07.17.22, 09:52
'Jos' shows all his class

No further upsets: United States defeats Czechia 12-4

by Niklas Aßfalg/Adam Steiss
Photo: IIHF

The USA defeated Czechia 12-4 in the semi-final of the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship and will meet Finland in the final on Sunday.

As recently as the 2020 IIHF Esports Fan Championship, the United States was eliminated in the first round by North American rival Canada. Two years later, David 'JrPens' Roebuck and Joseph 'Jos' Olmstead are in the final.

The decisive player for the "Stars and Stripes" was the Xbox expert 'Jos'. However, the semi-final against Czechia was opened by 'JrPens' in the first game on PlayStation against Adam 'Dzouvi' Mensik.

'JrPens' concedes first loss in tournament

Roebuck defeated the Czech 3-0 to lay the foundation. Jos' then met Josef 'pepcastachurcik' Stachura and gave his opponent no chance – the 4-0 win was a preliminary decision.

In the second Xbox game 'JrPens' had to accept his first defeat in the tournament. 'Dzouvi' beat the US American 3-2 after overtime and cut the overall score to 3-9 – still a comfortable lead for the United States.

USA with small advantage in team selection

Especially because 'Jos' didn't want to leave any doubts at the end: Olmstead defeated 'pepcastachurcik' 3-1 and made the final score 12-4, which lifted the USA into the final of the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship.

'JrPens' and 'Jos' benefited slightly from the team selection in the semi-final: They played with the US national team in NHL™ 22, 'Dzouvi' and 'pepcastachurcik' with Czechia – the USA have a higher overall rating.

Grand final on Sunday against Finland

The grand final between the United States and the Finns, who defeated Latvia 12-6, will be broadcasted on the IIHF's Twitch channel on Sunday starting at 19:00 UTC. In addition, a Finnish stream of the final will be made available.

Main stream: https://www.twitch.tv/iihfhockey

Finnish stream: https://www.twitch.tv/sportsgamergg