The match-up between the returning franchise and the team they previously handled is surely a fun match to watch. The series is filled with drama knowing that some of the current players of Blacklist International ( Hadji and Dextar) including their coach BON CHAN is a part of Evos PH that played during earlier seasons of MPL. This time Evos will now go under the new era as they acquire the most popular team in the MPL PH today, Nexplay Esports who will banner their new support player to boost up their current line-up. The addition of Yellyhaze boosted the already talented core of explosive young players with his wit and experience not just in the local scene but also internationally. Blacklist on the other hand will try to secure their second win of the season. After a quick annihilation of the Agents of Black and White will banner a new and improve codes that proved to be the difference in their games.
It was a surprise for everyone to see Hesa play for Evos specially on its debut match. But Hesa did not disappoint everyone with an excellent debut using his Benedetta. Knowing that they have the two of the most sought after heroes in Benedetta and Paquito, Nexplay Evos focused on the early game aggression firing on all cylinders and giving Blacklist a run for their money. It was four to none during that point and it seems that NXPE is becoming powerful from thereon in. But, Blacklist being ever so reliant on surprises gives us a glimpse of their new form with a flex Martis pick for Hadji. Seven minutes into the game a counter punch was landed and Blacklist adjusted to the gameplay of NXPE. The sustain came from the sidelane brothers (Oheb and Edward) using their favorite heroes Alice and Barats. The teams went toe to toe until Blacklist became so powerful to the extent that even the split pushing prowess of Hesa couldn't handle. After showing everyone why they are the current champions, Blacklist International started game two with all guns blazing, focusing on the objectives and crucial pick-offs. It was all Blacklist in the earlier part of the game the tables had turned in the twelfth minute of the game wherein, Nexplay Evos finally had a chance to crack the code for Blacklist. And in the fourteenth minute a crucial five against four skirmish paved the way for NXPE to take the steal of the game and tie it one to one. Living up to the hype the game was stretched into a winner take all game three. But unlike in the earlier games the last game was filled with a lot of drama and highlights as well. The double assassin line-up of Blacklist along with the focusing mark emblem of Natan (Wise) was a three-man wrecking crew and dispatching everyone from NXPE on the earlier part of the game. But, just like the first two games the match slowed and it favored the scaling heroes of Evos. However, Edward (Phoveus) has other ideas as he jumps from one place to another and secured the winning plays for the Blacklist Agents 2-1 against Nexplay Evos.
GAME 1 BLACKLIST 13 - NEXPLAY EVOS 5 (19:04) MVP: EDWARD 4-1-6
GAME 2 NEXPLAY EVOS 13 - BLACKLIST 13 (15:13) MVP:H2WO 2-0-3
GAME 3 BLACKLIST 18 - NEXPLAY EVOS 9 (23:04) MVP: EDWARD 4-2-7