Wow, I’m exhausted! Week #10 was probably the busiest week we’ve had in quite a while, and as you might imagine, that means shitloads of demos for me to go through. A few of them even called for some reruns – because they were just that good!
In the Edge league, activity has been down a bit and only one game was played. Damiah saw to that Ag3’s hopes for a medal this year, was put to an end, and Damiah therefor continues his crusade through the losers bracket. Next up is irvin in the pre-semifinal, and considering the shape Damiah has put on display so far, it wouldn’t be fair to count anybody out yet.
The EDL hasn’t been very busy lately either – but then again, it rarely is since the playoffs started. One match came to pass in the past week, and it was the one between Polish leviathans Assasin and Cs3. Cs3 misbehaved and left after 1/3 of one of the maps, which only further underlines one of the key topics in my last post, and the importance of continuously insisting on increasing the levels of maturity and sportsmanship in this game.
The runner-up for this Game of the Week, is the deciding map in the aforementioned duo’s fight. This is q2rdm2 from the EDL #9 quarterfinal. The winner gets to try his luck with David next, which is everything but a game I would bet any money on.
Hands down, this has been the Polacks’ week. Roughly 94,4% of all the players in all official games last week, were inhabitants of this grand old nation in the East. Not only is that saying quite a lot about the current state of the scene, but also what’s driving the scene forward these days.
The PLD #4 playoffs had its opening, and basically gave us all four quarterfinals in a bundle. Into the losers bracket they were hurled, obsesja, michaq, irvin and kul, by ivers, rul, norman and Sheffik respectively.
obsesja was vastly overpowered by ivers, while both rul and norman really had to struggle with their opponents, composing some extra-ordinarily entertaining games. Sheffik seems to have shown no signs of mercy with kul, and that is certainly not very christian of him, if I may say so.
Next up in winners bracket semifinals: rul vs ivers, and norman vs Sheff. Losers bracket’s ditto: obsesja vs michaq, and irvin vs kul.
The qualification progress for the Polish duelers team in EAPDT, saw light of day at last! Reports of three completed games, surfaced recently, of which I’ve been able to sink my teeth into two. I reckon this is going to be a duel tournament that we have all reason to get worked up about. It reminds me of the good old days with The Invitational, where you would always be able to rely on receiving top-notch stuff.
If Sheffik is a remorseless heathen, then I don’t know what that makes pepek. pepek obliterated Sheff’s chances to get into the Polish team, in a varyingly exciting fight that ended 3-1 in pepek’s favor.
norman had another close call when going head-to-head with ivers, and it was not until after the fifth map, that he would get to breathe out. This didn’t discourage ivers to keep trying though, as he has since challenged irvin for his spot in the tournament.
The last pre-EAP match of the week, was Assasin versus goat. Assasin is announced to have drawn the longer straw.
However, it is norman’s strife with irvin in the PLD quarterfinal, that gives us the Game of the Week #10! This first map is the bitter disagreement over who rules Preacher’s Aerowalk – and what a delightful bloodbath it is!
Judge Dredge states the fact: 8,2 points