JACKSONVILLE, FL-London and Steel City met once before in 2011 at Anarchy in the UK. Steel City won that game, 119-79. Four years later, the teams met again, this time at the 2015 International D1 Playoffs at Jacksonville, and the story was quite different. London, the #1 seed for this Playoffs, is now ranked #4 in WFTDA and #2 according to Flat Track Stats, while Steel City came into the tournament as the #8 seed (WFTDA #29). This time, London Brawling crushed Steel Hurtin’, 408-42.
DALLAS, TX—Crime City Rollers from Malmö, Sweden faced off against the host league, the Dallas Derby Devils in the 5th place game at the WFTDA D1 Playoffs in Dallas. Crime City entered the tourney seeded 8th and had already bettered their position regardless of the outcome of this game. Dallas, on the other hand, entered as the #6 seed and needed to win in order to preserve their spot. Crime City beat Ohio before losing to Rose City, which dropped them into the consolation bracket. They took on their fellow Swedes and ended up defeating Stockholm to move on to the 5th place game. Dallas’ first game was against Philly Roller Derby where they led at the half but Philly made changes at the break and beat Dallas. Dallas went on to defeat Ohio and then Sun State Roller Girls. Dallas Derby Devils won 205-109 over Crime City.