Mark “Hadess” Lazaro put up a stellar performance to lift ECHO to a 2-1 reverse sweep over ONIC PH in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines Season Eight, Sunday.
A game away from defeat, Hadess split pushed his way in Game Two to send the series to a winner-take-all Game Three.
“Nakita kasi namin yung Kaja kaya nakita namin na hindi puwede sa kanya yung ganung play na ginagawa niya before,” said ECHO coach Steven “DaleDalus” Vitug. “So sabi ko sa kaniya mag stick lang siya kung saan may wards.”
With the win, ECHO climbed up to the third spot with 13 points through a 4-5 standing while ONIC PH remained at the second spot with 17 points off a 5-3 record.
ONIC PH put up a clinic in Game One, dissecting ECHO through an objective-based approach to take an early 1-0 advantage in the series.
Ian “Beemo” Sergio’s Grock took charge by zoning out ECHO, giving Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol’s Ling a free route to secure objectives. The former was named the SMART 5G MVP with seven assists in just 12 minutes and 25 seconds of action.
A crucial split push from Hadess’ Ling helped ECHO close out ONIC PH in Game Two. Rion “Rk3” Kudo’s Selena took the SMART 5G MVP with 10 kills and six assists against two deaths in the 19-11 win which lasted for 17 minutes and 41 seconds.
ONIC PH will take on Omega Esports on Friday at 6:00 PM while ECHO looks to bounce back against RSG PH on Saturday at 6:00 PM.