All-Star Classic Stats: East Coast: 12 (4 in H3) West Coast: 9 (3 in H3) Halo MVP: Pistola Gears of War MVP: KILLA & PREDATOR (tie) RSV2 MVP: JWHOJCA5H
Friday Night Hilights: Hysteria voted stride player of the year Snipedown voted old spice rising star East wins All Star Classic
WBR1 Results: Str8 Rippin' 3-0 Legendz Instinct 3-0 Classic Carbon 3-2 Triggers Down Final Boss 3-0 Ambush
LBR1 Results: Triggers Down 3-0 Ambush Classic 3-2 Legendz
WBR2 Results: Str8 Rippin' 3-2 Instinct Carbon 3-1 Final Boss
LBR2 Results: Final Boss 3-1 Classic Instinct 3-2 Triggers Down.
LBR3 Results: Instinct 3-1 Final Boss
WBF Results: Str8 Rippin' 3-2 Carbon
LBF Results Carbon v Instinct
Announcements: The first event of the 2009 season is going to be in the Meadowlands, April 3rd-5th.
Other Games Gears of War: TH3 NSAN3Z Call of Duty 4: CA FeaR Rainbow 6 Vegas 2: MoB RAGE
Meadowlands has been confirmed as the season opener for April 3rd-5th.
Hysteria is the stride player of the year. He gets a trophy (full of stride gum) and a check for 25 grand
The "Old Spice Rising Star," or basically the most improved player, was unanimously Snipedown. He gets a little glass trophy thing and 5 grand, which he says in going towards a Pontiac G-8
GAME BY GAME
WBR1 Results: Str8 3-0 Legendz: Str8 comes back from a 2-1 deficit game 1, T2 gRAPES games 2 & 3
Instinct 3-0 Classic: First two games close, Roy owns game one. Game 3 won by >100 points.
CARBON 3-2 TRIGGERS DOWN: OMG WHAT!? Who the F@#k looses to carbon?! Not TD! I have no more to say about this series.
Final Boss 3-0 Ambush: FB Comes back from a 3-1 deficit game 1, Ogre 2 gets an Overkill extermination for the final cap.
LBR1 Results: Triggers Down 3-0 Ambush: First game close, every player between +2 and -2 k/ds. TD goes off game 2, all of TD +3 or better. Karma goes 40-21 game 3 and TD wins 202-81 on oddball. Karma said to the rest of TD something along the lines of "you have never seen me play seriously. I'm about to play seriously right now." And then he went 40-21. Yeah.
Classic 3-2 Legendz: Legendz puts up a good fight but gets rocked in the final TS game.
That wreaks havoc on my prediction bracket...
Str8 v Instinct
Str8 wins game 1 of WBR2 against instinct on pit CTF 2-1. game takes over 20 minutes, no one does especially poorly.
Instinct wins game 2, TS pit, to thunderous applause. They come back in the final moments to win 50-47. Roy goes +12.
Str8 takes game 3, oddball. Instinct had a good early lead but Str8 got their act together as Instinct fell apart. Elamite goes +11, and legit goes beastmode [on] off. I'm not sure, but I think they won by about 40 points.
Instinct takes Construct King to tie the series. They have an early lead, str8 is able to tie it up at around 80 and again at around 200, but Instinct clinches the game with under a minute left.
Game five is TS Amplified, Str8 takes it. They start off with a 12-5 lead, and maintain at least a 5 kill lead the whole game, finishing 50-42. Legit gets 17 kills, Roy gets a killing spree to tighten it up near the end but it's not enough.
Old Spice Play of the Match: Elamite Warrior goes one on four to stop the flag and a double kill on CTF Pit game 1.
Carbon v Final Boss
FB and Carbon start their series with Pit CTF, Carbon wins 2-1. It is tied up for most of the game at 1-1 until carbon caps one with 2 minutes left in regulation. Naded goes off with the sniper, shockwayv3 gets 31 kills, ogre 2 gets a triple.
Carbon wins game 2 on Pit TS, 50-40. Shockwayv3 goes +9, double kills abound.
Final Boss takes Game 3 on Oddball on Guardian. FB gets the early lead but carbon pulls ahead at around 50. Final boss takes the lead at 160 but carbon takes it back, then looses it at 180.
Game 4 goes to Carbon. The game is neck and neck the whole game, it looks like Final boss was gonna win but Carbon turns it around and even though Final boss retakes the hill they run out of time.
Moment of the match is naded's snipe from closed street to bottom purple on construct king. It was epic.
Instinct v Final Boss
Game 1 of instinct v Final Boss is Narrows CTF. Instinct gets the first cap and is able to keep FB off balance for a while. Instinct gets close a couple times but neighbor is a able to get the returns. Final boss finally ties it up with 2 minutes in regulation and nearly caps a second one but it's stopped, Roy almost gets the countercap but Neighbor clutches it. Regulation ends just as soviet gets a nice stick across under bridge, Soviet gets a flag to rocket, out BR's one of the ogres and strongside before going down, and then Walshy cap's it. Soviet and Lunchbox both put up 28+ kills.
