22 Feb / 1:00 pm

TFL: DJedi over Quantum Flux

Last night Digital Jedi faced off against some old friends, Quantum Flux, on cp_labor, a map we have never played in competition before. We weren’t really sure what to expect and started off with a traditional lineup involving a mix of classes including scouts. We also had a new personnel lineup which included a few new Trainees with Wilson and Grog and the return of an old salt, Moopwrangler.

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Round 1

The first round started like most CP maps with a hard fought battle for the middle capture point. Hein beat qf to the middle as scout and capped as much as he could before dying in a hail of gun fire. DJedi moved into position and captured the middle and with lots of qf dead, pushed to CP4 while their wave of respawned players got into position to hold us off their last point. We ubered in and picked qf apart slowly and were able to capture their last point to go up 1-0.

We started our 2nd run in pretty much the same way, except we lost the middle, and lost our 2nd control point and were gearing up for a defensive stand against incoming ubers. We counter-ubered and block the ability of qf to capture the point and when the battle was over, they had 7 down and we pushed out of our base. We recaptured the middle and pushed into CP4 and pushed them back into their base and finally captured the point to go up 2-0.

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Round 2

Once again, on our 3rd run we lost the battle for mid and were pushed all the way back to our base. This time QF had some definite momentum and has us dead-to-rights on our last CP as we rushed to defensive positions. Hein, having switched to heavy from scout a few runs ago, was able to jump on the point to block a capture while dodging stickies that a demoman was planting all around him. Bobbing and weaving as heavy/medic hein and theSpawn successfully defended the back point with only a few seconds to spare and after the dust settled all of qf was dead and we were pushing with great haste to recapture the middle. Knowing we were coming for it, QF anxiously rushed out of their respawn only to be met with multiple critical stickies from Rental on their respawn door. Operation Omar Little gayed about half of Quantum Flux and allowed DJedi to take back control of the fourth capture point as Tendril rained critical rockets on the remaining defense and left qf reeling on their heels. Moop and Wilson pushed in to the last point with an uber and moop critted one medic and ran away from the uber qf’s second medic blew and amazingly managed to live. Rental swooped in with lots of people distracted or dead and a RENT-A-CAP capture ensued.

I did not get to see the end of the 4th score of the first round from SourceTV so I don’t know exactly what happened. The two defensive stands and offensive pushes witnessed from spectator mode were beautiful and reflected the values and perseverance of DJedi. Round 1, DJedi over qf 4-0

Round 2 my internet died and so I didn’t get to see or hear anything, if anyone would like to submit additional comments on the 2nd round please do so. Round 2, DJedi over qf 4-0

Final Score – DJedi over QF 8-0

SourceTV Demos from Both Rounds

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Rental also had some thoughts on the match…

From my point of view, they did a good job at mid, getting into high positions on our side.
We let them get pressure on our final points a few times. They were definately prepared, getting into the high ‘ramp room’ and piping us in. Somehow we broke through, got some kills and pushed them all the way back to their last cp.
Once there, we piped them in while we built our ubers and took the caps.
Overall it seemed we did a great job of counter-ubering.

Thank you to the TFL admins for allowing this match to happen. We were originally scheduled to play a new clan from Ecuador and qf was on a bye for the week. Great games to Quantum Flux, it was a great match and I’m glad we both got to play last night.

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