MPL PH Season 8 Week 4 Recap: ECHO Recovers but Bren Esports Continues to Struggle
The Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines (PH) Season 8 Week 4 has concluded. There were a lot of ups and downs faced by each team during the fourth week of the MPL season. ECHO recovered from its losing streak from last week while Blacklist International retained its undefeated status in the fourth week. Meanwhile, the M2 world champion, Bren Esports, struggled to secure its second victory but eventually earned it after taking down Nexplay EVOS on the third day of the MPL PH Season 8 Week 4. Here is a quick recap of the matches during the MPL PH Season 8 Week 4.
MPL PH Season 8 - Week 4 Day 1
TNC Pro Team vs ECHO (0-2)
ECHO breaks free of its losing streak after winning against TNC Pro Team with a clean sweep score of 2-0, in favor of ECHO. TNC Pro Team was relentless but ECHO’s resilient presence within the matches helped them secure objectives and prevent TNC from turning the tide.
RSG PH vs Blacklist International (0-2)
Blacklist International continues its win streak after defeating RSG PH in the fourth week of the MPL PH Season 8. RSG PH couldn’t find its momentum as Blacklist International continuously suppressed all the lanes held through non-stop rotations by Jhonmar "OhMyV33nus" Villaluna, Danerie "Wise" Rosario, and Salic A "Hadji " Imam. In the end RSG PH failed to find an opening leading to Blacklist International nabbing a win with a clean sweep victory score of 0-2, in favor of the defending champions.
MPL PH Season 8 - Week 4 Day 2
RSG PH vs TNC Pro Team (2-0)
After losing against Blacklist International on the first day of MPL PH Season 8 Week 4, RSG PH redeemed itself by securing a win against TNC Pro team. John Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto’s Paquito was feared throughout the match because of his relentless engages that opened up a lot of good opportunities for RSG PH to win teamfights. The match ended with a clean sweep victory score of 2-0, in favor of RSG PH.
Blacklist International vs ECHO (2-0)
ECHO tried their hardest to find a loophole in the unstoppable defending champions but the team couldn’t match Blacklist International’s executions and lane rotations. Echo almost had its chance in the first match where they managed to secure a lot of objectives which hampered their opponent’s progress. However, a crucial teamfight occurred during the 25-minute mark which costs the life of Jankurt "KurtTzy" Matria and Frederic "Bennyqt" Gonzales, which was more than enough to weaken ECHO’s lineup allowing Blacklist International to secure a win.
ONIC PH vs Bren Esports (2-0)
Both teams were eager to bounce back to the competition but this match went to ONIC PH. Bren Esports found it hard to fight back due to how overwhelming Mark "Markyyyy" Capacio and Allen "Baloyskie" O. Baloy were in the entire match. ONIC PH secured a clean sweep victory of 2-0 against Bren Esports.
MPL PH Season 8 - Week 4 Day 3
ECHO vs ONIC PH (2-1)
A strong finish by ECHO esports was seen during the third day of the MPL PH Season 8 week 4. ONIC PH started strong in the first match but eventually dropped the succeeding matches against ECHO. ECHO’s Rion Manalo “RK3” Kudo made sure to keep ONIC PH under a tight leash, preventing the team from catching up and securing another win. The match ended with ECHO securing another against ONIC PH win with a score of 2-1.
Omega Esports vs RSG PH (0-2)
Omega Esports struggled to compete against RSG PH thanks to Demonkite’s impressive engagement tactics. Throughout the match, Omega Esports’ Duane “Kelra” Pillas tried to carry his team but it was not enough to keep Demonkite from dominating the match. RSG PH claimed its second clean sweep victory score of 2-0 in the fourth week of the MPL PH Season 8 against Omega Esports.
Bren Esports vs Nexplay EVOS
Bren Esports finally secured a win for the fourth week of the MPL PH Season 8. Nexplay EVOS managed to even the odds with the help of Jhonwin “Hesa” Vergara but the team lost its momentum on the third deciding match. Bren Esports managed to outsmart Nexplay EVOS and secured a victory with a score of 2-1, in favor of Bren Esports.
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