MPL Cambodia: Pinoy-boosted Burn x Flash enters world championships

Angela Coloma, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 02 2022 09:00 PM | Updated as of Oct 02 2022 09:54 PM

Courtesy: MPL Cambodia
Courtesy: MPL Cambodia

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.