Game 2 is Amplified TS, Final boss gets the early lead but instinct pulls ahead at 20. The lead is exchanged a few times but instinct starts to pull ahead with only a few kills left, it gets tied up at 44 then Roy rips out a triple, its tied up 49-49, Ogre 2 gets the last kill to win the game 50-49. Lunchbox went +7 but walshy went -8. All members of Final Boss were between +/-3.
The third game is Pit KotH, which is statistically instinct's best gametype. Instinct gets the early lead which grows rapidly. At the third hill begins the score is 107-51, this kind of lead is more or less maintained until instinct starts to break away during the last hill or so, it gets to the point where lunchbox starts taking no scopes (he gets 2 nice ones.
The next game is Oddball, a strong gametype for both teams. Instinct stats with a strong 50 point lead, until they get 4 down and Final Boss has time to set up and gets 10 points away. Instinct takes it back and the lead starts to reappear. The ball changes hands a few times, then Final boss gets the lead at 80. Instinct retakes the lead at 95, The game continues in this fashion, instinct starts breaking away at 125 and eventually establishes a 40 point lead, Final boss gets the ball with only 50 seconds left but Roy takes it away from them with a clutch double, the game ends and Instinct takes the series 3-1. Neighbor throws his controller to the crowd.
Supposedly Walshey hasn't lost a match to the ogres in four years.
Oldspice Moment of the Match is Lunchbox's quickscope followed by a noscope at the Snipe lift on Pit KotS "I closed my eyes and pulled the trigger" he says.
Str8 v Carbon
The next game is Winners Bracket Finals, Str8 Rippin vs Carbon, Narrows CTF. Carbon locks down the top and pulls the flag but can't capitalize, A few minutes later Naded brings the flag to their base and Shockwav3 puts it in. Ghostayame gets a second flag to top mid but he accidentally throws it off, Str8 seizes the opportunity and Elamite gets the countercap. A coupe flags get pulled a little bit but they cant capitalize. T2 gets a flag just to their return but it gets stopped and returns right as Snipedown gets to it. Shockwav3 goes for the countercap bottom mid but accidentally drops it off, even so he pulls another flag right up to their return but it gets returned by T2. after some time Shockwav3 gets a flag under cover of Cpt. Anarchy's near-triple with 1:30 left. Cpt Anarchy pulls a flag to bottom mid and is downed, Ghostayame gets a clutch double and puts in the flag for a 3-1 win with 10 seconds left in regulation.
Game 2 is TS Amplified, carbon starts off with an early lead, and maintains a four kill lead throughout the first half of the game where they start to pull ahead, 29-20. Soon after Snipedown goes off tying it up at 38, it remains tied up until the last few moments, Str8 wins the game 50-47. 46 of Str8's kills are assisted and snipedown goes +6.
The next game is Pit KotS, Str8 is 13-2 in this gametype. The match is tied up for a while until carbon starts taking a lead, eventually establishing a 70 point lead. Str8 starts regaining time and closes the lead to a 10 point lead. Snipedown takes a sick double with the sniper, another snipe through the slat on training but its not enough as Cpt Anarchy gets a double to retake the final hill and win the game, Carbon is up 2-1 in the series.
The 4th game is oddball guardian. Carbon gets an early lead, but Str8 ties it up and it remains that way until around 150, where str8 starts to break away. The final score is 250-148. I was sorta preoccupied during this match, sorry if the description is a little lite.
The final game is TS Construct. St8 gets the early lead, up 20-13. Carbon starts coming back to 22-22, but str8 starts pulling away again to 32-21. They accelerate even further to 41-24, Carbon pulls forward to make it a ten point game to 43-33, then Str8 cleans up the final kills to make it 50-37.
The Old Spice moment of the match is a Snipedown Double kill on Pit King right on his respawn.
The series goes to Str8, 3-2.
Instinct v Carbon
Losers Bracket Finals: Instinct v Carbon. Both teams beat Final Boss 3-1 and Triggers Down 3-2 and lost to Str8 Rippin 2-3. Both have similar strategies and are clearly of similar ability. This will be good.
The first game is CTF on Onslaught. Instinct gets the first cap a little over a minute in, then Roy takes in another flag another minute later. Cpt Anarchy gets the flag to their B Corner, but Roy is able to stop it. A few minutes later Shockwave gets the first score for Carbon and Ghostayame gets another little bit later, followed by a third from Cpt. Anarchy. Instinct pulls a flag but Anarchy and Shockwave are able to halt it. Roy later caps another flag for instinct to tie it up, immediately followed by a fourth by Walshy. A couple minutes later Anarchy and Ghost are able to pull another flag to tie up the game at 4-4. Inspired by an instinct cheer, Roy covers his brother lunchbox as he puts in the last flag for the win. Roy went +9.
