BREN Esports Becomes First Philippine Team to Become Mobile Legends World Champions
With the win, Bren Esports composed of Angelo Kyle “Pheww” Arcangel, Karl Gabriel “Karltzy” Nepomuceno, David Charles “Flaptzy” Canon, Allan Sancio “Lusty” Castromayor, and Carlito “Ribo” Jr. will take home USD 140,000 or more than PHP 6 million.
“Yung ibig sabihin sa akin ng pagkanalo ng M2 is sobrang laki kasi simula ng pagpasok ko ng pro scene gusto ko na maging pinakagaling sa buong mundo,” Karltzy told media after their win.
Bren looked comfortable in the grand finals taking a quick 2-0 against their Burmese opponents including a quick 13-minute game two where they were in control the whole game.
But then the Burmese Ghouls would show why they were the upper bracket champions, taking three straight games and forcing the Pinoys’ back against the wall.
“Yung pinakamahirap na (game sa) series namin is game 3 kasi triny namin na magbigay ng heroes tapos ayun nalugi kami,” Lusty said during the post match interview.
The Burmese squad looked poised in game 7, taking an early lead against Bren. A 12-minute team fight on the bottom Lord Pit saw Bren Esports wipe the Burmese Ghouls’ backline, leading to a free Lord. Sealing the deal was a fed Karltzy Claude cleaning up the Burmese high ground defense. He would end the game with a 10/1/6 K/DA.
He was later crowned as Series MVP.
The Pinoys took the long road to championships after falling to the lower bracket against the Burmese Ghouls. The group then needed to go through Indonesian squads Alter Ego Esports and tournament favorites MPL-Indonesia champions RRQ.Hoshi in the lower bracket finals.
“Yung unang talo namin sa Burmese Ghouls tangap na naming lahat na naging kampante kami doon kaya na-punish kami doon. Tapos nung natalo nila yung RRQ, nirespeto na namin sila na sobrang lakas nila, kaya pinaghandaan na namin nung grand finals,” said Pheww.
This story originally appeared on Spin.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.