By far the most compelling game of the first round will be the 4-5 match-up between CLS and Garuda. The teams had opposite fortunes this season as CLS started off hot with a 9-2 record after Series II but finished 19-8 overall. While Garuda finished the season with a record of 17-10 they came out victorious over CLS in their last two meetings. The 3-6 match-up of Dell ASPAC and Stadium Jakarta could also prove interesting as Stadium has showed an ability to beat the top teams at times this season. It will all depend on whether or not Stadium can rise to a new level of consistency and intensity for the playoffs.
We can be confident that the tournament will have a great atmosphere as Surabaya fans have been known to fill up the gym. Now if I can only find a way to watch it online . . .