Monday, 1 September 2014

WM & qRage crowned joint winners of final tourney

After a closely-fought final that spanned nearly 3 hours, |WM| and qRage drew 10-10 and agreed to share the GS4 tournament trophy. Congrats to both of them. You can find the full summary of the major tourney events below:

Group Stage

The first SF pitted Cartel against WM, a fixture that is usually seen in the final of recent VIP tournaments. WM won quite comfortably 8-1, but there was more drama in the second semi-final as ESA drew 6-6 vs qRage, before some communication errors lead to the two teams having to play a winner-takes-all round to act as a decider. The event was slightly farcical but there was little other choice and qRage eventually wrapped up the victory to secure a place in the final.

Key to success
For qRage, the preference was (understandably) to choose smaller maps (Qwik Fuel x3, Food x3). In 5 of the 6 matches, they won the six-round mini-game on their chosen map, making the task of playing on the opposition map - that was maybe unknown - far more manageable. As for WM, it was about the experience shining through, as a team that seemed quite rusty from CS:GO still managed to navigate through to the finals.

A big thanks to:
-All the referees, who were much harder to employ this time round. Most notably ||ESA||Sex, who was prominent throughout, as well as Dida, Alien, Braveheart, Actind, Mig, Reverend, Unna, Yazan, Edward and Innocent.
-Rugi for providing complementary server hosting facilities.
-All the teams for taking part and fulfilling their matches (bar the Trilogy of Noobs) 

Note that the end of this tournament also signals the end of S4N. There will be a final summary article next week before this chapter closes in SWAT4.