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New roles, heroes emerge



New heroes and player roles have emerged entering the final stretch of the regular season of Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL).

With the upper bracket secured in the playoffs, Blacklist International’s Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario debuted Aldous in Season 7 en route to a sweep of Omega Esports.

Aldous, rarely seen in a competitive setting, was crucial in securing the win in Game 1 as he served Omega Esports its death sentence after he gathered stacks needed to fight.

Wise chose Aldous again in Game 2, but it was Lapu-Lapu and Harith that got the job done to close the series.

The win improved Blacklist’s standing to 10-1 with 27 aggregate points.

While Blacklist experimented on heroes, defending MPL champion and M2 World titlist Bren Esports opted to switch roles in its match against Work Auster Force.

CJ “Ribo” Ribo, often a mage, played and impressed with his mastery of Hayabusa that catapulted Bren to an easy win in Game 1.

Then, Bren picked Benedetta, Popol and Kupa, Chang’e, Khaleed, and Chou to close the series and improve its standing to 6-5 with 18 aggregate points.

Bren currently sits in the Top 3 of Group A.

Fan favorite Nexplay Esports, meanwhile, got its much-wanted revenge with a 2-1 win over Execration.

Their no marksman draft of Paquito, Lunox, Ling, Chou, and Franco dominated Game 3 thanks to the heroics of Dexter “Exort” Martinez, who ended the match with a 7-1-7 KDA.

Nexplay also defeated Onic PH last Sunday via reverse sweep, a win that catapulted them to top 2 of Group B with a 6-6 standing and 17 aggregate points.

The win not only elevated Nexplay, but also helped Aura secure the upper bracket in the playoffs by pushing to Onic to Top 4 in Group A.

As teams brought out new roles and heroes, Cignal Ultra somehow managed to lose 12 matches in a row.

Cignal’s last losing effort was a 1-2 defeat against Execration, wh