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Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Weekly Highlights

As in previous seasons I'll be posting some of the most entertaining matches I watched each week.

If you want to watch any match (spoiler free) then you can download them from the RAGL site: https://ragl.org/games

Master's Match of the Week

Season 13, as many seasons before, started with a lot of games in Minions and a lot of delays in Masters. There were only three matches in Masters, and this one featured two players promoted from Minions last season - Dodder (Minions S12 3rd place) vs Tux (Minions S12 4th place).

Dodder vs Tux (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1610029007 (at 3:50:42)
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1bg411a7d4/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/c6360927394de7e ... 8d2750df85
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/1cea4f3d3c70e82 ... 1b1dd3b830

Best of the Rest

After three seasons in Masters, Sigil has dropped down to Minions. Mint meanwhile has been a fairly persistent favourite to get promoted into Masters, but never quite managed it.

Ekanim vs Sigil (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuVmIqZ2j8&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/7a75323500e95da ... 84ba5234c9
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/a83cabe76c7794f ... 6a4af3cfe1

Hans has got his season off to a flying start, playing four matches in the first week. As usual it's hard to predict what units he'll be using. Tailix on the other hand has come up from Recruits (there weren't enough registrations to make Recruits viable this season), and can almost be guaranteed to build light tanks.

Nilhall vs Tailix Killa Mentor (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuVmIqZ2j8&t=6480s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/7bcaad4d979badd ... 69d59e8ace
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/e67e6689f169b5b ... b86a58e4e9

Honourable Mentions

Technically this game was played in Week 0, before the start of the season, and it made an excellent opening match. Judging by the recent ladder matches, milkman could be one of the most improved players this season:

Ekanim v milkman (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuVmIqZ2j8&t=8125s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/f47fb145c375375 ... 2bbbf2f034
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/e49c18bbb4b07fa ... f0d9b0782f

Another contender for the "most improved" award is chouchani. Here he is against spetsnaz, both of whom have been promoted from Recruits.

chouchani vs spetsnaz84 (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuVmIqZ2j8&t=4015s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/ea0aca13da8f843 ... b049dfef46
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/272d88321c68920 ... c5b31d7467

As always I didn't get time to watch all the matches, so if there are other highlights from this week that I missed please feel free to post them below!

Other Casts

BeTe vs chouchani and BeTe vs BIGHalk (Minions)
Analysis cast by BeTe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSnwSYlvB8c

Eugenator vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkuVmIqZ2j8&t=2950s
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 2

Week 2 was a quieter week, with ten games in Minions and one in Masters. Masters players in particular have been making good use of their delays, and so hopefully Week 3 will see more action. On top of the delays, Bain has sadly decided to season forfeit from Masters, without getting around to playing any games. Regardless, there were some good matches this week, starting with:

Masters Match of the Week

Duke Bones came second in Minions last season and kicks off his season against Season 11 runner up Kav. This was the only match from Masters, and so is here by default, but I think it would have made it in on entertainment value anyway.

Duke Bones vs Kav (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrsHaDDkMk&t=8631s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1tK411U75d/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/3a1c9d18b288954 ... 36bd4a44d5
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f4a792ecc75af35 ... bdf28a3051

Best of the Rest

J!NX (or N_M) has played plenty of OpenRA tournaments in the past, but this is their first season in RAGL. Mo delayed both matches in Week 1, but is back in action this week with a couple of great matches.

J!NX vs Mo (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrsHaDDkMk&t=5620s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/15250c67cef051a ... 8e59643557
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f24116ebf18e740 ... 97f7b4108b

Another RAGL newcomer, BigHALK, is up against Hans Nilhall. Hans has been racing through his matches, having played 6 of his 13 matches already.

BigHALK vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrsHaDDkMk&t=3800s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/6b992f357ab5f4d ... 81c1e0e5b0
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/1a283083a8b4bd6 ... cd3057784c

Honourable Mentions

Another entry from Mo in this weeks highlights, this time against milkman. milkman is tied with Hans for most matches played.

milkman vs Mo (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrsHaDDkMk&t=1980s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/87709f3211d3710 ... fac0e6bd03
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/6994f22b52c25db ... 1779e257f0

Also a second entry from J!NX, vs spetsnaz who's had to delay a couple of matches.

J!NX vs spetsnaz84 (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUrsHaDDkMk&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/8ce85d9b79ff98c ... 591ad4e554
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/76361848be64922 ... 0f795686a8

Other Casts

BigHALK vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knTsT4ogCX8

Nilhall vs BeTe (Minions)
Analysis cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1we4y1t71X/

The full schedule can be found in the forum, along with information about delays and strikes - see this thread for more information.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 3

Week 3 saw a surge in matches, particularly in Masters where we had twelve matches. We also ended up with fourteen matches in Minions for a total of 26 matches this week, a figure not seen since Season 11.

