Aside from successfully defending its crown, MPL Philippines champion Blacklist International saw two of its main guns in Jonmar “OhmyV33nus” Villaluna and Salic “Hadji” Imam make historic feats in Season 8.

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The Blacklist mid lane duo which has been the focal point of the patented UBE strat set new records in MPL PH S8.

OhmyV33nus made a new MPL PH record for most assists in a single season with a total of 443. “The Queen” who was also named as the season’s top mid lane player, had a season average of 8.08 assists per game which allowed him to spike up his career assists total to 1,756 since joining the league in Season 4 with Onic Philippines.

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Hadji, on the other hand, proved to have transitioned well as one of the league’s top junglers in previous years and now a premier roamer for the two-time champions.

The MPL Season 8 top roamer tied the MPL record for most heroes used in Season 8 with 19 unique heroes picked. Hadji’s hero pool ranged from his best tank picks like his signature tank Chou and Martis to his KDA machine heroes with junglers Ling and Lancelot.

His flexibility added new flavor to Blacklist’s UBE strat after having the chance to play in four different positions during the tournament. Although Hadji played majority of the games as a roamer or a mid-lane support, he also played as a jungler and gold laner during the absence of Kiel “Oheb” Soriano in the early part of the playoffs.

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Hadji also made his mark in his first year for Blacklist as aside from getting his first championship, he waswas also earlier named as the Regular Season MVP honor.

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The two players are currently seeing action with the rest of the Blacklist team in the ONE Esports: MPL Invitational where they already reached the Final Four. The MPL PH champions will face RRQ Hoshi on Sunday and should they win, they will also be playing in the Grand Finals later that day.

Source: Manila Bulletin (