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Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Weekly Highlights

This thread is intended to link to some of the best bits from RAGL without any spoilers. I'll try to post each week with some of the games that caught my eye and link to any coverage on YouTube or Twitch. The season has started off running with seventeen fixtures being played this week, and most of the rest being delayed by active players. Currently only FiveAces is at risk of getting strikes.

milkman has taken over hosting from bug this season, and has added a feature to hide the winner on the replays page, so you can now download the replays spoiler-free from this page: https://ragl.org/games

Masters Match of the Week

This was a really special match - definitely worth watching.

Bain vs Sigil (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmXk3emUko&t=7207s
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahe-i_oW7E
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1e5411R7f4
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/c4a59585d0407e0 ... dffcaa6260
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/288485894dc098c ... 652e310838

Best of the Rest

milkman was brought up to Minions at the last minute to fill a place left by Kaution deciding not to join this season. His first match in RAGL was a nice one!

milkman vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmXk3emUko&t=3560s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/664209b50801a2e ... 07b84fd8c6
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/023144587b6b3ce ... 758c622111

Ekanim vs worldpeace (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmXk3emUko&t=5490s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/af333699d91dedf ... a5b8b8b928
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/7f81a6b51830d9b ... d1a9c92206

Honourable Mentions

Another really interesting match from worldpeace, this time against newcomer Tux:

tux vs worldpeace (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmXk3emUko&t=1387s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/a666e3e88ea3e3a ... e7c14827e8
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/779386c3074c779 ... 2bb378db45

This season sees the return of the Recruits division, and the highlight for me this week was this match between BeTe and Mees:

bete vs Mees (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmXk3emUko&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/80fe231fef4f771 ... 617ee7c7c9
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/3b1a69bef57e33e ... 9eda780d16

Other Casts

maceman vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxsT9FrPTD4

I've not seen all of the matches from this week so there are probably others that should have been included in this list. If you have a highlight then feel free to share it below.

If you want to see the current league tables then they are available on the RAGL site: https://ragl.org/
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Week two was a lighter week for Masters and Minions as there was only a single fixture each. The season alternates between one match and two matches per week, but this is smoothed out by players delaying matches. Even so there was a wealth of interesting games and I've collected some of my personal highlights here.

Masters Match of the Week

Of this week's three Masters matches then this one stood out as best.

despro vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPKZwbQIHo&t=6865s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV14U4y1m73h
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/ba1cfbe72c0b34b ... 412ddc9025
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/78fa77c452c3085 ... 1f9568e9f3

Best of the Rest

A couple of matches from Recruits stood out for me as highlights. First up a RAGL veteran against one of this season's newcomers.

Tailix Killa Mentor vs Mees (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPKZwbQIHo&t=1880s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/0fe8f9a96c11cfc ... b79baa5446
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ac9ec10dcb26f25 ... 64f4e69981

Also in Recruits we had this match which featured both "historical" maps - Agita (S09) and Annihilate (S10):

chouchani vs spetsnaz84 (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPKZwbQIHo&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/7a9e368f48f6349 ... 89b3ed4276
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/164c09b23150a22 ... 47c9da15fb

Honourable Mentions

There were plenty of good matches in Minions this week - I could have included Jur against Milkman or Tux against me, but the one that stood out was Margot vs Hans:

Margot Honecker vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: Game 1 Game 2
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/1139c4cc56dc946 ... 93a1c7f8e2
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/1436800f4c386ca ... 879f7008b2

Finally, this game was a nice one so I wanted to include it in the highlights. This match was at about 4am for Bain and so I assume that's why there wasn't a second. To complicate matters further Bain has since dropped from the Competitive Discord server. This has fueled speculation that Bain will season forfeit, but for the time being he's still in the league.

anjew vs Mr Cloudy (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPKZwbQIHo&t=8029s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1w5411R78y
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/c80a180e1e02700 ... e31cc559c3

Week 3 will be a double game week for all divisions, so there should be plenty to talk about next time!
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Ah yes that was the first ragl match I actually built a radar xD
the v2s were very useless though hahahhaha

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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Week three was a double game week for all three divisions and quite a few delayed matches were played too. This resulted in a lot of very good games.

