Monday, October 29, 2018

Boston Red Sox: 2018 World Series Champions



LOS ANGELES -- The baseball season ends just as the discussion about this Boston Red Sox club's place in the sport's long and layered history begins. It's not enough to simply state that the Red Sox put the finishing touches on their ninth title -- and fourth since 2004 -- with a clear and convincing 5-1 victory over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium.

No, a team this talented, a march this methodical deserves a deeper appreciation. The Red Sox began 2018 by blowing an eighth-inning Opening Day lead and sending their fans into a Twitter tizzy. Then the club with a rookie skipper named Alex Cora won 119 times in all -- a mark bested only by the 1998 Yankees (125) and the 2001 Mariners (120). The Red Sox needed just one game north of the minimum each to take down the 100-win Yankees in the American League Division Series, the defending World Series champion Astros in the AL Championship Series and the two-time National League champion Dodgers in the Fall Classic.

"We're not cocky," said shortstop Xander Bogaerts, "but we know who we are. We have one of the best teams [in history], especially in Red Sox history."

Their solitary setback in this best-of-seven World Series was the 18-inning extravaganza that was Friday's Game 3. To repeat: It took the equivalent of two baseball games to beat these Red Sox. And even in the wake of that lone loss, there was a standing ovation in Boston's clubhouse for Nathan Eovaldi's outrageous relief effort -- another signal of the closeness, camaraderie and confidence that carried this club.

"Everyone just cares for each other," impact offseason acquisition J.D. Martinez said. "It's a family. It really is, man. People get more excited when someone else steps up than when they step up. It's so rare to see that. And it just wasn't in the playoffs. It was all season long."

Glory arrived on a Southern California night in front of a crowd littered with some untold-but-notable number of red shirts breaking up the blue in the stands.

It arrived behind the short-rested-but-no-less-effective arm of David Price, who had already shaken off his October blues and was now back to cementing his Boston legend with seven-plus magnificent innings in which he was touched up only by a first-inning homer from a familiar Series source in David Freese. It arrived with a trio of damaging dingers against Clayton Kershaw -- the two-run blast belted by World Series MVP Steve Pearce in the first, the solo homer that snapped Mookie Betts' cold spell in the sixth and the center-field swat delivered by Martinez in the seventh. Pearce's second shot, off Pedro Baez in the eighth, was a resounding capper to a breakout postseason for the veteran journeyman.

This was a bit of a tensionless tilt -- one polished off by a perfect ninth from staff ace Chris Sale.

"They have a lot of depth up and down the lineup," Kershaw said of the Red Sox. "You saw their starters out of the bullpen, starting [on] short rest, whatever they did, and their bullpen guys were throwing the ball great. They're a great team."

These two franchises had not met on the Series stage in 102 years, but you know what they say about the past informing the present. The 1916 Red Sox, colorfully characterized by one New York Times account from the time as "the carmine-hosed Boston warriors," took Games 1 and 2 at home, were defeated in the first road tilt, erased a deficit to win Game 4 and then finished off the Series in Game 5.

If the long-ago result is replicated in the modern day, then the description fits, too. But even in Red Sox lore, which of course includes a 2004 team that killed a curse and captured imaginations well outside the borders of Red Sox Nation, this 2018 squad has a special, perhaps singular, place to claim. Sunday's Series finale -- a game that, to once again borrow a vibrant line from the Times circa 1916, "resembled a tug of war between an elephant and a goldfish" -- only confirmed it, and now the process of putting this season in perspective will be left to the historians.

"It's almost overwhelming," said Dave Dombrowski, team president of baseball operations, "because you just never think that you'll be associated with a club that can do that. [To go] 119-57? Those numbers are mind-boggling. It's winning more than two-thirds of your games over the year, so, no, I don't think you can really grasp it, and I think it's a tribute to all these guys. You don't get to that point unless you're talented and you grind, you really work through things, you bounce back, you're resilient and you're tough. And that's this group."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Freese frame: As if the sight of Freese homering in a World Series game hadn't already evoked memories of Game 6 in 2011, in the third inning he tripled on a fly ball that was misplayed by the right fielder. In '11, it was Nelson Cruz. On this night, it was Martinez, who simply lost the ball in the L.A. haze. With Freese on third and one out, Price was in a bit of a bind, but he got Justin Turner to ground out on the first pitch. And when Enrique Hernandez sent another fly ball to right, Martinez made the catch in foul territory to end the threat. When he got back in the dugout, Price made it a point to give Martinez the ol' Bash Brothers forearm bump -- a nice show of appreciation between two teammates.

Smooth Sale-ing: A key element of Boston's October run was Cora's aggressiveness in employing his starters as setup men. But in Game 5, he altered the assignment for Sale. After Joe Kelly turned in another resplendent relief outing in the eighth, Cora gave Sale (whose starting schedule had been pushed from Game 5 to the potential, and ultimately unnecessary, Game 6) the opportunity -- the privilege, really -- of closing it out in the ninth, which he did by striking out Manny Machado.

"It was so surreal," Sale said. "I throw a pitch, next thing I know I got [catcher Christian Vazquez] in my arms and just the first thought of being a World Series champ ran through my mind. It was unbelievable. I appreciate the fact that they handed me the ball."

SOUND SMART
Cora became just the fifth manager to win the World Series as a rookie skipper, joining Bucky Harris (1924 Senators), Eddie Dyer ('46 Cardinals), Ralph Houk ('61 Yankees) and Bob Brenly (2001 D-backs).

"First of all, [the Red Sox] gave me a chance," Cora said. "They saw me as a capable manager, and they gave me a chance. It's funny, because when they announced it, we were flying to L.A. last year between the [AL] Championship Series and the World Series [when Cora was the bench coach for the Astros], and ironically enough, we win it here. So it goes full circle."

This game marked just the second time in World Series history that both teams homered in the first inning. The other was Game 5 in 1948, between the Boston Braves and the Indians (Bob Elliott and Dale Mitchell).

Pearce became, per the Elias Sports Bureau, the first position player to be named World Series MVP with 50 or fewer regular-season games for the winning team in his career (at the time of the Fall Classic) and just the second midseason acquisition to win the honor, joining Donn Clendenon of the 1969 Mets.

Freese has now hit both a leadoff homer and a walk-off homer (Game 6, 2011) in the World Series. The only other player with both is Derek Jeter. Freese now has twice as many career games with both a homer and a triple in the World Series (two) as he does in the regular season (one).

The Red Sox's four World Series titles in the past 15 seasons equals their total number of World Series titles in the 100 seasons that preceded 2004.

