Many are still probably sleeping after staying up late on Sunday to watch AP Bren conquer the M5 World Championship in a nail-biting final showdown at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Filipino crew escaped a very game ONIC Esports of Indonesia, 4-3, to avenge its loss in their upper bracket meeting and become the first team ever to win two M-series crowns after its M2 World Championship title in 2021.
Led by David “FlapTzy” Canon, who was named MVP, AP Bren maintained its composure in the deciding match despite ONIC Esports continuing to push.
After the thrilling victory, #PinasLangMalakas was among the top trending topics on X, with Filipinos hailing AP Bren's masterful showing.
With the way the series went down to the wire, one fan claimed it was the best M5 World Championship grand finals ever.
One fan, meanwhile, witnessed the event live and was happy despite the "pagod at gutom."
"FlapTzy" was also flexed for his steady performance, with one fan saying he should be inducted into the Hall of Legends.
ONIC Esports' Kairi Rayosdelsol was also among the trending topics on X after he cried on stage following their tough loss to AP Bren. Many commended him for playing his heart out.
M5 World Championship host Mara Aquino, however, pointed out the sad reality that Kairi was still getting bashed by toxic fans.
Aside from capturing the title, AP Bren also put an end to the so-called host country curse. Because indeed—say it louder—#PinasLangMalakas.