Saturday, June 30, 2018

ISML 2018: Topaz Period Kicks Off

ISML 2018: Topaz Period Kicks Off

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
June 30, 2018

Match Day 1 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is history and with the FIFA World Cup winding down, the race for relevancy heats up. In the Female Division, Kamui Kanna routed Aria Holmes Kanzaki 7492-2312, Mirai Kuriyama defeated Origami Tobiichi 5193-3606, Mayuri Shiina prevailed over Gabriel White Tenma 4172-3977, Aquamarine Necklance winner Rem thumped Touka Kirishima 6597-2620, Nao Tomori won a 4420-4325 nailbiter over Umaru Doma, Shinka Nibutani defeated Kotori Minami 5237-3050, Tooru roared past Shinobu Oshino 6540-2576 and Nagisa Furukawa defeated Nero Claudius 4853-3685.

Nayuta Kani whipped past Tomoyo Daidouji 4860-3763, Shouko Nishimiya annihilated Kaede Kayano 7483-1793, Shino Asada shot down Ayase Aragaki 4495-4260, Kumiko Oumae defeated Madoka Kaname 4662-3707, Mashiro Shiina stormed past Miyako Shirakawa 6974-2177, Yuki Nagato prevailed over Inori Yuzuriha 4687-4216, Sora Kasugano cruised past Diamond 4310-3707 and Asuna Yuuki slashed past Maki Nishikino 6600-2544.

Wrapping up Female Division play, Mitsuka Miyamizu won the closest race of the round, a 4765-4746 thriller over Yui Hirasawa, Suguha Kirigaya defeated Kuroyukihime 4090-3798, Rikka Takanashi trounced Keiko Ayano 7483-2387, Eriri Sawamura Spencer eased past Isla 4599-3722. Elf Yamada defeated Aqua 4561-3999, Shiro clobbered Kosaki Onodera 2403-6562, Reina Kousaka rolled past Yui Yuigahama 4533-3999 and C.C. chomped up Ruiko Saten 4294-3820.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Tomoe 7244-1903, Ken Kaneki prevailed over Kazuma Satou 39080-3926, Yashiro Isana won a 3493-3326 barnburner over Shirou Tokisada Amakusa, Aquamarine pendant winner Levi leveled Haruka Nanase 4900-2422, Tomoya Okasaki defeated Subaru Natsuki 3974-3166, Kyousuke Kousaka  barreled past Osamu Dazai 4005-3339, Taki Tachibana pumped Sebas Tian 5563-2833 and Souma Yukihira dominated Sorata Kanda 4036-3584.

Ren Amamiya defeated Hideri Kanzaki 3637-3402, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji crushed Kojou Akatsuki 5918-2057, Willem Kmetsch was in the clutch against Shidou Itsuka 4702-3446, Satoshi defeated Mikoto Suou 3942-3361, Nagisa Shiota pumped Katsuki Bakugou 5271-2346, Taihei Doma cruised past Li Syaoran 3964-3669, Seiya Kanie whipped past Armin Arlert 3911-2387 and Rintarou Okabe trounced Killua Zoldyck 5730-2371.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Takashi Natsume annihilated Izuku Midoriya 4718-2978, Izayoi Sakamaki defeated Son Goku 3722-3279, Archer pulverized Leonardo Watch 5095-2563, Kosei Arima scalped Sakamoto 3936-3741 in the Upset of the Round, Sasuke Uchiha defeated Izaya Orihara 4005-3176, Shirou Emiya barreled past Haruka Kasugano 4963-2770, Yato slammed Saika Totsuka 4109-3455 and Ryuunosuke Akasaka dismissed Tatsumi 3883-3267.

In Winter Seasonal action, favored Diadem contender Violet Evergarden routed Mei Aihara 8479-2048 while Takagi easily avoided a tipped upset in her 5978-3414 victory over Ginko Sora.

Match Day 2 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is scheduled for July 1, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.