Luck Smiles Upon Demonkite, According to Coach BON CHAN
During the final week of the regular season, RSG Philippines (PH) put on an amazing performance. The defending champion won 2-1 victories over the top two teams ECHO and Blacklist International. The Codebreakers' head coach, Kristoffer "BON CHAN" Ricaplaza, stated that while RSG PH did an excellent job of exploiting their opponents' weaknesses, its star jungler, was too lucky in the final week of the regular season. The head coach showed two instances in which the pro player was able to steal objectives without casting his Retribution spell.
Demonkite’s impressive luck against ECHO and Blacklist International
Through a motovlog (motorcycle vlogging) posted by Blacklist International’s head coach BON CHAN, it was revealed that Demonkite had unbelievable luck with some of his objective stealing outplays.
“So, why did I say Demonkite is so lucky? Since they [RSG PH] were against ECHO, he was already very lucky,” said the head coach.
He claims that during the eighth week of the MPL PH Season 10 regular season, Blacklist International was examining the games and discovered that Demonkite hadn't truly used his Retribution spell during his purple buff steal against ECHO.
“First, against ECHO when he [Demonkite] was using Karina and KarlTzy was using Fanny… check Demonkite’s Retri[bution],” he explained.
The standout jungler of RSG PH stole a blue/purple buff during Game 1 versus ECHO. At that key moment, Demonkite managed to take the buff without using his own Retribution spell, despite KarlTzy casting a Retribution spell to secure it. The hero Fanny needed the extra buff to increase her mobility and wave clearing, especially in the early game, and this outplay weakened KarlTzy's ability to control the map.
Coach BON CHAN mentioned another instance where Demonkite was able to pull off the same outplay against Blacklist International.
“The second one, it was against us during the third game, first turtle fight, it happened again. Check his Retribution again,” said the head coach.
“You see now, how lucky he is?” BON CHAN said after showing a clip of the Turtle steal. “Balmond used his ultimate and Reti[bution] but he didn’t get it.”
Demonkite was using Karina at the time, and Danerie "Wise" Rosario, the jungler for Blacklist International, was using Balmond. Demonkite was still able to steal the Turtle without using his own Retribution spell, despite Wise expending all of his tools to secure it.
That outplay from RSG PH caused Blacklist International to lose a lot of resources and eventually it lost the entire series with a 1-2 score.
“If we secured it, it would make Momshoe [Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna] level 4, Wise wouldn’t have died and we could have fought back,” explained BON CHAN.
He added “I’m not sure if Balmond is unlucky or Demonkite is just that lucky. But Wise is definitely ok with using Balmond. His performance is good during practice.”
Coach BON CHAN jokingly expressed that maybe Balmond is an unlucky hero for them.
“It’s not Wise, the hero itself is the one bringing bad luck to us,” he said.
Despite this, the coach still believed that both teams had a nice game. Blacklist International is still in first place on the rankings for the regular season and is awaiting its next match in the upper bracket playoff.