Three monumental players in the Philippine Mobile Legends: Bang Bang competitive scene will be taking a break during MPL PH Season 9.
M3 World Championship winner and Blacklist International’s iconic duo Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna, Daenerie James “Wise” Del Rosario, and TNC star Adrian “Toshi” Bacallo have announced that they will sit out next season due to personal reasons.
Blacklist International’s Wise and OhMyV33nus made the decision to skip MPL PH Season 9
In a social media announcement on Blacklist International’s Facebook page, the organization reiterated that the duo of OhMyV33nus and Wise will be taking a break, but will remain with the organization.
“Both the players and the management agreed that this is the perfect time to take their much-needed break that will better equip them for another run in season 10, and a chance to defend our world championship title,” the organization wrote.
OhMyV33nus and Wise have been a strong force over the last few seasons, and were a crucial to Blacklist International’s back-to-back championship in MPL PH Seasons 7 and 8.
Their biggest achievement with the black and white squad is winning the prestigious M3 World Championship last December 19, 2021.
Toshi’s surprise departure from the MPL PH scene
Former veteran TNC player Toshi also announced that he will be taking a break on his official Facebook page.
“Adrian G. Bacallo a.k.a. Toshi will rest and will not participate this upcoming MPL PH Season 9. Thank you to the ones who believed, who supported to him throughout his career,” they wrote.
This comes after TNC released most of its players, including Toshi, this offseason after finishing last in the regular season of MPL PH Season 8 with a 4-10 record.