it's getting late, so I will only write a short summary about today's 1on1 Cup.
When I came online today I was quite happy to see 8 Players registered for the Cup after it was only 4 Players the last couple of days. I hope that this day in the week and the later start time is okay for most of you, well atleast most of you voted for this time in the poll. :)
So we had the usual suspects signed up by the name of Madara, Humam and Maxtasy. Then we saw haL and 4 Players who had their first appearance in a Cup as far as I know: Whitey aka dizcobizcuit, FenRiR, speedyEvo and Koipe.
That brings us to the Quarter-Finals where Madara faced once again his team mate Humam. Madara showed some good control on Biohazard, winning it with a big frag lead and on Caverns they tied with a score of 21-21.
haL faced dizcobizcuit and won both maps (Caverns, Lockdown), Maxtasy won both maps against speedyEvo with a unexpected close match on Lostarena (16-15), FenRiR got a default win against Koipe for...I don't really know why, probably Koipe didn't want to play. Anyways Koipe if you read this, practice makes perfect. And I hope you will sign up for a future Cup. :)
In the Semi-Finals Maxtasy didn't have to play a match because his opponent FenRiR preferred to go to bed, which is imo not a really good reason to leave the Cup but maybe he was not aware of the time difference and it became too late for him. Madara faced haL and beat him on his home map Lostarena, while haL picked a rather unknown map - Atrium. Was nice seeing that this map gets some attention, because I think it's a really good one. Even though Madara played the first time on it, he could win it with good RPG control.
Finals: Madara vs. Maxtasy.
Both have played alot of matches with eachother and both picked their favourite maps. Intensity for Maxtasy and Lostarena for Madara. They started on Intensity and Maxtasy got a big lead early on, it seemed almost hopeless for Madara. But later in the match it turned around completely and Madara got back with alot of frags. End score on this map 16-10 for Maxtasy going into Lostarena.
Sneaky playstyle by Maxtasy wokred wonders. After getting the first frag and playing very slowly it messed with Madara's head and his strategy seemed to not work like always. But even so, he got the lead by 5 frags around halftime, but it was not enough. He tried to hunt down Maxtasy who was waiting around corners picking up the rather easy frags.
That brings us to the end of this Cup News - the Ranking:
Have a nice weekend and stay tuned for tomorrow's News.
The Admin Team