The WinnerBracket Finals has been played and the winner of the winnerbracket part of the Ownage Duel Tournament was; Milton!
...but it could have gone either way.
It's not every Winner Bracket finals that gets so much drama!
What happened was that
LocKtar somehow managed to beat Milton on Aerowalk after losing both ZTNDM3 and DM6, making the total score 2-1 to Milton. Next map to be played was DM4, in which Milton got the RA spawn (anyone suprised
?) but it remained tight the first frags. LocKtar turned it around to 4-2 in LocKtar's favor, controlling the map. After eating a little damage, LocKtar decided to go get the RA and refill his armorstack. In the air descending down from YA to RA, the weird stuff started happening
LocKtar started timing out, getting a complete interrupt in his connection. When he didn't leave RA, Milton went chasing after him in RA and found him timing out mid-air. Milton looked at him for a few seconds, then stole the RA. When LocKtar stopped timing out and got the connection back (which was about 10~ seconds later), the speed he had pre-timing-out was maintained and it brought him out of RA-tele to RA-exit. There he stood for a seconds, realizing he's back, so he typed "hahahaha" or something, thinking it was funny that he had to lag in the middle of the finals. When he was done typing, Milton felt like being a (copyright sassa) real ASHOLE, so he simply shot LocKtar down into the lava and LocKtar died, making the game 3-4 in LocKtar's favor, but with mapcontrol, RA control and shaft all lost in Milton's favor.
After this incident, losing the control, LocKtar never managed to turn it around again. He did catch up with Milton, but gave it away in a small fight at RA. After that, Milton controlled the rest of the game and won it.
As you might imagine, QTV went nuts and the drama started.
In my personal opinion, the game should have been breaked and restarted, since the entire game-scene was turned around due to the timing out which shouldn't be allowed in an official duel tournament (I don't know if it's included in the rules anywhere). What the lag did AGAINST LocKtar;
* Stole his control of the mapWhat the lag did in FAVOR of Milton;
* Killed him, taking away his shaft/armor/health
* Stole the control of all the items
* Gave his opponent all of which was written above
* Gave him control of the map
* A frag, and erasing the only weapon LocKtar had against Milton - his shaft.
* Control of all items
Obviously, though, LocKtar didn't care as much as some of the spectators (including me). Naturally, he should have just /break the game and have had it restarted. At least if you ask me. Sure, it would take away a 2 frag lead from him, but what's 2 frags on DM4 when your enemy (your enemy being Milton, as well...) is in total control of the map? ESPECIALLY if your enemy is Milton, considering how insanely skilled he is at controlling items.
Either way, he didn't. He has a way of being too nice to his opponents. Last Ownage, he agreed on playing on a polish server vs Avenger. And this year on a finnish server against a finnish player, when that only damages his own game. And not to talk about not reacting to getting killed while timing out. He needs to stop being so nice, definetly!
Anyway. The other three maps were a thrill to watch! DM6 could have gone either way if LocKtar would have shot at the mega spawn after getting the first kill. He didn't and Milton was fast on reacting and using that mistake to his advantage and did it flawlessly. The ZTN game was easily controlled by Milton and he won it with ease. Great games, apart from the last one!!
Results; Milton vs. LocKtar
ztndm3: 41 - 20
dm6: 18 - 1
aerowalk: 11 - 16
dm4: 15 - 9
My question to everyone else; what do you think should have been done on the dm4 after the timing out? Should Milton have used the opportunity and play unfair (since there appearently are no rules about it) and killed LocKtar like he did? Should he have taken RA and control of the map? Should he have waited for LocKtar to get back? Should they had /kill'd to both have equal chances on getting the control of the map after respawning?
What do you think should have been done? Bring the drama! Bring the rain!
At least to me, Milton is still such a great player, but his worth in my eyes was insanely decreased by an act like that. Especially when having the excuse "I have let too many enemies survive in important EQL matches only to be backstabbed by them seconds later as I walk away in the interests of "fairness".", as I don't know what EQL has to do with Ownage, especially since LocKtar doesn't even play 4on4. So yeah, I'm disappointed in how QuakeWorld's currently best player
uses unfairness (read: unfairness if you ask me) to his advantage when he already has the upper hand in win/loss games, and being overall a better player than LocKtar. Worth adding as well is that if Milton would have done as he has done earlier in EQL, letting lagging people live and then gotten backstabbed, the blame of unfairness would have been on LocKtar instead. I guess it's a question of being the good or the bad guy.
We all have our own opinions about this, so share yours!
Great games and let's hope for a replay (apart from dm4 drama) in the Grand Finals?
PS. Also I've got to add, to people like dmt - wanna go out sometime?
Considering how you tried to do some sort of personal attack on me in QTV? You're sweet though, and I love drama
but I think it's time for you to go home now, your dad is here. Say hi to him from me! kisses and hugs <3