ECHO is making noise as it formally averted a first-round exit after securing an upper bracket slot in the Playoffs of the Season 10 Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines over the weekend.
Bannered by fan-favorite Tristan “YAWI” Cabrera with M2 Mobile Legends World Championship Most Valuable Player Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno as backer, ECHO scored an easy sweep of Nexplay EVOS last Sunday to clinch a slot in the upper bracket Playoffs.
It was such a sweet victory for ECHO as it suffered a major heartbreak in Season 9 when it became the first team to bomb out of the Playoffs following a 0-3 loss to Omega Esports.
This time, YAWI and ECHO made sure that it won’t happen again as they are safely in the upper bracket that puts them in a perfect position to secure the Season 10 title.
“It is such a good feeling because it is an advantage. There would not be a first-round exit anymore,” YAWI said.
“Thank you for all the support. Keep supporting us, we would get even this season,” KarlTzy, ECHO’s superstar jungler, chimed in.
Meanwhile, defending champion and Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup 2022 titlist RSG PH scored a morale-boosting win over powerhouse Blacklist International.
The battle between two championship teams was fierce in the opening game with Blacklist International getting the better of the first match.
But come Game 2, RSG PH bit back with a 14-0 kill score before ending the series once and for all in Game 3 in just 14 minutes.
“We did not expect a perfect game because we anticipated a long game with Blacklist,” RSG’s team captain Dylan Aaron “Light” Catipon said.
“We were able to execute well in the early game so we were able to snowball. Our drafting has improved because we have talked about it, especially that Blacklist was our opponent.”
RSG PH’s fast-rising jungler Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto, meanwhile, simply wanted to score a win over a world champion like Blacklist International.
A self-confessed fan of Blacklist’s Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario, Demonkite found satisfaction in beating their counterparts.
“I was nervous before we started I did not know what the result would be,” Demonkite said.
“Other than beating Blacklist we were aiming for top one or top two, but for myself, my only goal was to beat Blacklist.”