Carbon went into Construct TS with a 0-1 deficit, a gametype that they have only one once out of six times. Instinct also has had some trouble, and is 0 for 2 on Construct TS. Carbon won the opening battle and took the early lead which started to widen to 28-18. All members of Carbon start going off with their power weapons, and they maintain their lead throughout the whole game. Naded nearly gets a triple but fails to kill Walsh. Carbon coasts to the finish line for a 50-38 win.
The next game is a good one for instinct, Pit KotH. Cpt. Anarchy gets a triple right of the break, and with that Carbon is able to get an early lead, 40 points at as the first hill moves. Carbon gets in the next hill, and the lead grows. Instinct is able to gain control and close the gap by a good amount. Ghost gets a clutch double to enable his squad to get back in the hill and start rebuilding their lead, but a slight misplay enables instinct to take the lead at 113. The score remains tied for some time, but instinct is able to surge ahead at around 170 and establish a 30 point lead. Carbon gets in the hill for a little bit but is unable to capitalize. Instinct builds it up to 224-148, but Carbon gets in with only 40 seconds left, and loose by mathematical impossibility. At this point carbon is down 2-1.
Narrows CTF is a good game for both teams, but Carbon comes out with an early lead with a cap less than a minute in, then Cpt. Anarchy pulls another one to bottom mid but cannot get it any further. Roy pulls instincts first flag and gives it to Walshy who is stopped right on the flag, but Lunchbox puts it in. Soviet gets another flag soon later under the cover of Roy's dirty sniping. Lunchbox and soviet pull another flag but Naded is able to return it. Lunchbox pushes back up, gets a triple, and brings the final flag home for a 3-1 victory over Carbon to meet Str8 Rippin' in the finals. All of instinct went at least +2 in this game.
Old Spice Moment of the Match- lunchbox's final cap on Narrows following a triple kill.
Str8 v Instinct
The first game is Narrows CTF. Roy gets the first pull, and Walshy scores it. Instinct pulls another flag to top mid, but Str8 gets the return. Legit and Elamite go for a countercap, but soviet kills both and gets the return. Legit tosses a flag over mancannon, and Snipedown gets the flag and uses it to kill soviet, then fumbles it and is killed. Legit tries to score it but Lunchbox clutches a last second return and starts working on a countercap. Roy eventually gets a flag to their base and scores it. After some time legit pills a flag to rocks, and T2 takes it and gets the first Str8 Rippin' Flag. He stops The countercap with a double kill followed by a stick. Elamite tries to countercap but fails, and Soviet takes a flag to their snipe but is shut out. Legit brings a flag to bottom mid and defends with it rockets long enough for Elamite to take it in and tie up the game. A few flags get pulled to no effect, then Lunchbox takes a flag bottom mid to score the final cap.
The next game is TS, also on narrows, and after the initial charge Str8 gradually comes out on top. They grow their lead to 35-25, and continue to go nowhere but up. Soviet gets a sniper but is killed immediately, and Str8 gets to 45-28. T2 scores the final kill to make the score 50-36. Legit and Str8 both go at least +7.
The score going into game 3 is 4-3 in favor of Str8. Team King is Str8's favorite gametype, but instinct isn't too bad at it either. Str8 gets the early lead, which widen's quickly. Instinct gets back in the hill at 92-22 and it remains tied through 140, where str8 starts to pull ahead by about 20 points. Instinct closes the lead again, but Str8 pulls away even more to close the game with a respectable lead. At this point Str8 needs only one more win to be the national champs.
Str8 starts out Onslaught CTF strong, as Legit gets the first flag to their A Corner and puts it in himself. Their next attempt fails, and Walshy is able to counter cap to tie up the game. Elamite and Legit work together to get the second Cap, and soviet after some time is able to get the flag back for Lunch to put it in. Lunch picks another flag ad nearly gets it in but T2 returns it. T2 goes for the counter cap, and Elamite nearly puts it in. Soviet returns it and takes it A side but fails to capitalize. Legit eventually gets the flag and puts it in for a 3-2 lead. Walsh gets the next flag and puts it in to tie up the game, and Soviet gets the next flag but can’t score it. It goes back and forth for a while with a few pulls but no scores, until soviet takes a flag up the middle and gets instinct’s 4th cap with 2 minutes left in regulation. Roy almost gets the final cap but T2 stops it, and Str8 stops it and Elamite puts it in, as Legit follows it up to their B corner, Elamite almost puts it in, but Legit puts it in to clinch the 2009 vegas championship.
Old Spice Moment of the Match is Elamite's cap to tie up onslaught at 4-4 with 26 seconds left in regulation.