It was just a troll. That’s what BREN Esports coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro said in a statement regarding the ONIC vs. ONIC and Aura vs. Aura picks for the ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League Invitational. The $100,000 event will run from November 26th to December 7th.
In the statement given to Manila Bulletin, Duckey said “No rationale behind the picks really. Just wanted to troll and let them face each other early on.” BREN were one of four teams able to pick the teams competing in their portion of the bracket and decided to spice things up with some sister-team matches.
“I was to pick Alter Ego but James picked them. So if you’re reading this James, I just wanted to let you know I hate you,” he said in jest in the article.
ONIC PH are set to take on their Indonesian brethren in the opening around while the Philippines division of Aura will take on Aura Fire also hailing from Indonesia.
The groups picked by the regional champions were as follows:
Burmese Ghouls picked: Orange Louvre vs. EVOS SG and Execration vs. Ronin Esports.
RRQ Hoshi picked: EVOS Legends vs. Alter Ego and Genflix Aerowolf vs. Omega PH.
Todak picked: Geek Fam ID vs. Bigetron Alpha and Resurgence vs Blacklist International.
BREN esports picked: Aura Fire vs. Aura PH and ONIC Esports vs. ONIC PH.
Full team lists by country of competition:
- Indonesia: Alter Ego, Aurafire, Bigetron, EVOS Legends, Geek Fam ID, Genlix Aerowolf, ONIC Esports, RRQ Hoshi
- Malaysia: Orange Louvre Esports, Todak
- Myanmar: Burmese Ghouls, Ronin Esports
- Philippines: Aura PH, Blacklist International, Bren Esports, Execration, Omega PH Esports, ONIC PH
- Singapore: EVOS SG, Resurgence
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