Recap: North American Pro League Week 6

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Apex Prime 3-2 (6-5) vs The Abjured 5-0 (12-1)

Apex Prime was unable to field an eligible roster this week, ultimately making them forfeit which gave the default win to The Abjured 2-0. We had a little extra time at the beginning of the show due to teams not being able to move up their matches, so interviews with both Chaith (The Abjured) and Moobs (Zero Counterplay) are below.

 

 

 

Team PZ 3-2 (8-5) vs Zero Counterplay 0-5 (1-10)

Zero Counterplay versus Team PZ was looking to be a blowout, but with their new substitutes, and potentially new roster (as Moobs told us in his pre-game interview), Zero Counterplay looked rather impressive for the first time all split. Temple of the Silent Storm would still prove to be a difficult game for them, however they were able to hold on for a while, dropping the game to Team PZ 500-203.

Moving over to the Forest of Niflhel, the additions of Cyndaquil (previously of Cunning Stunts) and Eternity (previously of EDream) would prove to be a massive help. Cyndaquil had done an excellent job throughout this set, regardless of his hiatus. Team PZ would take the eventual lead in this game, being up nearly 100 points at the 10 minute mark. A massive team wipe on the side of Team PZ at the mid point would sway the game back in favor of Zero Counterplay who didn’t look to be going anywhere with the game previously. With the score reaching 435-397 in favor of Team PZ, both teams held a 1-cap and Aeroxe started the chieftain kill. Java, on his bunker mesmer, came in the with gravity well and stole the kill to secure the victory once and for all, claiming a 500-406 win.

 

 

 

Team Compositions

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Team PZ Zero Counterplay
Muffins | Revenant Ipno | Revenant
Zoose | Mesmer Aeroxe | Thief
Marvin | Engineer Cyndaquil | Engineer
Kaypud | Revenant Eternity | Mesmer
Java | Mesmer Moobs | Guardian


Team PZ Zero Counterplay
Muffins | Revenant Ipno | Revenant
Zoose | Mesmer Aeroxe | Thief
Marvin | Engineer Cyndaquil | Engineer
Kaypud | Revenant Eternity | Mesmer
Java | Mesmer Moobs | Guardian


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Storm’s MVP of the match: Kaypud/Muffins
Final: Team PZ | 2-0 | Zero Counterplay
Adjusted Standings: Team PZ 4-2 (10-5) , Zero Counterplay 0-6 (1-12)

Never Lucky 2-3 (4-6) vs Final Form 2-3 (6-6)

What looked to be the match of the night would turn out to be an interesting one. With both teams at a 2-3 record, this matchup meant a lot for the final season standings that would come in the next week. On Temple of the Silent Storm we saw Never Lucky take an incredibly large lead, being up 311-15 before Final Form was able to take their first capture of the game, nearly 9 minutes into it. Although Final Form tried their best to get back into this one, it was far too late as Never Lucky scooped up the win 500-291.

Forest of Niflhel would be a complete turn of events for both teams as we saw Final Form get back into shape and begin with a large lead themselves. Holding a two cap for quite some time and a 334-113 lead, Final Form would start to crumble. They had lost their far node and funneled into mid with Never Lucky who won the massive team fight, all the while losing their home node. This gave Never Lucky the opportunity to come back with their three cap. With under five minutes remaining, Never Lucky would grab the eventual lead, managing to hold onto two nodes and seal the incredible comeback with a 500-369 victory.

 

 

Team Compositions

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Never Lucky Final Form
Olrun | Mesmer Eurantien | Ranger
Steel | Mesmer Bob| Revenant
Faov | Revenant Supcutie | Revenant
Stalagta | Necromancer Ozie | Mesmer
Bear | Revenant Zeromis | Mesmer


Never Lucky Final Form
Olrun | Mesmer Eurantien | Ranger
Steel | Mesmer Bob| Revenant
Faov | Revenant Supcutie | Revenant
Stalagta | Necromancer Ozie | Mesmer
Bear | Revenant Zeromis | Mesmer


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Storm’s MVP of the match: Stalagta
Final: Never Lucky | 2-0 | Final Form
Adjusted Standings: Never Lucky 3-3 (6-6), Final Form 2-4 (6-8)

Spoookie 3-2 (6-5) vs Ez Pz 2-3 (4-7)

Spoookie versus Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy was looking to shape up a bit like Team PZ versus Zero Counterplay. With one substitute on their roster, having Foxible over Ementon, things still looked rather grim for Ez Pz. A blowout in game one, a 300 point lead at the 9 minutes mark for Spoookie due to their previous three cap, would give them a 1-0 lead on the Temple of the Silent Storm.

