May 7, 2017
Buckle up for some intense Highlander action!
This evening, two of the most well-known teams in Highlander will face off in the first BO3 Semi-Final in the Premiership division. Both teams have had a few obstacles to climb over the course of the season, but have nonetheless managed to get a shot at the title of ‘The Best Highlander Team in Europe’. Our Semi-Finalists for tonight need no big presentation, we both know them, the team to beat, Strong Opinions, versus the old powerhouse, Tourettes Chessclub.
Strong Opinions: The team universally labelled as the favourites to win ETF2L’s Season 12 have over the course of the season lost one official. Week 3 saw Strong Opinions fall short to Super Dickmann's KANNONEN!, a team which just one week prior to the ETF2L official managed to secure a win over the CeeJaey-led team in the UGC Season 21 Upper-bracket Finals. Subsequently after losing to the Dickmann’s, Strong Opinions underwent a huge roster change, adding Maros and adamracek; replacing Thalash and alle. Despite this, the three-time champions of Premiership managed to bounce back during the last two weeks, securing two 6-0 wins over both Feila eSports finanzieren durch DROPS and Super Dickmann's MALLCOPS!
Tourettes Chessclub: Khazul and his mercenaries started off Season 12 with yet another default to Strong Opinions. In sharp contrast to the many memes regarding the Grand Final of last season, Chessclub’s individual talent alone makes them a lineup foolish to underestimate. From ETF2L’s Season 11 to 12, an unstable roster has had the team slip against lesser opposition, but during the latter, Tourettes Chessclub only lost out to Super Dickmann's KANNONEN!, ignoring the default given to Strong Opinions in Week 1. With one of, if not the best North American Heavymain KarlSagan from the ever-dominant UGC Platinum team Dunning-Kruger Effect, the underdogs of this matchup could very likely deliver a game keeping us on the edge of our seats.
Will the overall favourites Strong Opinions secure their 4th Premiership final to contest succeeding the fabled SNSD‘s record of three Premiership titles? Or will the legendary underdogs Tourettes Chessclub rise up to the occasion to show their true worth? Tune in to the BlackOut TV cast with infamous Beggar’s Bazooka user HartzFartz and OriginalVipa with Wiethoofd behind the camera at 21:15 CEST to find out!
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