ECHO silenced the home crowd and set up an all-Filipino showdown in the Grand Final of the M4 Mobile Legends World Championship following an impressive win over RRQ Hoshi, 3-1, late Saturday at Tennis Indoor Stadium Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Unfazed despite playing against a powerhouse team backed by a raucous partisan crowd, ECHO unleashed its might to survive in the lower bracket final for a rematch against the repeat-seeking Blacklist International.
ECHO, composed of KarlTzy, YAWI, Bennyqt, Sanford, and Sanji, leaned on Pharsa, Lapu-Lapu, Claude, Akai, and Chou to get the job done in 18 minutes of Game 4 to end the best-of-five series.
“I just want to prove our doubters wrong, that we can compete. Ever since [MPL] S9 when I transferred to ECHO, we were always called ‘first-round exit’,” ECHO jungler KarlTzy said after the match.
The ECHO-Blacklist showdown will serve as a rematch of their MPL Season 10 championship and the M4 upper bracket final.
The Grand Final is set Sunday, 15 January, at 6:30 p.m. where the winner will take home $300,000 o P16.47 million.