The Blacklist International puzzle remains unsolved after it posted back-to-back victories in Week 4 of the Mobile Legends: Professional League Philippines (MPL) over the weekend.
Bannered by Danerie “Wise” del Rosario, Blacklist displayed its championship form following impressive victories over RSG and Echo via 2-0 sweeps to stay on top with a perfect 8-0 win-loss record entering the midway mark of this professional tournament.
Against RSG, Blacklist had a sizzling start as it ruled Game 1 by pitting Paquito, Lunox, Estes, Chou and Granger against Pharsa, Barats, Rafaela, Lylia and Benedetta.
The reigning champion buckled to work early as it collected three kills in the first three minutes of Game 2, thanks to its brilliant strategy that led to good damages on the turrets across all lanes.
Del Rosario was unstoppable with his Granger at the 7:00 mark.
Although RSG showed little resistance, Blacklist broke six turrets while losing just one in a span of 13 minutes of intense action.
Then, Blacklist went for a GG push a minute later to wipe out the entire RSG squad and seal an impressive victory.
On the contrary, Echo put up a gallant stand the next day as Blacklist had to come up with some brilliant plays down the stretch to secure the 2-0 win and push its foe to its fifth loss in nine matches.
Despite the loss, RSG still refused to roll over and die as it bounced back the following day with sweeps of TNC and Omega Esports.
After taking Game 1, RSG went for the kill with Ling, Rafaela, Lapu-Lapu, Kagura and Esmeralda while Omega, whose lineup is composed of Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2021 champion Execration, picked Baxia, Jawhead, Alice, Benedetta and Eudora.
RSG took the fight early to Omega as Ling, Lapu-Lapu and Esmeralda combined for four kills in three minutes then added a couple more a minute later.
RSG was dominant all the way through and was going for a winning push as early as the 12:00 mark breaking eight turrets en route to victory.
Jonard “Demonkite” Caranto was untouchable with his Ling, ending the series with a 6/0/8 KDA while Nathaniel “Nathzz” Estrologo registered 4/1/10 with his Lapu-Lapu.
MPL Season 6 champion Bren Esports, meanwhile, went 1-1 last week after falling to Onic, 0-2, before bouncing back with an impressive win over Nexplay EVOS.