This week sees the final of the Championship III. This match traditionally closes the season and is full of suspense and drama. This years final between the Lustrian Snake Queens and the Karond Kar Corsairs is no exception.
The match will be historic for a number of reasons as these two teams face off against each other for the first time. All season both teams have danced around each other never quite meeting up but now that wait is over.
In one corner we have the well documented Lustrian Snake Queens. There was originally some concern about the punishing schedule of top level opponents of they would be facing as the finals approached but that appears to be unfounded. Apart from the stumble in the Semi-Finals of the Hunts Havoc they have been on fine form. Last week they lifted their first HDWSBBL Championship, the Challenge Cup in the ZombWay against Veterans Ragnars Swift Velocity.
On the other corner we have the Karond Kar Corsairs. This young team has risen from obscurity to the top of the league just like the Strickland Slammers from last season. Apart from a mid-season stumble against the Perverse Maidens of Torture they have been on fire. Just a few weeks ago they also managed to claim their first HDWSBBL Championship, the League Cup against the other dominating Dark Elf team in the league, the Mc Cauligh Reavers.
The path to the final for both teams has been surprisinglyÂ short with both teams advancing at least one round via the result of a forfeit. The games both teams have played have not been a let down though and have proven that both teams deserve this spot.
The key players for this match will be both Takarath â€˜the Deamonâ€™ Balefire and Ashinan Wyrmbane for the Corsairs and Pheobe Elapsoidae with Daphne Cylindrophilidae for the Queens. Both Balefire and Cylindrophilidea have well documented histories on this site and have often overshadowed the rest of their teams. Both Wyrmbane and Elapsoidae have had an amazing competition and are neck to neck in terms of performance. Knowing how both these teams tick it will be interesting to see if this internal competition will work against both teams.
On paper it looks like the Corsairs have the edge. So far this season they have scored more Touchdowns and caused more casualties then the queens. A wise fan however would not rule the queens out though as they have one of the toughest defences in the league. They just need to make sure they watch out for the Corsairs Assassin Venomblade who has already claimed several fatalities this season.
Looking at both Teams Performance this season:
|Karond Kar Corsairs||14||12||1||1||37||15||32||19||25||1||86%|
|Lustrian Snake Queens||13||11||1||1||34||9||26||13||32||1||85%|
And their averages
|Karond Kar Corsairs||85.7%||7%||7%||2.6||1.07||2.3||1.4||1.8|
|Lustrian Snake Queens||84.5%||8%||8%||2.6||0.7||2||1||2.5|
So tune in this Thursday to Sly Sports for the Championship III final. The winner will lift their second Championship cup this season and make history as no team has won both the HDWSBBL Challenge Cup and HDWSBBL Championship Cup or the Championship Cup and the HDWSBBL League Cup together in a single season (or ever for that matter).