The tournament has started and the first round(s) have been played. It's been a blast already! Read on for some in-depth talk about the tournament and the games!
Even though some consider QuakeWorld a dead game, this tournament truly proves the differ. A dm2 tournament with players like
Griffin certainly is one worth spectating.
That's right. Griffin is playing, and he is playing well. Thus far he hasn't lost a single map
and he has already faced a couple of really good opponents, namely
andeh and The_Dead.
I am pretty sure that if you look back a month or two, nobody would believe that there would be a dm2 tournament with such a stacked lineup with legends returning and current top players playing in the near future.
We didn't see any particular upsets in round one, except for the fact that there was almost not a single drop-out. Only one game had to be awarded a walk-over which is a huge success. Most games ended the way everyone would think they would end. Sadly for
mm, he ended up facing
Xterm in the first round, which ended up in a quick entry into the Loser's bracket for the Swedish player. Make no mistake, mm is a stellar dm2 player so I am pretty sure that he'll wreak havoc in the Loser's bracket. A part from that, no 'upsets' were made. The top players beat their respective opponent and they all moved on to the next round.
A small shoutout should be given for the tightest game between
Panic (sherriluv). Their second game ended in a nailbiting 7-6 victory for Mushi, however with Panic having fired a rocket that would have killed Mushi that was only the tenth of an inch away from his face when the time ran out. Was quite a game to spectate!
As we are in the second week of the tournament, not all round two games have been played. I'd like to take this moment to remind everyone that the deadline for the second round is Sunday the 11th
However, we have seen a few games.
Kippo managed to take down
bps threw his teammate
Trash into the Loser's bracket and
andeh in a two game sweep. Griffin is indeed looking hot, especially taking the next part into consideration...
One game has actually been played already in the third round, namely
bps. Do note that this is a top of the top game. Griffin probably didn't expect to win this game, as bps has been playing actively the last couple of years. However, the games went perfectly for Griffin and he seemed to hit every rocket he had to hit. The games were a bit cat-and-mousy (which is awesome, by the way) - bps having to chase for frags, trying to get back into the game. However, some perfect defensive play from Griffin secured him a 2-0 victory. The games were streamed and commentated by SuddendeathTV, in case someone would like to see the VODs.
So far the tournament has been awesome and everything one could hope for. Let's keep it that way! Keep fraggin' and I'll see you in another article later in the tournament!
Cheers!Links:Tournament brackets and results!
Griffin - YouTube
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