New York’s Gotham All-Stars‘ first trip to the Pacific Northwest was in 2008 and they went home with the Hydra. They visited again in 2010 (playing Rat City All-Stars for the first time), sweeping a four-team tournament against Rat City Rollergirls, Rose City Rollers , and San Francisco’s Bay Area Derby Girls. Since that trip three years ago, Gotham’s won the WFTDA Championship twice more and are currently on a 35-game winning streak in WFTDA-sanctioned play. In fact, over the past six years, only 4 teams have beat Gotham—three of whom won the Hydra that year, and well, Philly’s a team you never want to play in overtime*.
So with proper respect for the opponents, the Rat City proudly welcomes the Gotham All-Stars to 60 minutes of play.
In our house.
For the first time.
The Key Arena bout on August 10 is Gotham’s only public bout on this trip, and, looking at their travel history, might be the only time they visit our corner of the country for another 3 years, so you don’t want to miss this game! To start the evening, Gotham’s secondary travel team, the Wall Street Traitors, will play the Rain of Terror.
With the WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs announced and Rat City All-Stars bracket released, the August 10 bout won’t affect 2013 seeding and is, basically, playoff training for both teams. Rat City and Gotham are seeded at different Division 1 tournaments, however they may meet again this year in Milwaukee at WFTDA Championships.
You don’t want to miss this bout! Get your tickets today!
*Hey derby nerds, Philly isn’t coming to play at the Key this year, but know that they are absolutely lethal in overtime… an example: skip to around 1:28.