Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021: Playoffs Day 1. The first day of the Playoffs started off with a bang. Both best of 5 match series was from the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals. In the first series, we witnessed the biggest upset of the tournament. BloodThirstyKings won over Blacklist International by 3-2 to advance into the Upper Bracket Semifinals. The second series was also close.
EVOS SG was almost put on the backfoot against BEDEL. As BEDEL was going to close the 3rd game, an abrupt game pause was taken that deprived them of their momentum. EVOS SG made a huge comeback and continued it into the 4th game to finally win the series by 3-1. Here is how everything went down.
This is not the end 💪🏻
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Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021 Playoffs Day 1: BTK produce the biggest upset yet while EVOS SG narrowly win
Blacklist International vs BloodThirstyKings
- In the first match, BTK picked a good lineup with Chou, Beatrix, Lolita, Saber, and Lylia. Blacklist went with a late-game lineup picking Esmeralda, Pharsa, Bane, Harith, and Estes. BTK played aggressively from the start and took a significant lead. They snowballed after taking the first lord and won the game.
- In the second match, BTK picked a mage-heavy lineup with Esmeralda, Pharsa, Lunox, Khufra, and Balmond. Blacklist on the other hand went picked a good combination of Hylos, Barats, Estes, Alice, and Beatrix. Blacklist was able to punish BTK for their late-game mage picks and won the game in a dominant fashion before 12 minutes.
- The third game began with Blacklist picking Aldous, Chou, Yve, Barats, and Lunox. BTK went with Beatrix, Esmeralda, Pharsa, Karina, and Grock. BTK took an early game lead with their aggressive Grock gameplay. But Blacklist bounced back in the late game due to the impressive play from Hadiji on his Chou.
- Being on match point in the fourth game, Blacklist picked Hylos, Beatrix, Barats, Mathilda, and Alice. BTK went with Yve, Esmeralda, Lolita, Granger, and Lunox. While Blacklist was able to take an early lead with their unique picks, they fell back in team fights after MobaZane got farmed on his Granger. BTK bounced back to win this game and force a fifth game to determine the winner.
- With both teams needing only one win, everyone went for their comfort picks. Blacklist went with Aldous, Thamuz, Yve, Alice, and Ruby. BTK went with Yi Sun-Shin, Esmeralda, Lunox, Pharsa, and Mathilda. BTK played aggressively from the early game and prevented Blacklist’s Aldous and Alice from getting farmed for the late game. Blacklist tried to go aggressive but BTK’s champions had more items than them and easily won mid-game team fights. BTK closed the game within 13 minutes.
With a 3-2 score BTK, produced the biggest upset of the Mobile Legends Bang Bang M3 World Championship 2021. Blacklist International has now been pushed to the Lower Bracket and will have to continue its journey from there.
These are the results and the MVPs of the Playoffs Day 1! 💫
BLCK 2 🇵🇭 vs 3 BTK 🇺🇸
EVOS SG 3 🇸🇬 vs 1 BDL 🇹🇷
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BEDEL vs EVOS SG
- In the first match, EVOS SG picked Karina, Clint, Luo Yi, Lolita, and Esmeralda. BEDEL went with Hayabusa, Beatrix, Khufra, Vale, and Hylos. Seilah was able to hard-crowd control all the BEDEL heroes with the Yin-Yang skills of Luo Yi. It helped EVOS SG heroes to reach the late game and win the game from there.
- In the second match, BEDEL picked Paquito, Lylia, Lolita, Barats, and Kimmy. EVOS SG went with Phoveus, Karina, Lunox, Brody, and Rafaela. Both teams were neck-to-neck until the late game, but EVOS was caught out of position by BEDEL in the fight for the lord. By wiping out EVOS SG here, BEDEL was able to close the game for themselves.
- In the third match, BEDEL picked Lolita, Brody, Paquito, Luo Yi, and Phoveus. EVOS SG went with Bane, Barats, Jawhead, Clint, and Lylia. BEDEL played aggressively and took a significant lead in the early and mid-game. After winning the team fight for the second lord, BEDEL pushed for the base of EVOS unsuccessfully. At just this moment, a lengthy technical pause of 7 minutes was taken which deprived BEDEL of their momentum. After the pause, EVOS SG just five-man ganked BEDEL’s lonely heroes and made a comeback to win the game.
- After such a harrowing loss, BEDEL tried to bounce back in the fourth game with a lineup of Yi Sun-Shin, Mathilda, Kagura, Alice, and Chou. EVOS SG went with Yu Zhong, Lylia, Ruby, Clint, and Balmond. EVOS SG played aggressively from the early game while BEDEL tried to punish them for over aggression. Finally, BEDEL lost the team fight for the second lord which helped EVOS SG to win the game.
With a 3-1 score, EVOS SG will qualify for the Upper Bracket Semi-Finals of Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021. BEDEL will fall into the Lower Bracket and will have to advance from there.
With this, we pack up for the Playoffs on Day 1. Stay tuned with us as we bring to you the updates from Playoffs Day 2 of Mobile Legends M3 World Championship 2021.