Archive for March 25th, 2008

25 Mar / 6:54 pm

CAL-TF2 disappointment, or lack of patience.

I must say that I for one was excited about CAL-TF2, hearing much about them running several successful leagues in different games, I was only hoping the same could be said about Team Fortress 2.  Sadly I am currently just disappointed in my initial impressions.  I did a couple quick looks at the numbers in the first two weeks of matches and stumbled across these numbers right away.  In the first week, there was 25 matches, 9 of which appear to be forfeits based on the reporting of the score.  I was excited for such a short time, 25 matches scheduled thats 50 clans, perhaps there is hope for a decent league.   In the second week there was 22 scheduled matches, 10 of which were forfeits.   I really hope that its because of Easter, but it seems to be a trend.

There are a lot of familiar names in the league, that appears in both TFL and STA, and I really was expected CAL which is rather popular with the counterstrike world to bring in some new clans.  Lets just hope this trend levels off and we can get several clans that hang around and make it enjoyable.  I just want to thanks *BS* and [5e] for at least showing up.  It is always a shame to practice, plan and then be disappointed by another clans disorganization.

25 Mar / 6:41 pm

DJedi 2 – 0, over Team the Ubercide

I hope I am not screwing this all up, as we were scheduled to play Team the Ubercide, but I believe that their Team Fortress 2 division might be called 5 Elements. Not sure so you have my apologies if I am wrong on that account. However, after agreeing to take Easter Sunday off, we rescheduled like a hand full of teams I believe, to play on Monday. So we threw down on Granary after some trouble lengthy discussion about [5e] not being able to field 8 players and wanting us to drop one. We eventually agreed, but the lack of HLTV forced our spectator to join up instead of leaving, luckily shortly into round one their eighth player showed up, and the mismatch was a non-factor.

Round One &Two

Was a pretty standard run of Granary, soldiers and scouts all pushing into the middle taking the high ground. So solid running around, and the Jedi’s worked through. Most cases the Jedi’s had enough leverage to take out one side of the [5e] defense allowing a scout to sneak up to the next point allowing for near back to back captures before gearing up for a push to their base. This was pretty much the formula for winning outside of the couple good pushes that they made back on us, with scouts going around and getting our medics. In the end round one ended 8 – 0 and round two ended 7 – 0 giving DJedi the 2 – 0 win, per Cal rules. GG [5e].

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25 Mar / 6:39 pm

TFL: LoB over DJedi 8 – 2

I must first apologize for the late update on this one. LoB does deserve their credit for this win, and hopefully I can get some screen shots to show the scores on their much deserved victory over DJedi on Badlands.

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Badlands being one of the new Valve maps just has so many options and ways to attack it, and lets just say LoB pulled it off very well. They had great grouping scouts, that won the battle of the middle almost every time with the aid of their sniper. Their demomen then piped the spire in both defense and offense making it very hard to keep. And as most people know once you lose the middle, and the spire goes you can only really prepare for the next try. Lob took charge winning round one 4 – 2, and simply repeated the same thing in round two. The only real highlight on DJedi’s end was a several minute span were we held the last CP, it was rather impressive despite we did lose it, I guess I was just shocked as for how long we held it.

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GG LoB

25 Mar / 5:00 pm

Critical STA News

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The votes are in! Stronger Than All, an 8v8 TF2 league, has tallied the results and removed critical shots from match play.

Bucky33 an admin for STA posted this to their front page.

The vote to end crits was shockingly even. I’ll delve more into this in the forum. The configs have been updated and are available. Starting with matches 3/25 STA will no longer use weapon criticals.

Thank you to everyone who voted, and yay for no crits. CAL and STA are now no crits, should only be a matter of time before TFL follows suit.

25 Mar / 12:15 am

Can I Axe You A Question?

Wilson and Lunk had some fun on a pub last night going all axe. Our friends Fragment from REV6 and Crunch from All* were the fortunate victims of the fall of my axe. Wilson came through on the other team slaying someone himself. Apparently melee attacks are contagious and by the time we left half the team was running around with their respective close range weapons out.

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