Blacklist International Roster Changes according to Coach BON CHAN

Blacklist International’s esteemed coach, Kristoffer "BON CHAN" Ricaplaza, has shared some clarifications regarding the rumors about the team’s potential roster revamp and player transfers. According to Coach BON CHAN, the organization really does plan releasing some of its Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) talents. The decision was made with the player’s growth in mind since they want to provide them the opportunity for further personal and professional growth within new teams. The coach has also given answers to the questions and rumors that’s currently circulating within the MLBB community, such as the possible return of Blacklist International’s V33Wise duo or the return of the M3 World Championship main 5 lineup.

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As preparations are now starting for the upcoming season 13 of the Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines (MPL PH), it can’t be helped that rumors and speculations have arisen regarding the Blacklist International team. To address these rumors, Coach BON CHAN clarified the future of the team through a vlog.

He first addressed the rumors about the two Blacklist International members that will be leaving to join the Cambodian team Burn x Flash. The coach confirmed the release of the two players but did not reveal who these are.

“Let’s just say it’s true but we won’t be revealing it before the organization announces it,” he said.

He further gave details that the two players were from Blacklist International's secondary team, who’s roles are as scrim partners. According to him, it was decided to let them go so as to provide these players an opportunity for personal and professional growth within new teams.

“It’s fun to have a Team 2 but at the same time, it’s regrettable because their potential is wasted, their talent, just because we only use them as scrim partners and they rarely play,” he explained.


Coach talked about another rumor of the team, which is about Blacklist International’s Mid Laner Salic "Hadji" Imam, who was alleged to be moving to EVOS Legends. Coach BON CHAN revealed, “EVOS is interested in acquiring him but not only them but a lot of teams are interested in Hadji, especially in Indonesia.”

He clarified that it is true the organization has shown interest in acquiring him but the player transfer has yet to be confirmed. He also hinted that it may not happen and that Hadji will remain under Blacklist International but will be shifting to a new role.

“There’s no final decision yet, but as much as possible, we don’t want to lose Hadji, but then we’ll never know if there are offers that are too good to pass,” he shared.

With the deadline for the submission of Team Roster for the MPL PH Season 13 is scheduled on January 15th, nothing has been decided yet.


Next was the most talked topic within the MLBB community which is the potential buyout of Blacklist International for Kairi "Kairi" Rayosdelsol from ONIC Esports. Coach BON CHAN expressed that the likelihood of this to happen is rather small.

“One thing we need to consider is can Blacklist buyout Kairi and the answer is ‘it depends’. If ONIC sets the price that screams ‘we don’t want him to be bought out,’ then we can’t buyout the player, but if it’s a reasonable price then it might happen,” he explained.


Coach BON CHAN has also addressed the expected return of the team’s iconic duo Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna and Danerie "Wise" Rosario, as a lot of fans are looking forward to their comeback through the upcoming MPL PH Season 13.

Unfortunately, there’s still yet a confirmation about the couple’s return. Coach BON CHAN stated that either they will return to prove they deserve to be part of the 10 Greatest Players nomination or they will stay in hiatus to explore more opportunities outside Mobile Legends.

“If you were standing in the shoes of the V33Wise, which option would you choose?” the coach stated.

Blacklist International is yet to officially announce their roster for the upcoming MPL PH Season 13. Fans will have to keep their eyes open for the coming news about the team. Stay tuned!