Ship Showdown is known for many things, and one of those things is its reckless disregard for weight classes, which brings us to today’s bout: an Anvil v Aegis grudge match featuring the welterweight Arrow punching well above its weight class as it takes on the intimidating heavyweight Redeemer. Will longstanding debates and well-warn clichés be put to bed once and for all? Will speed or power win the day? In a momentous clash destined to settle bets, ruin friendships, and send somebody’s favorite fighter to the semis, only you can decide. No pressure or anything.
As the quarterfinals continue we see a surging Terrapin take on a confident Vulture in a matchup that brings to mind the fables of yore. Anvil’s crafty turtle managed to sneak past the beloved two-time Ship Showdown champion Carrack, but will it ride Drake’s dirty bird to the semifinals or be violently thrown planetside as the new school scavenger continues its bid for a rookie season championship? This one has gearheads and analysts across the galaxy stumped, so vote hard and vote true, loyal fans. This is where it starts to get real interesting.
The penultimate bout of the quarterfinals sees one of the oldest ships in the ‘verse going head to head against one of the newest, as the tried and true Connie Andromeda, having acquired a taste for wrecking Drake ships in its first round handling of the infamous Cutlass, looks to turn the rookie Corsair into flotsam. But the piratical pathfinder isn’t going to take this fight lying down, and coming off a decisive victory over the Ship Showdown fixture Mercury, its feeling unstoppable. Any way you cut it folks, today’s fight is one you’re gonna tell your grandkids about. Go forth and vote.
We close out the quarterfinals with yet another rookie Drake ship taking on yet another tournament veteran as the plucky Cutter looks to battle past an Origin heavy for the second week in a row, taking on a confidant 600i with its sights dead set on a championship run. Who will take the final spot in the semis? The Cutter made short work of the 890 Jump in round one, and looks to strike another blow for the people, while the 600i is Origin’s last hope for a 2953 title bid. But neither ship can win with tenacity alone. They need your votes to cement their place in Ship Showdown Valhalla, so what are you waiting for? You have the power! See you in the semis, folks.