Master's Match of the Week

Kicking us off this week is the match between two popular picks to win this season.

Blackened vs despro (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkg6P1AwYXU
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=12155s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1HU4y1y7Tq
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/8cd6f6b8ce1bca3 ... 7644a8e8c5
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f1742cc4dc9a43d ... 97ee770591

Best of the Rest

Mo delayed a couple of matches at the start of the season, but as soon as he's back then he's filling the highlights.

Margot Honecker vs Mo (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=8383s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/dfc06a08cad6006 ... 90455e5088
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/023bb8b288fecdb ... a7a48c07e1

Meanwhile in Recruits there was a great match between BeTe and spetsnaz:

bete vs spetsnaz84 (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/1bf38bf5356772f ... 0efa9673eb
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/fa2b62bf75b5375 ... ae1b2602a7

Honourable Mentions

Up until Sunday I had some different matches to finish off the highlights (anjew vs Unano and Hans vs Dodder (see below for both)), but Mo had an insane week, so here are a couple more nice matches from Mo.

Mo vs tux (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=2386s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/a0ac05b1cc7cfe9 ... 699e816a40
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ffeb930dfaa584a ... 4c3b645668

Jur vs Mo (Minions)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=5835s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/c9119de72822f8c ... ea1889c0d7
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/4a4f884befa8b0e ... 69c24d40e8

Other Casts

anjew vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2epJuuPUfs
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=10756s

Dodder vs Nilhall (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFARjVrwJ1I&t=4215s

Finally there are a few season forfeits to report. We've had confirmation that Bain has dropped from Masters, which has freed up a delay for FiveAces and he's immediately reused it for his Week 3 matches. In Recruits then daswaseinbefel (WalterWh) has forfeit and jawsh has disappeared and will almost certainly get his last two strikes at midnight UTC tonight.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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On paper then Week 4 looked like a quiet week, with only one match for each player. Given the forfeits from last week then some players had a week off entirely. However we had eleven matches in Masters this week (including five by Unano) turning it into something of a bumper week.

Masters Match of the Week

FiveAces has finally had time to start the season, and the match of the week for me was this one where he played Unano.

FiveAces vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=0s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Aa41177aV
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/2147acb0669031b ... 72dfd204ab
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/db544712871b8de ... 7052f88116

Best of the Rest

Meanwhile despro (Kautious Kup 5 winner) is up against Upps (who was in the Season 11 playoffs).

despro vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=3074s
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bj1vYu4Q7A
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/51950d85c0ae03a ... 0c944cab07
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/263b9c9ae1008dd ... 05a64e6ada

In Minions Dodder played Mint (Ekanim). The first game was really great and for the second one my notes just say "!!!"

Dodder vs Ekanim (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=1927s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/48b0b5fe73bd99f ... 9b72809bcb
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/30b92acbdbbb714 ... dcd8992d10

Honourable Mentions

Mo dominated the highlights last week, and I thought our match from this week was also worth a watch.

Mo vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/130c2635e58e9c3 ... 0c16a776da
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/f3e9e1c26286158 ... d1adf19ba5

Finally here's a match from Recruits featuring newcomer Liquid! (Azure) against spetsnaz84:

Azure Anemone vs spetsnaz84 (Recruits)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/25d55d48f3ba64b ... 75bbcd837e
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/4ffecb646792364 ... 43483ee451

Other Casts

Eugenator vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution of Game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPKZwbQIHo&t=5559s

Blackened vs Sigil (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxRUYVYlVPE

anjew vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqy4mhN-FCA
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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I'm a day late with the Week 5 highlights and I've already had two separate queries about them! Without further ado - here they are:

Masters Match of the Week

I'm aware that many people have already seen this match, but it was definitely the best match I've watched this week.

anjew vs despro (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esnobr7AUhc
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=10940s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/fedbec554c78730 ... 91021759ae
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/a7f2277e0179d8b ... b5117e4116

Best of the Rest

The playoffs spots for Masters are in hot contention and both Sigil and Goremented still have a chance.

