Best plays in day two of HCS Anaheim
HCS Anaheim day two saw even more great plays
HCS Anaheim day two saw even more great plays | Photo provided by the HCS.

Best plays in day two of HCS Anaheim

As teams start to leave, the stakes rise and so do great plays
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With group stages over and the start of eliminations, day two of the HCS Anaheim NA 2022 regional finals provided more great plays. From the best of teams to the recently departed, specific players popped off, which led to some close series. Day one of HCS Anaheim had some great plays, but day two stepped it up as the stakes rose.

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SuperCC secures the sudden death flag to win map one against XSET

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eUnited’s Nick “KingNick” Panzella outsmarts and outshoots his opponents

The final standout play of the day is eUnited’s KingNick, who managed to land a very satisfying maneuver. Starting with a sniper headshot, his camo let him push in and get another kill off a shield break and shootg a grenade on the floor. Then, he rotated to get another snipe and keep their stronghold going.

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Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I've been entrenched in gaming for as long as I can remember, with my first game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played games being Borderlands 2 and Overwatch. I have a degree in Film Studies, but writing about esports just makes my job all the better.