October 13, 2023 (4:04 PM)

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The Business and Management (B&M) Vipers took the win and swept the Accountancy (ACC) Griffins, 3-0, who had defeated them during the round-robin stage in the Palarong Atenista 2023 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) series.

In the first match, the B&M Vipers maintained a consistent gold gap over the ACC Griffins with a composition involving utility jungler tank Akai, mid lane Novaria, gold lane Bruno, exp lane Benedetta, and roamer Mathilda against the Griffins’ lineup of jungler Martis, mid lane Kagura, gold lane Irithel, exp lane Edith, and roamer Angela. 

The first match-up favored the Vipers, which concluded with a 7.5k gold gap, with 2-0 lord slain and 9-2 turrets destroyed. 

For the second match, Vipers’ team captain Judrenzon Daquigan (IGN: ✓ɃɃ|Jude) believed that the ACC Griffins anticipated an Angela roamer pick and banned mid lane hero Valentina in hopes of limiting the Vipers’ lineup. 

“This decision left Ling open for us to pick, which proved instrumental in eliminating the primary damage dealers of the Accountancy Cluster,” he said.

In the second match, the Griffins managed to grab two kills and push a 1k gold gap before the arrival of the first turtle. However, the tables turned in favor of the B&M Vipers as they secured the first turtle and went on to dominate the rest of the game, ending it with 1-0 lord kills and 6-0 turrets destroyed.

Two B&M hero picks returned for the final match as they lunged for the championship: gold lane Bruno and mid lane Novaria. The ACC Griffins snatched first blood and maintained a small gold gap over the opposing Vipers while destroying one turret before the five-minute mark. 

However, over thirty seconds later, the Vipers’ focus on in-game objectives paid off–they closed the gold gap and more against the Griffins by shutting down their jungler Ling. 

The ACC Griffins fiercely defended their base and eliminated the second and third lord deployed by the B&M Vipers; however, player Wonkiee’s Bruno garnered both the win and the championship by prioritizing the Griffins’ base in the final teamfight of the match, with game stats at 3-0 lord slain and 9-2 turrets destroyed.

B&M Vipers team captain Daquigan noted that playing in the same physical location as his teammates proved advantageous, allowing for better communication and decision-making.

ACC Griffins’ team captain Arnel Balbuena (IGN: arar神) admitted, “I think as a team, we need to have more PMA (positive mental attitude)” as low team morale was a major reason for their loss.

“While the finals result may not have been what we had hoped for, please know that your support has significantly impacted our team,” he added.

Meanwhile, champion Daquigan thanked their cluster for the support.

“Your encouragement and faith have been a driving force behind our success, and we truly couldn’t have done it without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”
This year’s MLBB finals were streamed on the SAMAHAN Palarong Atenista’s Facebook Page on September 30.



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