Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ISML 2017: Form On Ruby, But Felix Proves Otherwise

ISML 2017: Form On Ruby, But Felix Proves Otherwise

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 10, 2017

On a day where countries like the United States of America, the Netherlands, Chile and Paraguay indelibly disgraced themselves with insulting performances in football, the favored on Match Day 1 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Ruby Period prevailed with a noteworthy exception. In the Female Division, Rem rolled past Nanami Aoyama 989-796, Nao Tomori eased past Eriri Spencer Sawamura 903-779, Taiga Aisaka roared past Chino Kafuu 897-824, Asuna Yuuki routed Yuuki Konno 1062-569, Saber slashed past Kuroyukihime 925-773, Utaha Kasumigaoka prevailed over Yoshino 842-818, Mashiro Shiina crushed Mirai Kuriyama 1096-604 and Rin Tosaka pummeled Chiyo Sakura 1037-740.

Mitsuha Miyamizu won an 885-867 barnburner over Kurisu Makise, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Sora Kasugano 1118-743, Yukino Yukinoshita drubbed Iroha Isshiki 978-514, Illyasviel von Einzbern leveled Aqua 1013-714, Emilia defeated Umaru Doma 948-855, Shiro belted Inori Yuzuriha 1021-643 and Jibril flew past Shino Asada in an 817-778 thriller.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Iskandar 1053-527, Yuuta Togashi defeated Saika Totsuka 729-639, Felix Argyle won the Upset of the Round in winning the closest race of the round, a 688-676 classic over Subaru Natsuki, Korosensei hammered Roy Mustang 1040-550, Yato burned Sorata Kanda 823-622, Touma Kamijou broke Koyomi Araragi 706-669, Taki Tachibana manhandled Tomoya Okazaki 856-649 and Souma Yukihira dominated Tatsuya Shiba 803-614.

Levi won a 759-735 barnburner over Rintarou Okabe, Saitama punched Ryuunosuke Akasaka 936-553, Kiritsugu Emiya rolled past Sakamoto 820-724, Gintoki Sakata eased past Gilgamesh 811-687, Kazuma Satou obliterated Kyon 817-597, Nagisa Shiota crushed Shidou Itsuka 889-594 and Edward Elric worked around Shirou Emiya 742-674.

In Touhou Project action, Flandre Scarlet defeated Rin Kaenbyou 751-490 and Marisa Kirisame routed Nue Houjuu 833-451.

The world will have march on with a number of national teams hitting rock bottom. And so with the International Saimoe League with Match Day 2 of the Ruby Period for the 2017 season. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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