HE SAID IT
"It's an instant shot. Every hair on your body is standing up and you don't feel a thing." -- Sale, on what it's like to win a World Series

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns, listen to his podcast and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

ISML 2018: Dark Horse Azusa Nakano Wins Emerald Necklace

ISML 2018: Dark Horse Azusa Nakano Wins Emerald Necklace
Favorite Nagisa Shiota Follows Form, Wins Emerald Pendant

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
October 28, 2018

Match Day 6 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period Has Concluded. Listed as a 40-1 dark horse, Azusa Nakano turned back the clock and defeated third-choice Sagiri Izumi 18853-16313 to win the Emerald Necklace. Rounding out the order were Kurumi Tokisaki (4772), favorite Kamui Kanna (3850), Tooru (2220), Nanami Aoyama (1488), Yukino Yukinoshita (1251) and Shouko Nishimiya (1056).

An easy favorite, Nagisa Shiota followed form to win the Emerald Pendant, coasting past longshot Willem Kmetsch 18437-7687. Rounding out the order were Riku Dola (4407), Touma Kamijou (2943), Gilgamesh (2648), Saitama (2241), Li Syaoran (1725) and Ainz Ooal Gown (1443).

In the Emerald Wildcard Female Division, Emilia (10784), Mirai Kuriyama (9667.62) and Reina Kousaka (9248.95) advanced to the next period. Eliminated were Eriri Sawamura Spencer (964.24), Isla (3271.37), Kaori Miyazono (2386.87), Sakura Matou (1127.83), Chino Kafuu (6821.91), Umaru Doma (4967.31), Inori Yuzuriha (1686.71) and Mitsuha Miyamizu (1282.35).

Over in the Emerald Wildcard Male Division, Subaru Natsuki (8321.61), Kiritsugu Emiya (8343) and Karma Akabane (8568) advanced to the next period. Eliminated from the tournament were Souma Yukihira (3085), Sorata Kanda (4939), Yuzuru Otonashi (7885.52), Lancer (4386), Shizuo Heiwajima (3812), Satoshi (6701), Gintoki Sakata (5716) and Sakamoto (3384).

Seasonal action resumed with the Summer Seasonal Tournament. Ryouko Naoe defeated Rem Galleu 13893-13411, Chio Miyamo eased past Go Matsuoka 14288-13220, Mahiru Tsuyuzaki dominated Krista Lenz 14849-12991, Kuon Ohara thumped Satsuki Usui 15481-11948, Hikari Kagura cruised past Chisaki Miyazaki 14862-12775 and Aoi Mashiro defeated Ton Baileu 14363-12692.

Wrapping up Summer Seasonal play, Ayaka Sunohara prevailed over Yurine Hanazono 14043-13619, Satone Shichimiya, a favorite for the diadem, routed Siegrune 16217-8514, Mashiro Amatsuki defeated Hiyo Yukino 13764-13357, Shio Koube whipped past Airi Yamamoto 14712-12567, Nozomi Takamagahara won the closest race of the round, a 13207-12920 barnburner over Okou and Kano defeated Akira Ouno 13714-13328.

The home stretch is coming in this, the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition. Be sure to log on to InternationalSaimoe.com to join the ongoing debate and keep it right here on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for ongoing coverage.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

BoBA ISML Predictions: Emerald Match Day 6

ARENA 1 [[Kanna Kamui - 1]] [[Nishimiya Shōko - 2]] [[Yukinoshita Yukino - 4]] [[Izumi Sagiri - 3]] [[Nakano Azusa - 7]] [[Tokisaki Kurumi - 6]] [[Tōru - 5]] [[Aoyama Nanami - 8]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 40000
Over

ARENA 2 [[Shiota Nagisa - 1]] [[Riku Dola - 2]] [[Li Syaoran - 3]] [[Gilgamesh - 7]] [[Ainz Ooal Gown - 4]] [[Kamijō Tōma - 6]] [[Willem Kmetsch - 8]] [[Saitama - 5]]
by >=1000
Over/Under: 40000
Under

ARENA 3 [[Kōsaka Reina - 7]] [[Emilia - 1]] [[Kuriyama Mirai - 5]] [[Sawamura Spencer
Eriri - 8]] [[Isla - 6]] [[Miyazono Kaori - 2]] [[Matō Sakura - 10]] [[Kafū Chino - 11]] [[Doma Umaru - 9]] [[Yuzuriha Inori - 3]] [[Miyamizu Mitsuha - 4]]
Over/Under: 40000
Over

ARENA 4 [[Yukihira Sōma - 2]] [[Kanda Sorata - 8]] [[Otonashi Yuzuru - 1]] [[Lancer - 10]] [[Natsuki Subaru - 11]] [[Heiwajima Shizuo - 9]] [[Satoshi - 7]] [[Emiya Kiritsugu - 6]] [[Akabane Karma - 3]] [[Sakata Gintoki - 4]] [[Sakamoto - 5]]
Over/Under: 40000
Under

ARENA 5 Naoe Ryōko [[Rem Galleu]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 6 [[Matsuoka Gō]] Miyamo Chio
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 7 Tsuyuzaki Mahiru [[Krista Lenz (Historia Reiss)]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 8 Ohara Kuon [[Usui Satsuki]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 9 Miyazaki Chisaki [[Kagura Hikari]]
by >=1000
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 10 [[Mashiro Aoi]] Baileu Ton
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 11 Hanazono Yurine [[Sunohara Ayaka]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 12 [[Shichimiya Satone]] Siegrune
by >=70
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 13 [[Yukino Hiyo]] Amatsuki Mashiro
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 14 [[Kōbe Shio]] Yamamoto Airi
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 15 Takamagahara Nozomi [[Okō]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

ARENA 16 [[Ōno Akira]] Kano
by >=300
Over/Under: 35000
Under

Voter Id: 7c644497-7136-5ccc-849b-630ef5ce460a

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Necklace and Pendant Odds

BoBA ISML 2018 Emerald Necklace Odds

Kamui Kanna EVEN
Shouko Nishimiya 4-1
Sagiri Izumi 7-1
Yukino Yukinoshita 10-1
Tooru 15-1
Kurumi Tokisaki 25-1
Azusa Nakano 40-1
Nanami Aoyama 75-1

BoBA ISML 2018 Emerald Pendant Odds

Nagisa Shiota EVEN
Riku Dola 3-1
Li Syaoran 7-1
Ainz Ooal Gown 15-1
Saitama 20-1
Touma Kamijou 40-1
Gilgamesh 45-1
Willem Kmetsch 50-1

Sunday, October 21, 2018

FFXIV: All Saints' Wake 2018 With Maki Harukawa

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FFXIV: The Misadventures Of The Eorzean Ninja Warrior!

