MPL Season 10: Phewww helps Bren drop hammer on TNC for 4th straight win

Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 11 2022 11:08 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2022 12:24 AM

Kyle 'Phewww' Arcangel. MPL Philippines
Kyle "Phewww" Arcangel. MPL Philippines

MANILA (UPDATE)- Kyle "Phewww" Arcangel led the way for Bren Esports as they surged to their fourth straight win in MPL Season 10, after a 2-1 victory over TNC Pro Team at the ICITE Auditorium in Quezon City. 

Copying Ben "Benthings" Maglaque's (Lolita) Noumenon Blast through his ultimate in the 17th minute of a tight Game 3 matchup, Phewww (Valentina) flickered himself towards a lord clash and popped off the copied ultimate, stunning an entire TNC squad trying to win off the lord dance. 

From there, Bren went for the wipeout and the base takedown. 

This is the best winning streak for the first Pinoy ML:BB world championship team since Season 8. Now, the team enjoys a four-point gap against 7th placers Nexplay EVOS, on track for a playoff berth. 

"Sobrang saya namin. Tapos hindi yung sobrang behind kami sa regular season na lagi kaming naghahabol. Sobrang saya na makapunta sa ganitong puwesto," Phewww told reporters after the match. 

The 2019 SEA Games gold medalist earned two kills on top of 10 assists for the MVP award in the payoff period. 

In Game 1, TNC Pro Team broke the deadlock as Mark "Kramm" Genzon Rustana zoned out Phewww, giving TNC the space to take the lord and proceed to the death march. 

Kramm got the MVP accolade in Game 1 with three kills and one assist. 

Bren put up a dominant game in Game 2 to tie the series, keeping TNC without a turret destroyed. 

Rowgien "Owgwen" Unigo's Grock became the MVP behind a 1/1/5 kill-death-assist record in Game 2. 

[BOLD] KarlTzy returns to old roots as Echo reverse-sweeps Onic

In other MPL action, Onic Philippines fell to its third straight loss after succumbing to Echo Philippines, as Karl "KarlTzy" Nepomuceno went back to his old roots by picking up the Lancelot he wielded in the world championship back in 2021 for the reverse-sweep. 

The former Bren Esports jungler, who played a vital role in Echo's comeback win, earned the MVP nod in the clincher matchup, behind three kills and three assists. 

Straight off topping the season standings in its third week, the rookie-laden squad fell to its fourth loss in five games, as Echo get back-to-back wins. 

Bren will try to extend its streak to five as it takes on Echo Philippines on Friday, Sept. 16. On the same day, TNC will face RSG Philippines. 

Onic Philippines will try and bounce back against Nexplay EVOS on Saturday, Sept. 17.