The Official 2019 NHL GWC Simulation

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It’s hard to believe that the finals for the 2019 NHL GWC are already here. Just like last year around this time, there has been a showing of excitement over Twitter with lovers of the game sharing their predictions.

There have been some hot debates, but there is one thing that stands out. Nobody has made a crazy take on their predicted results. This is because there’s no such thing. I have thought and tried to come up with some sort of prediction, but no matter how you slice it, every player has a chance to win this tournament. Sure, Eki has been dominant and is the clear favorite for most, but you can’t count out any of the other competitors because every single one of them is fully capable of taking it.

I wanted to make my “predictions” using a slightly different approach – to run a simulation of the tournament using NHL 19. I have seen this done by EA Sports for the NHL Playoffs every year, and I felt it would be cool to do the same thing for the NHL GWC. I edited the in-game rosters so every that competitor has the players they drafted on their respective team. Then I had the teams play each other in the same tournament format to create a simulation of the tournament to see who would come out on top. The final results, and links to the games are below.

Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:30PM EST on twitch.tv/nhl to see how these results compare to the actual ones!

Round Robin

Game 1 | Yung Gren vs Hansulinho

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (5) – Hansulinho (0)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Tarasenko213
Hedman112
Klingberg022
Scheifele022
Stecher101
Vesey101
Debrusk011
Virtanen011

Game 2 | Hansulinho vs Johnwaynee90

FINAL SCORE: Hansulinho (4) – Johnwaynee90 (1)

GAME STATS – Hansulinho

PLAYERGAPTS
Zibanejad202
Heiskanen112
Aho022
Getlaf101
Toews011
Hall011
Jones011
Lindholm011

GAME STATS – Johnwaynee90

PLAYERGAPTS
Lee101
Eberle011
Matheson011

Game 3 | Yung Gren vs Johnwaynee90

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (2) – Johnwaynee90 (0)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Neiderreiter101
Scheifele101
Domi011
Klefbom011
Tarasenko011
Hedman011

Semi-Finals

Game 1 | Mg x Nuclear vs Top Shelf Cookie

FINAL SCORE: Mg x Nuclear (0) – Top Shelf Cookie (2)

GAME STATS – Top Shelf Cookie

PLAYERGAPTS
DeBrincat112
Seabrook101
Gallagher011
Tatar011
Lindell011

Game 2 | Mg x Nuclear vs Top Shelf Cookie

FINAL SCORE: Mg x Nuclear (2) – Top Shelf Cookie (3)

GAME STATS – Top Shelf Cookie

PLAYERGAPTS
Pettersson112
Hertl022
Donskoi101
Chara101
Gallagher011
DeBrincat011
Tatar011

GAME STATS – Mg x Nuclear

PLAYERGAPTS
Kane101
Forsberg101
Gourde011
Gaudreau011

Game 1 | Yung Gren vs Eki

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (5) – Eki (2)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Scheifele202
Niederreiter112
Domi112
Tarasenko022
Grabner101
Nylander011
Barzal011
Klefbom011
Debrusk011

GAME STATS – Eki

PLAYERGAPTS
Kreider101
Eichel101
Subban011
Armia011
Barkov011

Game 2 | Yung Gren vs Eki

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (3) – Eki (2)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Anisimov022
Spurgeon022
Virtanen101
Tarasenko101
Klingberg101
Scheifele011
Hedman011

GAME STATS – Eki

PLAYERGAPTS
McDavid112
Eichel022
Subban101
Kreider011

3rd Place Round

Game 1 | Mg x Nuclear vs Eki

FINAL SCORE: Mg x Nuclear (1) – Eki (0)

GAME STATS – Mg x Nuclear

PLAYERGAPTS
Gaudreau101
Little011
Doughty011

Game 2 | Mg x Nuclear vs Eki

FINAL SCORE: Mg x Nuclear (1) – Eki (3)

GAME STATS – Mg x Nuclear

PLAYERGAPTS
Hinostroza101
Perreault011
Danault011

GAME STATS – Eki

PLAYERGAPTS
McDavid112
Barkov022
Hornqvist101
Larkin101
Kreider011
Eichel011
Hanifin011

Game 3 | Mg x Nuclear vs Eki

FINAL SCORE: Mg x Nuclear (2) – Eki (1)

GAME STATS – Mg x Nuclear

PLAYERGAPTS
Arvidsson101
Konecny101
Crosby011
Kane011
Little011
Gourde011

GAME STATS – Eki

PLAYERGAPTS
W. Karlsson101
Subban011
McDonagh011

Finals

Game 1 | Yung Gren vs Top Shelf Cookie

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (1) – Top Shelf Cookie (3)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Nylander101
Tarasenko011
Hedman011

GAME STATS – Top Shelf Cookie

PLAYERGAPTS
Tatar112
Burns022
DeBrincat101
Kopitar101
Pulock011
Pettersson011

Game 2 | Yung Gren vs Top Shelf Cookie

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (3) – Top Shelf Cookie (2)

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Scheifele022
Debrusk101
Barzal101
Nylander101
Wilson011
Grabner011
Klefbom011

GAME STATS – Top Shelf Cookie

PLAYERGAPTS
Ovechkin022
Kopitar101
Hertl101
Pettersson011
Gallagher011

Game 3 | Yung Gren vs Top Shelf Cookie

FINAL SCORE: Yung Gren (3) – Top Shelf Cookie (2) OT

GAME STATS – Yung Gren

PLAYERGAPTS
Spurgeon112
Klefbom112
Nylander022
Wilson101
Niederreiter011
Scheifele011

GAME STATS – Top Shelf Cookie

PLAYERGAPTS
Ovechkin112
Kopitar101
Werenski011

Results

RANKPLAYEREARNINGS
1stYung Gren$50,000
2ndTop Shelf Cookie$15,000
3rdMg x Nuclear$10,000
4thEki$5,000
5thHansulinho$2,500
6thJohnwaynee90$2,500
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