The last hope of Europe have been vanquished from the main tournament here at Insomnia 46; Epsilon eSports are out. The optimistic crowd that had gathered around the VanillaTV Stage this afternoon were silenced by another domineering performance from Leviathan Gaming.
Anyone who has been following the VanillaTF2 coverage in the months and weeks leading up to today will not be too shocked that NA teams are besting EU teams, but just how one-sided these engagements have been should certainly be raising a few eyebrows.
The Upper Bracket victors, Classic Mixup, await LG in the Grand Final to be played in less than an hours’ time on the main stage here at Telford’s International Centre, but the repercussions of the preceding fixtures will be felt long after the hysteria of the finals has faded.
A lot of the top tier European players who have come here on the golden ticket of the few remaining MGOs supporting our scene need to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask themselves if they still have the passion and drive that once propelled them to the top.
I apologise for the oppressive tone of this article, but the dazzling displays from these North American hotshots may have inadvertently sucked the oxygen of the i46 hype-mosphere. The community, particularly those in attendance, need to swallow their pride and get behind these impending Grand Finals.
Classic Mixup enigma, Ruwin, Harbleu, TLR, Platinum, PYYYOUR
Leviathan Gaming Clockwork, Cyzer, mackey, enoryt, B4nny, Shade
- Sunday August 26th
- 18:30 cest
- 12:30 edt (na)
- 02:30 est (aus)
Who will win this match?
- Classic Mixup (61%, 37 Votes)
- Leviathan Gaming (39%, 24 Votes)
Total Voters: 61
So dig out your Texas Ten Gallon and start waving those star-spangled cheeseburgers; let’s create a fitting end to what has been a truly unique event in Team Fortress history.