(1) Str8 Rippin vs. (8) Legendz
Winners Bracket Round 1
             
Match Ons CTF Pit TS Pit KOTH     FINAL
(1) Str8 Rippin 3 50 250     3
vs.            
(8) Legendz 2 36 208     0

Legendz entered the National Championships as the Playoff winners, earning themselves the eighth seed in Las Vegas and a shot to upset top-ranked Str8 Rippin. Few gave them a shot to advance, but they came out quickly in Game 1, Onslaught Capture the Flag. Deep into the game, Legendz held a 2-1 lead, but Str8 managed to rally, scoring twice and holding off Legendz as time expired 3-2. Snipedown led the way with 38 kills to just 25 deaths. Game 2 shifted the action to The Pit for Team Slayer. Str8 started much better in this game and managed to cruise to a 50-36 win on the back of Tsquared’s 16-7 effort. Down 2-0, Legendz would need a monumental rally. They got a great start toward that goal as they led by 40 seconds during King of the Hill on The Pit. Str8 looked disarrayed, but tightened up and, once they seized control, pushed for an impressive come-from-behind win, 250-208. Once again, the captain, Tsquared, paced the squad by logging a 22-14 game. The 3-0 series win moved Str8 Rippin into the Winners Bracket Semifinals.