The Q3 team faced Danish giants Vikings which they were able to beat in 3 very hard fought maps. After we could decide our map choice, dm14tmp, they won their choice dm7 to force a decisive 3rd map turning out to be dm6tmp. SK.q3 trailed throughout the match but in the last 2 minutes manage to take the lead and take victory. Great effort there :)
Sunday morning they will have to play EC3 runner-ups Ice Climber from Sweden who can be considered slight favourites due to their recent run of form. I do think it will be very close though and you always have a chance. The other semifinal will feature the matchup of heavy favourites unmatched against British surprise Unreal who had a very good showing so far.
On the CS side of things, after the thriller against SoA we once again had to play Csa.eu who beat us in the opening game of the group stages on Friday. This time our game was on and on de_dust we were able to set a target of 6 T wins which csa.eu couldn't match gaining only 4, score 6-4 in our favour.
Now we will face an uphill battle against Swedish favourites NiP who if I remember correctly have only conceded one single round in the whole competition yet seemingly easing through the group and knockout stages so far. If Untouchable who played way below par yesterday can find his game overnight we could give them a hard challenge. Just have to wait and see I guess :)
On the other side of the bracket not that well-known GoL who were a hot inside tip before the competition though first took out the 2nd remaining German clan mTw in the last 16 and then finnish co-favourites clan Z in the quarters to book a place in todays other semifinal, great showing there. They will face even less known clan aT who had a quiet tournament until they out of the blue ousted nr. 3 seed Allstars in the quarterfinal stage. Surely going to be a very interesting game as well.
So for us the tournament is already a success with both squads inside the top4 in the European Chamionships, maybe we can even improve this today :)
Last but not least shouts go out to my old mate Izn0 who with his 'elite' comments in #cpl reminds me of those 2 grandpas on the balcony in the Muppet Show :P
Some information about my gaming career and my personal situation:
I joined SK 15 years ago, january 2001 and I am still with it and surely this case won´t change. I moved to Sweden August 2004 and has been kind of inactive the last months but you will never know about a comeback.
Hope you guys enjoy your stay here and have some fun!
Some stations of my "career":
I started to play Countrerstrike but after joining SK-Gaming in 2001 I quit playling seriously and just played with my friends (You might guess which clan the funclan is:) I tried to play Battlefield but since I was pretty much involved at work and at school, I stopped and concentrated just on SK-Gaming.
I have also worked for the CPL- Europe and I was even an admin in the European Sports League. Beside that I wrote news and tested games for turtled.com.
Some personal informations:
Still living in Sweden and working as a principal at a school close to Umeå.
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