The first day of Hymn of Hope went very smoothly, although with a few dropouts of people who oddly ehough cannot seem to show up for tournaments.
Brackets, how they look thus far, can be seen here: http://blaps.se/qw/hoh/hoh2on2-bracket.png
So far we haven't seen many upsets. The expected teams have won most of the games. However, the Canadian team EuroKillers (squeeze, Blood Dog) have played very well in the Loser's Bracket, winning versus both LethalWiz/grisling and Trash/Molecule. We were also entertained by some great casting. Thank you to
QuakePhil who doesn't seem to even get tired of 8+ hours of casting, and thank you to our two guest commentators;
Milton. You all did a very good job!
There will be a few changes for this Sunday, when the tournament will be concluded.
First of all, all the games will be best of 5
. This means that every game, even Loser's Bracket games, will be best of 5. This may sound exhausting, but we think that it's the best way to show which team is better.
Secondly, there will be sort of a fixed schedule. In order to provide the best, most entertaining stream possible, we want to cast all of the games.
---------------------------------------Sunday the 4th
* As last Sunday, we will kick of at 15:00 CET
. Everyone still in the tournament should be in the #HoH IRC-channel at least 15 minutes prior to tournament start.
* All games are BO5 on the big 5 maps (dm2, dm4, dm6, aerowalk, ztndm3). A map cannot be played twice. Mappicking is done as usual; team1, team2, team1, team2, decider on the last map, where team 1 is the team with higher seed. Ask admins which team has higher seed if you are uncertain.
* The schedule will look like this:
Game 1: Milton/Maga versus
Game 2: bps/carapace versus
Game 3: persuader/mazer versus
WB loser 1
Game 4: squeeze/BLooD_DoG versus
WB loser 2
Game 5: Loser bracket SEMI-FINALS
Game 6: Winner Bracket FINALS
Game 7: Loser bracket FINALS
Game 8: GRAND FINALS
All games will be streamed on QuakePhil's stream
We hope for a great conclusion to this 2on2 tournament. So far it has been a success and we hope that Sunday will be just as entertaining.
See you on Sunday!
/Hymn of Hope crew