Recently-promoted Work Auster Force picked up its first-ever win in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines at the expense of Nexplay Esports, 2-1, Sunday afternoon.
Daniel “Chuu” Chu’s snowballed early in the deciding Game Three, picking up six kills and three assists with his Hayabusa entering the seven-minute mark of the match.
That’s all Work Auster Force needed as Nexplay Esports look lost in their two-core setup of John Paul “H2wo” Salonga’s Claude and Renejay “RENEJAY” Barcarse’s Wanwan.
Work Auster Force ended the 16-6 Game Three at exactly 11 minutes and 33 seconds.
The former Blufire carry, who finished with eight kills and six assists without a death, was named MVP of the winner-take-all match.
James “JEYMZ” Gloria had two kills, two deaths, and two assists with Lapu Lapu to lead Nexplay.
Nexplay Esports had a field day in Game One, with H2wo’s Benedetta wreaking havoc in the early game while RENEJAY’s Claude made sure to catch their late-game.
After taking down the second lord of the match, Nexplay managed to wipe out the entire Work Auster Force roster to claim a 1-0 advantage.
H2wo, who constantly hounded Work Auster Force’s backline, won MVP in Nexplay’s 20-7 Game One win with nine kills and 10 assists against two deaths.
H2wo, though, could not replicate his Benedetta game in the second match as Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico’s phenomenal Uranus performance singlehandedly carried Work Auster Force in Game Two to tie the series at 1-all.
He won the MVP citation with an insane 11-1-7 stat line in the 24-20 victory.
The neophytes upped its standing to 1-1 for three points — taking the second spot in Group A while the Setsuna “Akosi Dogie” Ignacio-coached squad remained at the top of Group B with a 1-3 card for five points.
Work Auster Force will go up against ONIC PH at 6:00 pm on April 9, Friday, while Nexplay Esports looks to bounce back against arch-rival Execration at 7:30 pm on the same day.