MALMO, SWEDEN – After a solid win over Charm City (#12) earlier in the day, Helsinki were looking to make it a double in their fight against the higher seed (#4) Crime City Rollers and advance them one step closer to a stop at the WFTDA championships. A well rested Crime City were primed, and ready for battle.
These two teams have met 3 times previous to the Malmo WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs, each time with Crime City taking the win. Helsinki seemed committed to changing all that, as each pairing saw them minimize the point spread from a 106 point loss to a mere 16 point miss in their most recent game.
With both teams utilizing solid triangle blocking and lightening quick recycling, this matchup was set to be one of the closest and most exciting of the day. In the end, Crime City won out, taking a victory of 215-170, but not before multiple lead switches and some close calls left the audience breathless.