Goremented vs Sigil (Masters)
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5yQHN6BLqc
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=7050s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/c9fc150ea809d42 ... 317e81d2f8
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/5eef065bf29e907 ... 2bcdb7061b

At this stage in the season it's quite surprising that the majority of players in Minions are still in with a chance of winning. There's no Minions playoff this season (last season we had parallel Minions divisions) so the winner is simply whoever tops the table. DukeBones is one of the players who's been consistently near the top of the table, but Dodder also has a reasonable chance.

Dodder vs Duke Bones (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=9084s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1fZ4y1i7cX
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/6ad5140c4df8cb5 ... ef60bb3055
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ac1a6e597a22b3d ... 80fbd2d60c

Honourable Mentions

Moving on to Recruits then the top spot is also still fairly open; currently four players are still in the running. One of those is BeTe who played a couple of matches this week. Here's the one I thought was more interesting:

Azure Anemone vs bete (Recruits)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/d4b0b15a4b13ffd ... 11887e2694
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/0ab778096386712 ... d8cf4dd4ce

The next two highlights are a couple of games that were notable for unusual reasons. The first is one that I really want to see Kaution casting (Kaution - no peaking!)

anjew vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=10193s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1RU4y197Sb
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/b1647f4693ccd42 ... 39d04d8982

The second game I wanted to mention included a disconnect. The league officials decided that there wasn't a clear result and the game should be replayed, but I'm sure there will be viewers who fall on both sides of the decision.

Dodder vs Tux (Minions)
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/126ba84d7b096cc ... 69760f8871 (disconnect at 7:04)

Quite a few players in Masters are at, or close to, the three delay limit, so I'm hoping some of those matches will be played this week. Two players have already finished all their group stage matches (Unano and despro), and several more have only one match left.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 6 was a quiet week for most players with the fewest matches played of any week so far (excluding the preemptive Week 0 match in Recruits between daswaseinbefel and RobLoweEscobar).

Masters Match of the Week

When I wrote last week's highlights then I said that despro had finished all their matches, but one of those was actually played at the very start of this week. Even though despro had already secured the top spot in the group stage then this match still turned out to be very exciting.

despro vs Sigil (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLh__lcQ0s&t=3361s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/7ce913b950f34f2 ... 23d78f05e6
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/ba729e6acad0690 ... 24889e5933

Best of the Rest

Sixty percent of the matches this week featured FiveAces, who stormed through the rest of his season. He went from having three delays and a backlog of matches, to finishing the group stage. I've picked out a couple of the more exciting matches below.

FiveAces vs Sigil (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLh__lcQ0s&t=7533s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1BL4y1A7R3
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/771db34135876e0 ... 9b0dfb2bf6
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/9695eeb6668249a ... 58f50c1961

FiveAces vs Goremented (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLh__lcQ0s&t=4976s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1pS4y1H7p9
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/a84b0c13da92fd9 ... de9599e355
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/377b89f6e804463 ... c5f2640442

Honourable Mentions

So far this Season most players in Minions have been consistently up to date with their matches. Uncharacteristly this week many players slacked off and there was only one match played. Jur and Dodder are two of the favourites to win Minions this season, so this match had a lot riding on it.

Dodder vs Jur (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLh__lcQ0s&t=1704s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/168220bd9b39498 ... 37e2626a59
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/43d29ddc5c8c233 ... c142acc1eb

Meanwhile Recruits is also getting to crunch time. Mees, BeTe and Pvt_Leaf each have a reasonable chance at topping the table.

