Monday, May 12, 2014

ISML 2014: Amethyst A Go Go

ISML 2014: Amethyst A Go Go

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
May 12, 2014

Match Day 1 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Amethyst Period kicked off, and there were very few upsets in this round, with most of the expected favorites picking up wins. Here are results from Sunday's slate of matches.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Rikka Takanashi defeated Yaya 3287-2768, Kotori Itsuka cubstromped Mirai Kuriyama 4107-2005, Azusa Azuki drubbed Karuta Roromiya 3617-1981, Yoshino -trounced Ririchiyo Shirakiin 3889-1981, Kuroyukihime flew past Mikan Yuuki 3409-2428 and Tohka Yatogami flattened Origami Tobiichi 3686-1887.

Kurumi Tokisaki blasted Kurousagi 3501-2388, Asuna Yuuki defeated Yukino Yukinoshita 3129-2924, Shinka Nibutani annihilated Touka Takanashi 3648-2178, Rin Natsume prevailed over Furano Yukihira 2743-2561, Nanami Aoyama dismantled Suguha Kirigaya 3974-1929 and Momo Velia Deviluke cruised past Shiori Shiomiya 3086-2315.

Wrapping up Nova action, Nyarlathotep drubbed Charlotte Belew 3119-2397, Yukina Himeragi defeated Noumi Kudryavka 2791-2522, Chocolat defeated Sanae Dekomori 3084-2631, Misaki Shokuhou whipped past Laura Bodewig 3125-2562, Eru Chitanda -leveled Yui 3871-2186 and Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Haqua du Lot Herminium 3560-2260.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Illyasviel von Einzbern upended Kirino Kousaka 3091-2877, Erio Touwa defeated Yozora Mikazuki  3817-2625, Yuki Nagato prevailed over Sora Kasugano 3029-2752, Hitagi Senjougahara defeated Meiko Honma 3162-2594, defending champion Ruri Gokou ran past Yuri Nakamura 3881-2387 and Azusa Nakano romped past Shinobu Oshino 3153-2807.

Haruhi Suzumiya rolled past Victorique de BLois 3276-2463, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Yui-nyan 3433-2475, Nadeko Sengoku won the closest match of the night: a 2772-2687 barnburner over Shouko Kirishima, Konjiki no Yami delivered the Upset of the Round over Yui Hirasawa 3056-2767, Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Shana 3662-2592 and Mashiro Shiina rumbled past Inori Yuzuriha 3606-2195.

Wrapping up Stella play, Last Order edged Sena Kashiwazaki 3068-2953, Kurisu Makise defeated Hinagiku Katsura 3194--2516, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Taiga Aisaka 3477-2871, Kobato Hasegawa whipped past Charlotte Dunois 3087-2558, Ayase Aragaki routed Masami Iwasawa 3830-2105 and Mio Akiyama boomed past Saber 3216-2878.

In exhibition action, Chitoge Kirisaki destroyed Ayaka Kagari 3748-1405 while Akane Senri defeated Eustia Astraea 3067-1759.

Match Day 2 of the 2014 International Saimoe League is scheduled for May 13, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.