Masters Match of the Week

Two of the favourites for this season were scheduled to play in Week 1, but needed to delay their match until this week. This match was well worth the wait!
dang_shot vs Kav (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LiyurJJFc8
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=3440s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1GK411S7vV/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/91eb8c9e4a1247e ... 8d32748ef4
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/0d7fb715fbd3a2a ... 9b43bbe7d3

Best of the Rest

Meanwhile in Minions there were a couple of excellent matches. The first was between BeTe and Spetsnaz:
bete vs spetsnaz84 (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=9328s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/324b8cef5d9b144 ... 9c6a1e4696
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/a39001531f47710 ... 09a7d89243

The second match in this section featured two of the RAGL officials and was streamed by Kaution.
milkman vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SMc8TrXHfg
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/9f4f762c7efef43 ... 3613498b40
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f19a624403baa14 ... 0985ef31ef

Honourable Mentions

You can tell it was a good week when a game featuring grens, an IC, a demo truck, two minelayers, a mig and an ore silo didn't make it into the highlights. I wanted to include far more matches than usual, and most of the remaining matches had one game that was significantly more interesting than the other, so I've just picked out the more interesting game from each of these matches.

The Season 12 champion kicked off his campaign this week. The first match in particular was pretty intense.
despro vs Dodder (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=5553s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/003203274c704fc ... e69b7cecaf
[ Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/9c4205320687099 ... bd1e3d9d8c ]

This is also the first week I've featured Blackened (S12 runner up) and Upps (S10 runner up). The second game was excellent.
Blackened vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=1880s
[ Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/a0c79c2da4d5470 ... 37cbb71c75 ]
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/e05b4dd1e1f6edc ... c9dbc77768

Kav played five matches this week - here are a couple more games from him. Firstly game 1 against Unano.
Kav vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=5110s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/dc21eddbe6eea4f ... 558a0bc401
[ Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/8f6ff0b3064c9e9 ... 91e46c0a19 ]

Secondly game 1 against Tux.
Kav vs tux (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFw4up9faY&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/4fe53415937ef19 ... 6f24549237
[ Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/2b0936f3cc23eef ... fc81bde18f ]

I didn't watch everything, and I'm sure there were other great matches this week, so feel free to reply to highlight them below!

Other Casts

despro vs Duke Bones (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwY8H4jEgfI
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1QG4y1R7NJ/
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 4

Unfortunately Week 4 came with two season forfeits - tux (due to busyness) and Tailix (due to unforeseen circumstances). Despite this there were still a good number of matches. Milkman wins the award for the first player to finish the season, and he even managed to play his match against Tailix before the forfeit.

Masters Match of the Week

My pick for match of the week was between DerE (aka Eugenator) and Unano (aka maceman). Unano is currently joint top in terms of matches played in Masters, alongside Kav and Blackened.

Eugenator vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaxmL9AN0o&t=6390s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1te4y1176z/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/6706713dca2a1e3 ... a340065237
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/4de6b1f66356f36 ... 54bf37e68b

Best of the Rest

Living in Australia comes with some challenges when scheduling matches, and so anjew has only just started the season this week. He's played three matches now, and this one against Gacius was very nice.

anjew vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8dHydX_z20
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaxmL9AN0o&t=7905s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/479f3f919111b94 ... 55b9882980
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/c7984320190fa5f ... 7cfb9fb9fa

Mo has been through some ups and downs this week, initially requesting delays while his computer was fixed, but then getting it back two weeks ahead of schedule.

Mo vs Sigil (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaxmL9AN0o&t=1440s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/306297d07363f73 ... 08a6fe2e6a
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/577e7db999b8f35 ... caf34c1d70

Honourable Mentions

Blackened managed to play five matches this week which is half of the season. Here are a couple of his matches from this week. Firstly he's up against dang_shot who's been looking very solid so far.

Blackened vs dang_shot (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaxmL9AN0o&t=0s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1g24y1m7uw/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/6b82400a279fd39 ... 0eacd734a0
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/20be62074f4b3de ... 216b4afb0a

Secondly here's Blackened's match against Dodder.

Blackened vs Dodder (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaxmL9AN0o&t=4808s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/69d255be7cb89c2 ... e4aa3051bb
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/c9c9d641f4068b6 ... d1941e759a
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 5

Week 5 was the quietest week yet, with only a single Masters game. We're now at a point where all but two Masters players have two or more delays active. There are a reasonable number of active delays in Minions too, but on the whole then Minions players have been much better at getting games played.

Masters Match of the Week

There was only one match in Masters this week, and it was actually pretty good.

Dodder vs Eugenator (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=2678s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Yd4y1t7TT/
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/d675859a5c5df22 ... 38a2159b57
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/7c140d82219fb4d ... 4300b81230

Best of the Rest

Hulk bookended this week with a couple of matches near to midnight on the two Sundays. I decided to include both of them in this week's highlights. This first match against Sigil was just after midnight last week.