Mees vs spetsnaz84 (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLh__lcQ0s&t=0s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1sY4y1G7js
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/52bd708fd279286 ... c6da0d9402
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/6a4050afa52e976 ... 69b1fad004

Week 7 is the final week of the group stage, and there are a few matches to watch out for. Gacius vs Sigil could secure qualification for Gacius, otherwise there will be a tiebreaker between Unano and Gacius. Meanwhile anjew has a steep challenge of needing seven points from eight games to qualify for the playoffs.

Dodder, Duke Bones, Ekanim, Jur, Mo and Tux are all still in with a chance of winning Minions, and many of these head-to-heads were scheduled for the final week. Due to delays and the rematch request then Tux still has games to play against all of these opponents.*

Finally Recruits could be decided by Mees vs Pvt_Leaf, but there are several other matches that might make a difference too.

* With the notable exception of Mo, who he's already played.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Week seven was the final week of the group stages, and saw twenty four matches played - the record for this season.

Master's Match of the Week

Neither of these players could secure a spot in the playoffs, but it was still a really good match.

Eugenator vs Upps (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iInGBXMII&t=6470s
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV14G411s7Pz
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/a69bdf66359cc23 ... b2b47fc86f
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/fa3f89316ea18ab ... c55c901390

Best of the Rest

Weirdly there were two Master's players I hadn't included in the previous highlights and they were against each other this week. Eugenator features twice this week and Gacius who just needed one point to make it to the playoffs.

Eugenator vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iInGBXMII&t=5030s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/dd2b37dfb95b9d8 ... d99456da98
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/84d96169d7591b5 ... dbba3425b1

In Minions then Hans and I started the week tied for bottom place. It's hard to judge how good my own matches are, but these games were unlike anything I can remember.

Nilhall vs TTTPPP (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iInGBXMII&t=1603s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/4b03988efa7a4cb ... ae668d9290
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/5c3a4a725342fa0 ... 4686eba598

Honourable Mentions

At the other end of Minions then six players had a chance of topping the group. Margot was narrowly out of the running, but Tux still had a chance.

Margot Honecker vs tux (Minions)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18tvMC-HWc
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/54f3361d2ebe451 ... fa5e80bf97
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/7785a93f08e8488 ... d7defb5211

Finally only two players could win Recruits - Mees or Pvt_Leaf. In order to overtake Mees then Leaf needed to win both of these games.

Mees vs Pvt_Leaf (Recruits)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iInGBXMII&t=0s
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/77950943e050dff ... 9af06fdd62
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/7e5de99a1e1a0de ... f17682f340

anjew managed to play four matches on Sunday and so the Masters group stage is complete. There are still a few matches outstanding in Minions and Recruits, and the deadline for most of them is the end of this week. The top of Minions is not quite complete as Jur still has two matches to play; any of Jur, Duke Bones or Tux could still be the champion. Unfortunately Jur has gone on vacation for a couple of weeks and so they won't be played until at least Week 10. It would be great to get these matches played, so the plan is to have them after the end of the season. Do to this scheduling (or lack of it) then Jur will be excluded from the Season Finisher's prize draw.

Week 8 is the start of the Playoffs and the first match has already happened (see Kaution's stream for that). These will be included in next week's highlights!
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Week 7 had so many great games that I wanted to do a follow up highlights post. This time however the highlights are restricted to just games on everyone's favourite map - Sullied Valleys. One of the interesting things about this map is that there's still no agreed upon strategy, with some players rushing radar and others trying to lock down the map. Allies players potentially have an advantage at T3 when they can use the neutral naval yard to get cruisers, but that doesn't stop other players pre-picking Soviets. Throughout the season we've seen a lot of great games on this map and this highlights post features five very different games.

Nb. I've excluded the three Sullied Valleys games from the previous highlights post.

