Battle of Onic: Onic Esports beat Onic PH in MLBB M3 World Championship
On Tuesday, Onic Philippines‘ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship debut ended in a dramatic loss against Indonesia’s Onic Esports.
In the early game, it was the double-assassin lineup of Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol’s Lancelot and Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales’ mid lane Aamon that dominated the Indonesians’ double-marksmen.
Kairi’s Lancelot got the team a triple kill at the six-minute mark. Following suit, Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales’ Aamon completed a 5-2 wipe out plus a Lord take for the Filipino team in the 9th minute.
In spite of the two Lord marches from Onic PH, the Indonesian team survived thanks to a quick wave clear from Gilang “Sanz” jungle Natan and Adrian “Drian” Larsen Wong’s midlane Beatrix to force the match to the late game, giving the chance to Indonesia’s team to complete a four-man wipe as well as a Lord steal that sealed their victory with a 12-15 comeback.
Onic PH wins over Todak after an early setback
Later that day, Onic PH proved their ability to bounce back from their loss to Indonesia’s Onic Esports with a dramatic victory over Malaysia’s Todak and keep their hopes alive for an upper bracket position in the MLBB M3 World Championship group stage.
Despite starting slowly, the Philippine players started picking things up in the 4th minute following a double kill from Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales’ Beatrix.
A precise Natan play by Kairi Rayosdelsol gave the runner-ups of MPL PH Season 8 pick off after pick off in the sixth minute, giving them a 3k gold lead.
Following the Lord’s capture in the 14th minute, Onic then wiped 4-2 in a critical base turret push and brought the team its first win.
The combination of Kairi and Hatred’s marksmen proved to be a challenge for the Malaysian team, as they finished with stellar 1-1-8 and 9-3-1 KDAs, respectively.
Onic PH hopes to win the world championship title
Onic PH is aiming for the ultimate goal: championship victory, after securing a place in the upper bracket of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship.
Following the Philippines’ win over Brazil’s Keyd Stars, Allen Jedric “Baloyskie” Baloy said the team wants to win back-to-back championship trophies for the Philippines.
Earlier this year, Bren Esports made history by becoming the first team from the Philippines to win the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship title. In the M3 Championship, with both Onic PH and Blacklist international in the upper bracket, Baloyskie aspires to follow in Bren’s footsteps.
“Actually, we really look up to Blacklist and we want to bring the world trophy back [to the Philippines], which was completed by Bren Esports. We won’t allow it to go to another country and of course, it would be better if we [Onic PH] will be the one to take it back home,” he said in Filipino.
In Group B, Onic PH won strong wins over Todak of Malaysia and Vivo Keyd of Brazil after initially losing to MPL Invitational champion Onic Esports of Indonesia.