World of Tanks ANZPL Season 5 Round 7 brought some massive upsets. Did your team come out on top? Read on to find out!
This week’s tie breaker map is Ghost Town.
ANZPL Season 5 Round 7 Game 1
North Sydney Sentinels Vs Adelaide Action X
Action X were desperately seeking a win to keep in touch with the top 4. The Sentinels had only taken one loss, but it was against Action X. Would Action X repeat their earlier success, or would the Sentinels continue their winning streak?
Action X were able to get some decent damage onto the Sentinels’ Rainbow early in their attacking game on the Sentinels’ map pick. Rather than face three Action X tanks alone he ran on the attacking side of the donut, bleeding damage but staying alive. Taking control of the donut, the Action X were finding shots in. The Sentinels rotated two tanks around the hill looking for angles. The Sentinels’ Syndy was the first to go down as Action X continuing to bleed the Sentinels. Rainbow went down as Action X pushed onto the Sentinels on the hill. Action X take the opening match.
The Sentinels turned to attack on the return leg. Wym0 in the CS-63 met his Action X counterpart in CJ on the hill but it was TheReturned who found himself in trouble. He ran into two Action X tanks and lost half his health. The Sentinels’ Rowendy joined Wym0 on the hill but they took a while to kill CJ. That time forced more guns to be looking his way and let the Action X bleed the Sentinels more. The Sentinels made the call and pushed around the attacking side of the donut with three tanks. Wym0 tried to join them and was removed. Rowendy lead his team trying to find the overmatch but a brawl ensued instead. Action X had bled the Sentinels enough to allow them to take both games on their opponents’ map choice.
Moving to the Action X’s map pick, the Sentinels were desperately seeking a win. Action X’s Dongerlord found an early shot onto Syndy as the Sentinels were setting up their defence. Dongerlord scouted the Tundra’s south as his team mate Ironguard battled with Rainbow. The Sentinels rotated to the north sensing that the battle would take place there. Action X pushed into a crossfire as Dongerlord and Gloster from Action X were eliminated. The rest of Action X found themselves in a 3v5. Being outnumber, the Action X fell and the Sentinels pick up the win.
Looking to send this game to a tie breaker, the Sentinels set their sights on the 2 flag. They dumped into the cap and settled in for a brawl. Action X, who had spread their defences, rotated looking for angles onto Rainbow on the cap. Ironguard and Trax found themselves two against one against TheReturned. He went down as did Syndy. With the tank advantage Action X pressed on, isolating Sentinels’ tanks, removing them from the game and taking the win.
Action X defeat the Sentinels 3-1
ANZPL Season 5 Round 7 Game 3
South Sydney Skorpions Vs Cairns Comets
The last time these two teams played the Comets were only able to field four tanks. Since then, they’ve found some success. Meanwhile the Skorpions were solidifying their position at in the top two. Would the Comets be able to overcome the Skorpions? Or would the Skorpions’ class shine through?
The Skorpions started on defence of their map pick. They moved to the ridge along the E line as the Comets ran the 2 line. The Comets cut in to try and to surround the Skorpions but a moment of indecision allowed the Skorpions to take out two tanks. A 3v5 resulted very early in the match with the very healthy Skorpions tanks able to isolate and removed their opponents’ tanks and go up 1-0 early.
Looking to continue the way they started, the Skorpions moved to attack. They spread their attack to scout the Comets’ location. Finding all their opponents’ tanks, the Skorpions moved. They traded JT for two Comets’ tanks,. The game ended in a 3v1 and the Skorpions go up 2-0 on their map pick.
Siegfried Line is the new map this season and the action moved to there for the Comets’ map pick. Both teams adopted what’s becoming a fairly standard opening for this map. The Skorpions took control of the town near the 1 flag with a tank in the field at C2 spotting. Their opponents in the Comets spent a lot of time looking for a way into the south of the town. The Comets pushed onto the 2 flag as Darkknight engaged the Skorpions’ Auzzie. They over-extended into the town as the Skorpions got them in a crossfire. Two Comets’ tanks went down and the Skorpions took control. A kill went the way of the Comets but it was too late. The Skorpions take the win.
Moving to attack, the Skoprions took south-western control of the town. They jumped on the 2 flag, applying the cap pressure. The Comets got some decent bleed damage as the cap timer ticked down. PP_Power from the Comets got the reset shot and the Skorpions were looking for another strategy. They pushed into the town and Raspberry got punished. The Comets kept the Skorpions at bay in the town. A brawl broke out. After a close battle the Comets emerged victorious.
The Skorpions defeat the Comets 3-1.
ANZPL Season 5 Round 7 Game 3
Perth Panthers Vs Melbourne Matildas
The Matildas were in danger of falling too far behind the pack. Their opponents, the Panthers, were thinking about starting to lock down third. Who would walk away with the win?
The Panthers opened on defend of their Tundra map pick. They spread their defence to watch both the one and two flag. JS from the Panthers copped some early damage as the teams waited for the right moment. The Matildas rotated their heavy tanks to the south. Whippet from the Matildas drove onto the 2 flag with Saxon joining him. The Panthers grouped up for a brawl and charged onto the 2 flag. Whippet and Saxon come off the cap as their team mate in Dark found an angle onto Goober. He went down and the Matildas tightened the net around their opponents. Saxon and Madhouse from the Panthers were traded but the bleed damage from the Matildas was too much for the Panthers. The Matildas go up 1-0.
Moving to attack the Panthers were looking to strike back. The Matildas had other ideas though. They stacked two tanks on the attacking side of the 2 flag, setting a trap. The Panthers took a couple of shots as they found the over match on their ambushers. JS from the Panthers was traded for two Matildas tanks. The Panthers were able to isolate the Matildas and level the series 1-1.
The action moved to the Matildas’ map pick. On the attack, the Matildas Whippet met JS in the town. The Matildas put two tanks on the 1 flag. The cap timer was ticking down though. Twit from the Panthers pushed in for a reset but bled a lot of HP. The game came down to a 3v3 with the Matildas having a slight HP advantage. With Saxon fairly healthy the odds with in the favour of the Matildas. The Panthers’ Bailes was the last tank standing for his team as the Matildas jumped on the cap again. He tried for the reset shot but was taken down. The Matildas go up 2-1.
Looking to send the game into a tie breaker, the Panthers moved to attack. They ran in numbers towards the 1 flag. The Matildas also headed that way and a brawl ensured. Saxon was traded for Balies as the Matildas found the over match against MadHouse. The Matildas won themselves 2v4 advantage but the Panthers tanks were healthy. Using their numbers, the Matildas took the win.
The Matildas defeat the Panthers 3-1.
KritalKil (378.0) and Dark (231.6) starred in the Matildas’ win and earned their spot on this week’s fantasy team. They were joined by Auzzie (272.1) and Russian (267.3) from the Skorpions and Trax (242.8) from Action X.
With only three rounds left until finals the teams will be fighting for their lives! Action X will be seeking to keep their top four position against the Matildas in the opening round of the night as the Panthers look to bounce back from their loss when they take on the Comets. The big game of the round is the Sydney derby, the Sentinels and Skorpions battling it out for 1st place.
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