Number 5

Sigil proving here that it's not just Minions that can play a nice game on Sullied Valleys. In fact it's possibly the lack of Masters games on this map that has avoided players converging on a meta for it.

anjew vs Sigil (Masters)
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/69026a07d30a1c8 ... c989550065

Number 4

Both of these players have been prolific pickers of Sullied Valleys. Who will come out on top?

Duke Bones vs Margot Honecker (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/d78c6670d28adaf ... da7fde360f

Number 3

Another two players who have frequently picked Sullied Valleys this season - including the map's creator Mo. For this replay my notes just say "Madness".

Mo vs Nilhall (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/2be606926a2d8d0 ... b4be2509a0

Number 2

A soviet mirror for number two. Although it's nearly the end of the season this is Mint's first RAGL game on the map.

Ekanim vs Mo (Minions)
Game 2: https://ragl.org/replay/0ee397dafbc6276 ... 1f15094e9b

Number 1

Tux has been very vocal about hating this map, but strangely decided against banning it for this game. Adding weight to the occasion both players are in the running for the Minion's title.

Duke Bones vs tux (Minions)
Game 1: https://ragl.org/replay/ce825dd1008ef70 ... 2fa0fd6f26
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Hey, I don’t hate this map, I just think it’s a tad too chokey and having two gem mines is two much.

The one I’ve been very vocal about hating is subjugated :p

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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Playoff Semifinals!

The highlight since the last post has been the Masters Playoffs. The first of these to be played was 1st (despro) vs 4th (Unano). As always I've made a really small attempt to hide the number of games by replacing any unplayed matches with links to games on the ladder.

despro vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JanITFpe94&t=4449s
Cast by FiveAces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edOm2tdg9P8
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1tW4y1U75W
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

The second semifinal was delayed for a while, but then took place on Tuesday, This one was 2nd (Blackened) vs 3rd (Gacius):

Blackened vs Gajcus (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv8fEgq3L4A
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1ra411n7ki
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

The third-fourth bronze match then took place immediately after this, but I'll save that for a future highlights post so as not to spoil the results of these two matches.

Minions and Recruits

The season finished for Recruits with a season forfeit by RobLoweEscobar. He had four matches remaining to play and was struggling with timezones and real-world busyness. Since all the outstanding matches involved Rob then this forfeit concluded the season.

Minions is not quite finished as we're still waiting for Jur to be available to play the division deciding matches. The non-Jur matches both involved worldpeace who didn't make a significant issue to organise the matches and so received a strike for each and a default 0-2 loss.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Finals

RAGL Season 12 draws to a close with the season's finals - this time between Blackened and despro:

Blackened vs despro (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_OJdn1cfU
Cast by Nilhall (Chinese): Part 1 Part 2
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

Third/Fourth Playoff

As is traditional there's a moderate prize for third place, but nothing for fourth. As mentioned in the previous highlights, this match happened immediately after the Blackened vs Gacius semifinal.

Gajcus vs maceman (Masters)
Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL1wzstrX20
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5

Minions

There were two group stage matches left in Minions. In the end the top of the table was settled by Tux vs Jur. If Tux doesn't win 2-0 then he won't top the table.

Jur vs tux (Minions)
Game 1
Game 2

Final Thanks

Firstly I wanted to say thanks to everyone who took part this season. Several top players didn't return this season, but those that took part had some of the best games I've seen in a while. Many thanks to FiveAces and Nilhall this season for casting so many of the matches, and particularly to Kaution for his regular highlights streams! Massive thanks to Milkman for hosting and maintaining the RAGL servers and website this season; if you've enjoyed watching or playing this season then why not take a moment now to write him a nice message? There's still the Season Finisher prize to award (hopefully on Monday), but if you've got some feedback then we'd love to hear it.
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Re: Red Alert Global League: Season 12 - Weekly Highlights

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Season Finisher Prize Draw

Kaution streamed the Season Finisher prize draw last night. This season is was based on Sullied Valleys.

Cast by Kaution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8F3646Ud4

If you want to watch the replay and see how long each player survived then you can watch the attached replay.
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