AP Bren’s team coach, Francis “Duckey” Glindro, recently delivered a spicy response regarding the outstanding performance of Blacklist International’s exp laner, Renejay “Renejay” Barcase, which stood out as a highlight in the opening match of the M5 competition.
Two days earlier, Blacklist International encountered a formidable challenge from one of Brazil’s representatives, RRQ Akira. In the second game, RRQ Akira almost took control of the momentum, nearly securing a victory to force the match into the third game. Nonetheless, Renejay, utilizing Estes at that time, effectively elevated his teammates’ gameplay, preventing RRQ Akira from staging a comeback.
Renejay’s remarkable performance in the second game garnered praise from both the internal team and the audience, including industry professionals who witnessed it firsthand, including Duckey. The M2-winning coach even claimed that Renejay has surpassed his Blacklist’s senior, Johnmar “OHMYV33NUS” Villaluna, as an Estes player in professional competition.
“Renejay is better at Estes than OHMYV33NUS. Change my mind,” Duckey wrote on his personal Facebook page. For neutral spectators, this can be considered the highest praise from the world champion coach, considering that V33NUS is among the few players in the professional MLBB competition capable of elevating Estes to a high tier.
Unfortunately, this comment did not sit well with the Blacklist International fanbase, who also idolizes V33NUS. Some perceived it as a slight on V33NUS’s achievements, as he has become an icon with that hero, while others found the joke too harsh, dismissing him as nothing more than a ‘clout chaser’.
Presently, Blacklist has accrued two points from victories against RRQ Akira and Team SMG in Group B. The team has the potential to maintain a clean sheet when facing the Turkish dark horse, Fire Flux Esports, on December 7th. Although no longer bolstered by V33NUS and his partner, Danerie “Wise” Rosario, this team still boasts a formidable lineup and the potential to continue their impressive record in international competition.