HeadLine ESHL Round 1 Playoffs 2018-02-26

Only six teams remain in Event 2, we take a look at all four series from Round 1.

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    ESHL Round 1 Playoffs - Only six teams remain in Event 2, we take a look at all four series from Round 1.

    There are only 6 teams remaining in the playoffs for the invite division after two sweeps by the top two seeds Prophecy (#1) and Big Baller Brand (#2).

    Prophecy took care of the runner ups from last year, Composure, in a quick four games. Composure has been on top of the league on both Xbox and PS4 for quite some time. Many had them as favorites again for the title at the beginning of the season. After some mid-season turmoil, Composure slowly fell down the standings and narrowly made it into the playoffs. Many playoff predictions had Composure giving Prophecy a tough series and it was expected to go six or seven games. However, Prophecy was not having any of it. They have sent a message to the league, they are here to win the whole thing and put another exclamation point on it with their dominating sweep of Composure. @ScaryJoeyy is leading the way in scoring with 13 points and his teammate @Gilleh is right behind him with 11 points.

    The returning champs, Big Baller Brand, finished the season in 2nd place and had to face the underdogs of Rated R. Many people consistently count Rated R out of the playoffs but time and time again they find their way in. Unfortunately, like in years past, they can't find a way to make it out of the 1st round. Rated R tried multiple different lineups through out the series to try and crack the powerhouse BBB. However, Big Baller Brand was ready for their changes and was able to stomp their dreams with a four game sweep. BBB was lead by @l1l Bones l3l with 11 points, seven of those were goals. Many are surprised to see @Sitful without a goal from this series. He made a name for himself in last year's playoffs with his HUT like snipes that many can't recreate. If @Sitful doesn't find his scoring ways BBB could be on the way out and not given a chance to defend their title. As of now, they wait to find who they will play in the semi-finals

    Turning Point and Continuum have finished four games in the best of seven series and to many people's surprise, Turning Point is leading the series 3-1. The predictions that were made had Continuum winning and in fact, over 80% had Continuum winning this series. However, that is just paper and Turning Point has been playing some quality team defense. They have been holding Continuum to less than 5 mins average TOA. @SoY LoS 19 is leading the way for Turning Point with 4 goals and 4 assists. Is Continuum just getting unlucky? All four games have been one goal games. A bounce here or there could of had either team sweeping the series. That is all in the past right now though and Continuum has a steep hill in front of them, needing to win three straight against Turning Point in order to move on to the next round. They finish their series on Tuesday at 10 PM ET.

    The most exciting series so far of the first round is between Complicity and Delusions. What a pick the ESHL committee made with @LeetNightHockey commentating the first four games. Leet did another fantastic job with this only being his second night commentating ESHL games. These two teams are deadlocked at 2-2. Complicity had a rough start in the first game with @PoIgz struggling with his internet and was subbed out the rest of the night. Complicity bounced back taking game 2 and rotated their line around all night. @KingClutch x 77 made a huge impact in the next three games, helping Complicity win two of them. He is tied with the points lead in this series with other players that have played all four games. Complicity is fighting for their right to take on Prophecy while Delusions would love to take on Big Baller Brand if they win, as this would be a rematch from last event's playoffs with BBB sweeping Delusions in the first round. Will the young guns of Complicity take over this series or will the veterans of Delusions come out on top. This series will finish Wednesday this week with Game 5 starting at 10 PM ET.​

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