BigHALK vs Sigil (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=11271s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/3befd3b8ce63df3 ... 9e9de98aba
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/48f239eff341b3f ... b022ac7de2

...and this second match started just before midnight yesterday.

BigHALK vs Mo (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/0db33bc004dba6c ... f66699cffb
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f7291651a576f35 ... 70dba1eac0

Honourable and Dishonourable Mention

Not content with only two matches from The Hulk this week? Ok - here's a third! Will spetsnaz use minelayers? If so then will Hulk be surprised by them? Let's find out!

BigHALK vs spetsnaz84 (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=4292s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/22cc9683d5abb85 ... 9a0ff71eff
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ce59c346316cabe ... cdcc559713

Finally I was in two minds about including this match. Last week we had Sigil vs Mo, a 60 minute masterpiece. This week we have my match against Leaf - which is both longer and (I think it's fair to say) more frustrating. The second game is the longest since Season 4 of RAGL, which alone would get it into the highlights, but also, like I said at the start, this was a quiet week for RAGL matches.

Pvt_Leaf vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=7290s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/41e9da431e6e107 ... 78737ab72e
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/83e64736ad69ef2 ... 12ee957402

Other Casts

chouchani vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAz1CkJ_zDo&t=6025s

Week 6 should hopefully be a great week, since most Masters players are running out of delays and because the group stage needs to be finished by the end of Week 7.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 6

Week 6 has been a pretty busy one, with Mo, Hans and I all finishing our matches for this season. No one has finished from Masters yet, although Unano now only has a single match left.

Masters Match of the Week

My Master's highlight of the week features two players who are both still in with a chance of a playoff spot. As mentioned above, Unano has finished all but one match and is currently in fourth. Anjew has about half of his matches left to play and needs a lot to go his way.

anjew vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=10970s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/24cae67d7fc9c29 ... 5b7b6df8aa
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/5f4c3cd2fe727ad ... 4b671fcd83

Best of the Rest

Two highlights from Minions this week and both feature Hans. This first match is against J!NX who's now only got one match left.

J!NX vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=1922s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/1885372044db44f ... b0d19bb957
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/18bade495efc235 ... 809a4b696f

As for the second match, one word - insane.

Mo vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=8006s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/dcb6f29064ffb18 ... 9207a6abca
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/6ce2b779e3c13cc ... 2a3776816c

Honourable Mentions

Three other matches from Masters were near to being match of the week. Firstly one near the bottom of the table. Going into the match then Duke Bones is looking for his first win, and Upps is on a single point.

Duke Bones vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=5050s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/d5ef3dc9669055b ... 04dd003b3e
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/97e9a24e17cac0b ... d00f0d94b0

At the other end of the table quite a few players are in with a shout of a playoff spot. This match has been delayed from Week 1.

despro vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV_eUNVLQik
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=6751s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/0d27115a5ae74bf ... dd8b4f0064
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/192fead94fd9edd ... 3481f64655

And a second match featuring Gacius, but this time against Blackened. Just wait for the second game!

Gacius vs Blackened (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hN35ZqHbx0&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/2e13554973e4d91 ... 36dfe91514
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/e2c44f8fd1f560d ... cee949282d

Other Casts

Mo vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtxJdKuarmk
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 13 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 7

Week 7 was the final planned week of the group stage, with each player only having a single scheduled match. Unfortunately dang_shot had to forfeit for medical reasons. This resulted in a significant reduction in the number of delayed matches, but even now there are quite a few Master's matches left unplayed.

Masters Match of the Week

My pick for highlight of the week was between the two players currently at the top of the table in Masters.

Blackened vs Kav (Masters)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/515f91b1d1cfd0d ... cdbeecbd31
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/770ebfd932fef86 ... 493bbd338c

Best of the Rest

This season has seen Hulk go from a new player into regular highlight material, and he had two more good matches this week.

BigHALK vs chouchani (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/6015b43966e2211 ... 60dc7fa02e
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/a2b9dfa0b13b538 ... b78570c775

BigHALK vs Pvt_Leaf (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/9676741840438db ... 365a984ffe
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/7c2664ee79ddbfb ... ec5b8c894f

Honourable Mention

At the start of the week a few players were competing for the last spot in playoffs. The most likely contenders are despro and Unano, who conspired to pick some awful colours.

despro vs maceman (Masters)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/9309f490654f1a5 ... 0ca2d72adc
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ec1161505e5bb85 ... a913e0d71e

Finally this midtable match completes the highlights for this week.

anjew vs Duke Bones (Masters)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/1796891578fd032 ... 2d4c496bfa
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f0524a2611dc1f6 ... 6460cb6bbd

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