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Yawi ‘extra motivated’ to lead Echo after ‘good friend’ Nierva won UAAP chip

ECHO roamer Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera is heading into the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season 10 with extra motivation.

After all, his ‘good friend’ Jennifer Nierva had just won the ‘chip in the UAAP.

“Yung family ko po, yung friends ko tapos si Lord po yung motivation ko po. Tapos yung friend ko rin po si Jennifer since siyempre po nag-champion sila so gusto kong mag-champion din,” Yawi told Tiebreaker Times.

Yawi and his ‘friend’ Jennifer Nierva have been making the rounds on social media over the past few weeks. The former Nexplay EVOS star, though, respectfully declined to comment on their status.

Just recently, Nierva made history after leading the National University Lady Bulldogs to a 16-0 sweep of the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament, which ended the school’s 65-year title drought. She also nabbed the Best Libero plum in the process.

And throughout the season, Yawi was there in the stands, religiously watching NU’s matches to support his good friend.UAAP-Season-84-NU-vs-DLSU-Yawi Yawi 'extra motivated' to lead Echo after 'good friend' Nierva won UAAP chip ESports Mobile Legends MPL-PH News NU UAAP Volleyball  - philippine sports news

“Super proud po ako sa kanya. Kasi po nung ‘di pa po nag sa-start yung season nila, kine-kwento niya po sakin na yung panahon po na bakasyon pa lahat ng teams, siya po nagte-training na po.

“Tapos, non-stop po talaga sila sa trainings tapos nung pagkastart ng season nila, kahit nung na-sweep nila yung first round entering the second round, parang ‘di sila naging complacent as in sobrang bakbakan talaga kaya deserve talaga nila mag-champion and super nakakaproud kasi nasubaybayan ko po yung journey nila lalo na yung kanya,” he continued.

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When Nierva finally achieved her goal of winning the UAAP title, Yawi – who witnessed firsthand the sacrifices that she made along the way – was also there, cheering her on as she etched her name in the history of collegiate volleyball.

Now, it’s his time to make history entering his second season with ECHO. With a slot in the M4 World Championships on the line, Yawi, just like what Nierva did in the previous UAAP season, vows to do whatever it takes to have a shot at history.

And, just like what Yawi did, expect Nierva to be in the crowd, cheering him on as he tries to lead ECHO to the promised land.UAAP-Season-84-Womens-Volleyball-NU-vs-UST-Jennifer-Nierva-1-scaled Yawi 'extra motivated' to lead Echo after 'good friend' Nierva won UAAP chip ESports Mobile Legends MPL-PH News NU UAAP Volleyball  - philippine sports news

Sobrang motivated po ako kasi ang sarap po sa feeling non kung parehas kaming champion tapos parehas pa kaming naka-subaybay sa journey ng isa’t isa kaya nakakamotivate po sobra,” said Yawi, who is entering his fifth season in the league.

“Opo, ganun siguro. Expect niyo na manonood din siya.”

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