RLCSX NA Spring Regional Day 2
Version1 vs Envy
Start time determined by previous match results
After Version1 took out PrideStark Empire three games to one in the RLCSX Spring Regional Day One action, Day Two (March 20, 2021) promised drama.
Game-by-Game Highlights of Match Against Envy
Game 1: Version1 started off hot with the first shot of the game, but alas, no goal. After a quick start the game slowed to a grind! It was back and forth, the commentators called it a wrestling match and there was no score at the 3 minute mark. At under 2 minutes left, there had been 4 shots for Version1, 0 for Envy. The teams tried to find room with the ball. There was still no score as Comm made a wiggle dribble and great pressure with ten seconds left. Suddenly, an amazing give and go between Mist and Turbopolsa gave them a calculated goal, the only goal of the game, with :03 seconds left on the clock for the Envy win.
Game 2: Comm made a good first shot but a bad bounce gave Turbopolsa an open run to score the first goal only seconds into the game. Atomic scored the second goal with a high angle. Torment missed the save with what looked like hesitation and Atomic got goal number 3 for Envy. Turbopolsa was all over the place. Mist cleaned up a bounce off the back wall to score goal 4 for Envy. Turbopolsa scored off the face off for goal 5 with 1:57 left in Game 2. Version1 got their first goal of the match with an 87 mph banger from Gimmick. Immediately Mist responded with goal 6 of Game 2 for Envy. There was a great save from Torment with 1:30 left in the game. Mist then scored the 7th goal of the game with 6 seconds left. Envy dominated Game 2 with a lackluster defensive effort from Version1.
Game 3: Gimmick started with a free shot on net for goal 1 of Game 3 and the first lead of the series for Version1. Comm made an amazing play; Gimmick found himself saving Comm’s double tap while Gimmick was going for the demo of the keeper. A tough break for V1 led to another goal by Atomic, tying the game with 2:20 left. Version1 lost defensive discipline and Envy came back with a second goal, taking the lead 2-1. Version1 found themselves bunched up in the corner. Comm tried to bail them out but Envy cleaned up the chaos with their third goal of the match and finished 3 to Version1’s 1.
Version1 lost the match 0 games to 3, making Envy 15-2 in recent games.
An amazing effort by Envy wasn’t the end of the road for Version1 on Day Two; next they went on to face off with Ghost Gaming.