MANILA, Philippines -- Greed_ made sure that he will be a champion this time around.
Allen "Greed_" Baloy lifted Sunsparks to a second straight Smart Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines title, handing his former team ONIC PH a 3-1 heartbreak, Sunday.
With the title-clinching Game 4 heading into a fever pitch, both teams figured in a crucial clash near the lord pit.
Greed_ (Natalia) – who donned the ONIC PH jersey just last season – found his former teammate Wise (Hanzo) placed just beside the throne in his pinnacle form and erased him off the map right away.
With members of ONIC PH still far off, Greed_ immediately attacked the throne to seal the crown.
"Siguro masaya 'ko na nanalo kami, at hindi dahil sa natalo ko sila," said Greed_. "First of all, sila 'yung nagdala sa akin sa ONIC, kahit nalaglag na kami sa qualifiers."
"Kaso, marami akong gustong patunayan sa kanila, kaya naging emotional talaga ako pagkatapos ng laro," he added.
Greed_ finished with seven kills and five assists, while also providing the vision for his team through Natalia's assassin instinct.
Kielvj (Kimmy), meanwhile, added four kills and eight assists while the supporting cast, composed of Jaypee (Jawhead), Killuash (Thamuz), and Rafflesia (Khufra), combined for eight kills and 17 assists.
Two-time champions are Kielvj, Jaypee, Rafflesia, and their sixth man Renzio, who were all part of the original Sunsparks team that topped Season 4 along with Killuash, who also won a championship of his own in Season 3 with ArkAngel.
On the other hand, ONIC PH was led by Iy4knu (Chou) with eight kills, four kills, and three deaths. Wise failed to deliver this time for the men in yellow, finishing with only five kills, seven assists, along with five deaths.
ONIC PH has not won a series against Sunsparks since MPL-PH Season 4.
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