WM Strains Madness 2021: Championship game

How did Purple Haze spark this incredible surprise against Pineapple Express? I’m not sure, but I’m glad it did because a replay of the 2020 championship game between OG Kush and Pineapple Express was all but inevitable. But just over half of them wanted Purple Haze in the mix and made it happen. Hats off.

The field now looks like this:

Quick note: don’t forget to vote on Weedmaps Instagram Stories. Polls will remain open until 4:20 p.m. PST on Saturday.

And with that we jump into our matchups.

Championship game

(# 1) OG Kush versus (# 6) Purple Haze

OG Kush took part in the tournament and focused only on one thing: total dominance.

And it proved it by destroying gelato, 63% to 37%. Gelato is considered one of the best strains in the game and OG Kush worked on it quickly by taking an early lead and never letting go. OG Kush is one step closer to repetition and back-to-back champion. Whether or not OG Kush is OP or supposed to be the champ is still up for debate, but you can bet OG Kush will go for graduation.

But we all love an underdog, and Purple Haze is the definition of an underdog in this matchup. Purple Haze wasn’t even in the bracket last year, so its 2021 performance is truly a Cinderella story worth moving on. A real matchup between David and Goliath if ever there was, but there is a precedent for a sixth seed defeating a first seed: in 1988, the sixth seeded Kansas Jayhawks angered the first seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

Let’s go!

Winner: TBD

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