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ISML 2018: Emerald Necklace And Pendant Matches Are Set

ISML 2018: Emerald Necklace And Pendant Matches Are Set

By Jo-Ryan SalazarThe Bedlam On Baltic AvenueOctober 21, 2018

Match Day 5 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is in the books, and it was another round full of massive turnouts. In the Female Division, Tohka Yatogami defeated Shinka Nibutani 13023-10483, Kamui Kanna eased past Illyasviel von Einzbern 14660-11384, Sakura Kinomoto routed Reina Kousaka 16026-7475, Chiyo Sakura thumped Chino Kafuu 12236-9885, Kurisu Makise prevailed over Asuna Yuuki 10922-9732, Nagisa Furukawa annihilated Kaori Miyazono 14425-7823, Eriri Sawamura Spencer defeated Nero Claudiu and Rem rammed past Ai Haibara 18731-6862.

Schwi Dola exploded past Megumin 11429-10776, Nanami Aoyama defeated Yui Yuigahama 12665-10942, Shouko Nishimiya silenced Saber 14152-11305, Emilia cruised past Mitsuha Miyamizu 14022-9712, Nao Tomori broke past Tomoyo Daidouji 11513-10731, Yukino Yukinoshita barreled past Shiro 13550-12534, Haruhi Suzumiya dominated Inori Yuzuriha 12486-10503 and Sakura Matou whipped past Umaru Doma 11389-10086.

Wrapping up Female Division play, Rin Tohsaka scored the upset of the round, a 13868-10390 scalp of Mashiro Shiina, Azusa Nakano romped past Taiga Aisaka 15137-7361, Utaha Kasumigaoka prevailed over Eucliwood Hellscythe 11436-10658, Tooru leveled Chtholly Nota Seniorious 13947-9355, Yuki Nagato hounded Isla 12261-9890, Tamako Kitashirakawa won a 11569-11166 barnburner over Jibril, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Rikka Takanashi 15512-11032 and Sagiri Izumi overpowered Mirai Kuriyama 13454-9198.

In the Male Division, Subaru Natsuki scored the closest race of the round, a 10160-10092 nailbiter over Itachi Uchiha, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Saitama 16499-5552, Izuku Midoriya prevailed over Kiritsugu Emiya 10390-10257, Kyon eased past Taihei Doma 9741, Levi leveled Takashi Natsume 12342-9288, Willem Kmetsch flew past Yato 11224-10843, Satoshi stonewalled Saika Totsuka 10694-9759 and Taki Tachibana whipped past Conan Edogawa 14076-7464,

Li Syaoran rocked Shouto Todoroki 10733-9805, Kazuma Satou defeated Izayoi Sakamaki 10295-9935, Yuuta Togashi impaled Gilgamesh 12462-10843, Lancer slew Shouya Ishida 13559-7437, Shizuo Heiwajima defeated Sakamoto 10043-9019, Nagisa Shiota broke Touma Kamijou 11882-9047, Kusuo Saiki roared past Ryuuji Takasu 10377-10120 and Ken Kaneki defeated Edward Elric 10855-9667.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Riku Dola rolled past Shirou Emiyua 14252-7043, Souma Yukihira dominated Karma Akabane 10730-9669, Sorata Kanda defeated Monkey D. Luffy 10692-9752, Archer dominated Ainz Ooal Gown 11260-9608, Astolfo cruised past Tomoya Okazaki 11260-9608, Eren Yeager rocked Izaya Orihara 11618-8713, Rintarou Okabe thumpd Kiyotaka Ayanokouji 14125-7473 and Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Gintoki Sakata 10250-10088.

As forcasted, YoRHa No. 2 Type B won the Games Tournament final, covering the spread in a 11657-9747 decision over YoRHa Type A No. 2. In exhibition play, Joseph Joestar prevailed over Kurapika 10388-9986.

Match Day 6 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for October 25, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 5

ARENA 1 [[Nibutani Shinka]] Yatogami Tōka
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 2 Illyasviel von Einzbern [[Kanna Kamui]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 3 [[Kinomoto Sakura]] Kōsaka Reina
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 4 Kafū Chino [[Sakura Chiyo]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 5 Makise Kurisu [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Furukawa Nagisa]] Miyazono Kaori
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Sawamura Spencer Eriri]] Nero Claudius
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 8 Haibara Ai [[Rem]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 9 [[Schwi Dola]] Megumin
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 10 Yuigahama Yui [[Aoyama Nanami]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 11 [[Nishimiya Shōko]] Saber
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 12 Emilia [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 13 [[Tomori Nao]] Daidōji Tomoyo
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 14 Yukinoshita Yukino [[Shiro]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 15 Suzumiya Haruhi [[Yuzuriha Inori]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 16 Matō Sakura [[Doma Umaru]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 17 [[Shiina Mashiro]] Tōsaka Rin
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 18 Nakano Azusa [[Aisaka Taiga]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 19 [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Eucliwood Hellscythe
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 20 Chtholly Nota Seniorious [[Tōru]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Nagato Yuki]] Isla
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 22 [[Jibril]] Kitashirakawa Tamako
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 23 Takanashi Rikka [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 24 Kuriyama Mirai [[Izumi Sagiri]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 25 Uchiha Itachi [[Natsuki Subaru]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 26 Saitama [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 27 [[Emiya Kiritsugu]] Midoriya Izuku
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 28 Doma Taihei [[Kyon]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 29 Natsume Takashi [[Levi]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 30 Yato [[Willem Kmetsch]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 31 [[Satoshi]] Totsuka Saika
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 32 Tachibana Taki [[Edogawa Conan]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 33 [[Li Syaoran]] Todoroki Shōto
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 34 [[Sakamaki Izayoi]] Satō Kazuma
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 35 Togashi Yūta [[Gilgamesh]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 36 [[Lancer]] Ishida Shōya
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 37 [[Heiwajima Shizuo]] Sakamoto
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 38 Kamijō Tōma [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 39 Takasu Ryūji [[Saiki Kusuo]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 40 Edward Elric [[Kaneki Ken]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 41 [[Riku Dola]] Emiya Shirō
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 42 [[Akabane Karma]] Yukihira Sōma
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 43 [[Kanda Sorata]] Monkey D. Luffy
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 44 Archer [[Ainz Ooal Gown]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 45 [[Okazaki Tomoya]] Astolfo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 46 Orihara Izaya [[Eren Yeager]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 47 [[Ayanokōji Kiyotaka]] Okabe Rintarō
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 48 [[Otonashi Yuzuru]] Sakata Gintoki
by <=1200
Over/Under: 29000
Under

ARENA 49 YoRHa Type A No.2 [[YoRHa No.2 Type B]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 50 [[Kurapika]] Joseph Joestar
by <=400
Over/Under: 20000
Under

Voter Id: e48f6366-8426-56a0-b9fb-82669a6732e3

ISML 2018: Big Turnouts Continue In Emerald

ISML 2018: Big Turnouts Continue In Emerald

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
October 18, 2018

Match Day 4 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is a wraps. In the Female Division, Shinka Nibutani scored a 11285-10003 scalp of Illyasviel von Einzbern, Reina Kousaka defeated Tohka Yatogami 11044-9804, Kamui Kanna prevailed over Sakura Kinomoto 12516-11822, Kurisu Makise routed Chino Kafuu 13233-8932, Chiyo Sakura defeated Nagisa Furukawa 10561-9468, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Kaori Miyazono 10508-6809, Eriri Sawamura Spencer secured the Upset of the Round, a 12434-11260 victory over Ai Haibara and Megumi exploded past Nero Claudius 11388-8294.

