Work Auster Force look to be a major threat in the lower bracket as they defeat fan favorites Nexplay Esports, 3-1, on the first day of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League PH Season 7 playoffs.
The squad, led by coach John Laurence “Lift” Ruiz, looked dominant throughout the series. Work Auster Force lost game one to Nexplay Esports, before winning the remaining three in the best-of-five series.
Work Auster Force’s first MPL PH playoffs victory against Nexplay Esports
After dropping game one due to numerous errors which led to John Paul “H2wo” Salonga‘s Ling securing a maniac, Work Auster Force regrouped in game two with Daniel “Chuuu” denying Ling. He went on to dominate the match with a KDA of 8/0/5.
The third game against Nexplay Esports was a lot closer, but Work Auster Force’s Frediemar “3MarTzy” Serafico did wonders on Benedetta.
He was crowned MVP of the game with a 9/4/3 KDA, for he got a handful of crucial kills in the early stages of the match, which helped his team immensely.
The fourth and final game was Clarense “Kousei” Camilo’s show on Esmeralda. A triple kill at the 11-minute mark greatly swayed the momentum in Work Auster Force’s favor.
A wipeout at the 16-minute mark was the final nail in the coffin for Nexplay Esports’ MPL PH playoffs run, the first team to bow out of the tournament.
With the win, Work Auster Force advances to the second round of the MPL PH playoffs losers bracket, and will face the loser of Blacklist International and Bren Esports’ match on Thursday, May 27.