Gentleman Jon — In this instalment I’ve slightly tweaked the player performance data to make the amount of healing a player receives more easily comparable, covered some matches, and investigated whether it’s really possible to measure what a player should be doing relative to their healing.
TLR vs Decerto
Decerto entered this game having had some tough results and found themselves facing a battle for survival in the division. By contrast TLR were coming fresh off their wins over fellow playoff contenders Reverto and were looking to consolidate a position as best of the rest behind Epsilon.
Week 5 introduced Viaduct, the Koth format encouraging constant fighting, suicide waves and aggression against the background of the ever ticking clock.
Gentleman Jon — With ETF2L scheduling in its usual state of disarray there doesn’t seem to be much point waiting for the weekly structure to emerge as half the season will be over before I start week 1. With this in mind I’ll be reviewing matches and looking at how teams develop as the season progresses arbitrarily (or when I can be bothered) and this first part consists of a statistical overview of the matches played so far. So without further ado….
Reverto vs TSE
This week 1 match provided some interesting problems, how to deal with players that drop and the effects of pauses. The logs don’t show pauses, but in a game like this they badly affect everyone per-minute stats so I’ve taken the step of limiting any map that doesn’t have a stalemate ending (and therefore golden cap) to 30 minutes max.
Fl1p’s problems meant that he and konr only played a fraction of the games, so when I look at individual players I’m only looking at time they spent in the game, with the same 30 minute maximum in effect. This will still depress their stats a bit but it’s more representative than leaving them unadjusted, and it won’t be any worse than the 5 minutes spent chucking stickies through doorways on Granary.
“Due to the delayed ending of Season 14, which led to move-ups happening three days ago and not allowing teams enough time to pay, we have elected to give players and teams an additional two weeks to sign up for Season 15.
Registration will now remain open until Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Once registration closes there will be a few days for teams to get acquainted with the system and to schedule their first matches, which will begin Sunday, October 6th, 2013.
Season 15 will feature over $90,000 in prizes across five games, four regions, and seventeen divisions. Be sure to read the announcement for more information, and use the link below to register and pay.”
This is how the schedule stands in light of the deadline extension. Note also the adoption of the new Snakewater G7 version to bring the map pool in line with ETF2L Season 16.
Gentleman Jon — As the hive mind of European TF2 turns to the near future in anticipation of imminent new seasons one man hunched over a computer console in a darkened room, not watching sick frag videos or young ladies disporting themselves but instead gazing at reams of log entries, senses the winds of change and thinks “not yet”… Let me lead you by the hand (or drag you by the ear) back one last time to i49, back to that weekend, back to the Greatest TF2 Tournament of All Time…
Player stats are the main focus of most TF2 analysis but their performances all take place on the broader stage of the maps, which have their own characteristics to get to grips with. In this article I’m looking at who thrived and who choked on the maps played at i49, and through a meandering path of kills and damage I reveal how the teams fared head to head.
So without further ado a look at how the medics fared
Granary was a convincing 5-0 to Immunity, however Snakewater proved to be a challenge for iM. The Supervillains dominated the first part of the map, quickly scoring 3-0 at half time and then bringing it to 4-1 soon after that, only one cap away from playing a tiebreaker map on Process. However, as Yuki, star player and main man on iM put it, they were able to “pull a TCM” and bring back the map and win it by a hair with a 5-4 on Snakewater.
Sheep and Yuki as always pulled out all the stops on sniper and pocket soldier respectively, and achieved some truly amazing plays that we all have grown to expect over i49 and hope to see again at i52. Bulk also had an outstanding performance as demo, able to outperform Supervillains star Termo over the course of this match.
This will sadly be Antwa’s last appearance on Immunity, as he is moving overseas in the coming months. Everyone from ozfotress and around the world wish him the best for the future and thank him for the work he has put in to put iM at the top, and especially his performance as part of iM at i49. Yuki and Bulk confirmed in the post game interview that former iM player subtitled will most likely be coming out of retirement to fill the spot, and that the rest of the roster will remain stable for the time being.
Linked below the line are the vods for your enjoyment if you weren’t able to catch the game live.
For those of you unfamiliar with TragicServers, it’s basically the most well known American TF2 server provider in the competitive community, they also helped out with a ‘little’ fundraiser called “Tip of the Hats“. When I started the North-American version of serveme.tf, everyone I spoke to kept pointing me to these guys and currently they provide all the 10 servers in the NA system.
All of their servers come standard with: Global FastDL, FTP Access, 20 Slot SourceTV, ESEA-UGC-ETF2L Configs, MGE Mod (1v1 Deathmatch), SOAP DM (Pre-game Deathmatch), SizzlingStats, Automatic Game Updates, Video Tutorials, Mumble (6 Slots), TFTrue (being added just for us euros).
But now they’re back, and they’re giving the team formerly known as Zaibatsu the support they deserve, including LAN support. According to team leader ipz, Infused had the best offer and the best understanding of what their team could bring to the organisation and vice versa.
We can expect the same insights, demo reviews and tips from ipz under the Infused banner now, and who knows what other hoops their new corporate overlords will send them through.
So congratz to Zaibatsu and congratz to Infused! Give that organisation some love with a tweet or a like to show your appreciation for an organisation picking up a TF2 team!
Tomorrow you can see the new Team Infused participate in the ESA cup again, VanillaTV will be covering that tournament for the fourth week in a row so make sure to tune in!