Liquid Echo claims 2nd MPL trophy after sweep of Falcons AP.Bren

Photo from MPL Philippines

by Drew Malihan

LAS PIÑAS - In the era of professional Mobile Legends: Bang Bang scene where international organizations enter the scene and partner or acquire existing rosters, it's the Falcons and the Seahorses who matched up in a battle for the best team in MPL Philippines Season 13.

And after what seems a dominant showing, it is the seahorses who take home the glory.

Liquid Echo needs only four games of a possible seven as they claim the championship against number one seed Falcons AP.Bren Sunday inside the SM Southmall Events Center.

EXP Laner Sanford "Sanford" Vinuya continued the trend of EXP laners getting the Finals MVP nod for the fifth time in a row while getting his second Finals MVP honor of  his career.

Sanford's Paquito went to work quickly in the first game as he dropped three kills and five assists to lead Liquid Echo to get the 1-0 advantage, including a game-tilting kill against Angelo "Pheww" Arcangel's Novaria in the seventh minute.

His lane rival David Charles "FlapTzy" Canon meanwhile led the Falcons with four kills and two assists but also fell four times in the process.

It was a different Liquid Echo in the second game as Benedict "Bennyqt" Gonzales' Roger ripped through FCAP's lineup with six kills and five assists, while both Karl Gabriel "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno and Alston "Sanji" Pabico's Luo Yi contributed to 15 of 17 total TLPH's kills.

FlapTzy had a game to forget with a 2/6/2 outing of his Yu Zhong while Marco "Super Marco" Requitiano's Moskov had an off-night with a kill and five assists while dying thrice.

The Season 13 best midlaner showed why he deserved the title as his Valentina went 2/0/7 with crucial I am You casts in clashes, while Jaypee "Jaypee" dela Cruz helped in 10 of 13 Liquid Echo kills with the Floryn.

Falcons AP.Bren led by as much as 6,000 gold until the 14th minute, as Bennyqt's Karrie took down Kyle "KyleTzy" Sayson's Baxia that started the end for the defending champs.

Liquid Echo almost called game in the 16th minute, but Pheww's Pharsa and Rowgien "Owgwen" Unigo's Minotaur managed to defend and took down the last cannon extend their tournament life.

However, the Cavalry managed to turn the lord into bait and lured the Falcons for a brawl-for-all team fight, where Super Marco's Roger almost decimated the entire Liquid Echo roster with three straight kills.

The regular season MVP however fell victim to Sanji's Valentina's Arcane shade as the midlaner was the only one left standing and marched to FCAP's exposed base to wrap the series in 19 minutes.

With the win, Liquid Echo joined Blacklist International, Sunsparks, and AP.Bren to lift the MPL Philippines trophy more than once, with Jaypee and KarlTzy getting their third MPL glory.

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