A Bitter End: Raptors Uprising GC concludes 3v3 season with defeat to Magic Gaming

Raptors Uprising GC’s 3v3 season ended in disappointing fashion following a 3-0 loss to Magic Gaming in the first round of The Steal Open (15-22, 19-21, 15-22).

Toronto needed a victory to stay alive and push for a 3v3 playoff spot, but the squad will now turn their focus to 5v5 after a series to forget against Orlando.

Mooch, Haam, and BallLikeSeem were Roy Krishnan’s starting three on the night as Raptors Uprising faced off against the Magic for the first time this season.

It was Orlando who got off to the stronger start in Game 1, maintaining their lead throughout before ultimately taking it 22-15.

Game 2 was better for Toronto, but the squad’s failure to execute saw Orlando go up 2-0 in the series to leave Raptors Uprising on the brink of elimination.

The Magic sealed it in Game 3 to wrap up the sweep and end Toronto’s 3v3 campaign.

Mooch finished the series as Raptors Uprising’s leading scorer with 32, while Haam was also in double digits with 11.

Post-series, Toronto’s head coach reflected on the loss and the end of the 3v3 season.

“I’ll be honest, we had two rookies on the court, they looked nervous and they played nervous, but that’s part of being a rookie and a professional.”

Krishnan described the experience of playing in D.C. for the first time this season.

“The players got that first one out of the way, that’s the way I’m looking at it.”

“I’m glad we got some experience under our belt. The more we play on stage, the better we’re going to get at it.”

Ahead of 5v5, Krishnan knows what his team is capable of in that mode.

“That’s [5v5] our game mode. I expect us to be a playoff team.”

Raptors Uprising GC will get their 5v5 season underway in The Tipoff on Tuesday, May 23rd against Hornets Venom GT at 10pm ET.

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