Rem thumped Schwi Dola 11689-7807, Saber defeated Yui Yuigahama 11329-10051, Nanami Aoyama cruised past Mitsuha Miyamizu 11373-8837, Shouko Nishimiya eased past Emilia 10737-8131, Nao Tomori prevailed over Shiro 10430-9442, Tomoyo Daidouji defeated Inori Yuzuriha 10803-9064, Yukino Yukinoshita outlasted Haruhi Suzumiya 11854-10764 and Rin Tohsaka rocked Umaru Doma 10943-8515.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Azusa Nakano romped past Sakura Matou 11892-8733, Mashiro Shiina destroyed Taiga Aisaka 15184-6036, Tooru roared past Utaha Kasumigaoka 10949-9451, Yuki Nagato prevailed Eucliwood Hellscythe 10803-9643, Chtholly Nota Seniorious annihilated Isla 13759-5756, Tamako Kitashirakawa leveled Rikka Takanashi 10903-7992, Mirai Kuriyama flew past Jibril 11291-9364 and Sagiri Izumi shot down Kurumi Tokisaki 11735-10174.

In the Male Division, Saitama punched Subaru Natsuki 9698-9206, Izuku Midoriya defeated Itachi Uchiha 9711-9321, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Kiritsugu Emiya 12977-7992, Takashi Natsume whipped past Taihei Doma 10259-8990, Willem Kmetsch eased past Kyon 10230-8901, Levi leveled Yato 10556-8268, Conan Edogawa defeated Saika Totsuka 10854-8954 and Shouto Todoroki rumbled past Satoshi 9901-9115.

Li Syaoran cruised past Taki Tachibana 11302-9157, Kazuma Satou prevailed over Yuuta Togashi 11680-10190, Lancer impaled Izayoi Sakamaki 9705-9135, Gilgamesh thumped Shouya Ishida 13394-7409, Touma Kamijou broke Sakamoto 10177-9020, Ryuuji Takasu roared past Shizuo Heiwajima 10003-8897, Nagisa Shiota defeated Kusuo Saiki 10212-8638 and Shirou Emiya took down Ken Kaneiki 9698-9351.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Souma Yukihira won a 9479-9385 barnburner over Edward Elric, Riku Dola rocked Karma Akabane 9740-9064, Ainz Ooal Gown won a 9698-9658 nailbiter over Sorata Kanda, Astolfo routed Monkey D. Luffy 11201-8707, Tomoya Okazaki dominated Archer 10014-9508, Rintarou Okabe rebounded in a 11099-8795  pounding over Eren Yeager, Izaya Orihara defeated Gintoki Sakata 10579-9075 and Kiyotaka Ayanokouji whipped past Yuzuru Otonashi 9921-9433.

In special exhibition action, Konjiki no Yami won the closest race of the round, a 9433-9411 thriller over Mikan Yuuki while Rize Tedeza won a 8100-7700 snoozer over Sharo Kirima.

Match Day 5 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for October 18, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

FFXIV: All Saints' Wake 2018 With Maki Harukawa

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ISML 2018: Emerald Match Day 3 Review

ISML 2018: Emerald Match Day 3 Review

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 17, 2018

Match Day 3 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period has taken place. In the Female Division, Illyasviel von Einzbern defeated Tohka Yatogami 11714-10202, Kamui Kanna prevailed over Reina Kousaka 11949-11195, Shinka Nibutani outlasted Sakura Kinomoto 15716-13634, Kurisu Makise eased past Chiyo Sakura 12893-11458, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Nagisa Furukawa 11628-8062, Chino Kafuu routed Kaori Miyazono 13172-7263, Ai Haibara rolled past Nero Claudius 16494-14735 and Rem exploded past Megumin 17375-7011.

Schwi Dola thumped Eriri Sawamura Spencer 14943-8078, Saber defeated Nanami Aoyama 11551-10890, Shouko Nishimiya pumped Mitsuha Miyamizu 15518-7242, Yui Yuigahama hammered Emilia 12665-8245, Shiro smashed Tomoyo Daidouji 12096-10153, Yukino Yukinoshita rolled past Inori Yuzuriha 16860-7670, Haruhi Suzumiya dominated Nao Tomori 11616-8616 and Rin Tohsaka cruised past Sakura Matou 11048-7195.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Mashiro Shiina dismantled Azusa Nakano 12788-10207, Taiga Aisaka prevailed over Umaru Doma 8879-8709, Tooru roared past Eucliwood Hellscythe 12930-7552, Chtholly Nota Seniorious flattened Yuki Nagato 14586-9441, Utaha Kasumigaoka defeated Isla 11803-9718, Rikka Takanashi rocked Jibril 14694-8528, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Mirai Kuriyama 13804-11211 and Sagiri Izumi flew past Tamako Kitashirakawa 13846-11600.

In the Male Division, Saitama punched Itachi Uchiha 11749-10515, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Izuku Midoriya 14172-9233, Kiritsugu Emiya defeated Subaru Natsuki 11328-10715, Kyon scalped Takashi Natsume 11772-10459, Levi leveled Willem Kmetsch 14523-10789, Yato flew past Taihei Doma 13445-9005, Conan Edogawa thumped Satoshi 15507-7114 and Taki Tachibana prevailed over Shouto Todoroki 11435-11095.

Li Syaoran won a 11050-10990 grinder over Saika Totsuka, Yuuta Togashi prevailed over Izayoi Sakamaki 12672-10119, Gilgamesh impaled Lancer 10808-7945, Shouya Ishida whipped past Kazuma Satou 12071-9483, Touma Kamijou broke Shizuo Heiwajima 13026-9492, Nagisa Shiota smashed Ryuuji Takasu 11465-9210, Kusuo Saiki outlasted Sakamoto 11174-9711 and Edward Elric eased past Shirou Emiya 12376-9785.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Riku Dola rocked Souma Yukihira 1116-10871, Ken Kaneki defeated Karma Akabane 12711-10778 in the Upset of the Round, Ainz Ooal Gown rumbled past Monkey D. Luffy 12506-10512, Archer dominated Astoldo 10028-8330, Tomoya Okazaki manhandled Sorata Kanda 11223-9625, Izaya Orihara stunned Rintarou Okabe 12210-9524, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji defeated Gintoki Sakata 12024-10519 and Eren Yeager blasted Yuzuru Otonashi 12243-9962.

