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An Almost Perfect Weekend – Event Report by Mad Bunnies from MY-NPL Event 3

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Team Mad Bunnies Event Report

My-NPL 2013 Event 3

An Almost Perfect Weekend”

“The team entered the event full of confidence after looking good in training that started 3 weeks before the event. A few game plans were formulated with involved some of the most ambitious counter moves not tried before over the last 2 events. The mood was good and the feeling was positive, suffice to say Team Mad Bunnies was in good shape to bring home the gold.

The team drew what many observers considered to be the ‘Group of Death’ featuring My-NPL stalwarts Team CMX Hamoon & Team Yin Yang, Event 1 finalists Team Outlaws Singapore and Event 2 finalists Team Mad Storm.

The team played 5 preliminary games and the results are as follows:

PRELIMINARY GAMES (BRACKET D)

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Yin Yang 2 0 2 +2

El Mohad 2 0 4 +4

Mad Storm 2 0 6 +6

Tora Tora 2 0 8 +8

CMX Hamoon 2 0 10 +10

Finishing as champions of Bracket D booked us a spot in the automatic Quarter Finals slot where we were pitted against Team Outlaws from Singapore, a team we met in the Event 1 finals & event 2 QF. Winning this round will give us an opportunity to eliminate our nearest competitor in the D3 overall ranking, Team Bunga Tanjung

The elimination round results are as follows:

QUARTER FINALS 

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Outlaws 2 0 2 +2

SEMI FINALS 

TEAM NAME SETS WON SETS LOST ACCUMULATED POINTS ACCMUMULATED WIN/LOSS

Bunga Tanjung 2 0 2 +2

 

With a perfect record from Saturday, the team was clear favourites to win the finals when it was announced that we will be meeting Team One-Eye Bandits, a team that has struggled to make it past the elimination rounds in previous events. But like any finals competition, underestimating the opponents will bring about dire effects as we have learned. After having taken the 1st set, the team lost focus and due to some coaching error, lost the 2nd set by a razor thin margin. With 59 seconds of regulation game time left, the plan was to hold the game and start over again in Overtime. It was the longest 59 seconds of our lives as Team One-Eye Bandits made their intentions clear to finish the game off in regulation time by moving up the flanks in lightning speed. Only by consistent sharp zoning and cross-field shooting that we managed to hold the marauding forward players of the opponents.

The Overtime was a different proposition altogether. With renewed determination and hunger (and greed) to succeed, we were able to take advantage of precise off-the-break laning when we took one of the opponent’s front players early on and pinning the rest of them in their back bunkers. Our front players were able to go to town and finishing up what was left of the opposition.

FINALS

TEAM NAME SET WON SET LOST OVERTIME WIN/LOSS

One-Eye Bandit 1 1 W +1

Overall, it was a great weekend where we saw great improvements in so many different aspects of the team game. The results speak for itself, finishing top of an incredibly challenging bracket speaks volumes of the improvements the team has achieved since moving up from D4 earlier this year.

Coming into this event the team suffered near catastrophic equipment failure and we were lucky the DYE tech was on hand to keep our gear in tip-top and competitive condition. A special shout-out is due to Mr. Weili Wu for such a great job that he did with the markers. Our appreciation also goes to DYE for making such cool looking gear. We were proud to don the C13 jerseys & pants for the first time this leg and they were marvelous all weekend!!

We’ve opened up a 20-something point lead in the overall ranking race and we look forward to playing again in Malacca in October. With fast greens and great venue, it promises to be a finale to be remembered. We hope that we will stand victorious at the end of it. Catch us in Malacca, the historic city in October.”

From all of us in Mad Bunnies