This week’s first best of three match-up saw first seed from the South Island, Riley “Rizz” Aitken go up against eighth seed Shaun “HennyKingSteve” Stevenson. Game one of the series finished up 34-29 to Rizz playing Golden State against Boston. After some clutch plays and heading into over time, game two ended up 51-42 to HennyKingSteve this time playing Golden State Warriors versus Rizz’s Houston Rockets. We then headed straight into game three with no Golden State picks available… Rizz dominated with the Boston Celtics, and will head into the South Island Quarter Finals!
The second and final match-up for the night was fifth seed, Te Awanui “minnislug” Waaka, versus fourth seed Robert “Im_Hutchh” Hutcheson. Game one of this second series went to minnislug playing Golden State, game two to Im_Hutchh and the last match in the best of three to minnislug who will now advance into the quarter finals.
See you next week for the second and final round of North Island Elite matchups, Sunday 2:30pm NZT / 12:30pm AEST on Maori Television and twitch.tv/letsplaylive.