After some exciting matches, some not so exciting and some walk overs, it is now down to the Winners Bracket final stage in the season two of ShowDown.
In the WB semi-finals, we saw
Marklar surprise many by beating bps
). I guess at least many didn't expect Marklar to take home aero, and it could be a sign that this fin is serious about his business.
In the other semi-final, I could advance after winning 2-0
Avenger on ztndm3 and dm2 (demos
). As expected both maps started really tense and it took a while before the first frag happened, but from my view, Avenger seemed somewhat rusty and couldn't keep up to the phase at times. Although, I'm sure only a fool would underestimate him in the Losers Bracket, since with some proper warm up and better preperation I still belive Avenger to be able to beat anyone.
In the Losers Bracket, we've seen:
and my favorite of those: Kingpin vs Locktar
, that ended in a classic dm2 overtime match.ShowDown 2nd season WB Final
Wednesday 16th of March @ 20:00 cet
I've never played an official duel against the legendary
Marklar as far as I know, and I have a lot of respect for this player. Not only because of his good manners and witty comments, but also because his smart and clever play, and ability to stay at the top in both 4on4 with CMF and 1on1 as shown in this tournament.
Me on the other hand can act like a dick sometimes, and even though pretty "fresh" in the scene, I'm probably one of the most active players throughout the last year or two, and I have no plans to cut my opponents any slack by slacking myself so close to the end of this tournament.
Quite different players on the other hand, and I gotta be honest and say I'm not quite sure what to expect. I know I'm stronger on some maps (dm4 and probably ztndm3), but with Marklars defeat over bps on Aerowalk & dm2, and the fact I know he's a good dm6 player which is perhaps my weakest map, this might turn into an exciting 5 maper. I hope for my activity and winning instincts to draw the longest straw. People who cheer for Fifi should hope his routine and clever tactics will make his day, cause I feel very confident with my aim atm and think Fifi would have a hard time matching me in an equal stack, head-on-head fight on most maps.Loser's Bracket:
I personally really look forward to see what the underdogs
Maks can do vs
Lakso & Locktar. The continuation of those, with
bps facing the winner of VVD vs Lakso, and
Avenger facing the winner of Maks vs Locktar, also promises for good matches. Specially, should Locktar fence off Maks in his fight, Locktar vs Avenger is a game with loads of history behind it and quite a bit of drama drama.
GL & HF to all remaining players, and let us know if you got something scheduled!