Veterans Abed and Raven help Blacklist.Rivalry get their first DOTA 2 championship.
Blacklist.Rivalry went undefeated in the Asia Pacific League 2024 DOTA 2 tournament, sweeping Execration in an All-Filipino best-of-three finals series Sunday.
The Agents steamrolled Execration in Game 1 with team captain Abed Yusop going godlike with Dragon Knight, picking up 10 kills without a death. He eventually finished with a KDA of 12/3/17 against his former squad.
Carry Polo "Raven" Fausto picked up the team in the late game, unkillable with Alchemist at 8/0/15.
But it was support Timothy "TIMS" Randrup who was vital for the squad, going 8/2/22 with Shadow Demon to get the victory at 36-16.
Blacklist.Rivalry mixed it up in the draft for Game 2.
While the kill count was much closer this time, Abed and Raven ensured Blacklist was always ahead.
This time, it was carry/offlaner Kim "Gabbi" Santos who got the MVP honors with his Naga Siren, racking a KDA of 4/0/13.
He shared a sweet bro moment with Execration's Mark "Bob" Urbina, telling him in chat, "Wag ka mapressure. You're in deep now."
It's the first DOTA 2 title for Blacklist.Rivalry, and the first championship for the organization this year.
Meanwhile, Execration settles for second once again after bowing to Polaris Esports in the 2022 edition.