Unfortunately I was unlucky enough to get sick the day before QHLan was kicking off so I couldn't be there the first days, but since the coverage has been pretty nonexistant (apart from some very nice posts on esreality etc) I'll make a post about it anyway!
--- FINAL RESULTS ---4ON4:
1st place: Slackers
2nd place: The Viper Squad
3rd place: Suddendeath2ON2:
1st place: bps
2nd place: Rikoll
3rd place: [tVS]Milton
1st place: [tVS]Milton
2nd place: Rikoll
3rd place: bps/goblin
I watched most of the lan from home, or at least as much as I could with 40 degree fever, but I don't think I missed out on that much anyway.
The tournaments seemed to run smoothly and the most awesome about this particular QHLan was the people attending.
[tVS]Milton was there! Everybody wanted him to come and this year he did, and I'm sure we all thank him for that! But let's not forget everyone else that showed up, some real big names and even a few old guys!
from our gang were there of course (
goblin making it there even though nobody expected him to!) and almost the entire team from The Viper Squad (tVS) were there, almost the entire (if not the entire) Slackers team were there and let's not forget
Sassa who returned for this QHlan, and of course
LocKtar, yeah... I'm really happy about the players that came.
I guess we're all a little sad that only
Nitram (Valla) and
Rikoll showed up from team Fusion, but they managed pretty well anyway!
So yeah, basically all the top active duellers and 4on4 clans were there which is a great success in my eyes! I sincerely hope that most of the people that showed up this QHlan enjoyed the event and feel like returning again next year for yet another awesome LAN!Thanks to everyone who showed up!
About the tournaments though! Everyone expected tVS to pretty much win everything this LAN.
Expectations were without a doubt;
4on4: The Viper Squad
I'm sure I wasn't the only one thinking this, but it really made the tournaments way funnier that this wasn't the outcome! I love it when underdogs perform well and win, and against these finns - anyone is an underdog.
But yeah like I said, that wasn't the outcome. Some REALLY REALLY hot games were played this LAN, two games in particular.
The finals between Slackers and The Viper Squad in the 4on4 tournament was such amazing games. Slackers taking the lead with 2-0 in won games, but tVS pulling a doublevictory on dm2 making it a 2-2 tie before the amazing e1m2 decider kicked off.
The e1m2 decider is a HAVE-TO-WATCH-game that I hope noone missed out on. The game was pretty much tied for 19 minutes and 50 seconds. At least that's how it felt like. The last 10 seconds was a THRILL to watch. Two RLs alive - murdoc and Milton - murdoc with quad - and they were BOUND to meet somewhere before the 20:00 minute mark. I can't even explain the thrill and how long the seconds felt like when they were about to meet in crossing. And guess what happens?
Murdoc kills Milton with a rocket to his face, ALMOST killing himself due to the extreme power of a quadded rocket leaving him with friggin 7 (!!!!!!!) healthpoints left. Imagine what might have happened the last 10 seconds if murdoc would have died, leaving a pack, and perhaps Milton got cross-spawn and picked the pack up? IT WAS LIKE A 5 FRAG DIFFERENCE AT THE TIME!! Was such a great ending of a great decider.
Another great game was the decider in the 2on2 semifinals between Milton/Ihminen and bps/goblin. How often does a dm4 end with a 4-frag difference? And being the deciding map? MAN!
Anyway I really really advise people to watch the demos (and/or the VODs that can be found on http://www.hazard.nu/live) again and again and again and again!
The 1on1 tournament was as expected won by Milton with a pretty solid 3-1 win in the finals versus Rikoll. Rikoll did manage to get the ztndm3 game, but Milton as always, just as stable.CONGRATULATIONS to all winners! [tVS]Milton, bps/goblin and Slackers!
Alright, enough about the tournaments. As I mentioned, I was sick so I could only attend to watch the finals and say hi to as many as possible. People are always very different in real life than over quake so it's always interesting to meet online friends or foes.
I met alot of great guys that I hadn't met before. Sassa, Zalon, Razor, ParadokS, en_karl, zero, murdoc, valla, rikoll, milton, Ihminen, peppe and the list goes on... and of course all the usual folks that I've met in the past.
I'm so sad I couldn't be there more than 5~6 hours to see the finals and prize ceremony but I enjoyed every second of when I was there! Was really great to meet everyone and I can't wait till next time.
ALRIGHT, that sort of sums some of the LAN up... guess if you've managed to read this far without falling asleep, I can be happy about the post. Thanks to everyone who was there for making it yet another great LAN for the QuakeWorld scene!!!
And of course thanks to everyone contributing to making events like these possible. Lornelin/peppe/Zalon and the Hazard crew of course, and ph!l for the neverending commentating, also of course to the other commentators - peppe, LethalWiz and the brief commentary by Sassa! You guys are what keeps us alive!HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME! GGS, WP!