Six teams started the STREET FIGHTER LEAGUE season and have fiercely competed for fifteen weeks of three-on-three Team Battles. Of those teams four have earned a spot in this week’s playoffs and only two would advance to the Finals. On the Winners side was ALPHA 3 going head to head against ALL-IN and on the Losers side was NASR versus DYNAMITE. Here’s a recap of this week’s exciting Team Battles.
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WINNERS BRACKET: TEAM ALPHA 3 vs ALL-IN
Banned Characters: Kolin and Poison
Punk’s ALPHA 3 and iDom’s ALL-IN are 1-1 against one another in the regular season and this is the all-important tie-breaker. Way back in week one ALL-IN got the 3-0 clean sweep against ALPHA 3 and in week eight ALPHA 3 got payback with its own 3-0 clean sweep. In this final rematch of the season it was a much more even Team Battle with ALPHA 3 winning 3-2.
801 Strider was the standout for ALL-IN, getting wins against CJ Truth and Nephew to have a chance at an OCV. Unfortunately for him, the last player he would face is Punk, one of the world’s best players. 801 Strider put up his best performance of the season during this Team Battle but Punk ended his run with a 2-0 win to send ALL-IN to the Losers bracket to face the winner of DYNAMITE and NASR. ALPHA 3 moves on to the Finals on the Winners side.
|801 Strider||ALL-IN||G||defeated||CJ Truth||ALPHA 3||Cammy||2-1|
|801 Strider||ALL-IN||G||defeated||Nephew||ALPHA 3||G||2-0|
|Punk||ALPHA 3||Karin||defeated||801 Strider||ALL-IN||G||2-0|
LOSERS BRACKET: TEAM DYNAMITE vs NASR
Banned Characters: Balrog and Rashid
The record when DYNAMITE and NASR faced off during the regular season was tied at 1-1 with DYNAMITE winning 3-4 in week four and NASR getting the 3-0 clean sweep win in the week twelve rematch. Here in the playoffs it was a repeat of their last meeting with NASR getting another decisive 3-0 team sweep. NASR was firing on all cylinders in this Team Battle with only MenaRD winning a game for DYNAMITE. NASR now moves on to the Losers Finals to face ALL-IN to decide who moves on to the Finals.
LOSERS FINALS: TEAM ALL-IN vs NASR
Banned Characters: Akuma and Poison
It was win or go home time for ALL-IN and NASR as they faced off in the Losers Finals. Both teams left it all on the playfield with each matchup being very close. NASR pulled into a nice lead with Samurai and AngryBird eliminating SKZ and 801 Strider in tough matches. Luckily for ALL-IN, their final player was none other than current Capcom Cup Champion iDom.
iDom’s Laura got the 2-0 win against Big Bird with the surprise Ken pick. The next matchup against Samurai was a very close one but once again iDom came out on top 2-1. The Team Battle would come down to team captain iDom against the recently crowned SEIKO MVP, AngryBird. AngryBird would prove worthy of that MVP status one last time with a thrilling defeat of iDom to eliminate ALL-IN and to earn a much deserved victory for NASR.
ALPHA 3’s win against ALL-IN in the Winners bracket sends them to the Finals on the Winners side. NASR’s dramatic wins against DYNAMITE and ALL-IN will allow them to move on to the Finals on the Losers side.
STREET FIGHTER LEAGUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED
Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, Capcom has cancelled the STREET FIGHTER LEAGUE World Championship which was originally scheduled to begin February 19th. A League Final is tentatively scheduled for later this year.
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