MANILA (UPDATE) - Former Nexplay EVOS coach John Michael "Zico" Dizon, and players Jhonwin "Hesa" Vergara and Michael "MPDKing" Endino will go to the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang world championships (M4 world championship) after leading Cambodian squad Burn x Flash to their local title.
Burn x Flash toppled Logic Esports, 3-1 en route to the MPL Cambodia Autumn split 2022 title, during their showdown at the AEON Mall in Phnom Penh, Sunday evening.
Burn x Flash won the first two games to reach match point, with Logic drawing Game 3 for survival.
With Logic looking to force a rubber match, Burn x Flash managed to shut them down and mount a comeback in the 16th minute of Game 4 to get the world championship slot.
This is the first world championship appearance for the three Pinoys, who were signed by Burn x Flash in June after parting ways with Nexplay EVOS.
Burn x Flash ended the regular season at 3rd place, before defying the odds and toppling league front-runners, SeeYouSoon last Saturday in a 3-1 rampage.
Only one slot is allotted to Cambodia for the 4th installment of the world championships, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 1-15.
The Philippines' iteration of the MPL will be allotted 2 slots, and the country's own representatives will be determined during the MPL Philippines Season 10 playoffs to be held from October 20-23 at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Quezon City.