Blacklist Int'l decodes Fire Flux Impunity, books semis date vs Burn x Flash

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by Drew Malihan

PHNOM PENH - Blacklist International's MLBB Southeast Asian Cup 2023 continues as they breezes past Turkey's Fire Flux Impunity in the quarterfinals, 3-0 inside the Aeon Mall on Thursday.

Edward Jay "Edward" Dapadap's MVP-worthy performance in the EXP lane led the Agents in all three of a best-of-five series against the Turkish side with a KDA ratio of 11.33 with only one death.

The Filipino side showed their dominance in the first gane as they dealt 21 kills to just five from Fire Flux in just 11 minutes, with Edward's Lapu-lapu's 5/0/9 and Kenneth "Yue" Tadeo's Valentina's 9/1/9 performances leading the charge.

Despite a surprise Fanny pick from Sidar "Tienzy" Mente┼če, Blacklist held on in Game 2, getting all but one neutral objective en route to a 12-6 outing for the Agents.

Lee Howard "Owl" Gonzales's 6/1/1 performance on his Beatrix grabbed the MVP nod for the game.

With Sacit "Badgalseph" Arslan finally banning Danerie James "Wise" del Rosario's Fredrinn, who fronted Blacklist's offense in the first two games, Aniel "Master the Basics" Jiandani pulled another card with a jungle Valentina.

Fire Flux went to secure the early game with their aggresive lineup with Brody, Bane, Arlott, Novaria, and Grock, but Blacklist clicked from the mid to the late game, with Edward's 3/0/8 performance on  his Joy and Yue's 10/1/7 outing with the Yve.

For Johnmar "OhMyV33nus" Villaluna, their performance shows their admiration towards the MTC champions,

"I really respect Fire Flux Impunity that's why we gave our 100% in the match." OhMyV33nus said. "To my sister Badgalseph, I hope to see you in M5. Good luck on your journey."

With the win, Blacklist secured a semifinals slot and will see home team Burn x Flash on Saturday, the latter dealing a 3-0 beating of RSG Slate Singapore earlier.

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