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It was hard to say what to expect going into this matchup between the world champions and the defending champions, especially after BREN’s recent lineup change--finally letting go of their iconic main five and putting in Malik as their gold laner. Nonetheless, game one for this series was the first game of the season OhMyV33NUS was able to take hold of the Mathilda, a hero they were clearly able to utilize to their advantage, but just the same Hadji on the Jawhead was something to look forward to as well. The defending champions took the upper hand with ease during game number 1, with almost all of the members of Blacklist International building heavy defense items and merely relying on the stacks of OHEB on the Alice and Wise on the Aldous for their late game damage. BREN Esports as well and their heroes: Balmond, Khufra, Phoveus, and X.Borg, were no longer easy to take down as soon as we reached the late game, and they were able to defend the Lord push attempts coming in from BLCK for so many times. Despite this, the defending champs were eventually able to take the first game of the series after a successful initiation coming in from OHEB.
BREN Esports dominated game number 2, with a shocking performance coming in from Karltzy on the Paquito, successfully taking out almost every member of Blacklist International with ease. BLCK, in contrast to their first lineup for this series, were forced to make use of the Diggie as their roam, which made them easier to take out especially during the early stages of the game. This was indeed, supposedly BREN’s game to take, but certain plays and decisions coming in from BLCK--as small as they could be--eventually led to the tables turning for BREN. This gave Blacklist the opportunity to gain an advantage with their late game lineup, starring the heroes Beatrix, Aldous and Alice. With this, BLCK never looked back as they continued to take objective after objective and kill after kill against BREN who had most of their heroes already reaching their peak scaling. Both teams fought until the very end, but it was still BLCK’s game to take. BLCK successfully defends the crown once again, but this is just the beginning for BREN and their new flavor.
Score: 4-14 in favor of BLCK
Match MVP: OhMyV33NUS
Score: 15-19 in favor of BLCK
Match MVP: Hadji