The post season is upon us and the race for the championship has begun.
The Pro league sent 4 teams to the playoffs: #1 <3, #2 Nasty Neighbors, #3 New York Pineapples, and #4 Way to Fail. Click here to make your Pro League playoff predictions!
The amateur league playoff bracket is made up of 16 teams: #1 The Hit Squad, #2 Boom Goes the Dynamite, #3 Zero Logic, #4 The Fatal Four, #5 Vibrating Ron Di’s, #6 Comeback Season, #7 Red Ray, #8 Swinging for the Fence, #9 Hard Liquor Chasers, #10 Omega Skulls, #11 Green Army Jr., #12 Sesame Street Gange, #13 Balls on the Wall, #14 Commander Sheppard and the Beaver Brown Band, #15 TFO Resurgence, #16 The Void. Click here to make your Amateur league playoff predictions.
Games to Watch
With only 3 unique match-ups in Pro playoffs, every game is one to watch. #1 <3 defeated their semi-final opponent #4 GGL champions Way to Fail in the regular season, and #2 Nasty Neighbors soundly defeated their penultimate challenger, #3 The New York Pineapples. If history repeats itself, <3 and Nasty Neighbors will meet for the championship. Interestingly, Nasty Neighbors actually defeated <3 in the regular season - their lower seeding the result of playing one less game than <3. Round 1 games for the Pro league are best-of-three series. Amateur
Swinging for the Fence vs Hard Liquor Chasers – While not a new team, Swinging for the Fence’s roster still pales in comparison to the grizzled veterans on Hard Liquor Chasers. Of course, HLC has a history of difficulties with getting a team online, much less having their best lineup available. HLC also has the advantage of playing more games on Neutral Host – a change that can prove challenging for newer players.
Sesame Street Gang vs Vibrating Ron Di’s – This is a game I’m very much looking forward to. Blue Blazes from Vibrating Ron Di’s has several games recorded in which his average kill distance was over 8 meters. OVERweightGOAT from Sesame Street Gang is also slightly infamous for his obnoxious range on almost any host. This game could certainly be considered a battle of the range beasts.
Commander Shepard vs ::Zero Logic:: – ::Zero Logic:: has a proven history of excellence that culminated in a championship in the 09 Summer League. However, Commander Sheppard’s line up isn’t one to take lightly, especially with every trick runner’s night mare Tad Neptune lurking about. Both teams have experience but neither have had much recent success. This should be one of the closest, most balanced games of Round 1.
As a reminder, Round 1 games are to be played by September 14th. Round 1 games are single-elimination and Neutral Host is not required, although highly recommended.