A very lengthy match report, complete with multiple screenshots.First level: mp_toujane
EuroCup XXII winners citerciciii met with the predominantly Slovenian based ACER
in a group A match yesterday. With both teams undergoing some kind of lineup reformation, this could be called a game of transition, as it was played on the map surely everyone knows the best to leave as little room as possible for any flawed teamwork, should it arise.
For the Slovenians of ACER
made a last moment decision which clan to play for, in light of iRETIX
replacing eSuba in group D. It is currently unknown how the Slovenes of iRETIX
will line up for their match against Stheno tonight. Back on to sweeter pastures, or more accordingly, coops!, for it was ENIt
delaying the entire proceedings with his chicken meal. Using my ability to intertwine both personal experience and an editorial capacity, I can confirm this is at least the third time I know of chicken had delayed a game for ENIt
Moving on from this editor sighing in despair at the inability of the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opening shop in Slovenia, we surely must examine the recent departure of smokeR
from the C XXV
lineup. From what information is available, he is on a work leave in Germany, should not be returning for at least a month. Whether his tek-9 advertised retirement is permanent is yet to be seen. Stepping in his rather large boots as scope for this season will be sonex
. Although not quite a winning debut, his performance galvanized any fears of C XXV
losing their edge.
We began with a pistol bash, an often dreaded affair, especially from the side of C XXV
. One watching the recent GBC stream would spot their humorous mention of always losing PB, however even this dreadful curse ended yesterday, as they scored a team ace and won easily. sonex
got the opening frag of the game with a nade on the axis opponents, until ENIt
put him down with his scope in reply. As the round progressed and frags were exchanged, jape
clutched the important 1v1. ENIt
was not disheartened by this turn of events, providing two nice shots to bring the game to 1-1. With Grega (:
getting the ever so annoying keypackets kick, C XXV
tied down the round. They continued in like fashion to make it 3-1. hEFEST
continued a nice display of form, with his third double in a row, bringing his team a 4-1 lead on the attack.
naded himself in the following round, the Slovenians pulled one back. The match was plagued by technical problems, mostly from qtor
's side, especially high ping and crashes. ENIt
attempted to go huge with three kills in the next round, but lost the crucial 1v1 to fatalicious
crashed for the first time in the next round, leading into a timeout. A truly well timed timeout indeed, as the referee had something important to say about the match proceedings.
get the 7-2 round, and it looks like a decisive lead has been established. Slowly but surely, however, the sons of Triglav claw themselves back into the game, with all five of their players contributing crucial frags in the following rounds. The half ends in a favourable position for them, 7-5.
yet again opens the gameplay, but sixty9
would have none of that, getting a triple from a delayed A push and copious amounts of fortune. With fatalicious
now pinging into 999 territory every few seconds, sixty9
takes advantage to take him down during one of the 999's, then pushing on A and securing a ridiculous noscope with his rifle into A shop. Even with sonex
desperately firing on all cylinders, getting yet another in a long series of opening kills, sixty9
secures the third round in a row with an A push, his luck now reaching epic new heights. It is now 8-7, as ACER
take the lead for the first time.
The Croatian scope strings together a triple, to bring a halt to their round leaking. The excellent sonex
secure the next round, even as we are faced with another qtor
crash, 9-8. sonex
combine for a team takedown after another timeout was used and C XXV
have a comfortable lead again at 10-8. As ACER
go desperate and switch up scopes, even though ENIt
had performed well so far , mauSer
rising to the challenge, sixty9
pulls another A miracle, taking down three and pulling it back to 10-9.
getting a nade kill and Grega (:
a double, the game is again tied, finally in double digits. The next round is crucial, jape
and Grega (:
left in a 1v1, after hEFEST
gets two nice headshots from A corner. Although jape
was far from displaying decent form over the course of the match, he clutches yet another time. qtor
crashes yet again at the start of the round, ACER
missing the opportunity to take the pause immediately, although kudos to them, they use their own timeout so C XXV
can bring in ultima
for the final two rounds. Even without qtor
, C XXV
had won the round and at 12-10, it would take something special to close off the game.
Clearly, finally done and invigorated by his chicken dinner, ENIt
drops 4, denying the Croatians their first match point. He gets another three in the final round, with the teams sharing the points at 12-12.
draw 12 - 12
In a match dominated by technical problems, ACER
take advantage and snatch an unlikely draw. With sonex
on top form in toujane, it will be interesting to see if he can replicate such form on other maps in the pool.
|Player of the match|
|Citerciciii EC XXVI|
| ultima||ACER |
| Grega (:|