Matchup 1: Way To Fail vs. Cabs r Here
This greatly anticipated rematch of Grifball powerhouses from last seasons’ championship game will not disappoint. Both teams are laden with formidable tanks and highly skilled, elusive ball runners. The Dash game will likely be dominated by Way To Fail’s impeccable teamwork combined with v Determined v’s incredible ability to seemingly be everywhere at once, killing everyone in his way. As long as he doesn’t betray too many of his own players in the process, Way To Fail will roll to a 7-2 victory in Dash.
The Vanilla game should prove to be far more competitive. Vanilla’s limited mobility should somewhat confine v Determined v, and the defending champs play incredibly sound defense on the smaller Vanilla map. It will be much easier for Halfbreed and friends to identify and neutralize Determined’s hammer, and the three-headed tanking monster that Cabs throw at teams will be too much for Way To Fails’s defense to handle without being able to sprint or evade. Cabs take the Vanilla game 6-3.
With a trip to the championship game on the line, Way To Fail will have choice of gametype and thus the advantage. Despite a strong battle in the Dash rematch, Way To Fail will be on their way to yet another final. Dash has always been the weakest of the three gametypes for Cabs, and few teams can challenge Way To Fail on it. Determined will continue to be the one-man wrecking crew that led him to a nearly +500 k/d in the regular season; combined with sound running by Priest and strong supporting performances by Dragon & underrated Digital Pain, they will be just a bit more than the Cabs can handle. Game 3 to Way to Fail 6-3.
Matchup 2: The Jetsons vs. Grammaton Clerics
On paper this match is a one-sided affair in favor of the undefeated Jetsons, especially with fearless Cleric leader Dennymacpot on the sidelines (rather than up the sidelines). However I believe it won’t shake out nearly as simply as the stats would make it seem. It’s no secret that the majority of the Jetsons’ starting lineup loathes Dash. As a result I have it on good authority that at least their top 2 tanks haven’t played much Dash at all. This will leave them unprepared for the high-flying antics of Ezy08 and the rest of the Clerics. Despite losing the k/d battle, the Dash game will go to Grammaton 8-1.
The move back to Vanilla will almost certainly tilt the tide back to the top seeded team. With two unstoppable forces in TRich and DHans combining with the always solid Silva, Rockys won’t have too much trouble avoiding the hawk-dive heavy Cleric defenders. Tariq, Ezy and a nostalgic feeling RJ will do enough work to put up a couple of highlight reel scores, but the Vanilla game goes to The Jetsons 7-2.
Game 3 promises to be an epic battle, but with a 1 goal overall lead after the first two games, the gametype choice and thus the advantage shifts back to the Clerics. I’m going out on a limb a bit here, but I’ll predict that for whatever reason the third game will be played at least a few days after the first two. Consequently The Jetsons will have more time to prepare and certainly won’t be caught off guard again. After adapting their play a bit more to the Dash gametype, the Jetsons’ tanks will give the Clerics fits. However, after a prolonged duel with a tremendous number of clutch stops and highlight reel goals, the Clerics shock the world and take down the top seed 5-4 (4-4) and will be on the way to their first championship game.
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