Blacklist International head coach “BON CHAN” disclosed that the organization offered homegrown stars Kairi and Edward to Nexplay as a trade package to acquire Nexplay Esports core John Paul “H2Wo” Salonga.

/ 12 April 2021

Head coach Kristoffer “BON CHAN” had eyes on H2wo during the off-season prior to the start of Season 7 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL-PH). 

BON CHAN shared Blacklist offered Kairi “Kairi” Rayosdelsol and Edward “Edward” Dapadap to Nexplay as a trade package for one (H2wo). 

“Si Edward, alam naman natin na bago mag-start yung season na gusto siyang kunin ng NXP which is hindi natuloy,” BON CHAN told Patch Notes.

“Actually inooffer namin siya… Binibigay namin sa NXP si Kairi saka si Edward kapalit lang ng isa. Kasi iniisip ko, taga-Bataan si Kairi at Edward, ba’t ‘di na lang magsama sama yung mga taga-Bataan dun kay Dogie since nandoon na rin si Renejay,” he continued.

BON CHAN urged that since both Edward and Kairi hail from Bataan, they might join Nexplay ace Renejay “Renejay” Bacarse who is also based in the same province. 

However, the deal failed to push through as Kairi dealt with his preferred team which is the ONIC PH in exchange for the iconic duo Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario and Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna while Edward and H2wo stayed with their respective teams.

The acquisition became bread and butter for Blacklist and ONIC PH as they are both enjoying as the top-seeded teams in their respective groups, ONIC PH (2-0) with five points in Group A while Blacklist International (3-0) with 8 points in Group B.

Meanwhile, Nexplay currently has five points for the second spot after Blacklist in Group B with a 1-3 standing.