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    PlanetQuake | Features | Articles | FHCS: The CPL Qualifiers (p. 2)
   

From the Hardcore Side
Pappy-R takes a trip to Digital Fusion for the CPL qualifiers in Toronto and gets the scoop on all the gaming action.
  — by Pappy-R


4|Sploidicus going postal

The action I got to see for the tournament was a joy. Tactics and aim combined to make a ballet on the servers that rivaled any professional sports contest I had ever seen. If you know what you're looking at, it's a beautiful sight. Weapons' switching was down to a fine art as competitors opted for the right tool for the job, or area they were entering. Armour was at a premium and you paid dearly for not having enough. One thing you have to give id Software credit for in Quake III was the weapons balance, as even the lowly machine gun could be used to hold off a rocket happy foe. I'm convinced these guys could have made a Q-Tip a dangerous weapon. At some point, and I don't remember the exact time, it got down to the final 16 players. Here's the list again so some can see their names in lights. The following players battled it out with tremendous flair:

Losers Bracket:
[xeno]Julios
Matrix
.ki.Smokey
stx Suicidal
|4|Crazymatt
a|Roach
vest
1134-Demoral

Winners:
|4|sploidicus
/L Power K
Elan
[xeno] Dy-Syng
[xeno]Famine
[xeno]emplate
[xeno]Houser
[xeno]versatile

If there are injuries...it's a sport!

The matches went on for hours, as those that lost one were slid over to the losers bracket and the few that could keep going undefeated tried to keep their momentum. What I'm sure happens to most spectators, happened to me, and nothing remains as clear as the final few. The Korean team I mentioned at the start of this piece had carried on with a fury and Elan had gotten down to the finals without losing one. He was smooth and precise to the point that if he was to be your opponent, you prayed for a level without a rail in it. It was getting very late in the day as at 11:30 PM we were still a few games away from the final verdict. A major highlight was a semi final match between Power K and [xeno]Dy-Syng that was decided in overtime. This was quite amazing since DY-Syng had come back heavily to this point, and to come back and win in OT was a hugely tense and rewarding moment for him and those of us watching. [xeno]emplate was on a roll of his own and took a drained Dy-Syng out for a shot at the still undefeated Elan.

This set the stage for a final, where Elan had to win one, and [xeno]emplate had to win two to take the gold. This final match was one worthy of the slot it took, but Elan held firm and dominated the match to its conclusion. Although [xeno]emplate tried to keep the level locked down after a kill, there's just too much room for a new spawn to get back some supplies in Q3dm13. Elan ran the level smoothly and took emplate out in most of their encounters. The winner for the day was Elan who traveled quite a way to compete in this tournament. Elan was then awarded his prize of the 500 bucks towards his plane ticket to the event in Texas, and the last GameSpy mouse pad I had from the prize bag, along with a GameSpy 3D and RadioSpy registration. He already had a T-shirt from an earlier giveaway around noon.

Congrats to all that participated, you all helped make this one kick ass tourney, and a great day for this old gamer.

You can view some of the demos from the qualifiers by downloading them right from FilePlanet!

Next: Pappy kicks it with the Pacific Rim


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