Hello everyone! After a long night of excruciating delays, massive headaches and some exciting games, the CPM Spring 2012 CTF Draft is officially over!
The tournament started at approximately 16:15 CET, 15 mins later than planned. This was due to some teams missing players, which later led to those teams having to drop out. (namely ddk's team, sandslott, who had only 2 of their 6 players show up in time.)
gaiia was busy playing his own games, and selfishly neglected updating the scores, much to the dismay of esc|eThaD, captain of the russian invasion! team. The groups finally got played, and two teams from each group made it through.
Group A saw the triumphant russian invasion! team win all of their games and WeHeartPandas securing the 2nd play-off spot, while Group B was a thriller to the last map.
After a small mistake in gaiia's maths ( one of the many ), the last match between Innit2Winnit and rill ni66az was to decide who would get the 2nd play-off spot. Innit2Winnit was safe and had secured their play-off spot, but the battle between rill ni66az and f-f-f-fight! was still ongoing.
The thriller turned out to be way more complex than what it was thought to be, with rill ni66az winning their game vs Innit2Winnit 2:1, allowing them to take the 2nd play-off spot from Group B. Or they could've taken, but instead they had to give it to f-f-f-fight! because their players actually have lives and had to go to bed.
The semi-finals were then played between russian invasion! and f-f-f-fight! and WeHeartPandas and Innit2Winnit. After tense matches, f-f-f-fight! and WeHeartPandas made it through to the finals. If someone watched the finals and wants to do a recap, you are strongly encouraged, but I myself cannot do it, because I was busy doing other stuff and falling asleep on stream.
f-f-f-fight! ( Reptile (captain), Has3, nikre, GNZ, Sab0o, erhiy )
WeHeartPandas ( pan (captain), ele, dayum, kwong, fjjjjj, tab )
Shared 3rd place: russian invasion! ( esc|eThaD (captain), xano0ch, CA|NE, dozi, LHC|nukemonk, crap ) and Innit2Winnit ( gaiia (captain), _jones420, skawpet, madse, rush, nifwl )
Overall, I think this cup was a success. Even though we predictably had our fair share of drop-outs, I think the number of sign-ups (86 players total) shows that CPM is not a game with 17 players, at least when the PK community joins us for mutual gain.
I thought the teams were pretty evenly matches, and most games were exciting to watch/play. I'm also grateful for server admins co-operating with me regarding maps and other stuff.
I'm very glad that we had a good stream provided by nineX and wonko, and also a chav version provided by b5k, Liam and _8bitlobster.
I am also very grateful for the understanding and kindness towards me, even though I was doing a poor job of keeping the scores updated/operating GTV/bla bla.
Maths. Learn it. I miscalculated stuff so many times during the cup.
Delays. It's inevitable, but still something to apologize for. I think the cup should not have been started earlier, but I have to think through some stuff more thoroughly for the next tournament. I'm also sorry for the slow creation of brackets, ESR posts and all the other shit I forgot to do, or eventually did a few days late.
Not sticking with my original decisions, and trying to please everyone. This is the main reason the map pool for the cup was changed 4 (yes, that's four) times over the course of less than two weeks. I apologize for the effort you guys put in to practicing maps, which did not make it to the final map pool.
Terifire, for support and help with miscellaneous tasks.
HellTiger, Kartan, mikul, KekS and Maverick for kindly providing servers to play on and taking care of the tedious task that was changing the maps on the server every few days.
nineX, wonko, b5k, Liam and _8bitlobster for the streams.
Djon for hosting the maps, help with miscellaneous tasks and hating me for picking CTF as the mode for the cup. I promise you, I'll select something else next time. ;)
mads, jones, skawpet, rush and nigel for being awesome teammates. Was a pleasure to play with you guys.
I would also like to thank everyone who signed up, watched the streams or in any way took part in the cup. I hope everyone enjoyed it, and that we get even more sign-ups and games next tournament.
So f-f-f-fight! won? Well, not exactly. Here's why:
rill ni66az 2:1 f-f-f-fight!
Innit2Winnit 2:1 f-f-f-fight!
rill ni66az 2:1 Innit2Winnit
rill ni66az took the 2nd play-off spot, but were noble and gave their spot to f-f-f-fight out of sheer generosity. Then f-f-f-fight! got to the finals and won, but what we see above proves, that rill ni66az were the real winners.
Feel free to upload demos from the cup to challenge-tv or here on ESR. VODs are available. Some demos from the cup have been uploaded, for example rep's demopack (semi-finals and finals only) and gaiia's demopack.
Edited by gaiia at 12:46 CDT, 1 May 2012 - 19066 Hits