Saturday, September 23, 2017

ISML 2017: Iroha Isshiki, Levi Win Close Contests

ISML 2017: Iroha Isshiki, Levi Win Close Contests

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 23, 2017

A couple of upsets took place in the Spring Seasonal Semifinals of the 2017 International Saimoe League. In the Upset of the Round, Shouko Nishimiya prevailed 1397-1358 over Izumi Sagiri while in the other semifinal, Chtholly Nota Seniorious routed Elf Yamada 1753-911. Nishimiya will be tipped as the favorite for the ISML Spring Seasonal Diadem with a predicted margin of under 500 and a spread of under 2800 votes.

In the Female Division, Nao Tomori blew apart Ram 1393-1053, Mirai Kuriyama defeated Shinobu Oshino 1156-1008, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Yui Yuigahama 1561-1009, Saber slashed past Chino Kafuu 1270-1177, Ayase Aragaki eased past Hifumi Takimoto 1129-1001, Megumin exploded past Inori Yuzuriha 1423-1086, Megumi Katou leveled Kurisu Makise 1615-1010 and Yuuki Konno whipped past Azusa Nakano 1250-1011.

Shiro defeated Eriri Sawamura Spencer 1327-1149, Rin Tosaka ran past Utaha Kasumigaoka 1338-1213, Touka Yatogami dismantled Yuri Nakamura 1177-1095, Yukino Yukinoshita routed Kosaki Onodera 1573-740, Rem crushed Shino Asada 1542-1091, Mitsuha Miyamizu dismantled Kaori Miyazono 1377-1013 and Iroha Isshiki won a 1121-1112 thriller over Isla.

In the Male Division, Gilgamesh impaled Felix Argyle 1183-943, Genos stormed past Taihei Doma 994-892, Rintarou Okabe delivered a 1072-984 scalp of Kazuma Satou, Shirou Emiya prevailed over Koyomi Araragi 1033-957, Ryuunosuke Akasaka 968-773, Archer dominated Tatsuya Shiba 1211-857, Souma Yukihira defeated Subaru Natsuki 1181-906 and Kyon defeated Umetarou Nozaki 929-849.

Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Sorata Kanda 1126-838, Levi scored the closest victory of the round, a 1084-1082 nailbiter over Kiritsugu Emiya, Iskandar defeated Keima Katsuragi 974-892, Nagisa Shiota hammered Izayoi Sakamaki 1134-801, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Karma Akabana 1394-885, Touma Kamijou broke Monkey D. Luffy 1121-838 and Tomoya Okazaki cruised past Yuu Otosaka 1026-818.

Match Day 6 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 25, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.