The seedings for the top 8 teams were as follows:
University of Illinois
The University of Illinois brought their first match against Total Grief to 1 win-1 loss-1 draw, forcing a one on one. In an impressive upset, UoI sent Grief home. We (along with Vigilante and FPPL) won the first matchups in two games.
We took an upsetting defeat against FPPL knocking us out of contention for first place. It's a story involving mishaps, penalties and pain that I would rather not re-tell.
Our final matchup was against UoI for third. We had a strong first game...then the deluge came. Everyone had to wait out a storm for about 30 minutes before we could resume the finals. We dropped our second game against UoI but we were still in the running. We had a good sense for UoI's playing style and felt that we had a shot...as long as we stayed alert.
Just as the game started, the rain started to come down again. The game was down to 3 on 3 with me and Chrispy in the snake and Amish in the car wash. Each side dropped a body bringing it to a 2 on 2. This is where we had to stay alert and watch for the UoI trade. The snake corner player came down my wire and we traded, leaving Amish and one of theirs. The two players danced around in the rain shooting and moving and unfortunately, Amish bounced the UoI player and was shot shortly after. It was a tough loss but overall, we played solid paintball and are looking forward to playing DC.