Dormant teams are getting up to speed. Veterans back in action. A dark horse is emerging in the lower part of the table. A farewell to a team and a super Sunday.
This is only a smidgen of what you can expect in this week 6 review.
Sorry for the delay.
It has become clear by now that
Fairy Tail will not be able to complete this season of EQL. It's always a shame to see a team go down but I can't really say they will be missed.
With Avenger leading goqsane and their fellow mates into EQL was like the blind leading the deaf. I bet Diki and Maga are anxious to get back into the old folds of tVS, lets see if they can't help motivate their former teamates for an exciting reunion.
On to more merry things. Last weeks games once again were compressed into one hell of a super Sunday with 6 out of 10 games played.
Things have definitely been mixed up since last time i set out to check out the standings.
clan MalFunction has shown a steady performance increase through the season and are now firmly placed 2nd only behind
Slackers. They are 7 points ahead of
Fusion, which they helped earn in this week doing a hat-trick taking down
It looks like they are getting ready to playoffs which from my understanding is suppose to go underway next week.
Fusion has also been climbing the ranks. As you might remember from last weeks review, I was giving a hail mary for Fusion to get their asses in gear. It seems my prayers have been heard, as they were also very active this week with 3 games.
Another (not so surprising) predcition was ofcourse that activity from this strong team, would secure them points. Barely taking down
TeamKillers and winning their 2nd map vs
Slackers II by only 6 frags was a clear indication that F is not fully up to speed. This was displayed in their clash against SuddenDeath. Taking DM3 with ease, but getting a beat down on DM2 only to take it home in the end on E1M2 with a small margin. But perhaps it is to be expected from 2 equal teams. SuddenDeath themselfs have kept up and played their share of games. They were also falling behind but managed to pull 3 matches this week. It's great to see the famous duo of
reppie back in action, but with the lineup choices of SD it also hurts a bit to see
lakso getting benched as they have performed so strong this season. And with razor's unstable connection one might wonder why he is getting all this face time. He is that good?
Slackers managed to squeeze another 2 games in this week against SRII and SD where SD once again showed a strong performance on E1M2 making this win for SR a mere 50 frag difference.
Slackers on par with cMF in played games, but leading by 6 points, do not really have to worry about winning the regular season. But they might have to keep a close eye on the competetion to see who they will face in the playoffs. The pieces of this division 1 puzzle has not yet settled into place.
The dark horse in the end game has to be
Squeeze managed to switch from Fusion, despite having 8 maps played during the season. With blAze and kingpin back in action and even the occational games from
nitram it's probably a good move from sqz to join forces with the "russians" who seem to lack in activity even after adding 3 good swedish players. Lets see if this notorious clan jumper can stick around after the season is done. I have my doubts.
But it looks to be a perfect fit for CCCP. They are 6th now. With 6 games but only 5 points behind SR2, and only a little bit more up to SD, it's possible they will be able to climb the ranks if they put some REAL effort in it this week. 1 super Sunday for this team will not be enough to avoid playing SR in first round of playoffs.
Good luck to all participants of EQL 13 as they finish their last week and get ready for playoffs!