AP.Bren doubles down on ONIC PH to regain second place in MPL PH S12 table

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by Drew Malihan

MAKATI - AP.Bren repeats their Week 2 performance against fellow playoff contenders ONIC Philippines to claim provisional second place in the MPL Philippines Season 12 Week 5 on Friday.

The Hive swept the yellow hedgehogs in the regular season after a 2-0 beatdown last September 15, where Marco "Super Marco" Requitiano led the former in a combined 30 minutes of gameplay.

It was skipper Angelo "Pheww" Arcangel who led APBR to the first game with a 3/0/5 MVP performance on his Valentina, getting the ultimates from Frince "Super Frince" Ramirez's Faramis and John "Perkziva" Sumawan's Minotaur.

Both Rowgien "Owgwen" Unigo and David "FlapTzy" Canon contributed to 90 percent of all AP.Bren kills, while Dean "Raizen" Sumagui's Fredrinn led ONIC PH with a kill and four assists.

Super Marco meanwhile was unkillable in the second game with seven kills and one assist on the Irithel in an 8-2 domination of ONIC PH, not giving Kenneth "Nets" Barro's Claude any chance to fight back.

Kyle "KyleTzy" Sayson's Baxia was also dominant in the farming department as he led APBR with all five neutral objective takes, including two lords, while Raizen's Martis and Jem "Jem" Lanojan's X.Borg grabbed the only two kills for ONIC

With the win, AP.Bren leapfrogs the standings with all three points in the bag with a 5-5 win-loss record and 18 total points, trailing already playoff-bound ECHO, while ONIC PH sinks to 5-5 as well but with inferior 15 points total 

AP.Bren will try to push further against relegation candidates Minana EVOS, while ONIC PH will see another playoff hopeful in Blacklist International in their next matches.

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