A NieR Automata showdown is on the cards in the Games Tournament. YoRHa No. 2 Type B defeated Luna 10338-9804 while YoRHa Type A No. 2 scored the closest victory of the round, a 9757-9713 thriller over Lucina. YoRHa No. 2 Type B is projected to win by at least 500 votes with over 20000 votes cast.

Match Day 4 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period also took place and a report on that will be coming on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue later this week. Match Day 5 is scheduled for October 18, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 4

ARENA 1 [[Illyasviel von Einzbern]] Nibutani Shinka
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 2 [[Kōsaka Reina]] Yatogami Tōka
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 3 Kinomoto Sakura [[Kanna Kamui]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 4 [[Makise Kurisu]] Kafū Chino
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 5 Furukawa Nagisa [[Sakura Chiyo]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Yūki Asuna]] Miyazono Kaori
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Haibara Ai]] Sawamura Spencer Eriri
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 8 [[Megumin]] Nero Claudius
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 9 Schwi Dola [[Rem]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 10 Yuigahama Yui [[Saber]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 11 Aoyama Nanami [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 12 [[Nishimiya Shōko]] Emilia
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 13 [[Shiro]] Tomori Nao
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 14 [[Yuzuriha Inori]] Daidōji Tomoyo
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 15 [[Yukinoshita Yukino]] Suzumiya Haruhi
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 16 [[Tōsaka Rin]] Doma Umaru
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 17 Matō Sakura [[Nakano Azusa]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 18 Aisaka Taiga [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 19 [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Tōru
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 20 Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Nagato Yuki]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 21 Isla [[Chtholly Nota Seniorious]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 22 [[Takanashi Rikka]] Kitashirakawa Tamako
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 23 [[Jibril]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 24 Izumi Sagiri [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 28000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Saitama]] Natsuki Subaru
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 26 Uchiha Itachi [[Midoriya Izuku]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 27 [[Hikigaya Hachiman]] Emiya Kiritsugu
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 28 Doma Taihei [[Natsume Takashi]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 29 Kyon [[Willem Kmetsch]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 30 [[Levi]] Yato
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 31 Totsuka Saika [[Edogawa Conan]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 32 Todoroki Shōto [[Satoshi]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 33 [[Tachibana Taki]] Li Syaoran
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 34 Togashi Yūta [[Satō Kazuma]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 35 [[Lancer]] Sakamaki Izayoi
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 36 Ishida Shōya [[Gilgamesh]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 37 Sakamoto [[Kamijō Tōma]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 38 [[Takasu Ryūji]] Heiwajima Shizuo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 39 Saiki Kusuo [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 40 [[Emiya Shirō]] Kaneki Ken
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 41 [[Yukihira Sōma]] Edward Elric
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 42 [[Riku Dola]] Akabane Karma
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 43 [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] Kanda Sorata
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 44 [[Astolfo]] Monkey D. Luffy
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 45 Okazaki Tomoya [[Archer]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 46 Eren Yeager [[Okabe Rintarō]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 47 Orihara Izaya [[Sakata Gintoki]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 48 Ayanokōji Kiyotaka [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 28000
Under

ARENA 49 Yūki Mikan [[Konjiki no Yami]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 23000
Over

ARENA 50 [[Tedeza Rize]] Kirima Sharo
by >=500
Over/Under: 23000
Over

Voter Id: a813158a-1db7-5d26-81ba-3e5a08c10010

Sunday, October 14, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 3

ARENA 1 [[Illyasviel von Einzbern]] Yatogami Tōka
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 2 [[Kanna Kamui]] Kōsaka Reina
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 3 [[Kinomoto Sakura]] Nibutani Shinka
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 4 Sakura Chiyo [[Makise Kurisu]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 5 [[Yūki Asuna]] Furukawa Nagisa
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 6 Kafū Chino [[Miyazono Kaori]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Haibara Ai]] Nero Claudius
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 8 [[Rem]] Megumin
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 9 [[Schwi Dola]] Sawamura Spencer Eriri
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 10 Saber [[Aoyama Nanami]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 11 Miyamizu Mitsuha [[Nishimiya Shōko]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 12 Yuigahama Yui [[Emilia]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 13 Daidōji Tomoyo [[Shiro]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 14 [[Yukinoshita Yukino]] Yuzuriha Inori
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 15 [[Tomori Nao]] Suzumiya Haruhi
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 16 [[Tōsaka Rin]] Matō Sakura
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 17 [[Shiina Mashiro]] Nakano Azusa
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 18 Doma Umaru [[Aisaka Taiga]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 19 Tōru [[Eucliwood Hellscythe]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 20 Nagato Yuki [[Chtholly Nota Seniorious]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Isla]] Kasumigaoka Utaha
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 22 Jibril [[Takanashi Rikka]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 23 [[Tokisaki Kurumi]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 24 [[Izumi Sagiri]] Kitashirakawa Tamako
by >=900
Over/Under: 27000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Saitama]] Uchiha Itachi
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 26 [[Hikigaya Hachiman]] Midoriya Izuku
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 27 [[Emiya Kiritsugu]] Natsuki Subaru
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 28 Kyon [[Natsume Takashi]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 29 Willem Kmetsch [[Levi]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 30 [[Yato]] Doma Taihei
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 31 Satoshi [[Edogawa Conan]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 32 Todoroki Shōto Tachibana Taki
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 33 Totsuka Saika [[Li Syaoran]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 34 Togashi Yūta [[Sakamaki Izayoi]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 35 Lancer [[Gilgamesh]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 36 Satō Kazuma [[Ishida Shōya]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 37 [[Kamijō Tōma]] Heiwajima Shizuo
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 38 [[Shiota Nagisa]] Takasu Ryūji
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 39 Sakamoto [[Saiki Kusuo]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 40 [[Emiya Shirō]] Edward Elric
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 41 [[Riku Dola]] Yukihira Sōma
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 42 Kaneki Ken [[Akabane Karma]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 43 [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] Monkey D. Luffy
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 44 Astolfo [[Archer]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 45 [[Okazaki Tomoya]] Kanda Sorata
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 46 [[Okabe Rintarō]] Orihara Izaya
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 47 Ayanokōji Kiyotaka [[Sakata Gintoki]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 48 Otonashi Yuzuru [[Eren Yeager]]
by <=1500
Over/Under: 27000
Under

ARENA 49 Luna [[YoRHa No.2 Type B]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 22000
Over

ARENA 50 [[YoRHa Type A No.2]] Lucina
by >=500
Over/Under: 22000
Over

Voter Id: a9113e3a-0096-5b56-a814-39324d84cc1e

ISML 2018: Big Turnouts Keep Coming In Emerald

ISML 2018: Big Turnouts Keep Coming In Emerald

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 14, 2018

Match Day 2 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period saw the same high turnouts as Match Day 1. In the Female Division, Kamui Kanna defeated Shinka Nibutani 11187-10081, Sakura Kinomoto prevailed over Tohka Yatogami 12666-12246, Illyasviel von Einzbern eased past Reina Kousaka 10586-9054, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Chino Kafuu 11356-9361, Kaori Miyazono defeated Chiyo Sakura 11094-10083, Nagisa Furukawa whipped past Kurisu Makise 10610-10115, Rem routed Eriri Sawamura Spencer 12011-8231 and Schwi Dola strolled past Nero Claudius 11075-9070.

