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Author Topic: 2020 Dominion World Cup: Team Germany Claims the Championship, Team USA B Third  (Read 1418 times)

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The 2020 Dominion World Cup concluded this past weekend, with Team Germany A emerging as the Champion over Team Canada A. The Championship Match was spread over two days, with back-to-back matches on Friday and two matches on Saturday. Team Canada A got off to a fast start, with truffles defeating Sicomatc 4-2 and xyrix playing E.Honda to a 3-3 tie. Trailing 1.5-0.5, German alternate drsteelhammer stepped up in a big way, earning a 5-1 victory over amoffett11 in the first Saturday match. This led to a battle of team captains, RTT and kaplane, to decide the Champion. With the match tied at 1.5 and the Germans holding a 10-8 advantage in the games won tie-breaker, Team Germany needed only a tie in the match to claim the title. RTT left little to chance, winning the first three games and clinching the first World Cup title for Germany. With the World Cup decided, the players treated spectators to 3 games of Menagerie previews.

In a rematch of a Group Stage pairing, the Third Place match between Team USA B and Team Japan also came down to its final pairing. Team Japan scored the first point when cha-shu defeated Lemonspawn 5-1. With a 4-2 victory over kazumaru0828, alternate bluey_the_bear made the most of their first appearance in the World Cup and evened things at 1. Similar to the Championship Match, the final two matches were played on Saturday. In the early match, Team USA B scored a full point when La-Ya defeated yudai214 3.5-2.5. Leading 2-1 heading into the late match, but down 9.5-8.5 in the tie-breaker, team USA B needed a tie or victory by aku chi against pop180 to win the match. After 5 games, pop180 led 3-2, meaning the final game to decided the Third Place winner. aku chi emerged victorious to seal a tie in the match and a 2.5-1.5 victory for Team USA B.

The Championship matches were commentated by H.exe and Mic Qsenoch, who have both graciously posted the replays to their YouTube channels and can be found here:

Sicomatic vs. truffles (H.exe):

E.Honda vs. xyrix (H.exe):

drsteelhammer vs. amoffett11 (Mic Qsenoch):

RTT vs. kaplane (Mic Qsenoch):

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