Hadji Hints Return to Blacklist International Roster for MPL PH Season 12
Blacklist International's esteemed Mid Laner, Salic "Hadji" Imam, has announced his highly-anticipated comeback for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Professional League Philippines (MPL PH) Season 12. After taking a brief hiatus and skipping Season 11, Hadji entrusted the role to Kenneth "Yue" Tadeo, who admirably filled his shoes during his absence. Despite securing a commendable runner-up position in the previous season, Blacklist International faced notable challenges in establishing team chemistry. However, as the playoffs approached, they finally discovered the elusive synergy they had been striving for. While Hadji has expressed his keen interest in returning to the esports scene, Blacklist International has yet to confirm the official roster for the upcoming season.
Blacklist International's Legendary Mid Laner, Hadji, may return for MPL PH Season 12
During a livestream hosted by Kristoffer "BON CHAN" Ricaplaza, the currently inactive head coach of Blacklist International, the question of Hadji's plans after his break from the MLBB esports scene arose. When asked about his preference between playing for the MPL or the MDL (Mobile Legends Development League) roster, Hadji confidently stated his desire to participate in the pro league.
"I have had enough rest already... [I prefer to play] in MPL, of course, for Season 12," expressed Hadji.
Curiously, the seasoned Mid Laner also enquired about Coach BON CHAN's plans for Season 12. The coach responded, "If you go back, then I'm 'G' to that."
Apart from discussing his return to the pro scene, Hadji shared his experience playing alongside Blacklist International's recently acquired star player, Renejay "RENEJAY" Barcase.
"Now that RENEJAY is my ally, we have a connection... It's like we have the same vibes, the 'RENEJAY Connection,' as they say," Hadji revealed.
While the team currently focuses on preparing for the upcoming Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC 2023), it's important to note that Hadji's absence from the MPL PH Season 11 roster means he won't be able to participate in the mid-season tournament, as per the rules. It remains intriguing to see whether the renowned "KDA Machine" will indeed make a comeback in Blacklist International's upcoming MPL PH Season 12 roster.