Apoc here to put in my predictions leading up to the next round with as little bias as possible. I’ll be comparing teams as accurately as possible due to head to head matches leading up to the most recent games. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Wildcard Hammer: Tuesday, May 5th at 10:00PM ESTNext Dimension (17-7) @ Legitimate Strategy (14-10)
Game history – Legitimate Strategy over Next Dimension 6-3, Next Dimension over Legitimate Strategy 8-1
Overview – Next Dimension has yet to use their starting lineup vs Legitimate Strategy this season, but Next Dimension heads into the post-season with much more momentum with the most recent victory — and a rather decisive win at that.
Legitimate Strategy looks to start things off with host advantage for winning their division and will look to find the upper hand in this series. Puppies has been an essential part to this team being an breakout player in the Pro Circuit this season. Helping with tanking force iNF3ktioN to push this team into the #2 seed in Hammer, this team also wields great defenders in DCleak and NOPLEX who have been big factors in pass heavy games.
Next Dimension had a huge push at the end of the season, tying for best record in Division 2, but losing #1 seed due to head to head victories in which they lost the first 2 to Hybrid Theory, but won game 3. Although Next Dimension has little experience with their starting four because of scheduling issues, they have dominated most games allotted when able to do so. Next Dimension also has the highest GPG (goals per game) average in the league.
My prediction – Next Dimension in 2 games. 1st game 6-3 and 2nd game 6-3
Wildcard Sword Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00PM ESTPro Run (15-9) @ One Hit Wonders (17-7)
Game History – Pro Run over One Hit Wonders 6-3, Pro Run over One Hit Wonders 5-4, One Hit Wonders over Pro Run 5-4
Overview – It has been a very heated rivalry for these divisional teams. All the games played were hard fought and usually lasted a while. Although Pro Run had the upper hand in head to head wins over the course of the season, One Hit Wonders clinched the #2 seed and will be granted first choice of host. Both teams have been explosive this season with a highly anticipated playoff game to follow. After the smoke dissipates, I would highly favor one of these teams to be headed to the championship game.
My prediction – Pro Run in 3 games. One Hit Wonders over Pro Run 5-4, Pro Run over One Hit Wonders 6-3, Pro Run over One Hit Wonders 5-4
Thanks to everyone who took time to read this, sure, we may not agree on some of the outcomes but I do plan on making these throughout the playoffs! Let me know what you think and I’ll see you guys again soon for the next round!