'JrPens' gets teammate back after star performance
This time with 'Jos': USA takes on Germany
The USA and Germany both enjoyed positive runs in the special group stage. They will now meet in the quarter-finals of the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship.
David 'JrPens' Roebuck was on his own in group C. His teammate Joseph 'Jos' Olmstead had to sit out due to a power outage. 'JrPens' carried the entire U.S. burden of success on his shoulders.
The 25-year-old won his three scheduled games on PlayStation – and all three games on Xbox. He scored the full 18 points, finished first in group C and provided the strongest offence of the group stage with 57 goals.
'JrPens' partly outstanding at the Xbox
His performances on Xbox against Ukrainian Vladyslav 'Vladyslav' Kryvchenkov (10-0) and Frenchman Dylan 'Razorgue' Lemonnier (20-2) were impressive. 'Jos' returns in the quarter-finals against Germany – 'JrPens' can now fully concentrate on PlayStation…which could be tough news for the opposition.
The Germans secured second place in group A at the last minute. Their game against Denmark made the difference for teammates Luca 'Cpt_DirtyDangler' Knoll and Kevin 'Kevinator-373' Würterle.
Germany boosted after overtime thriller?
At least as decisive was the comeback of 'Kevinator-373': Against Poland's Martin 'Venomenyce' Perenz, who had competed for Germany at the 2020 IIHF Esports Fan Championship, he was trailing 1-3 until shortly before the end.
With two late goals, he managed to equalize and go into overtime, where he finally clinched the 4-3 win. It remains to be seen whether this thriller will give the Germans enough momentum to pose a threat to the favoured US team.
The Fans can watch the third quarter-final of the 2022 IIHF eWorld Championship on the Twitch channel of the IIHF – from 15:45 UTC on Sunday. It will also be broadcasted in German.
Main stream: https://www.twitch.tv/iihfhockey
German stream: https://www.twitch.tv/bl00dylp