ECHO PH joins Blacklist International on the upper bracket of the M4 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship after sweeping Group C on the last day of the group stage.
ECHO PH breaks through Occupy Throne
ECHO PH started the day with a dominant win against MENA reps Occupy Thrones. The Orcas dismantled their foes in 11:16 the fastest game in the tournament, with a lopsided 19-5 kill score and 20k gold lead.
It was Jaypee “Jaypee” Cruz’s masterclass on the Chou that sparked ECHO’s offense in their one-sided drubbing. The MPL veteran had his eyes locked on OT’s key heroes, landing his ulti and sending them back to ECHO’s waiting arms.
OT tried to find an offense of their own, including a tower diver in the 4:35-minute mark against Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Harith. However, the Orcas outplayed their opponent, turning the gank attempt in their favor.
It was rinse and repeat throughout the game as the Orcas turned every single OT engage and gank to their favor.
ECHO express runs over RSG
ECHO continued with their early game aggressive plays against RSG, drafting for the early game with Karl “Karltzy” Nepomuceno’s jungle Fanny ,and pairing Karrie for Bennyqt. RSG, on the hand, tried their hand on a Vendetta split push tactic to stay afloat while their carry Beatrix tried to come online.
ECHO would not give them that luxury, however, as they stepped on the gas to take down all outer turrets and even the bottom inhibitor turret by the 13th minute.
Knowing that ECHO would try to take the second lord, RSG tried to pressure the Orcas. However, it turned out to be a ploy from ECHO, who utilized RSG’s focus on the lord to find a backdoor, with Karltzy and BennyQT quickly destroying the base.
ECHO’s second game also saw the return of Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera to the starting lineup.
“Siguro kasama sa plan, para hindi kami mabasa ng teams,” said ECHO coach Archie “Tictac” Reyes on the team’s decision to bring back Yawi for the final.
The returning star had himself a game, earning a 1/2/10 KDA as well as getting the MVP for the match.
ECHO now awaits the winner of the Valley-Team Haq matchup in the upper bracket.