V33Wise comments on MPL Indonesia Casters’ claim that ‘Filipinos are not carrying Indonesian teams'

Blacklist International’s dynamic duo, Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Daneries James “Wise” Del Rosario, popularly known as V33Wise, is now in a tight spot as they expressed their opinion recently regarding the statement of Indonesian shoutcasters of MPL Indonesia.

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According to casters during MPL Indonesia season 12, the native Indonesian players are not being carried by imports and dependent on Filipino players, but rather by pure skills. This narrative has been in debate for years now since Indonesian teams started acquiring Filipino players and eventually performing excellently in MPL ID, causing Filipino and Indonesian fans to bicker. This argument was fueled by the segment in the MPL ID playoffs where player statistics and achievements are displayed and shared.

Long enough, the dynamic duo made a response regarding those claims in their podcasts on October 17, 2023. Wise opened this narrative by stating that both teams that made it to the grand finals have Filipino imports, while others that did not make it are teams with pure Indonesian players. V33nus explained that, “They did show some stats of their players to prove that Indo is not being carried by Filipinos, but that part is a bit awkward for me. Because you don’t have to defend yourself like, ‘Here are the stats to prove that we’re not carried by a Filipino."

She added, “Even if you show some stats, it doesn’t matter because you have Filipino players. It could be possible that Indo players got those stats because they are being carried by Filipino players, right? ”

She also hinted against Indonesian teams and challenged them to compete internationally and win without acquiring Filipino players to prove their capability in the MPL scene.

According to her, even if they show some statistics or whatever, as long as there is at least one Filipino in the team, those statistics mean nothing, as the import might be another factor for an Indian player to achieve those statistics.

“To be honest, the reason why teams with Filipino imports have improved so much is because they were able to adapt to the culture of a winning PH team, right?”, V33nus insisted.

As per V33nus’ statement, Wise also added that two participating teams from Indonesia for the M5 have Filipino imports. Notably, the MPL ID season 12 champion ONIC ID has Filipino player Kairi "Kairi" Rayosdelsol as the team's jungler and Paul “Yeb” Miranda as the coach. Geek Fam ID, a runner-up team, has Allen “Baloyskie” Baloy as the roamer and Mark "Markyyy" Capacio as the gold laner.

You can check out their podcast, The Trio, on V33Wise’s official YouTube account and listen to their chikas, featuring V33nus, Wise, and Toriyama.
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