RLCSX Spring Split Major Tiebreaker
V1RL wins tiebreaker against Ghost Gaming, qualifies for the Spring Split Major
The stakes were high in the tiebreaker match for the final spot in the Spring Major. With its season on the line, Version1 lived up to their motto of #NeverDone when Torment scored in the final seconds of Game 7 to force overtime. V1 took advantage of the extra life and Torment netted another goal, to it for his team in OT.
Game 1: 0-2
Both teams started slow in Game 1, but Ghost came alive as the game neared the halfway mark to score the opening goal. Version1 had few scoring chances in Game 1; Ghost opened the series with a 2-0 win.
Game 2: 4-1
After two slow minutes Version1 took control. Comm scored first, then Gimmick notched three goals for the hat trick and a 4-1 win for V1.
Game 3: 2-1
Gimmick turned on the pressure immediately at the kickoff, opening things up for Comm to quickly put it in the back of the net just 11 seconds in. Torment added a second goal at 3:16 and V1’s defense held on to win, 2-1.
Game 4: 5-1
Version1 came out firing again, scoring two goals in the first 27 seconds. Gimmick scored twice, bookending a hat trick from Torment. V1 dominated, winning 5-1.
Game 5: 0-1
After nearly five minutes of back and forth action, LionBlaze scored the games only goal with just over twenty seconds remaining, avoiding elimination for Ghost.
Game 6: 1-5
Going to a deciding final game is V1’s style, so with the 3-2 series lead, V1 fans expected the tea might hand Ghost an easy 5-1 win. Two Ghost goals in the first thirty seconds opened the scoring. Mectos would pad his stat line late in the game for the hat trick.
Game 7: 3-2
In a fitting end to the series, V1 needed every second of regulation plus 23 seconds of OT to win the match and advance to the Spring Major. V1 opened the scoring when Torment put in Gimmick’s touch of the back boards a minute in.
Mectos scored the next two goals, putting Ghost up 2-1 with 1:34 remaining. Ghost had controlled the pace in the final minute, until Torment stole the ball from LionBlaze, played it high off the back board and put it in the back of the net to tie it up. In the post-match interview even Comm confessed that he and Gimmick thought the game had ended in a loss before realizing Torment had just scored to force OT.
Twenty-three seconds into OT, Torment came through again, putting home Gimmick’s backboard pass to secure the win.