Hey Everyone! Internet has finally returned to my house so Grifball Daily can get back on track, we’ve got a lot to go over this week but I’ll spread it out over a few days, today we will talk about PAX and the AGLA Championships I’ll start with an update on the PAX stream and then move onto the Championships so anyone who hasn’t heard who won can skip the spoilers.
A couple weeks ago was four days of pure AWESOME at PAX West and we had ourselves our own Grifball segment live streamed at the GAEMS booth on the showroom floor Saturday afternoon. We had two 5-4 games with a variety of league players who showed off some badass Grifball action which included passes, slides, a comeback, and much more! As a reward for those who put on a show, I’ll be sending $10 to each of the 10 players who participated, so if you’re one of those players and don’t hear from me by Wednesday, then I suck and you need to message me right away. (Check XBL Messages) If you want to watch the stream you can do so by using this link.
The Grifball segment starts just after the 3 minute mark. Up next we will go over the Pro Championship results, and the upcoming Amateur Semi Finals taking place on Wednesday night.
If you don’t want the Championship spoiled then stop reading HERE
The first Halo 5 AGLA Pro League Championship was played last week and what a way to kick off the Halo 5 Era of the AGLA it was. Impulse and Next Dimension were the best teams in the league from start to finish and it’s no surprise that it took three games to crown our champions. Impulse came out strong to start the series with a 5-3 victory and proceeded to sub in their 5th player to cap off the season. The last time I remember a team subbing in a player in the Championship after a victory was Four Guys on Ball in the last AGLA Season before switching over to the Bid League, so it was a big decision for Tonga to make. The switch may have been a mistake at first however as Next Dimension fought back with a 5-3 victory of their own in game 2! Impulse elected to keep the same lineup and we had ourselves a game three on our hands to decide the Champions.
Game three started off with a nearly 20 minute round that finally ended with Next Dimension passing for the score without a second to spare before the defenders crashed down on the receiver, the rest of the game however was all Impulse. Impulse slowly but surely saw themselves build a 4-1 advantage in game three, but Next Dimension would not go down without a fight. Round six was one of the most intense rounds of Grifball we’ve seen in a while with so many epic stops and Impulse having their backs against their back wall refusing to give Next Dimension a chance at a comeback. In the end Impulse finally broke through and won the Championship with a 5-1 victory in game three. Impulse are you Champions!
Now, the AGLA Season isn’t over quite yet, we still have two series left for the Amateur League including the Championship! The Semi-Finals still have to be decided however as Legendary and Aftershock are set to play on Wednesday the 14th. Aftershock are the favorites going into the series as they cruised through the season, but you can’t count out Legendary as they came up clutch in the end to sneak into the playoffs with wins over Supernova and Eclipse to cap off the regular season. The series will be live streamed on Grifballhub’s Twitch channel and starts at 9est. The winner goes on to face Underrated in the Amateur League Championship.
The Amateur League Championship has yet to to be scheduled but will hopefully be scheduled shortly after Underrated knows who they will be facing off against. It is unlikely the Championship is scheduled for Thursday so expect some custom games or possibly some Warzone Firefight for Thursday Night Grifball, if you’re interested in joining in on the action then get into the chat box and throw your name out there.
That’s all for today, expect another post in the near future to go over more league news and some plans for the upcoming GGL and AGLA seasons.