After four weeks of top 9v9 action, we have our ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup Finalists. Although these teams started as outside contenders for the title, Germany and France destroyed their opponents in the group stages and battled their way through the intense playoff matches convincingly. With a prize pool of £1200 up for grabs, both teams will no doubt be giving it their all in an effort to take home the cash!
Germany BasH , KLar, ipz, Thy, bsh, ThUn, HomerJ, Stefan, Bighomer
France Flippy, T-Mac, Fl1p, Degun, Mista, Tek, Pognon, Flaoua, Daff
ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup(31 comments)
- Monday August 13th
- 21:15 cest
- 15:15 edt (na)
- 05:15 est (aus)
Who will win this match?
- France (54%, 33 Votes)
- Germany (46%, 28 Votes)
Total Voters: 61
The Germans may have suffered a loss in the 6v6 tournament yesterday, but the Highlander team will looking to capitalise on their momentum gained after knocking out 9v9 favourites Sweden. Germany look to be very strong on ctf_converge and it’s no surprise they’ve chosen the map for the final. Their roster is stacked with top players including team captain Thy, possible Crack Clan recruit Ipz as well as Epsilon’s BasH and stefan.
The French squad also has its fair share of 6v6 talent. Tonight’s lineup will most likely feature Premier Division stars Flippy and Tek of Team Punchline, as well as current Nitrose scout dONut. KritzKast spy Daff has also had an unbelievable tournament so far and is always worth keeping an eye on. France’s map pick for tonight is koth_viaduct, and while they edged past Ukraine on it comfortably enough, it’s a map they’ve only played once so far in this cup.
I caught up with Thy and Daff to get their thoughts on tonight’s matchup:
Thy: After we won every map in this tournament so far we feel very good that we can continue that streak and win vs France tonight. If Flippy has a good day and good protection by his team mates he could be a game changer for them. Like in the past games we will just focus on our Deathmatch skills and just play super aggressive and we hope that’s gonna help us win against France.
Daff: I must say that personally, I feel pretty confident about our chances of winning the final. Even though the semi-final was intense I feel like we have what it takes to win this. We are expecting more stronger individualities from Germany but if we can get a good team play to work, this is gonna be a great match to watch.
It’s been an amazing tournament so far and this match will be no exception. Admirable and Comedian will be covering the action for VanillaTV, so we hope to see you there!