We are down to the final four in the ESL Major Series and tonight they will all heed the call for war. The upper bracket final between Epsilon and Power will decide which team that goes on to the grand final and secure themselves a shot at the gold pixels and €400.
In the loser bracket Blight will be facing off against the last season champions, TCM. The loser of this match will be out the tournament.
Read on for all the details, including pre-match statements.
A tad out of date because sleeping pills and alcohol don’t end well apparently but hopefully it’s not too late, I’ll try and do this every Friday but i’m making no promises :D It’s just a quick summary of the last week since things can be a bit hard to keep track of especially when sites don’t let teams submit results :D Lets see how it goes….
One of the most prestigious Team Fortress 2 tournaments, the ESL Major Series, is once again ready to roll as all qualifications are done and ESL have arranged the 16 teams, who will be fighting for a total prize pot of €750, into 4 groups.
As always, we see the top teams represented and we can look forward to some exciting games when the league officially starts on Monday, October 11’Th.
As the winter season is kicking off we are seeing more and more tournaments popping up. One that always grabs our attention is the EMS and everything is set for the next iteration: EMS VII. The qualifiers are finished and we can now sit back and wait for the group stage which starts on the 11th October, that’s quite a few days away so you can treat this as a teaser or alternatively as a conclusion of the qualifiers.
The tournament will consist of 16 teams fighting for a prize pot of €750, which is distributed in the following way:
Qualified From Cup 1:
Peace and Love
Qualified From Cup 2:
The Last Resort
Qualified From Cup 3:
Disgruntled Face Gamers
Qualified From Cup 4:
EMS is also known for taking quite a while and this season won’t disappoint if we take a look at the schedule:
Yesterday was the 3rd qualifier cup of the EMS played, which brings us to 13 of the 16 spots taken.
With a flawless performance eMpathy finished the cup as #1 beating RAGE.eSports in the final.
Update: Here’s a highlight from their game:
Let’s see what both teams had to say:
It was pretty easy, and was fun fragging, now we’re looking for the road ahead and can’t wait to take that money.
Qualification round was really epic for us. Our first opponent was team Eternity and we expected strong game from them, but unexpectedly for ourselves we lead the score, and it was 4:4 and about 30 seconds left, so all ppl morally were ready to play golden cup. But suddenly 11 players were surprised that last Eternity’s point was capped by baklya – no one didn’t know where he was, included 5 our players :)
Then we had smooth match vs. Bastards with golden cap, and the final game vs. eMpathy. Though they are of course more powerful and long-time team, and actually we were very glad to quaified.
Disgruntled Face Gamers gave those Bastards a hard match and so qualified as #3 for the EMS.
Qualification was much easier than expected, we had lost to frost grandpapa on frieght in pcws but using our backup, Bash, who played really well and definately was the factor that resulted in our 5-0 victory, impresssive went smooth and an exciting colden cap loss from 5-3 down, then a nice game vs B! which went great despite us starting with 5 due to bash timing, all in all chuffed with qualification and it’s nice to qualify before the last qualifiers :)
4th and last qualifier is coming up this Sunday, 12.09.2010, 20cet. Sign Up! 3 more slots need to be filled! Where are you Mister, FakkelBrigade.. and such..!?