PGS Reverse Sweeps; We Aight Remains Unbeaten | WEEK 7 RECAP

Post Game Strong reverse swept Scavenge Esports, We Aight remained unbeaten as the regular season came to an end.

WEEK 7 RECAP

Match results of Week 7:

Match 1 [VOD]: Ram Ranch [0-3] We Aight

In a similar fashion as in the previous weeks, We Aight started their game slowly. It took them some time to adapt to their opponents and figure out the best way to beat them. Ram Ranch used this time wisely and took the lead in the middle of the first game with a score of 1:0. Right after that conceded goal We Aight figured out the formula to beat Ram Ranch and from that moment onwards a complete annihilation started. We Aight scored 6 consecutive goals without conceding a single one until the end of the game thus winning game 1 with the score of 6:1.

We Aight kept their fast goal scoring pace during the second game. With a few early goals they let Ram Ranch know that this was just the beginning. This unstoppable machine brute forced their way to the victory with a massive 11 goal difference, ending the game with the score of 12:1.

In game 3 We Aight slowed down their pace a little bit but still kept it fast enough making sure Ram Ranch couldn’t keep up with them. They scored 4 goals within the first 64 seconds, taking a comfortable lead early in the game. After the 4th goal there was a period of goal-drought but eventually Ram Ranch managed to snag 1 goal back for their name and didn’t allow We Aight to make it a complete shut-out. Third game ended with a score of 4:1 for We Aight and they won the series with a final result of 3:0.

 

Match 2 [VOD]: Professional ballchasers [3-0] Mind Games Esports

Professional ballchasers were expected to win but no one expected that Mind Games Esports would be able to show such resistance against such a strong team. With FleiK substituting Gustas_J, Mind Games Esports were hoping for the best and as a result they showed a pretty good performance. Unfortunately, first game ended with no goals scored for Mind Games Esports with a score of 3:0 for Professional ballchasers. Mind Games had some good opportunities to score but they didn’t manage to convert them as PBC’s defense was on point for the whole game.

During the second game of the series Mind Games Esports were still struggling to find the back of the opponent’s net while also making a lot more mistakes on defense. Professional ballchasers gladly took their opportunities to take advantage of those mistakes and they showed no mercy. This game they scored twice as many goals as in game 1 and had yet to concede one. Game 2 ended with a score of 6:0 for Professional ballchasers making it the second shut-out in a row.

Mind Games Esports left the best for the last. After 2 lost games they didn’t have a way back, they had to win. And surprisingly they took an early 2:0 lead over Professional ballchasers but this lead didn’t last for long. PBC answered with 2 quick back-to-back goals tying the game. Later in the game both teams scored 2 more goals each with under a minute left on the clock. The game was about to go to overtime but Professional ballchasers kept possession of the ball late in the game and went to possibly the last attack on opponent’s net. Mind Games Esports seemed to panic in defense which resulted in a mistake and PBC is known to capitalize on them and this time was no different. With 10 seconds on the clock, KK, after a self-pass from the backboard, scored the 5th goal for his team and the game ended with a score of 5:4 for Professional ballchasers and 3:0 in the series.

 

Match 3 [VOD]: Scavenge Esports [2-3] Post Game Strong

Even though this match wouldn’t change anything for Scavenge Esports, it would make a huge difference for Post Game Strong in the standings. Vast majority of the community predicted a Scavenge Esports’ sweep over PGS, but PGS took everyone by surprise and delivered the best match of the season. Scavenge Esports won their first game with a score of 3:1, taking a 1:0 lead in the series.

During the second game Scavenge Esports were leading 4:3 with over 1 minute left when the game server crashed for multiple people in the lobby, as a result it was decided to restart the whole game and make everyone play it from scratch. Some might’ve not liked it but it was the only reasonable and fair solution to go for since there’s no option to start an online match with selected time left and score. At the end Scavenge Esports was the team who prevailed in game 2 with a score of 3:1 making it a 2:0 lead in the series.

