May 29, 2024

MPL-PH: AP.Bren’s Pando comes off the bench and gets the best buff anyone can get

MPL-PH: AP.Bren’s Pando comes off the bench and gets the best buff anyone can get
AP.Bren Vincent "Pandora" Unigo makes his first MPL-PH Season 13 appearance. | Photo (c) MPL Philippines

Reserve EXP laner Vincent "Pando" Unigo doesn't always make an appearance for AP.Bren in MPL Philippines, but he's certainly making his time count.

On Saturday, Pando made his MPL-PH Season 13 debut with a Benedetta, after substituting David “FlapTzy” Canon in a match against the cellar-dwelling TNC Pro.

He was easily the MVP of Game 1 and helped the Hive sweep TNC Pro.


Pando easily got the best buff of them all--his mother Vanessa Villones.

She returned to the Philippines from working in the United Arab Emirates and was present in the venue to support, even if she knew nothing about Mobile Legends.

“Lagi akong present sa every game ng Bren [Esports]. Even in amateur games, I’m always [on] the livestream. Kahit zero knowledge ako sa MLBB. Kahit hindi ko alam 'yung mga character. Basta tinitignan ko lang dun ‘yung score, ‘yung ikot nila. Then ‘pag nabasag ‘yung tore, edi panalo na,” Vanessa Villones shared during the broadcast interview.

“100 percent supporter nila ako across the miles no matter what, kahit zero knowledge si mama,” she added.


This was special for Villones, as it was the first time she was able to watch her son onsite.


“Nung nag-OFW siya, wala pa ako sa Bren ‘nun. So ngayon na nasaktuhan na nakauwi siya at nakapaglaro ako, at sobrang tagal na niyang sinusuportahan ako online, masaya lang ako na nadiyan siya para sa akin,” Pando shared.

This was extra special for Pando and AP.Bren as well, since the defending MPL champions secured the first spot to the playoffs.


While Pando’s career as an MLBB professional player is already set with the M5 World Championship and Games of the Future titles, he never forgot his promise to give back to the family.

“‘Yung unang promise ko po talaga kay mom [ay] makatapos kasi ako ng college. Pero ngayon po, gusto ko lang na makauwi siya, hindi niya na kailangan mag-work abroad,” he said.

Villones has only 25 days in the country. And just like how Pando is making the most of his playing time, he's also making sure time would be well spent with his family as they plan to visit Puerto Galera.

And that's the best kind of heal anyone can get.