Blacklist Int'l outlasts resilient Minana EVOS with dominant Game 3

Photo from MPL Philippines

by Drew Malihan

MAKATI - Blacklist International avoided a Minana EVOS fightback with a spotless Game 3 performance to continue their win streak in the second week of MPL Philippines Season 12 regular season on Friday.

The Agents' lineup remains unchanged while Minana EVOS unveiled their full second lineup with Jhon Marl "Lord JM" Sebastian, Ken Louie "Kzen" Pile, Lance Walter "LanceCy" Cunanan, Oscar "Sumpak" Romero, and Brain Milez "Spider-Milez" Santos.

It was a dominant Game 1 for Blacklist, dealing a 13-to-3 dumping of Minana EVOS, having superior map control from the start thanks to Salic "Hadji" Imam's Novaria and Renejay "Renejay" Barcase's signature Chou pick's relentless roaming until the mid game.

But it was the double kill machine Stephen Jasper "Sensui" Castillo's Martis that took the Game 1 MVP nod with seven kills and two assists, including three double kills in the process.

Minana EVOS returned the favor in the second game as they counter the long-range duo of Hadji's Novaria and Kiel "Oheb" Soriano's Beatrix with a faster lineup with Lord JM on the Paquito, Kzen on the Martis, and Spider-Milez with a Rafaela pocket pick.

The Tigers let the Agents taste their own version of the UBE strategy as they outran squishy Oheb and Edward and letting Kzen get his farm from the mid game.

It was LanceCy's Yve who took the MVP nod with the Yve, tallying three kills and ten assists as he contributed to all Minana EVOS takedowns.

Blacklist then executed a 10-0 masterclass in Game 3 as Hadji grabbed his hands on his trusted Gord and Renejay with another Chou pick.

Their mid-game power spiked showed early as Oheb's Claude claimed his lane early on while the rest of thre Agents frustrating Kzen's Fredrinn, who they took down five times.

It was the KDA Machine who tookt he MVP nod with 2/0/7 KDA on the Gord.

Blacklist will try to extend their winning run against winless ONIC PH on Saturday, Sensui facing his old team, while Minana EVOS will try to look for answers against RSG Philippines.

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