MPL PH Season 12 Week 3 Day 1 Action
As we hit the midpoint of the season, the action remains at the highest level. The teams are battling for their position to advance to the playoffs. The new patch just dropped and how will it affect the meta and will the teams have enough time to adjust.
The First match of the Say brings us M4 World Champion Echo Esports against the rookie team Minana/Evos Esports. Minana came out of the gates like a bat out of hell. They pressed the defending champions. The team leverage on the new emphasis of the the patch which was movement. Echo was slow to adjust in game 1 thus leading to a quick loss to the rookie team. Echo adjusted their heroes and banked on their world class skill and their vast experience to come out to equalize the match at 1-1.
Fully adjusted to the Minana’s play style Echo played the methodical game o=in game 3. The team was picking their spots and their team fights focusing on the support heroes of Minana. When the dust settled the experience of Echo got the victory.
The next match featured match showcased 2 teams with championship pedigree. AP Bren Esports vs Smart Omega Esports, 2 of the most decorated teams in the league. AP Bren also took the early lead in the first match showing their championship for and methodically dismantling Omega. They were picking the battles and timing the lord push and capturing the lead in their best of 3 match.
The next two match had Smart omega leaning on the new meta and Kelra doing Kelra thing and drawing AP Bren into deep waters. Omega showed their understanding of the new patch. Omega completed the reverse sweep.
The last match feature TNC Pro Team vs ONIC Philippines. ONIC Philippines Showed their mettle and taking the match 2-0 the only sweep we had in Day 1.
The new patch really change the meta in the first day of the tournament. But the patch is still new. I am expecting to see more team adjusting and maximizing the patch.