Ai Haibara exploded past Megumin 14997-12874, Shouko Nishimiya pumped Yui Yuigahama 11348-8509, Nanami Aoyama defeated Emilia 10976-9129, Saber outlasted Mitsuha Miyamizu 10209-9883, Yukino Yukinoshita throttled Nao Tomori 11816-9038, Tomoyo Daidouji rumbled past Haruhi Suzumiya 10925-9527, Shiro defeated Inori Yuzuriha 10399-9541 and Mashiro Shiina smashed Umaru Doma 11380-9014.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Taiga Aisaka roared past Sakura Matou 11904-8755, Azusa Nakano scored the Upset of the Round, a 11869-8600 romp of Rin Tohsaka, Chtholly Nota Seniorious scorched Utaha Kasumigaoka 12011-8658, Isla defeated Eucliwood Hellscythe 10770-9380, Tooru rebounded against Yuki Nagato 10778-9516, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Tamako Kitashirakawa 12013-8511, Sagiri Izumi flew past Jibril 12716-11011 and Rikka Takanashi rocked Mirai Kuriyama 13636-10097.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya thumped Subaru Natsuki 11006-8549, Itachi Uchiha rebounded against Kiritsugu Emiya 11989-9089, Saitama punched Izuki Midoriya 10257-9974, Levi leveled Taihei Doma 11965-7578, Kyon flew past Yato 10265-9455, Willem Kmetsch prevailed over Takashi Natsume 11554-10674, Taki Tachibana toasted Saika Totsuka 10722-9800 and Li Syaoran eased past Satoshi 10741-9741.

Shouto Todoroki defeated Conan Edogawa 10503-9899, Gilgamesh impaled Kazuma Satou 11072-8583, Shouya Ishida clobbered Izayoi Sakamaki 11805-8140, Yuuta Togashi outlasted Lancer 12083-10030, Nagisa Shiota routed Sakamoto 12150-9019, Kusuo Saiki rebounded against Shizuo Heiwajima 10645-9623, Touma Kamijou broke Ryuuji Takasu 10238-9594 and Riku Dola rocked Ken Kaneki 10482-9575.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Edward Elric defeated Karma Akabane 10032-9634, Shirou Emiya dismissed Souma Yukihira 100468-9915, Sorata Kanda prevailed over Archer 10337-10198, Tomoya Okazaki walked past Monkey D. Luffy 10583-9233, Ainz Ooal Gown smashed Astolfo 12094-8431, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji rebounded against Eren Yeager 10351-9947, Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Izaya Orihara 10602-9404 and Gintoki Sakata fell to Rintarou Okabe 12051-8763.

In Games Tournament action, all signs point to NieR Automata stealing the show as YoRHa Type A No. 2 defeated Lightning 9533-9075. In the other match, Lucina rolled past Princess Zelda 9909-9158.

Match Day 3 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

ISML 2018: Emerald Period In Full Swing

ISML 2018: Emerald Period In Full Swing

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 14, 2018

Match Day 1 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period kicked off the home stretch towards the postseason in this, the world's premier anime character competition. The turnout was massive for the first match day of the Emerald, breaking the spread by several thousand votes in a number of races.

In the Female Division, Kamui Kanna throttled Tohka Yatogami 11564-9205, Illyasviel von Einzbern defeated Sakura Kinomoto 15469-11123, Reina Kousaka defeated Shinka Nibutani 10245-8546, Asuna Yuuki prevailed over Chiyo Sakura 8626-7606, Kaori Miyazono routed Kurisu Makise 13010-6896, Nagisa Furukawa won a 9754-9669 barnburner over Chino Kafuu, Rem thumped Nero Claudius 13935-5991 and Ai Haibara demolished Schwi Dola 13812-7870.

Megumi exploded past Eriri Sawamura Spencer 10701-8818, Shouko Nishimiya prevailed over Nanami Aoyama 9934-9589, Emilia eased past Saber 10406-8158, Yui Yuigahama hammered Mitsuha Miyamizu 10107-9144, Yukino Yukinoshita walked past Tomoyo Daidaouji 9834-9290, Shiro rolled past Haruhi Suzumiya 90807-8933, Nao Tomori cruised past Inori Yuzuriha 10329-8473 and Mashiro Shiina smashed Sakura Matou 11303-8166.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Taiga Aisaka roared past Rin Tohsaka 12508-8212, Azusa Nakano romped past Umaru Doma 8193-6981, Chtholly Nota Seniorious trounced Eucliwood Hellscythe 15515-7203, Isla pumped Tooru 13613-7690, Utaha Kasumigaoka bounced Yuki Nagato 9796-8895, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Jibril 11169-7863, Sagiri Izumi won a 10521-10367 nailbirte over Rikka Takanashi and Mirai Kuriyama defeated Tamako Kitashirakawa 9999-8906.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Itachi Uchiha 12189-8258, Saitama punched Kiritsugu Emiya 9938-8910, Izuku Midoriya rolled past Subaru Natsuki 10126-8212, Levi leveled Kyon 10759-6570, Takashi Natsume flew past Yato 10463-8542, Willem Kmetsch crushed Taihei Doma 12937-6747 and Taki Tachibana whipped past Satoshi 10667-8312.

Conan Edogawa defeated Li Syaoran 10141-9815, Gilgamesh impaled Izayoi Sakamaki 11499-7759, Shouya Ishida drubbed Yuuta Togashi 12048-7437, Kazuma Satou snuffed out Lancer 10287-8519, Nagisa Shiota defeated Shizuo Heiwajima 10598-7778, Touma Kamijou broke Kusuo Saiki 9788-9083, Ryuuji Takasu roared past Sakamoto 10475-7824 and Riku Dola won the closest race of the round, a 9531-9524 thriller over Edward Elric.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Shirou Emiya defeated Karma Akabane 9930-8722, Ken Kaneki scored a 9631-9002 scalp of Souma Yukihira, Archer dominated Monkey D. Luffy 10617-8427, Ainz Ooal Gown cruised past Tomoya Okazaki 9919-8906, Astolfo defeated Sorata Kanda 8373-7268, Izaya Orihara secured the Upset of the Round, a 9784-8039 victory  over Kiyotaka Ayanakouji, Rintarou Okabe slashed past Yuzuru Otonashi 10532-8227 and Eren Yeager prevailed over Gintoki Sakata 9600-9424.

