Esports: Sunsparks march to MPL-PH Grand Finals

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 31 2020 12:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- With Jaypee leading the way, Sunsparks swept BREN Esports to march to their second straight SMART Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Grand Finals, Saturday.

After dominating BREN in the opening game of the series, the reigning kings of MPL-PH carried enough momentum in Game Two to hand the league-leaders a 2-0 sweep.

The top two squads of the regular season figured in a clash at the top side of the river with Kielvj (Esmeralda) taking down Pheww (Popol and Kupa) to kick-start the blood bath. 

Though BREN was able to shut Jaypee (Karrie) down in the ensuing play, Greed_ (Selena), Killuash (Xborg), Rafflesia (Lolita), and Kielvj were able to stand their ground even without their hyper carry, killing Ribo (Valir), Lastii (Atlas), and KarlTzy (Wanwan), to completely tighten their grip on the match.

BREN tried one last attempt to save the game, but Jaypee and the rest of the men in blue made sure to lock onto the victory en route to their second consecutive finals appearance.

"Sobrang synced ng team namin, saka ang ganda ng galaw namin. Lahat kami gumagalaw sa team namin na hindi lang sa isa umaasa," said "Jaypee" Dela Cruz.

Jaypee spearheaded Sunsparks' charge with four kills, six assists, and two deaths, while Kielvj displayed another consistent performance with norms of six kills, two assists, and two deaths to send BREN Esports to the lower bracket.

Meanwhile, ONIC PH, who booted out SGD-Omega earlier in the day, ended Execration's run via a 2-0 sweep to set up a lower bracket final match-up against BREN Esports.

ONIC PH team captain OhMyV33NUS (Popol and Kupa) was hailed as the Most Valuable Player in Game Two after finishing with a stat line of two kills and eight assists.

Dlar (Uranus) provided four kills and four assists while Wise (Hanzo) had two kills and four assists to deny local MLBB star Z4pnu a shot at the grand finals.

Execration, who defeated Blacklist International before facing ONIC PH, tallied only three kills in the match – all coming from Bennyqt (Esmeralda).

The lower bracket finals between ONIC PH and BREN Esports will happen on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The winner of the match will take the last seat in the finals and face defending champions Sunsparks at 8:00 p.m. in the grand finals.

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