ISML 2014: Quarterfinals all set
By Jo-Ryan Salazar
September 24, 2014
Match Day 6 of the 2014 International Saimoe League has officially concluded, and we have our quarterfinal matchups set in stone. Kotori Itsuka clobbered Taiga Aisaka 3818-2742, scoring big victories in Latin America, Africa, China, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. Aisaka's major victories came in Canada, Russia, Australia, Vietnam, and New Zealand.
Defending champion Ruri Gokou defeated Kuroyukihime 3545-3020, winning Latin America, Africa, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand handily. Kuroyukihime had solid wins in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the Middle East. Nanami Aoyama won every region except for Eastern Europe, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia en route to a 3716-2585 victory over Eucliwood Hellscythe. Kanade Tachibana did even better, sweeping the entire map in a 4145-2532 blowout over RIkka Takanashi.
In other special exhibition action, Kosaki Onodero routed Takao 3672-1964, TIna Sprout hammered Marry Kozakura 3305-2457, Aria Shichijou prevailed over Mui Aiba 2753-2547, Miku Izayoi won the closest match of the night, a 2981-2894 thriller over Mayumi Saegusa, Mana Ryougi took down Lenessia Erhart Cowen 2912-2399, Satone Shichimiya dismantled Kate Hoshimiya 4202-1647, and No Game No Life's combo also won: Jibril stormed past Kaguya Yamai 3612-2559 and Shiro flattened Ritsu Kawai 4515-1572.
Match Day 7 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Postseason is scheduled for September 25, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.