Status Report for Infinity Seven: Day 2 of MLG’s Spring Championship at Anaheim and Blizzard’s World Championship Series US Regionals.
It is day two of the one of the biggest live events in the world for StarCraft II. In addition to the exhibition matches for the Brood War professional players, it is also the biggest live championship for both MLG as well as Blizzard’s US World Championship Series regionals featuring some of the best and most prominent players in the world.
As day one rolled out, our players were ready to hit the floors with Friday opening with the World Championships. Pyre fell into the losers brackets in round one losing to future finalist of the whole regional championship: NITRIX Daisuki. He tried his hardest once more defeating ROOT pUCK in round one of the losers brackets, but soon met his local area rival: It’s Gosu Pokebunny and lost 2-1. This is the second time Pyre has lost to Pokebunny in recent times, having lost to himand claiming second place before at a Local LAN (NJ Power Overwhelming #03).
Against recent CSL Scholarship winner and CheckSix player, Suppy, Axslav falls as well into the losers bracket and ending his short run losing to Sonata. While his WCS story was cut hastily here, his MLG Championship tale would prove to be even more exciting and exceptional than one could foresee.
The true story of WCS here in Anaheim would be fromour Insur. Decisively taking out LighT’s Heavens, he soon makes work of players like SirRobin, HelloKitty and Checksix’s Perfect. Whether he wins or loses against Checksix’s Mystik would not change his qualification into the continental World Championship Series of the Americas (Canada, USA, Mexico) given his extensive run in the winners brackets. However, he ties Mystik up before losing to current finalist and ROOT player ViBe. Day two would be his chance to prove he has earned his right for a rematch against ViBe, but did not seem to overcome against NITRIX Daisuki, making that two Infinity Seven players taken out by the Zerg. Insur folds up camp for WCS taking third out all of North America and with only the MLG Spring Championship on his plate.
Now onto the main event! Anaheim proved to be our biggest presence in recent times! With the majority of staff there to root the players on, Sanddbox, Pyre, Insur, Axslav, CrazyMoviNG and jEcho were all fitting themselves for the battlegrounds. Within the span of Friday and Saturday, Pyre tries his hand at the open bracket but gets walled by EG JYP and against by Quantic’s State in round three of the losers bracket.
jEcho sets off in his corner of the brackets striking vVv Rocker decisively similar to his confident win over him during our ESEA match against vVv. Some things do not seem to change as jEcho plays against the match-up he despises the most: Zerg. More specifically; Fuzzy of Team Dynamic who, coincidentally, has also qualified for the World Championships Canadian Regionals (jEcho has been invited to WCS of Canada). Down in the losers bracket, jEcho’s luck runs out as he taps out against Team Liquid’s formidable Korean Zerg: Zenio.
While a similar fate seemed likely for Sanddbox, losing to vVv glon in the first round, Sanddbox was not counted out just yet as he takes major names all the way to round five of the losers bracket. Quantic Flo, Checksix Future, EG DeMuslim, EG LzGamer are all names eliminated by Sanddbox the bounty hunter. It was not until Ostojiy stepped into the ring that Sanddbox met his match and gets eliminated. Ostojiy was also an unstoppable force in our ESEA match against It’s Gosu where jEcho loses to Ostojiy 2-1.
However, revenge was served to Axslav as he later takes out Ostojiy in the finals of the losers bracket. With better luck than in WCS, Axslav progressed passed Quantic’s Agh, Siphonn (Axslav recently lost to Siphonn in a showmatch back in March) and the day after: EG idrA. Though idrA proved to be no longer a threat, a return of favour after losing to idrA in the IPL Team Arena Challenge, Axslav falls to JYP similarly like Pyre in round two.
The quiet CrazyMoviNG took his wins with carefulness and confidence. LighT’s Knight, Gatored and current WCS finalist, ViBe, all fell into CrazyMoviNG’s pocket as he out-macroed and maneuvered his way to Oz. Oz, now with Fnatic, shoved CrazyMoviNG into the losers bracket against It’s Gosu YaTa and soon after LighT’s KawaiiRice. He was however stopped short against Dignitas SelecT at the losers bracket finals, just missing the championship series after a close back-and-forth three-game series against the Terran player.
As for Insur, he takes a second-helping of SirRobin, knocking him down to the losers bracket similarly as he did at WCS. However, Insur was no match for LighT’s Golden as he goes underground to the losers bracket collecting names such as Ruff and BoYo before STX cut his winning streak short.
Axslav ends on a high note reaching the rim of the championship bracket before FXO’s Lucky comes into play. After two fierce games, Axslav bows out and so conclude Infinity Seven’s run for MLG’s 2012 Spring Championship at Anaheim, California! All the players played formidably and showed a remarkable amount of strength, perseverance and reach! Despite their conclusions, they did not go down without a fight and without eliminating some of the most powerful foes of recent times! With Insur taking third place at WCS, Axslav reaching the championship bracket and Sanddbox, eliminating a large chunk of EG players, Infinity Seven is looking nothing but up to a reach higher than before!
- Pyre 0-2 Daisuki -> LB: Pyre 2-0 Puck, 0-2 Pokebunny
- Axslav 0-2 Suppy -> LB: Axslav 1-2 Sonata
- Insur 1-2 Heavens, 2-0 SirRobin, 2-0 HelloKitty, 2-0 Perfect, 2-1 Mystik, 0-2 ViBe -> LB: Insur 0-2 Daisuki [Third place]
- Pyre 2-0 avilo, 0-2 JYP -> LB: Pyre 2-0 boonerebu
- jEcho 2-0 RockEr, 0-2 fuzzy -> LB: jEcho 2-0 xerO_o, 1-2 Zenio
- Sanddbox 1-2 glon -> LB: Sanddbox 2-0 flo, 2-0 Future, 2-0 DeMuslim, 2-0 LzGaMeR, 0-2 Ostojiy
- CrazyMoviNG 2-0 KnighT, 2-1 Gatored, 2-0 ViBe, 0-2 Oz -> LB: CrazyMoviNG 2-0 YaTa, 2-1 KawaiiRice, 1-2 SeleCT
- Axslav 2-0 ukas85, 2-1 Agh, 2-0 Siphonn, 2-1 IdrA, 0-2 JYP -> LB: Axslav 2-1 Ostojiy -> Championship Bracket: Axslav 0-2 Lucky