ECHO Backdoor and Bren-Blacklist Thriller Win at MPL PH Awards
The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) Match of Year Awards have officially been decided. Browsing through the highlights, the best plays and most iconic duels in Seasons 9 and 10, the MPL Philippines Press Corps along with SMART picked the most noteworthy play and game that surely displayed the competitive spirit of the teams and the undeniable players’ wit and mastery of the game. The Land of Dawn had witnessed some of the most thrilling, nail-biting and nerve-wracking moments amidst games last season but only few managed to leave a lasting mark on the MPL PH community.
MPL PH Match of the Year Awards Results
For the SMART Play of the Year, ECHO’s backdoor play against Bren Esports in Week 6 Day 1 in Season 10 topped the bill as the eventual M4 World Champion showcased superb shotcalling and trust amongt its members to complete the biggest heist of the season.
With Bren focused on taking down the Lord, the trio of Benedict “Bennqt” Gonzales on Beatrix, Karl “Karltzy” Nepomuceno on the Fanny and Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera on the Chou snuck behind and went for the base push while Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya on the Uranus and Alston “Sanji” Pabico bought some time for ECHO to seal the deal.
Such thrilling finishes certainly put the fans at the edge of their seats just like the SMART Match of the Year which was won by the showdown between the M2 and M3 World Champions Blacklist International and Bren Esports in the upper bracket finals of the MPL PH Season 10 playoffs.
Facing a hungry and gritty Bren which took the series lead after a tightly contested Game 3, Blacklist once again banked on its experience and signature poise to take the last two victories and set up a dance with ECHO for one of the M4 World Championship tickets.
Johnmar “OhmyV33nus” Villaluna and Salic “Hadji” Imam utilized an Estes-Faramis combo in Game 4 to push the series to a deciding Game 5 where the MPL PH Season 10 eventual champion had to survive a gallant stand against Bren which for the most part of the series rode on the splendid play from Rowgien “Owgwen” Unigo as well as damage dealers Michael “Kyletzy” Sayson and Stephen “Super Marco” Requitano.
Fans can expect more intense and exciting moments in future tournaments as the MLBB esports scene continues to grow and teams become more formidable than before.