MPL PH Season 6 champions BREN Esports avenged their upper bracket semi-finals loss to the Burmese Ghouls in dramatic fashion as they came out victorious in a grueling 7-game series, 4-3, to be crowned the 2020 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Champions.
BREN, who were core members of the 2019 SEA Games gold medalist Philippine team, had to overcome Indonesia's RRQ Hoshi earlier today to set up the grand showdown against the reigning MPL Myanmar champions in the tournament grand finals. They also had to overcome MPL MY/SG champs Todak and 2020 MPL Invitational champion Alter Ego Esports back-to-back in Saturday's playoff matches.
BREN opened the series by capitalizing on a 10th minute miscoordination by BG at the lord area to take down MayBe (Jawhead) and ACE (Yi Shun shin) as they converted the exchange into a lord take that swung the gold lead in their favor.
KarlTzy (Claude) then snowballed smoothly and compiled a 5-3-10 KDA to help BREN finish the game in the 20th minute.
The Filipinos then carried the momentum in Game 2 as they completely annihilated the Burmese squad in 12 minutes, scoring a 26-4 kill tally thanks to Pheww's Selena who went unscathed with a 5-0-17 KDA.
Things looked good until disaster struck.
BREN seemed to be in disarray in Game 3 and BG methodically conquered the reigning MPL PH champs, choking their map and securing the win in the 13th minute without giving up a single turret.
Games 4 and 5 both came down to similar storylines though as BREN pulled ahead in the early game, but weren't able to convert their lead as Burmese Ghouls reached match point with crucial wins for a 3-2 series lead.
With their backs against the wall, BREN then dug deep in Game 6 and unleashed the unorthodox tank Brody pick for KarlTzy and banned BG's core heroes who performed well in the past 2 games.
It was game-time then for KarlTzy in Game 7 as he led BREN's onslaught, which catapulted the Philippine team to the world championship. — BM, GMA News