Three weeks into ‘Mobile Legends’, Liza Soberano carries the game with Karrie

Sep 14, 2020

LIZA Soberano showed off her Mobile Legends chops when she and boyfriend Enrique Gil guested in Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai’s Facebook livestream.

In their first game in a colossal weekend session, Soberano, who played under the username “MissGuided”, chose to main the hero Karrie. Gil chose Franco, playing the tank role. Tai, meanwhile, chose Minsitthar.

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As she admitted to Tai, who was a former player for national rugby team the Philippine Volcanoes but has now become a popular streamer, she’s a bit of a ML newbie.

“We started about three weeks ago,” she admitted in the stream.

Tai then remarked that he was the one who got these two actors playing the game.

But Soberano said that she grew up as a gamer. “When I was younger, I used to play Zelda, Super Mario, Mario Kart. As I got older, Ken introduced Call of Duty to me. Then I started playing AoV [Arena of Valor] with you two.”

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Arena of Valor, like Mobile Legends, is a five-on-five mobile arena battler. Her experience there may have given her the confidence to go ranked match in her first try with Gil and Tai.

“Rank agad!’ she said.

Throughout the stream, Soberano and Gil kept their concentration, while Tai was his usual effusive personality.

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“Baka Karrie ng Pilipinas na ‘to!” teased Tai. “Nice one! Buhat na buhat tayo ni Liza!” Later, he was moved to say, “Three weeks lang sila sa ML, ganito na sila maglaro!”

“Because you taught us!” said Soberano.

The team won their first game, with Liza's Karrie racking up 10 kills, 1 death, and 6 assists, in front of a virtual crowd of 31,000 people tuning into the stream.

But that was only the first game of a massive, near five-hour session. Watch the full stream here:

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As of posting, the stream has already gained three million views on Facebook. Smitten gamers have also posted their reactions to the stream on Twitter. Not a few of them referenced Liza Soberano's '300mbps' connection; a nod to a recent episode last week when PLDT swooped in to give Soberano a brand-new internet line.

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