Last night, September 26th, PRL had their first 3v3 tournament at its new time slot and the audience wasn’t disappointed. It gave two very important series’ that had the audience at the edge of their seats.
In the lower bracket matches, it was a best of three in order to progress to the next section. Casters had to work with little knowledge of individual team plays because many of the teams are new. Of the games, there was one that went to game three. Some teams tried to save shots that had rebounded from above the net, costing them a point when they failed. To players of the game, it was evident which teams had the best chance of progressing.
As the quarter finals began, players saw a different level of play at this stage of the tournament. vVv Gaming managed a 2-1 lead on Wild Card. Revival had a quick sweep with a 2-0 versus Firebrand eSports. Then Vendetta also swept their opponent under the rug against No Capes! with a 2-0. And finally, Genesis took a 2-1 victory versus Onslaught. While these games paled in comparison to the ones that would follow, each team brought forth their A-game. Players smelled victory cooking.
This is the series where you really needed kleenex. Since the level of tension was immense, the audience was taken for a ride of their life. The chat was going wild as team Revival took on Genesis in a final feud which went all the way to game five. Of the matches, only one did not end up in overtime. Game three was in overtime for a grand total of four minutes! Neither of the two teams wanted to walk away from this tournament without a fight. That is precisely what they gave us. The victory was well earned.
We can’t forget to mention the casters for the tournament. Fickle and Unthink were covering the lower bracket and quarter-finals matches. The semi’s and the finals were done by ChimBlade and Sammael. Since each caster dedicates their time to this game, they strive to provide quality broadcasts, and bring their own wit to fill the downtime. They kept the audience entertained and did a wonderful job. As the tournaments continue to grow, the production quality will also continue to improve. And overall, the 3v3 tournament was a success. Expect to see more exciting things from these guys because they are making waves!
You can catch the replay of Monday nights 3v3 tournament, on the Pro Rivalry League Twitch.