Retrospective: Blacklist does a reverse sweep on the road to become MPL PH Season 7 champs

PHILIPPINES: The storylines and respective team narrative summaries of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines Season 7 is made possible by its presenting sponsor Smart Communications and official sponsors, Oppo, Head & Shoulders and Master.

Playoffs Highlights

The heart-racing finale saw an epic comeback by Blacklist International to many doubters out there, and the first-ever crowning for OhMyV33nus, Wise, Ch4knu, and Zp4knu after several hard years of tribulations and challenges.

On the road to the finals, Blacklist International took down the defending champion Bren Esports (3-2) and Aura PH (3-1) to earn themselves a slot before ultimately taking home the crown. Blacklist International’s playoffs results is the culmination of their season-long dominance in MPL PH Season 7 as the team remained untouched all throughout the group stage, losing only one series and maintaining their well-earned #1 spot since Week 1.

If Blacklist International’s playoffs run was expected, their rival pulled off an amazing surprise run as team Execration defied the odds and almost went away with the championship title.

Starting from the Lower Bracket, Execration battled against Onic Esports (3-2) and Omega Esports (3-2) before facing a tough opponent in the form of the defending champion Bren Esports.

The match, which is now considered as an MPL PH “El Clasico,” started with Bren Esports nearly eliminating Execration as they led 2-0 in the Best of 3 series. In game 3 however, Execration’s Ch4knu pulled off a 3-man Tyrant’s Revenge plus Tyrant’s Rage combo on his Khufra, locking down Bren Esports and winning their first game of the best of 5 series.

This first win was the start of the reverse sweep for team Execration as they managed to take it all the way to game 5, ultimately winning 3-2, and eliminating the defending champions. Execration also managed to pull off another surprising win as they swept Aura PH 3-0 in the Lower Bracket finals to earn a shot against Blacklist International in the grand finals.

The Grand Finals match started with Execration nearly taking home the crown, as they led 3-0 in the Best of Game series. The kings and queen of Blacklist International managed to hold on and scored an amazing 4-3 comeback and turned the tide on their favour. The grand finale smashed viewing records for MPL PH, hitting a peak concurrent view1 of 1.41 million.

MPL PH Season 7 Final Playoffs standings

Here is the complete results and final standings for the MPL PH Season 7 Playoffs

Champion: Blacklist International

  • 2nd Place: Execration
  • 3rd Place: Aura PH
  • 4th Place: Bren Esports
  • 5th – 6th Place: Work Auster Force
  • 5th – 6th Place: Omega Esports
  • 7th – 8th Place: Onic PH
  • 7th – 8th Place: Nexplay Esports

Road to MSC 2021

The top two teams of MPL PH Season 7, Blacklist International and Execration, will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup 2021 from June 7 -13. Blacklist International and Execration will be joined by other MPL Season 7 winners from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand to compete for the title of being the best MLBB team in Southeast Asia.