Reigning champion Bren Esports delivered a strong finishing kick in the final elimination round series of the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Season 7 over the weekend.
Bannered by CJ “Ribo” Ribo, Bren completed a reverse sweep of Omega Esports, 2-1, to snatch the upper bracket in Group A of this prestigious online tournament.
Ribo starred in Game 3 with five kills and five assists against one death while giving Omega a lot of problems when he deployed Uranus to perfection.
David Charles “FlapTzy” Canon had two kills and 10 assists against one death on Barats for Bren while Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno tallied two kills and seven assists against two deaths on Claude.
With the win, Bren forged a tie with Work Auster Force with 8-5 win-loss card and 23 aggregate points, but still claimed an upper bracket berth and the No. 2 seed in Group A by virtue of its victory over Work Auster Force early in the season.
Omega, on the other hand, still retained the upper bracket and the No. 2 seed in Group B.
Bren will test its championship mettle in the upper bracket playoffs when it battles Group B leader Blacklist International, which won all but one of its 13 matches capped by an impressive victory over Onic PH also on Sunday for 32 aggregate points.
Curiously, it was Bren that dealt Blacklist its lone loss, making their playoff battle one of the most exciting and highly anticipated battles this season.
Omega, meanwhile, will face Group A leader Aura PH, which will march into the upper bracket playoffs with a damaged morale following a 1-2 loss to Execration.
In the lower bracket, Group A No. 3 seed Work Auster Force will clash with Group B No. 4 seed Nexplay Esports while Group A No. 4 seed Onic PH will confront Group B No. 3 seed Execration.
Cignal and Laus Playbook Esports bombed out of the tourney after finishing last in their respective groups.
Cignal ended its horrendous campaign with a 0-13 card with only five aggregate points while Laus had a 3-1 mark with nine aggregate points.