Blue One Resort advances to the PBA Team League post-season final of ‘February Madness’ and competes for the championship with Welcome Savings Bank.
Blue One Resort defeated Hana Card in the postseason playoffs of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2022-23’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 18th.
Blue One Resort won the first game against Hana Card with a set score of 4-2 (11-5 9-8 14-15 9-5 7-11 9-0), followed by a 4-2 (7-11 2 -9 15-7 9-6 11-4 9-3) and succeeded in advancing to the postseason finals with a combined playoff record of 3 wins (including 1 advantage win). Blue One, who advanced to the finals, will face off against Welcome Savings Bank on the 19th at 1:00 p.m.
It was an overwhelming victory for Blue One. Out of a total of 12 sets in the two matches, he gave up only 4 sets and won 8 sets to advance to the final. Blue One Resort’s female ace, Throng Piabi, led the team to the finals by winning four singles and doubles titles alone.
In the first match of the playoffs, David Zapata (Spain) lost to Philippos Kasidocostas (Greece) by 14-15 in the third set, but the first set men’s doubles (Zapata-Eom Sang-pil) and the second set women’s doubles (Kim Min-young-Seo) Hansol) and 4 sets of mixed doubles (Kang Min-goo and Piabi) in succession and led the set score 3-1. 온라인바카라
In the 5th set men’s singles, Kang Min-goo gave up one set to Nguyen Quoc Nguyen (Vietnam). However, in the 6th set women’s singles, Piabi defeated Kim Ga-young 9-0 in just 4 innings and finished the first game with a victory.
The second leg was held the same evening. Contrary to the first game, Hana Card gained strength in the early stages. In the first set, Nguyen and Kim Byeong-ho defeated Zapata and Eom Sang-pil, and in the second set, Kim Ga-young and Kim Jin-ah defeated Seo Han-sol and Kim Min-young, leading the set score 2-0.
However, in the third set, Blue One started chasing after Zapata defeated Nguyen 15-7 (7 innings). Then, in the 4th set of mixed doubles, Kang Min-goo and Piabi beat Shin Jeong-ju and Kim Jin-ah 9-6 (7 innings), bringing the set score to 2-2.
Then, in the 5th set men’s singles, Chan Chapak (Turkiye) defeated Philippos 11-4 (7 innings), leading the set score 3-2. innings) and ended with a set score of 4-2
. The two teams, who met in the finals last season, ended up with Welcome Savings Bank’s 4-3 victory after fighting until the final game. This season, the two teams clash at the starting point as the ‘final advantage’ is gone.
Attention is focusing on whether Welcome Savings Bank will beat Blue One again and rise to the top for two consecutive years, or whether Blue One will avenge its defeat last season and achieve its first championship.
Kang Min-gu, who led the team to the finals with 2 wins and 1 loss in the playoffs, said, “Thanks to Piabi’s great performance, the team members gained more strength and did well.” “Welcome Savings Bank is a really strong team, but we have done well so far. enough to win I will avenge last year’s defeat.”
Kang Min-gu also said, “The owner (Yoon Jae-yeon) promised to travel to Spain, Zapata’s hometown, as a promise to win this postseason. The motivation of the team members is higher than ever,” he said. “As there is no one-win advantage in the finals this season, we will definitely win and lift the first championship cup.”
On the other hand, the team that rises to the top of the Team League postseason will receive 100 million won in prize money and 50 million won for the runner-up team. The MVP who shows the most outstanding performance in the finals will receive a prize of 5 million won.
The PBA Team League postseason is broadcast live and recorded on TV through Billiards TV, MBC Sports Plus, SBS Sports, PBA & GOLF, and IB Sports, and is also broadcast on YouTube (PBA TV, Billiards TV) Naver, Kakao TV, and Afreeca TV. The match is broadcast live.