The Mayhem came THIIIIIIIS CLOSE to taking the series to a Map 5…but in the end, the Gladiators will not be denied as they take game, set, and match!
FINAL (Map 3)
Ilios (Control): Los Angeles Gladiators 2, Florida Mayhem 0.
Temple of Anubis (Assault): Los Angeles Gladiators 1, Florida Mayhem 0.
King’s Row (Hybrid): Florida Mayhem 3, Los Angeles Gladiators 2.
Rialto (Escort): Los Angeles Gladiators 3, Florida Mayhem 2.
FINAL SCORE: Los Angeles Gladiators 3, Florida Mayhem 1
LOS ANGELES GLADIATORS WINS!
The Gladiators eliminate the Mayhem from both the Countdown Cup Knockouts as well as the postseason, and now the Mayhem start what could be a long offseason.
Let’s have a quick look at the Countdown Cup Standings entering tomorrow:
^^Atlanta Reign 4-0 (4 League Points) (+7)
^Toronto Defiant 3-0 (3 League Points) (+6)
^San Francisco Shock 2-1 (2 League Points) (+4)
^Los Angeles Gladiators 2-1 (2 League Points) (+4)
Houston Outlaws 2-1 (2 League Points) (+2)
^Paris Eternal 2-2 (2 League Points) (+1)
Dallas Fuel 2-2 (2 League Points) (+0)
(E)Vancouver Titans 1-2 (1 League Points) (-3)
(E)Florida Mayhem 1-3 (1 League Points) (-3)
(E)Boston Uprising 1-3 (1 League Points) (-5)
(E)Washington Justice 1-3 (1 League Points) (-6)
(E)London Spitfire 0-3 (0 League Points) (-7)
^^=Clinched top 2 seed in Countdown Cup Knockouts
^=Clinched Countdown Cup Knockouts
(E)=Eliminated from Countdown Cup
And, of course, a look at the playoff standings:
Dallas Fuel 11-5 (17 League Points) (+14)
Atlanta Reign 11-5 (12 League Points) (+20)
San Francisco Shock 11-4 (11 League Points) (+17)
-Playoff Automatic Cutoff-
Houston Outlaws 11-4 (11 League Points) (+13)
Los Angeles Gladiators 10-5 (10 League Points) (+17)
Washington Justice 9-7 (9 League Points) (+3)
Toronto Defiant 9-6 (9 League Points) (+2)
Paris Eternal 8-8 (8 League Points) (+0)
Boston Uprising 7-9 (7 League Points) (-4)
Florida Mayhem 5-11 (6 League Points) (-12)
Vancouver Titans 1-14 (1 League Points) (-34)
London Spitfire 0-15 (0 League Points) (-36)
With all 9 teams in playoffs and play-ins secure, the battle now shifts to seeding, and boy do we have a crucial one at the top…the Atlanta Reign went 4-0 in their qualifier stage and now hold the second seed. HOWEVER, in a strange twist of fate, Atlanta’s star DPS Pelican ended up in the hospital and the Outlaws, Shock, and Gladiators are in hot pursuit of the Top 3…who will play in the play-ins, and who will be going straight to the playoffs? Well, hopefully the clear-as-mud picture will become somewhat more crystal clear over the course of this weekend!
For now, though, matches are finished…for tonight, at least. Matches will kick off once again tomorrow morning at 2am Pacific (5am Eastern), as the final APAC regular season matches are played out. We hope to see you then! For now, though, enjoy the rest of your evening. Thanks as always to WyomingMyst for providing these threads and allowing a place of discussion. Until tomorrow morning, from our wonderful host WyomingMyst, I’m Arena25 saying Good Night and Charlie Niners!