The final lineup has been chosen after three exhausting days of competition between Maharlika Esports and Blacklist International to see who will represent Indonesia at the 14th World Esports Championships in Bali.
Salic “Hadji” Imam, Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna, Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario, Edward “Edward” Jay Dapadap, and Kiel “Oheb” Soriano will all be a part of the national squad, according to coach Kristoffer “BON CHAN” Ricaplaza and the rest of Sibol.
Two of Maharlika’s best players, midlaner Kenneth Carl “Yue” Tadeo and jungler Joshua Kyle “Jade” Villarde, will help them out.
The national team, under fire from supporters who questioned their combined system for the national player pool over the previous week, declared, “One dream, one team, one Sibol.”
Sibol has stated that the athletes’ IGNs will be the nation’s code, PHI, followed by their last name, just like in the SEA Games.
Does the IESF event have an impact on both teams?
Knowing that he must integrate their playstyle with the core five, Coach BON CHAN will undoubtedly face difficulties with the addition of two new players to the team.
However, in addition to their typical chemistry issues, Blacklist will also have to balance their workload for Season 10 as well as the IESF campaign. For the Codebreakers, the 10th Season is essential since it is their chance to retain the World Championship trophy, while for the IESF, it is their obligation to represent their nation.
However, it won’t just hurt the MPL team; Maharlika may also lose important players in upcoming amateur competitions and scrimmages.