What an event it was; Cybsum. The six best ShootMania teams showed some amazing class and skill in their matches.
After some small delays, the event went live with Trevor "qu1ksh0t" Henry, a known League of Legends caster, on the mic. The six teams were placed into two groups: The international one and the French one. The opener of the day was colwn, top favorite to win, versus Team-LDLC, an underdog.
This match proved to be little trouble for colwn, as they steamrolled their first three maps of the tournament and picked up frags in quick succession. Team-LDLC proved little opposition to the two Frenchmen and the Italian of colwn. After their successful start, the team continued to show their strength against adK as well, but even though the final score was 3:1, adK proved to be a strong team as every map ended in a close scoreline. The French group ended with colwn on top, adK second and Team-LDLC third.
Over in the international group, Millenium, also big favorite for a top placing, faced the somewhat unknown factor, the Americans of Mercenary Ops. They had shown strong form in the Twitch TV E3 tournament and didn't stop there. They gave Millenium a tough run for the win, but eventually came out short and lost 3:1. They also ended up losing to 3 Old Men with 3:0, but again all maps were very tight. The match for first place was then between 3 Old Men and Millenium. A first close map with a win for 3 Old Men was followed by two somewhat more comprehensive wins by 3 Old Men. Some might call it a surprise, but 3 Old Men ended on top of the International group after beating both Millenium and Mercenary Ops with 3:0.
Normally you would expect a playoff stage after the groups, but not at Cybsum. The third placed teams of the groups played each other to fight for the fifth and sixth place, the second place teams played for third and fourth and the winners of the groups played for the top position. This gave the following match ups:
Team LDLC vs. Mercenary Ops
adK vs. Millenium
colwn vs. 3 Old Men
The first match-up, for fifth and sixth place, was expected to be won by the Americans. But they started off on the wrong food, losing with 7:5, but they pulled it back straight after, winning two consecutive maps with 6:2 and 6:4. However, the French pulled a little surprise out of the bag and ended up bring home fifth place after winning two maps with 6:4.
Millenium, top dog for the win prior to the event, found themselves facing one of the underdogs, adK. The French side had proven they were up to scratch with the best at several occasions. At this event, but also at last weekend's SOPA Lan. Millenium took a quick start, grabbing two maps with 6:4 and 7:5. But a comeback looked to be on the cards as adK drew it up back to 2:2. A fifth map was to be played to determine the third place team. After an overtime, Millenium came out strongest taking the map with 7:5, bringing them the bronze.
In the grand final we saw six Quake legends. On colwn's side we saw Stermy, l1nkin and winz, facing 3 Old Men's fox, fazz and noctis. Colwn were favorites, for the simple reason that they had more experience in the game. This assumption proved to be right, as the final match of the tournament was the most one sided of all three evening matches. 6:4, 6:1 and 6:2 were the scores for colwn, who once again showed their sublime form and take their second LAN victory in two weeks time. 3 Old Men obviously did great, taking second place.
3 Old Men
For the full coverage of the event, head over to this page. Also a big shout out to qu1ksh0t and Mennace for a great cast!
Edited by Badb0y at 16:03 BST, 24 June 2012 - 44426 Hits