• 25 Nov 2006, 20:26 • News
Congratulations to both Fear Factory and Netrunners who called the game a draw and split the prizemoney. Congratulations also to zeroPoint for taking 2nd place.
So after what can only be called a breathtaking semi-final stage, we have ourselves the prospect of 2 final games. These are of course the lower and higher bracket finals you see above you, or as they are known in Poland, the "Polfinals". I grabbed kot for a short chat after his teams' victory over cdap pi.
'Just describe the emotion you're feeling right now.'
"Well ... I'm just at a loss for words at the moment because I was very very nervous during the semi-final and right now I can barely speak at all - it was just that tense. I'm just so happy to have got through to the final, and I'm really proud of the whole team"
'You're facing Fear Factory in the winners' final ... can you win?'
"Yeah, we can win. I know they're strong but then again so are we, I'm pretty confident in going all the way tonight".
Then our moment of love had to come to an end so that I could write this and kot could go prepare for his next game versus Fear Factory. But just how did Netrunners overcome cdap, and what did Fear Factory come up with to subdue zeroPoint?
We'll start with the pre-tournament favourites zeroPoint, who now find themselves by virtue of losing to FF in the losers' bracket final and clinging to life ... it'd be a lie to say morale isn't at its best right now (no worries, I'll fix that tonight!). zP saw themselves fullheld on their first round radar attack and their misery was comfounded only further when Fear Factory managed only to beat it by 1 minute and 3 seconds. First blood to the Poles then, but it might as well have been the fatal blow, as FF blitzed their attack on goldrush leaving darky and company still attacking the tank with 3 minutes left. Fear Factory were in the final.
Then it came Netrunner's time to shine. In a game that was far more tight than either side should have made it, the match went to a third map and to the location that is Wurzburg. Skip to the final round and cdap have the radar parts at their spawn but Netrunners are swarming the truck. Time is running out, cdap simply have to push. With 10 seconds left they finally do with the radar parts making it all the way to the truck. In the ensuing melee that occured, somehow, somehow fobje was gunned down less than half a metre away and the parts were returned. You could cut the tension with a knife.
And now we have our finals. All four teams deserve to be at this stage, but only two can leave with prizemoney ... who will it be?