Mobile Legends: RSG PH hands Onic PH first MPL Season 8 loss

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Posted at Sep 11 2021 06:15 PM | Updated as of Sep 11 2021 11:34 PM

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MANILA (2ND UPDATE)—Mobile Legends Professional League newcomers RSG Philippines handed Onic PH their first loss of the season after a thrilling 2-1 victory Saturday. 

It was a blowout Game 1 for RSG PH, and the set-up by Aqua's Beatrix — which eventually led to him and John Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto's Roger taking down 3 of Onic's heroes — widened the gap further. 

Onic seemed to show signs of life in the 17th minute after a turret defense that allowed them to take down three of RSG's players. But it was not enough, as RSG took down the league leaders' base in the 22-minute mark. 

Nowee “Ryota” Macasa's Esmeralda called the shots for Onic's dominant Game 2 performance to equalize the series. 

RSG dominated the decider, behind Demonkite's Paquito and Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo's Benedetta, ending Game 3 with a huge gold and kill lead. 

It was Onic's first loss in 5 games. 

In other MPL action, Nexplay EVOS extended their 3-game winning streak after taking down Echo PH in straight sets. 

It took two clean games for Nexplay EVOS to take down the former Aura PH squad, taking Nexplay EVOS to 3rd place, next to Onic. 

Meanwhile, MPL Season 7 MVP Edward will be celebrating his birthday with a bang, as Blacklist International moved to the top of the league rankings after a 2-0 sweep of Bren Esports. 

Blacklist International staved off a pesky and defensive Bren squad around 27 minutes in to draw first blood. 

Bren were poised to level the series, with Karl "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno's surprise Paquito draft rolling tough punches against the defending champs. 

But a setup by Salic "Hadji" Imam in the 16th-minute mark, gave Blacklist enough breathing space to destroy 4 players and eventually bust the base of Bren, which remain at the bottom of the standings following the loss.