After getting criticized for the entirety of his career, Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera finally proved that he belongs in the biggest stage of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
On Saturday night, the 20-year-old roamer put on a performance of a lifetime, steering ECHO to the MPL Philippines Season 10 grand finals after overthrowing reigning champion RSG PH via a 3-1 outing in the lower bracket finals at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan.
Yawi has been at the center of fans’ crosshairs ever since he entered the league in Season Six with Nexplay Solid due to his antics.
At long last, after two years, the professional player-turned-influencer finally proved his naysayers wrong. And that’s why he broke into tears right after the emotional win.
“Super saya po kasi simula nung NXP po sinasabihan na po akong mag-stream ka na lang, mag-vlog ka na lang, ngayon napatunayan ko na pong (kaya) kong mag-world stage kami saka finals pa po,” Yawi said in tears.
“Simula po bata pa ako, sa school, sa basketball pa lang po, super supportive na po siya hanggang sa naging player po ako ng UST, tapos sa pag-stop ko po ng studies at pag-ML,” Yawi said during the post-game press conference.
“Noong NXPE po ako, pumupunta po siya Pampanga para dalhan ako pagkain o kaya damit, tapos sa bootcamp ng Echo. Andiyan po siya sa buong career ko po,” he added.
Now in the biggest battle of his young career, Yawi looks to silence his critics anew as he guns for first-ever MPL Philippines title against Blacklist International in the Season 10 grand finals later in the day at 4:00 PM.