Kuro shines as TNCZ4 takes W over GameLab sans XBOCT

Photo from TNCZ4

by Drew Malihan

MANILA - TNCZ4 put the MLBB Developmental League - Philippines (MDL-PH) Season 2 on notice as they take the win over GameLab, 2-0, to continue their campaign on Wednesday.

TNCZ4 fielded their lineup that win against Minana Archives last week while Lance Christian "ImbaDing" Sibal started his third game in a row as they still miss the service of starter Jan Bradford 'XBOCT" Amande.

Both teams engaged in a close Game 1 encounter but a full team clash near the lord pit in the 19th minute saw three GameLab members down in exchange of Erwin "Vinnn" Franco.

The three-on-one trade spelled doom for GameLab as the rest of TNCZ4 went straight to the base and claim the win, with Neal Allen "Kuro" Caca's Claude getting the MVP nod with four kills and five assists and only falling twice.

TNCZ4 went into the second game again in another close encounter with GameLab but a crucial shutdown on ImbaDing and gold laner Masayuki "YukTzy" Fujita turned the tables for the former.

With the shutdown gold in their hands, TNCZ4 capitalized and never looked back as they woo Vincent Brian "Takenaga" Montilla away from contesting the lord for a quick final push in the 18th minute.

Kuro took again another MVP honor with four kills and three assists, again falling twice with the Claude.

GameLab will try to bounce back against AP Bren Hornets on Thursday while TNCZ4 will sit the rest of the week to prepare against MHRLK Esports on September 12.

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