NOMINEES FOR Move of the Year
Alex Fraige, Windy City Major 5-Pack.
Alex Fraige was the NXL Windy City Major MVP, and this move was one of the critical sparks that helped inspire Dynasty for their first event win of the 2021 season. Facing one of their historic rivals, Moscow Red Legion, Alex helped cap off a Dynasty win by eliminating the entire team off the field. After making it to the snake off the break, Alex methodically eliminated each player, one at a time, and wins the point for his team, and eventually the entire event.
Billy Bernacchia, World Cup 4-Pack.
After going down by two points in a critical match that would decide which team went on to the finals, Billy Bernacchia was struggling; Houston Heat was shooting him off the break and removing him from the match. However, Billy is known for the passion he plays with, and he wasn't willing to go down quietly. Billy helped surge Xfactor back and tie the game at 5-5. With just over a minute left in the match, Billy took the snake off the break and then eliminated four players to win the point and send XFactor on to their second straight finals appearance.
Alex Goldman, Clutch Point at Sunshine State Major.
It's the Sunshine State Major Finals, and Impact finally looks mortal. After Infamous pushed out to an early one point lead, Impact clawed back to tie the game at 1-1 after a lucky penalty against Los Angeles. However, the tie-game point wasn't going well for Edmonton. After Thomas Taylor chopped through the center of the field, the game quickly came down to a 1v2. It was Alex Goldman vs. two of the most feared players in the league, Dorito Player of the Year nominee Greg Siewers and Defensive Player of the Year nominee, Cody Mickowski. Alex went to work and show the league why he is one of the best to ever play the game.
Jared Lackey, Mid-Atlantic Major 4-Pack to Send to OT.
An event that would become the spark that lit the fuse on a late season charge by NRG Elite, the Mid-Atlantic Major saw Houston Heat against the wall against the young team. NRG pressed Heat to the limit and brought the match to a score of 4-5 with just under a minute left to play. A betting man would choose Heat to easily win, Jared Lackey had other plans. He took the snake off the break and then bull rushed down the snake, eliminating four players and capping off the shocking comeback. It would reveal the heart that NRG plays with and the moment was critical in helping to form the bruiser identity that NRG would take into the last two events and find success with.
Chad Bouchez, Fastest Point in NXL History.
Down 3-5 with just eight seconds left, Heat needed to score one more point to ensure their average margin was as low as possible heading into Sunday. Coach Todd Martinez knew the one player on his roster that could potentially complete this impossible feat, Chad Bouchez. The play was drawn up; the start buzzer sounded and Chad immediately took off down the center of the 150 foot long playing field. Shooting his paintball gun during the entire run, Chad was able to eliminate nearly every LVL player on the field and hit the buzzer with just milliseconds left on the clock to win the point.