In the Grand Final of the Archon Team League Championship both the German and Dutchman proved their worth as they swept their opponents on the way to a surprising Nihilum tournament win. Despite their teammate RDU having to play from home, Nihilum took home a 6-2 win against regular season no. 1 and tournament favourites Cloud 9. While Lifecoach beat Ekop twice, the underrated ThijsNL impressed with wins against Strifecro and Kolento. Besides the trophy, RDU, ThijsNL and Lifecoach also share the $150.000 1st prize.
ThijsNL has been undervalued at AlphaDraft throughout the season despite his 13 regular season wins. In the 10 games of the final stage the Dutchman went 8-2 and helped his team through a gauntlet of tough opponents like Trump, Dog, Kolento and Strifecro.