh of relief after the game.
“Masaya kasi ‘yun ‘yung first step para mag-champion, ‘di ba?,” said the 20-year-old jungler.
“Paano ka magcha-champion kung wala ka sa playoffs? Kaya masaya kami.”
Blacklist International showed nothing but pure dominance in the first five weeks of the tournament. It dropped just four games in 24 matches throughout the season while also beating all seven teams in the process.
The team is currently second in kills (274), second in assists (619), seventh in deaths (181), first in Lords kills (30), second in Cryoturtle kills (39), and first in turrets destroyed (158).
Now with a league-best 26 points through an immaculate 10-0 record, Blacklist International is inches away from securing the top seed in the playoffs.
“‘Di pa kami secured sa upper bracket eh, so as-is pa rin siguro. And then ‘yung ibang pinapractice namin baka pang playoffs na,” said team captain Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna on how the team will play the remaining games.
Blacklist International will face Nexplay EVOS on Saturday at 2:00 PM.