September 30th, 2014

On to Frisco!

USAU Southeast Regionals: 2nd place, 6-1 record, win over Omen for the 2nd bid to Nationals

Chain Lightning survived the weekend and advances to Nationals, but it wasn’t easy. At all. A decisive (7-15) and startling 2nd round loss Saturday morning, to Orlando’s Omen, left the home team facing a long road just to hope to get to the back-door game. The squad rallied, though, and eventually won the rematch with Omen by a 15-11 score.
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Ultiworld recap: Chain avoids disaster
USAU tournament results
2014 National Championships field of teams

September 8th, 2014

Chain takes 3rd at ECC

Chain Lightning finished third at the Emerald City Classic in Burlington, WA, with an up-and-down — but promising — performance. This finale for the Triple Crown Tour’s Pro Flight featured the series’ top 8 teams returning from last year. Chain finished with a 3-3 record, but snared victories over the top 2 seeds entering play (Revolver/SF and Sockeye/Seattle). A semifinal loss to eventual champion Machine (Chicago) was answered with a final game victory over GOAT (Toronto) to secure the bronze.

 Chain takes 3rd at ECC

13 – 11 Sockeye
7 – 13 Johnny Bravo
11 – 13 Doublewide
13 – 11 Revolver
11 – 15 Chicago Machine
15 – 9 GOAT

July 15th, 2014

Runner-up at Chesapeake

Chain Lightning had a strong weekend in Maryland, finishing 5-2 with a loss in the finals at the Chesapeake Invite. The team’s only pool play loss was by 1 to Truck Stop (DC). After knocking off Ring of Fire (NC) in the semis, Chicago’s Machine avenged a 7-13 loss to the ATL on Saturday with a solid 13-8 win in the championship.

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The tournament was a Pro-Elite Challenge leg of of USAU’s Triple Crown Tour. The Emerald City Classic at the end of August is the next big chance for Chain to prove itself against high-level competition.