Another week down and another week closer to finding out who our ANZPL Season 3 champs will be! As usual we’re here to break down all the action with a Hot Shot clip from each matchup as well as a recount of everything that went down to bring you up to speed!
Don’t forget, each week we will be running the ANZPL Hot Shot competition, allowing you to vote on your favourite moments from each week for a chance to win a $50 Ironside Coffee gift voucher weekly, or the grand prize of a year’s supply! Each clip in this wrap up is one of the four you can vote on, and there's a link to the voting form at the bottom of the article.
Last but not least, given we’ve just passed the mid-season mark, we have reviewed the ratings of our ANZPL stars in Fantasy League! Check the bottom of the article to see who’s ratings have gone up or down...
Match 1: Conquerors v Matildas 1:3
The Conquerors got off to a good start on their home map of Ghost Town last week, playing well and never really seeming to be put into any tough spots by the Matildas. However, things started to go downhill from there as they narrowly missed out on a second win when Royal_Kiwi wasn’t able to find MerryTurnip after bringing things to a one v one in game two.
Moving on to Cliff, the Matildas were quick to get into positions on the hill and ridgeline, beating the Conquerors there and finding the overmatch as Bolagnaise joined the brawl in a TVP while the Conquerors TVP of Buff_Hamster went down low to cover donut. Despite this, KritaKil did a great job of staying alive and making the game much closer than it could have been. In the final game, the Matildas pushed mid once again, and again came out on top, balancing their HP well to get the win with four tanks still alive.
CLIP A - QUACK ATTACK
Match 2: Action X v Archers 3:1
The Archers and Action X kicked off their evening on Sand River where the Archers were almost able to make it work on attack. However, Action X were steadfast in their defense, making good use of their super heavies with Colen27 cleaning up four of the Archers tanks in his Kranvagn. The Action X played their attacking side beautifully, baiting Saffe out and eliminating him before moving two tanks onto the cap and then blocking Stewy’s attempt at a reset to get the cap win without losing a single tank.
Action X then maintained their excellent form into game three on Himmelsdorf. Deftly controlling the battle they eliminated all of the Archers tanks without losing any of their own, with CJ pulling off a 5K damage game in his Super Conqueror. Action X couldn’t manage the clean sweep however, losing the last game as the Archers seemingly found their groove on the defense, this time with Saffe pulling off a 5K damage game in his 50 B.
CLIP B - ATTACKION X
Match 3: Sentinels v Skorpions 3:2
The Sydney derby was up next and the Skorpions were looking good on Cliff as JT seemed to be making all the right calls. Pushing in the right places, at the right times, while the team skillfully juggled their HP. The Sentinels just couldn’t seem to get the killing blows they needed to take their opponents guns out of the game and as a result the Skorpions only lost one tank in the first battle and none in the second to come away with a two point lead.
It wasn’t going to be that easy for the Skorpions however as they struggled to go the distance in game three on Tundra. Despite this, Russian put in a valiant effort to bring things back down to a one v one but lost out on the series win after missing one final shot onto Wym0 with seconds left to spare. Game four saw the Sentinels going hard for the cap, with three tanks on the two flag the Skorpions were scrambling to get resets. It wasn't to be as Speed and Rainbow did a great job of keeping the Skorpions busy and the cap went through without much of a hitch. The final tiebreaker game took place once again on Tundra and was a hard fought battle with moments where it looked close, but ultimately the Sentinels came out on top.
CLIP C - F FOR RUSSIAN
Match 4: Panthers v Bulldogs 3:1
The last match-up of the night had the Panthers up against the Bulldogs with the former picking up a nice little defensive win on Himmelsdorf after challenging the Bulldogs cap pressure on the two flag. The Bulldogs just couldn’t seem to deliver the damage they needed to do to make the play work. The next game went the way of the Bulldogs after an exciting battle that came right down to the wire, ending with Dark and Ravvi confronting Proloser and JS on the cap, bringing it to a one v one before Dark made an escape to run out the clock.
Moving onto Prokhorovka, the Panthers again picked up a defensive side win as they made the Bulldogs fight hard for ground, eventually running out the clock on them. In the final game the Panthers pulled off the latest huge upset against the Bulldogs in a superb display, destroying all of the Bulldogs tanks without losing a single one of their own and all while on the attacking side.
CLIP D - RAINBOW ROAD
Week One Leaderboard
The Sentinels take top spot on the leaderboard this week, neck and neck with the Skorpions while the Matildas find a spot in third and the Bulldogs drop to fourth.
Week Six Lineup
This week is a break week so next matches will be next Friday the 15th, starting at 7:00 PM UTC+11 over at our World of Tanks ANZ Twitch Channel! Hosted by Ben “Sandman” Kevin “KaRath” Zhu and Jordan “Elfish” Mays.
ANZPL Fantasy League
For our avid ANZFL fans, here is what the best performing team of five for week five was.
Don't forget to cast your vote on this week's Hot Shot!