Onic Esports’ exp laner Muhammad “Butss” Sanubari finally opened up about the criticism he faced after their tough loss to AP Bren in the M5 grand final last December in Manila. The MLBB community, both in Indonesia and globally, had mixed feelings about their performance, especially after a critical mistake in the final match.
In a pivotal moment during the grand final, the Yellow Porcupine army elicited varied responses from the MLBB community in both Indonesia and on the global stage as they cracked under their opponents’ pressure. Seasoned players, notably former Blacklist International captain Johnmar “OHMYV33NUS” Villaluna, weighed in with criticisms, singling out Butss as the vulnerability within the Onic Esports lineup.
The Blacklist’s icon mentioned how Butss struggled in the laning phase against FlapTzy, falling behind in levels and causing issues in teamfights. Furthermore, he criticized Onic Esports fans for not acknowledging the issue, labeling it as an “Indo pride” matter, and shifting blame to his fellow countryman, Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol.
Initially, the Onic Esports players stayed silent, making people think they were getting too emotional about V33NUS’ remarks. But recently, Butss spoke out in a podcast with Jonathan “Emperor” Liandi, admitting that he was mentally weak compared to his teammates.
“There are many who gave statements about you, including V33NUS, thinking that you underperformed. What do you feel about that?” Emperor asked. Butss replied, “I agree, because I think I was mentally lacking in M5. Thus, I agree with what V33NUS said. It motivates me.”
Despite the dramatic defeat, Butss mentioned that there won’t be major changes in the team. He believes that everyone, including himself, is now more motivated to fix their mistakes and give their best in upcoming MLBB competitions this year.