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M3 World Championship: Blacklist International Triumphs Over ONIC Philippines

Abhimannu Das
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Blacklist International dominated ONIC Philippines 4-0 at the grand finals of the M3 World Championship.
Blacklist International went from the brink of elimination to clawing its way back into the competition to become the world champions.
Blacklist will be taking home $300,000 out of the $800,000 prize pool for winning the event.

The M3 World Championship has come to an end with Blacklist International becoming this year’s world championship. The world championship organized by Moonton Games featured some of the best teams in the world but it came down to two teams from the Philippines making it to the grand final. While ONIC Philippines had a lossless run at the playoffs, the team got destroyed by a dominant Blacklist lineup.

Blacklist International vs ONIC Philippines Recap

ONIC Philippines went up against Blacklist International earlier this year at MPL Philippines 8 and suffered a 1-4 loss against the now world champions. The team was looking to continue its unbeaten streak at the M3 World Championship playoffs tonight but it was Blacklist that emerged the victor once more.

Unlike ONIC which had a dream run at the event up until the grand final, Blacklist suffered an early defeat during the playoffs against BloodThirstyKings. Blacklist recovered from its loss and made its way to the finals and redeemed itself with clean 4-0 victory. Blacklist won games two and four in under fourteen minutes each and gave no breathing room to its opponents. From being on the brink of elimination to becoming the world championship winning team, Blacklist International has pulled off a comeback story to remember.

The team will be taking home $300,000 in prize money will ONIC Philippines will be awarded $120,000. The rest of the $800,000 prize pool will be split among all teams that qualified for the playoffs.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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