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Even with Renejay's return, the whole series seemed like just another normal day for ONIC Philippines- trading objectives for kills and vice-versa, creating individual plays and becoming the predators to yet another loss suffered by the tigers of NXP EVOS.
The businessmen came to work prepared in making sure that whoever goes to work today will deliver- and it has absolutely come into fruition for the winners in Black, Yellow and White. It was already a win for them in the first game- getting Kairi a comfortable pick with the use of Ling that assured him of an MVP accolade after a 3/0/5 performance. They have dominated the early stages of the game through minimizing the opportunity for NXPE to capitalize on taking their objectives. Aside from that, Micophobia- the man who made the Luminous Lord roam around the jungle, simply caught H2wo lacking- picking him off three times under 7 minutes. That was an absolute bummer for the side of NXPE, since Hayabusa was supposed to scale in the early stages of the game. But in my honest opinion, we should talk more about the Employee of the Month- Markyyyyy and his Markyyyyy business. We have already seen him focus on the objectives for the rest of the first week, and his concentration hasn't stopped since. He simply knows his role and what he needs to contribute for his team to finally win. He used Natan in the first week to take down towers. Then, a Kaja came into play to provide space for Kairi in Game 1 to deal so much damage to the opposition. And the icing on the cake, you say? It's his use of Paquito, delivering huge blows to the enemy territory and entering the team fights whenever it is necessary. In the end, smiles and kitten-like taunts were presented by the winning team as their confidence is on its way to reach its all-time high.
On the other hand, this is simply not a good sight to see for NXP EVOS. They have to get their form back- and realize that their comfortability with picks and play style isn't working anymore. There was hope from the fans that they can follow what they've set when they first fought against Blacklist International, but it was yet another sweep and a loss that they've taken. They did get their comfort picks in the first game but it went too easy for ONIC as they've all got them figured out. In the second match, they showed some signs of life by continuously picking off some heroes thanks to Abyssal Arrows by YellyHaze's Selena, but it came to the shortest of mistakes that cost them the match and their chance for a reverse sweep. Yawi may have made some amazing plays and tried to put the team on his back, but he himself also made some sloppy decision-making which turned the game back to their rivals. Overstaying in the brush to at least give vision in the late-game when the Lord isn't up and all your turrets are down is something that we thought was already out of the NXPE system. Another is the misclick of H2wo's Phantom Execution without hitting a single target, nor a jungle objective. Finally, their drafting seems questionable since they always give the prized heroes of the current meta (X-Borg, Natan, Paquito, Hayabusa) to the other side without having a plan to equalize. It is very understandable that this is still a young group of players and are yet to improve and perfect their game. However, time is already ticking for the supposedly predators of the MPL Philippines. Whatever drama they may have outside of the tournament must be settled because it is simply reflecting on the way the Tigers played in this match.
GAME 1: ONIC WIN 9-3 (12:25)
GAME 2: ONIC WIN 9-11 (23:35)