The third installation of the SP Opens takes players back into the wastelands of the future to fight over a $100 prize pool
Let the games begin!
Between players not showing up, internet outages and rule discussions, this was definitely an endurance round for everyone involved. All the more noteworthy is the fact that the players managed to produce an impressive amount of great 1v1 matches in the process!
Due to time constraints, the Finals could not be played out just yet; instead, ZxGanon will be setting up a backup stream from tonight, 8pm UTC to get the BO7 series between Punsho and Icesinithol on camera.
Congratulations to StolenTech and Eskimo for taking 3rd and 4th spot respectively!
I will already be boarding the train to Bregenz at that time, so I'll cover the Finals as a regular youtube shoutcast instead.
The next tournament will see a complete ruleset overhaul to avoid situations like these in the future.
The brackets can be viewed here: https://challonge.com/lhpj7vg7
Round of 8: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/458400095
Bonus Clip: https://clips.twitch.tv/AffluentVictoriousDillTF2John
Finals Livestream: https://www.twitch.tv/zxganon_
Thanks to all those of you playing and watching; it was a great run despite some hiccups!
See you after the holidays!
Congratulations to Punsho, who despite the controversy surrounding his questionable use of the deploy bug managed to overcome his final opponent in a true battle of attrition; in the same vain we salute Icesinithol, who displayed incredible stamina and resilience in a tournament run where barely any games lasted under twenty minutes, ultimately having to concede only to Punsho after seven games played.
As a stark contrast, we saw an incredibly lighthearted Bronze match series, with StolenTech and Eskimo throwing every cheese move known to mankind at each other, ending no game in more than six minutes. Congratulations to StolenTech for prevailing in this series and taking the third spot; also shoutout to Eskimo for his incredibly solid performance throughout the event.
Video of the Preliminaries: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/458267143
Video of the Round of 8: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/458400095
Video of the Semifinals: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/458400831
Finals, part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WG07H0X8d8
Finals, part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ARvFHjSYo
Finals, part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WrMoHUTpiE
Thanks to everyone for participating in and watching the event!
Despite (and maybe in part thanks to) all the hiccups, it was a truly unforgettable experience,
and the next SP tournament will take place around Christmas.
See you on the battlefield!