ECHO sweeps Blacklist International to win MPL Philippines Season 11 Grand Finals

The champs take home the lion's share of the $150,000 prize pool and a ticket to the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2023.

The MPL Philippines Season 11 Grand Finals came to a thrilling end as ECHO secured a resounding 4:0 victory over defending champions Blacklist International in a best-of-seven (Bo7) series.

The champs take home the lion’s share of the $150,000 prize pool and a ticket to the upcoming Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2023, taking place in Phnom Penh between June 10 to 18, 2023.

The tournament welcomed over 5,000 offline spectators and onlookers, while a peak-concurrent viewership of over 900,000 viewers watched online, beating last season’s peak views of 800,000, according to analytics partner Esports Charts.

The victory earned both Blacklist International and ECHO the chance to represent the Philippines at the MSC 2023, where, for the first time, teams from three new regions from North America, Turkey, and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) will also participate. Earlier this year, both teams also represented the country in the recent M4 World Championship, with ECHO taking the title of Champion and Blacklist International as the first runner-up.

Sanford “Sanford” Vinuya was awarded the Grand Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his outstanding performance.

Echo MPL Philippines Season 11 Champions

A Night of Legends and Community Favorites

The Grand Finals night was also an opportunity to honor legends and community favorites. Edward “EDWARD” Dapadap was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Legends.

Other awards were bestowed to Rowgien “Owgwen” Unigo as the Regular Season MVP, Kenneth Carl “Yue” Tadeo as the Rookie of the Season, Renmar “Reptar” Sta. Cruz as the Best English Caster, and Caisam Yvez “Wolf” Nopueto as the Best Filipino Caster.

In addition, fans voted for the following awards:

  • Sportsmanship Award: Ben “Benthings” Maglaque
  • Freshest Face Award: Kristof Malcus “Hesu” Calderon
  • Most Fashionable Award: Jonmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna
  • Best Content Creator Award: Danerie “Wise” Rosario
  • Most Improved Team Award: BREN Esports

Most Epic Game Play Awards (no particular order):

  • Red for Redemption by Blacklist International
  • Sanford’s Backdoor Play by ECHO
  • Tali ng Pagkakabigan by Blacklist International

The MPL Philippines tournament is supported by Smart, the official tournament telco partner, while Infinix joins the pool of official sponsors, with MAYA and Secret Lab as the partners in esports.

Champion – ECHO

RoleName, IGN
ROAMTristan “Yawi” Cabrera
JUNGLEKarl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
GOLD LANEFrederic Benedict “Bennyqt” Nepomuceno
EXP LANESanford “Sanford” Vinuya
MID LANEAlston “Sanji” Pabico
COACHESHarold Francis “Tictac” Reyes
Robert Alexis “Trebor” Sanchez      

Runner-up – Blacklist International

RoleName, IGN
ROAM, MID LANEJohnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna
JUNGLEDanerie James “Wise” Del Rosario
EXP LANEEdward “Edward” Dapadap
MID LANEKenneth Carl “Yue” Tadeo
GOLD LANEJohn Redick “Red” Bordeos
COACHESAniel “Master The Basics” Jiandani
Dexter Louise “Dex Star” Cruz Alaba is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

Write A Comment