WCG ’09 champions wH.mTx are the winners of the L4D Outbreak tournament at East Zone Sports Club. They defeated Team Avant Garde (AG) in the finals with a score of 3,460 to 1,128*.
wH.mTx vs Avant Garde (Final scores)
|Crash Course 1||1,180||1,128|
|Crash Course 2||2,280||0*|
*Avant Garde’s Survivor score for CC2 is listed as zero because the server host exited his game before their scores could be calculated.
Team Out To Kill (OTK) took third place by defeating Tenacious Clique (TeC) in the third-place playoffs with a score of 3,224 to 2,648.
Tenacious Clique vs Out To Kill (3rd-place playoff scores)
|Map||Tenacious Clique||Out To Kill|
|Crash Course 1||1,088||1,056|
|Crash Course 2||1,560||2,168|
Although L4D Outbreak was scheduled to be played over a two-day period (10 October to 11 October), the tournament could be completed within a day as there were only six teams taking part.
Also, all matches were played on the new Crash Course campaign. This meant that each game could be completed much faster than the other four versus campaigns (No Mercy, Death Toll, Dead Air, Blood Harvest).
Damien “eCon” Seetoh, the youngest member of wH.mTx, had this to say about the competition: “It was a fun competition because we were able to land a 3+1 on Avant Garde”.
wH.mTx won the finals after a successful 3 Hunters + 1 Smoker assault on AG’s Survivors. wH.mTx were leading by about 2,000 points after their Survivors managed to escape the Crash Course finale with a +186 health bonus.
AG needed a health bonus of 190 and above when it was their turn to play as the Survivors, in order to cancel out wH.mTx’s lead and win the match. Unfortunately, an amazingly well-coordinated 3+1 attack by wH.mTx ended the match early before AG could reach the finale portion.
Dave “insi9nia” Yan, a member of Avant Garde, said he was quite pleased with his team’s second-place finish at the competition.
“We only had one day to practice on the Crash Course campaign the day before the competition,” he said. “Our team had to rely on pure skills to win rather than knowledge of the map”.
Second runners-up Out To Kill were made up of members from Trying To Survive [TTS], the team that took second place in Operation Blackstorm.
Leslie “Chubbs” Tan, team leader of OTK, said his team’s performance in the competition was “okay”, although he cited his concerns about the delays caused during the matches due to hardware instabilities.
The computers used for the competition in the LAN shop were plagued with some major latency problems, causing several players to disconnect during matches. The semi-final match between TeC and AG had to be restarted once because the server host’s LAN connection was disrupted.
Did I mention that was the best damn 3+1 I’ve ever seen by wH.mTx? Too bad there was no recorded demo of the final match.
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