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PHOTOS: The Super Rats 3-peat as Raptors Republic 3-on-3 tournament champions

A gallery from our dude Trung Ho.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca

The sixth annual Raptors Republic tournament took place on Sunday at Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto, and for a third year in a row, it was The Super Rats taking home the championship. That gives them a full 50 percent of the championships in tournament history and extends my personal championship drought to five tournaments, dating back to when it was a 5-on-5 event in its inaugural year. Locked On Raptors made it the furthest of any team from the blogger/Raptors Twitter division thanks to having Literally Nikola Vucevic With An Improved Handle on their team as a ringer (not buying “Serge” as an alias), getting knocked out by eventual runners up Money in the semi-finals.

We had a photographer out for the event to capture some of the action. Trung Ho has done some excellent work for Raptors Republic in the past at Raptors 905 and Team Canada games, and he did a great job again here. He was kind enough to pass along plenty of photos, the best of which I’ve included below.

Team Photos (I don’t think we managed to get every team, apologies.)

3-time champions, The Super Rats. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca

The unofficial bronze medalists, since the other semi-final losers left before the third-place game. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Dan Reynolds looking exactly how he played for Raptors HQ. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

William Lou and Defepodson. We had to get a custom zip-up jersey because the standard wouldn’t fit around Will’s head. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Sasha Kalra and the C-LOUNGE BOYS. Winless in group play and then pulled off the upset in the first elimination round! 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

The Raptors Republic team that embarrassed itself in the first playoff rounds after a solid round robin showing. How fitting. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Locked On Raptors. This photo is actually the first evidence Sean Woodley was even on this team. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Scott’s Tots! 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Gear

Blake’s KD9s. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Simu Liu’s KDs. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Action Shots

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Almost definitely a turnover. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Jung Gunz. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

A usage rate so low it makes Dominic McGuire’s time with the Raptors look like Kobe’s last game. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

GROF. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Even more animated on the court than on the pod. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Zarar/Aresnalist makes an appearance! 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

Trash. 2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

2018 Raptors Republic 3-on-3 Tournament. Photo Credit: Trung Ho, TrungHo.ca.

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Thanks again to all the teams who came out and made it such a fun day once again. We’re already looking forward to the seventh installment next year.

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