After two days full with Shootmania action, the first open LAN tournament is over and we have a winner.
Saturday started with the 32 teams placed into four groups of eight teams. All favorites such as aL, colwn and Epsilon eSports ended at the top of their groups. Other teams such as ADK, Branque! and Art Gaming were looking strong as well. The top four of each group moved on to a second groupstage, which were four groups of four teams. You can find an overview of the first groupstage here.
In the second groupstage there were little surprises again. Epsilon eSports, ADK, colwn and aL all topped their group, followed by Branque!, punchLine, LDLC and Team-LDLC.com. These teams moved into a double elimination playoff stage.
In the second round of the playoffs the match everyone was waiting for took place. The Quake stars of colwn faced the Quake stars of aL. Stermy versus strenx. After three maps we had a winner. Colwn beat aL with 2:1, who were knocked down to the lower bracket. The Italian and his French comrades moved on to the upper bracket final. On the other side of the bracket Epsilon eSports had beaten ADK and Team-LDLC.com and were also in the upper bracket final. After three close games, colwn came out as strongest and moved to the grand final.
In the lower bracket final we could see ADK looking to prove a point. After beating Branque!, they were up against one of the top favorites, aL. They showed their intentions and strong form, beating aL with 2:1. In the lower bracket final they faced Epsilon eSports. Again three close maps, but ADK came out on top and continued their momentum and moved to the grand final versus colwn.
As colwn came from the grand final, it meant they started with one point ahead. The first map was Collided and the teams went head to head, but certainly colwn found grip over the match and won the map 6:3. The second map to be played was Archways. It started off close again, but as in the previous game colwn managed to sneak away the points and won it with 6:3 again, meaning they became the first SOPA Lan champions! You can find the entire bracket overview here.
1. colwn – stermy, winz, l1nkin
2. ADK – aKm, thek1ng, lanf3ust
3. Epsilon eSports – schocky, Shintaz, basH
4. aL – strenx, cr1pton, Saint-Cyptien
5. Team-LDLC.com – MoMaN, drizzer, Harts
6. Branque! – OuTrag3, Kryw, Naushaka
7. LDLC – c@m!, dONut, Captsu
8. punchLine – GLP, Flippy, Plapla
9. Art Gaming – drayen, snatje2, stOOnez
10. punchLine SM – Otenali, Payard, Luzzu
Vods: twitch.tv/maniaactu and the grand final @ 1:17
Edited by Badb0y at 10:57 CDT, 17 June 2012 - 26456 Hits