Game 3 was the one where things were starting to spice up. Scavenge made a lot of shots towards the net of PGS but opponent’s defense was on point. Post Game Strong showed that it is possible to win with a less offensive play style as they won the third game of the series with a score of 3:1.

Game 4 was incredibly intense as both teams were looking for their first goal for over 3 minutes. And it was Post Game Strong that scored first and got loosened up the tension a little bit for themselves. The thought of winning this game and going to game 5 gave them more adrenaline as they scored 2 more goals within the next 30 seconds making it a 3 goal lead with only 1 minute left on the clock. PGS were pumped, Scavenge Esports tried to tie the game but had no luck. The game ended with a PGS’ shut-out over Scavenge Esports with a score of 3:0, tying up the series and making it 2:2.

Game 5 started with an early goal from both teams after which the ball was going back and forth from one side of the field to the other. Eventually PGS scored another goal, and then another, and then another once again, taking a very comfortable 4:1 lead in game 5. Later on both teams exchanged 2 more goals and as a result not only this game went to the first ever game 5 of the league, but also PGS reverse swept Scavenge Esports bringing the biggest surprise of the season.

 

MOTW - Match 4 [VOD]: Professional ballchasers [1-3] We Aight

This match was easily the most anticipated throughout the whole regular season. The battle of the grands. Up until this point both teams hadn’t lost a single match. The only exception is that We Aight lost 1 single game against Spectre during Week 5 which had placed them at the second place in the standings since then. The first game was quite underwhelming since everyone expected a really close game but it turned out in a shut-out by We Aight over PBC with a score of 3:0.

It looked like Professional ballchasers got really used to playing against fairly weaker teams previously as they couldn’t handle We Aight at all in game 2. Their defense was subpar, offense was also not the greatest, a lot of double commits and whiffed shots. On the other hand, We Aight capitalized on these mistakes making another shut-out, only this time making a bigger score difference. We Aight won game 2 with a score of 5:0, doubling their lead in the series.

Right after the second game ended, server closed down for the maintenance, which allowed Professional ballchasers to take a longer break and get themselves together while a new server was being created. And this longer break actually did help them out as Phoenix scored the first goal in the series for PBC only 8 seconds into game 3, taking an early lead. For the next couple of minutes there were no goals scored at all and eventually Professional ballchasers scored another goal. From that point in the game everything just snowballed. PBC scored 3 more goals, not allowing We Aight to score a single one and making it the third shut-out in the series, only this time the tables had turned as Professional ballchasers were the ones to win game 3 with a score of 5:0.

Game 4 was as close as everyone was expecting every game to be. For over two thirds of the game both teams were tied at 1:1. And with just over 1 minute left on the clock We Aight snagged one goal making it a 2:1 lead. Professional ballchasers were doing their best to get that 1 goal back, they had many wonderful opportunities to score but unfortunately for them they just couldn’t get the ball in the back of We Aight’s net and as a result We Aight won with a score of 2:1 in game 4 and 3:1 in the series.

 

We Aight’s win over Professional ballchasers put them back into #1 spot in the standings after being kept in #2 for several weeks straight. It also meant that they stayed unbeaten for the whole regular season. Post Game Strong’s win over Scavenge Esports lifted them from #8 to #6 spot, meaning they got a bigger share of the prize pool. After Week 7, league standings are looking as follows:

LAN FINALS

All of our LAN finalists have been determined after last week’s matches and they are - We Aight, Professional ballchasers, The Backflip Boys and Spectre!

 

On the 2nd of June, these four teams are going to meet each other at Kipsala exhibition center in Riga, Latvia as they will finish playing out the single elimination playoff bracket with the winner taking home the beautiful BESL Pro champions trophy and a check for €740!

 

Want to attend the LAN finals? Grab yourself a ticket HERE!

 

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