It’s redemption day for the International Blacklist. The Philippines team beat Onic PH 4-0 today to become the M3 world champion in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB).
Reaching the all-Philippines final, Onic looks to have the upper hand as the team has yet to lose a single match in the knockout round. However, they were not able to reproduce that performance against the Blacklist. Just like the MPL Philippines finals earlier this year, Blacklist dominated and won in reverse games to seal a 4-0 streak.
Blacklist International had a hugely successful year, winning both seasons of the Philippine MPL, but could not overcome their dominance in the international arena. They finished second at the SEA Cup (MSC) as well as the MPL Invitational last month. Coming to M3, they were one of the favorites to take home the trophy, and they did.
However, their path in M3 was not the easiest. After finishing the group stage with a score of 3-0, they advanced to the upper bracket of the knockout round against North American underdog BTK. While fans expected this to be an easy win for Blacklist, they lost with a tense 3-2 scoreline. Despite falling to the bottom bracket, they didn’t falter and took down Keyd Stars, RRQ, and EVOS SG to set up the bottom bracket final against BTK once again.
This time, Blacklist showed why they are a force to be reckoned with and won with a score of 3-1.
Besides the silver medal, the Philippine team will return home with $300,000 out of a total of $800,000 in prize money. On the other hand, the Onic PH will pocket $120,000.
https://dotesports.com/mobile/news/blacklist-international-win-the-mlbb-m3-world-championship International Blacklist Wins MLBB M3 World Championship