In Games Tournament action, YoRHa No. 2 Type B rolled past Tifa Lockheart 12097-6927 and Luna eased past Shiina Fujibayashi 10199-8139.

A report on Match Day 2 is forthcoming. Match Day 3 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 2

ARENA 1 [[Kanna Kamui]] Nibutani Shinka
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 2 Kinomoto Sakura [[Yatogami Tōka]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 3 Kōsaka Reina [[Illyasviel von Einzbern]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 4 Kafū Chino [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 5 Miyazono Kaori [[Sakura Chiyo]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 6 Furukawa Nagisa [[Makise Kurisu]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Rem]] Sawamura Spencer Eriri
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 8 [[Schwi Dola]] Nero Claudius
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 9 [[Haibara Ai]] Megumin
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 10 Yuigahama Yui [[Nishimiya Shōko]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 11 Emilia [[Aoyama Nanami]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 12 [[Saber]] Miyamizu Mitsuha
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 13 Tomori Nao [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 14 Suzumiya Haruhi [[Daidōji Tomoyo]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 15 Yuzuriha Inori [[Shiro]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 16 Doma Umaru [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 17 Matō Sakura [[Aisaka Taiga]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 18 Nakano Azusa [[Tōsaka Rin]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 19 [[Chtholly Nota Seniorious]] Kasumigaoka Utaha
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 20 Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Isla]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Tōru]] Nagato Yuki
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 22 [[Tokisaki Kurumi]] Kitashirakawa Tamako
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 23 Jibril [[Izumi Sagiri]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 24 [[Takanashi Rikka]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=400
Over/Under: 16000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Hikigaya Hachiman]] Natsuki Subaru
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 26 Uchiha Itachi [[Emiya Kiritsugu]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 27 Midoriya Izuku [[Saitama]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 28 Doma Taihei [[Levi]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 29 Kyon [[Yato]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 30 Willem Kmetsch [[Natsume Takashi]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 31 Totsuka Saika [[Tachibana Taki]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 32 [[Li Syaoran]] Satoshi
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 33 [[Edogawa Conan]] Todoroki Shōto
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 34 Satō Kazuma [[Gilgamesh]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 35 Ishida Shōya [[Sakamaki Izayoi]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 36 Togashi Yūta [[Lancer]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 37 Shiota Nagisa Sakamoto
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 38 [[Saiki Kusuo]] Heiwajima Shizuo
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 39 [[Kamijō Tōma]] Takasu Ryūji
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 40 [[Riku Dola]] Kaneki Ken
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 41 [[Akabane Karma]] Edward Elric
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 42 [[Yukihira Sōma]] Emiya Shirō
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 43 Kanda Sorata [[Archer]]
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 44 [[Okazaki Tomoya]] Monkey D. Luffy
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 45 [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] Astolfo
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 46 [[Ayanokōji Kiyotaka]] Eren Yeager
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 47 [[Otonashi Yuzuru]] Orihara Izaya
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 48 [[Okabe Rintarō]] Sakata Gintoki
by <=700
Over/Under: 18000
Under

ARENA 49 Lightning [[YoRHa Type A No.2]]
by >=400
Over/Under: 13000
Over

ARENA 50 [[Princess Zelda]] Lucina
by <=800
Over/Under: 17000
Under

Voter Id: 621bf8c3-0dd3-5381-8fcb-fb1ac3eac682

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 1

ARENA 1 Yatogami Tōka [[Kanna Kamui]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 2 Kinomoto Sakura [[Illyasviel von Einzbern]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 3 Nibutani Shinka [[Kōsaka Reina]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 4 Sakura Chiyo [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 5 [[Makise Kurisu]] Miyazono Kaori
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Furukawa Nagisa]] Kafū Chino
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Rem]] Nero Claudius
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 8 [[Haibara Ai]] Schwi Dola
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 9 [[Megumin]] Sawamura Spencer Eriri
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 10 [[Nishimiya Shōko]] Aoyama Nanami
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 11 [[Saber]] Emilia
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 12 Yuigahama Yui [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 13 Daidōji Tomoyo [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 14 Suzumiya Haruhi [[Shiro]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 15 Yuzuriha Inori [[Tomori Nao]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 16 [[Shiina Mashiro]] Matō Sakura
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 17 Tōsaka Rin [[Aisaka Taiga]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 18 Doma Umaru [[Nakano Azusa]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 19 Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Chtholly Nota Seniorious]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 20 Isla [[Tōru]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Nagato Yuki
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 22 [[Jibril]] Tokisaki Kurumi
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 23 Takanashi Rikka [[Izumi Sagiri]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 24 Kuriyama Mirai [[Kitashirakawa Tamako]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Hikigaya Hachiman]] Uchiha Itachi
by >=300
Over/Under: 20000
Over

ARENA 26 [[Emiya Kiritsugu]] Saitama
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 27 Natsuki Subaru [[Midoriya Izuku]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 28 Kyon [[Levi]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 29 [[Natsume Takashi]] Yato
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 30 [[Willem Kmetsch]] Doma Taihei
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 31 [[Tachibana Taki]] Satoshi
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 32 [[Edogawa Conan]] Li Syaoran
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 33 Totsuka Saika [[Todoroki Shōto]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 34 [[Gilgamesh]] Sakamaki Izayoi
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 35 Ishida Shōya [[Togashi Yūta]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 36 Satō Kazuma [[Lancer]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 37 Heiwajima Shizuo [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 38 Kamijō Tōma [[Saiki Kusuo]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 39 Takasu Ryūji [[Sakamoto]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 40 [[Riku Dola]] Edward Elric
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 41 Emiya Shirō [[Akabane Karma]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 42 [[Yukihira Sōma]] Kaneki Ken
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 43 Monkey D. Luffy [[Archer]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 44 [[Ainz Ooal Gown]] Okazaki Tomoya
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 45 [[Kanda Sorata]] Astolfo
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 46 Orihara Izaya [[Ayanokōji Kiyotaka]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 47 Okabe Rintarō [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 48 [[Eren Yeager]] Sakata Gintoki
by <=1000
Over/Under: 24000
Under

ARENA 49 [[YoRHa No.2 Type B]] Tifa Lockhart
by <=800
Over/Under: 21000
Over

ARENA 50 [[Luna]] Fujibayashi Shiina
by >=300
Over/Under: 23000
Under

Voter Id: 8fa62a2c-dda7-54a7-ab63-58d1a9adbf47

Saturday, October 06, 2018

ISML 2018: Asuna Yuuki Wins Sapphire Necklace

ISML 2018: Asuna Yuuki Wins Sapphire Necklace
Longshot Taki Tachibana Wins Sapphire Pendant

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
October 6, 2018

Listed as a 3-1 choice, Asuna Yuuki won the 2018 International Saimoe League with a 12956-8599 thumping of Yukino Yukinoshita. Rounding out the order were Rin Tohsaka (4270), Kamui Kanna (3433), Azusa Nakano (2745), Saber (2201), Shouko Nishimiya (1845), and Mitsuha Miyamizu (1592).