On the second map, Ez Pz was able to hang in throughout most of it. Down about 50 points for the first twelve minutes, Ez Pz’s addition of Foxible was starting to look better and better for this roster. This game was intensely close as Spoookie held a 433-424 lead until the decap came out at the home node for Ez Pz, which ruined all hopes of grabbing the victory. Svanir remained in play and would eventually be killed by Foxible giving them the extra 25 points, but it wouldn’t be enough to seal the deal as Spoookie claimed victory 500-449.

 

 

Team Compositions

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Spoookie Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy
Mime | Mesmer Caden | Revenant
Sunfish | Revenant Foxible | Revenant
Shnicky | Revenant Chudat | Mesmer
Physicks | Mesmer Edison | Engineer
 Happykid | Revenant Zorh | Mesmer


Spoookie Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy
Mime | Mesmer Caden | Revenant
Sunfish | Revenant Foxible | Revenant
Shnicky | Revenant Chudat | Mesmer
Physicks | Mesmer Edison | Engineer
 Happykid | Revenant Zorh | Mesmer


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Storm’s MVP of the match: Shnicky
Final: Spoookie | 2-0 | Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy
Adjusted Standings: Spoookie 4-2 (8-5), Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy 2-4 (4-9)

 

Updated Standings

Current Place Team Name Record (Matches Played)
1 The Abjured 6-0 (12-1)
2 Spoookie 4-2 (8-5)
2 Team PZ 4-2 (10-5)
4 Apex Prime 3-3 (6-7)
4 Never Lucky 3-3 (6-6)
6 Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy 2-4 (4-9)
6 Final Form 2-4 (6-8)
8 Zero Counterplay 0-6 (1-12)

Next Week’s Schedule (Week 7)

Date Team 1 Team 2
1/18 @ 5pm PST Team PZ Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy
1/18 @ 5:45pm PST Spoookie Zero Counterplay
1/18 @ 6:30pm PST Apex Prime Final Form
1/18 @ 7:15pm PST Never Lucky The Abjured

Notice: These are the approximate times and are subject to change along with match schedule.

 

Week 7 Predictions

The final week of season one is upon us. While The Abjured have secured their spot in the season finals, who will be number two? Going into the next week of matches I believe the match to watch out for will be Team PZ vs Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy.

Team PZ (4-2) vs Ez Pz Lemon Squeezy (2-4)

The best game? Perhaps not. However, this game has the biggest implications for that second season finals spot for North America. A loss here for Team PZ will send Spoookie to the finals assuming they win their matchup with Zero Counterplay. If Team PZ takes this, they’ll be the second seed for their region. With Ez Pz’s impressive play this past week, we don’t quite know what to expect in this matchup.

Storm’s Pick: Team PZ 2-1

Spoookie (4-2) vs Zero Counterplay (0-6)

Zero Counterplay looked rather impressive this past Monday against Team PZ, nearly taking a game off of them with minimal practice with their newly formed roster. Regardless, Spoookie knows they need to take care of their own business and hope that Ez Pz can do the same.

Storm’s Pick: Spoookie 2-1

Apex Prime (3-3) vs Final Form (2-4)

Apex Prime failed to show up last week with an eligible roster, which gives me major doubts about their upcoming performance in week seven. Due to this, Final Form, who looked relatively solid this past Monday, has my bet due to their attempt to actually give a performance.

Storm’s Pick: Final Form 2-0

Never Lucky (3-3) vs The Abjured (6-0)

Never Lucky has come a long ways over the duration of this season, but can they put a stop to The Abjured’s reign? It will be a difficult battle for them, but in the end The Abjured will prevail and remain undefeated. Look for Never Lucky in season two to give us a great performance.

Storm’s Pick: The Abjured 2-0

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