The Professional NXL Division features stronger competition than we’ve seen in recent years, a Division with a long list of off-season moves and team shakeups that have already made for an exciting start to the 2021 season. Through the conclusion of the Sunshine State Major (April 30th - May 2nd) Prelims - we saw Seattle Thunder, Edmonton Impact, Tampa Bay Damage and Los Angeles Infamous emerge undefeated and at the top of the pack heading into Sunday playoffs. The Wild Card round showcased a 2020 NXL World Cup Finals rematch between San Antonio X-Factor and San Diego Dynasty, Dynasty to win in that matchup (6-5) though this time would not end in Dynasty’s favor. X-Factor would come away as the winner of that head to head (5-4) in one of the most exciting games of the weekend (rewatch on GoSports.com) only to lose by the same fate to a dominant Edmonton Impact in the Quarter-Finals. Moscow Red Legion (6-1) over Seattle Thunder, Tampa Bay Damage (5-1) over Baltimore Revo and Los Angeles Infamous (4-3) squeezing by ac DIESEL would then set up the final four Pro Semi-Finals. The short rostered Russians, including newly acquired U.S. player, Michael Waring would fight until the final moments but fall short to a scrappy “Skeleton Squad” LA Infamous (4-3). After a (3-1) victory over Tampa Bay Damage, Edmonton Impact claims their seat in the first NXL Major of the season to face Infamous. Both teams struggled to set a pace, afraid of making errors, they played controlled and baited eachother to make moves. Neither team seemed in a rush - it became a game of “who would make a mistake first?”. Two teams that would push the envelope all weekend long, now in a test of endurance, patience and grit. As the clock counted down within a minute (0:59), an attack lead by newly added Matt “Fuzzy” Jackson would break the tie to give Impact the 2 to 1 lead. A full-blown center push by Siewers, Hall & Taylor for Infamous would eventually result in a minor penalty, drastically minimizing the chance of a tie as the clock hits 0:00 giving Edmonton Impact the Sunshine State Major Pro title and #89 Alex Goldman the MyFanwagon MVP “Golden Barrel” award. Edmonton Impact has now won their thirteenth Pro title since the 2015 NXL season.
Edmonton Impact Wins Sunshine State Major Pro Division To Claim Thirteenth NXL Pro Title!
10 views0 comments