The Upset of the Round took place in the Male Division. Listed as a 75-1 longshot by the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue, Taki Tachibana prevailed over favored Gilgamesh 10883-9697. Rounding out the order were Li Syaoran (4386), Riku Dola (1385), Ainz Ooal Gown (858), Yuuta Togashi (734), Kiyotaka Ayanokouji (626) and Shouto Todoroki (568).

In the Sapphire Wildcard Female Division, Tomoyo Daidouji (3487), Nero Claudius (3474), Nanami Aoyama (3437), Touka Yatogami (3432.79) and Eriri Spencer Sawamura (3409.31) advanced. Ayase Aragaki (3401.52), Mikasa Ackerman (2919), Meiko Honma (2504), Shino Asada (2231), Yoshino (2002), Kuroko Shirai (1750) and Origami Tobiichi (1613) were eliminated.

In the Sapphire Wildcard Male Division, Ken Kaneki (4668), Edward Elric (3975.6), Izayoi Sakamaki (3926.31), Sakamoto (3907.86) and Sorata Kanda (3655.65) advanced. Kousei Arima (3598.4), Naruto Uzumaki (3099.97), Ciel Phantomhive (2617.82), Shidou Itsuka (2348.44), Inuyasha (2133), Tatsuya Shiba (1907.29) and Shuu Ouma (1705.23) were eliminated.

In Group 1 of the Games Division Tournament, YoRHa No.2 Type B (6177), Luna (5278.19), Lightning (4297.81) and Tifa Lockhard (4257.19) advanced. Yuna (4232.93), Lyndis (3255.18), Bayonetta (2664.13) and Athena Asamiya (2348.77) were eliminated. In Group 2, Princess Zelda (4230.38), Lucina (5643), YoRHa Type A No.2 (4659.93), and Shiina Fujibayashi (4283.84) advanced. Yuffie Kisaragi (4113.11), Samus Aran (3227.4), Terra Branford (2722.91) and Rosalina (2210.14) were eliminated.

Finally, in exhibition action, Misaki Shokuhou prevailed over Kazari Uiharu 8657-8512, Sena Kashiwazaki rolled past Kobato Hasegawa 8810-8051, Nadeko Sengoku defeated Tsubasa Hanekawa 8615-8536, Mayoi Hachikuji eased past Suruga Kanbaru 8578-8366, Mikuru Asahina belted Tsuruya 9171-7587, Kotori Kanbe won a 8404-8325 nailbiter over Shinoa Hiiragi, Mitsuki Nase defeated Ririchiyo Shirakiin 8657-9284, Kyouko Kirigiri romped past Kurousagi 8416-8337, Mash Kyrielight smashed past Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 8686-8516 and Chitose Karasuma rumbled past Erika Yano 8541-7931.

Match Day 1 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for October 9, 2018, Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

ISML 2018: Summer Seasonals - The List.

Ohara Rinne (Island)
Kurutsu Karen (Island)
Aijou Karen (Shōjo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight)
Kagura Hikari (Shōjo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight)
Kusaka Nozomi (Shichisei no Subaru)
Kuga Asahi (Shichisei no Subaru)
Usui Satsuki (Shichisei no Subaru)
Hanasaka Yui (One Room)

Voter Id: 1533cc4a-b81b-528b-9093-60a519a46d5b

FFXIV: Doma Ever Gonna Survive.

#FFXIV #Stormblood #KahoriHarukawa

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 8

ARENA 1 [[Kanna Kamui - 1]] [[Nishimiya Shōko - 3]] [[Nakano Azusa - 8]] [[Tōsaka Rin - 4]] [[Yūki Asuna - 2]] [[Saber - 6]] [[Yukinoshita Yukino - 7]] [[Miyamizu Mitsuha - 5]]
Over/Under: 40000
Over

ARENA 2 [[Riku Dola - 2]] [[Gilgamesh - 1]] [[Todoroki Shōto - 7]] [[Ayanokōji Kiyotaka - 5]] [[Li Syaoran - 6]] [[Ainz Ooal Gown - 3]] [[Togashi Yūta - 4]] [[Tachibana Taki - 8]]
Over/Under: 40000
Under

ARENA 3 [[Aoyama Nanami - 7]] [[Aragaki Ayase - 2]] [[Yoshino - 1]] [[Sawamura Spencer Eriri - 4]] [[Yatogami Tōka - 3]] [[Mikasa Ackerman - 6]] [[Shirai Kuroko - 8]] [[Asada Shino - 5]] [[Tobiichi Origami - 9]] [[Nero Claudius - 11]] [[Honma Meiko - 10]] [[Daidōji Tomoyo - 12]]
Over/Under: 40000
Over

ARENA 4 [[Ciel Phantomhive - 12]] [[Kaneki Ken - 10]] [[Edward Elric - 2]] [[Uzumaki Naruto - 5]] [[Shiba Tatsuya - 6]] [[Sakamaki Izayoi - 1]] [[Inuyasha - 9]] [[Sakamoto - 4]] [[Kanda Sorata - 3]] [[Itsuka Shidō - 7]] [[Ōma Shū - 8]] [[Arima Kōsei - 11]]
Over/Under: 40000
Under

ARENA 5 [[YoRHa No.2 Type B - 4]] [[Bayonetta - 5]] [[Lyndis - 8]] [[Asamiya Athena - 6]] [[Tifa Lockhart - 1]] [[Luna - 7]] [[Yuna - 3]] [[Lightning - 2]]
Over/Under: 25000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Princess Zelda - 1]] [[Rosalina - 2]] [[Lucina - 7]] [[YoRHa Type A No.2 - 6]] [[Samus Aran - 3]] [[Terra Branford - 5]] [[Yuffie Kisaragi - 4]] [[Fujibayashi Shiina - 8]]Over/Under: 25000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Shokuhō Misaki]] Uiharu Kazari
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 8 Kashiwazaki Sena [[Hasegawa Kobato]]
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 9 [[Sengoku Nadeko]] Hanekawa Tsubasa
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 10 Kanbaru Suruga [[Hachikuji Mayoi]]
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 11 [[Asahina Mikuru]] Tsuruya
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 12 [[Hiiragi Shinoa]] Kanbe Kotori
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 13 Nase Mitsuki [[Shirakiin Ririchiyo]]
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 14 [[Kurousagi]] Kirigiri Kyōko
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 15 [[Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko]] Mash Kyrielight
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

ARENA 16 [[Karasuma Chitose]] Yano Erika
by <=400
Over/Under: 50000
Under

Voter Id: 5056ca76-aa99-5682-b4b6-ff9790cb9b72