February 3, 2013
ETF2L Season 14 powered by Twitch: Crack Clan vs Pokeman
As week 2 draws to a close, in true premier division style, one week 1 game remains unplayed. Tonight both Pokeman (former myDGB.net) and Crack Clan open their bid for the premiership playoffs on Badlands and Gullywash.
[Map 1 cp_badlands]
[Map 2 cp_gullywash_final1]
The Pokeman roster has had quite the facelift in the recent weeks, swapping out Rising, t0dA and most recently si^. The new lineup splits the legendary soldier super duo of Haunter and Coinz as Coinz moves to scout to make way for Darn to continue his presence in top flight. Perhaps this new lineup grants them the much needed stability to make the hop from top of division 1 to premiership contenders but it remains to be seen whether they can compete with the top teams which Crack Clan undoubtedly has become after their 2nd place finish in Season 13.
Notably, tonight marks the premiership debut for Brego who has been highly favoured as the next top demo to unseat the British dominance of Numlocked and Kaidus and the return of Kiler4fun to the premier division for Pokeman after over a year of absence. His clash with Crack Clan’s super star TviQ will definitely be one of the main factors in deciding tonight’s result.
I caught up with Brego to see how he felt about his first official match in Europe’s top division. He gave me this bold statement:
I am going pretty confidently into this match. I found my place and position in Crack Clan with relative ease so we were able to practice without having to worry about me underperforming this season. We never played myDGB in a single pcw as far as I know but since they had some major roster shakeups before the season, I don’t expect much trouble for us tonight. We will win.
Team Infused [0:0] Pokeman
You can catch the action as it unfolds with VanillaTV live at 21.15 CET with the much awaited reunion of Pledge & Skully on the mics.
ETF2L 6th Cup – Wrapup
The 6th ETF2L Cup has been finished with the final having been played last Wednesday. Congratulation to Epsilon eSports for another pixel trophy on your team page (and €300). Epsilon eSports was one of the 8 teams, that joined the cup for the round of 16. On their way to the trophy, they have beaten the following teams:
- Round of 16: vs. Elite nile Gunners - cp_badlands 6-1 & cp_gullywash_final1 5-0
- Quarter final: vs. Crack Clan - cp_croissant_rc6 3-0 & cp_badlands 5-0
- Semi final: vs. BFF - cp_badlands 5-1 & cp_gullywash_final1 2-1 (golden cap)
- Final: vs. Lutuset – cp_badlands 5-0 & cp_gullywash_final1 5-0
Unfortunately, the maps croissant and quay have been barely played. We hope you had fun anyway. Please leave us some feedback, if you liked the traditional ETF2L Cup setup with random seedings for every round. Due to this setup, we had some quality matches in the earlier rounds. For example, we could see Quarantine vs. Team Doctrinal in the round of 16. The upset of the division 2 team Reverto winning over premiership debutant Pokeman (former myDGB.net) and taking a map off division 1 team Lutuset would probably not have happened in a seeded tournament either. On the other hand, with no disrespect towards any of the teams, the cup did not have the most exciting final one could have imagined. Let us know which aspects of the setup you liked and which not please!
The total standings may not be as meaningful because each round was seeded randomly, but here they are anyway:
- Epsilon eSports
- Team Reverto
The trophies have been given out and the competition can now be found in our cup archive.