December 22, 2003
Closer look into RG ICTF TOURNEY!
With all the problems going on in the gotrail?2 tourney, i had a chance to do a little writeup on some of the teams in the upcoming invite tourney! There is some in depth research gone into this so bear with me and keep your opinions to yourself.
A lot of speculation and opinions have been addressed about this clan. A clan that has never played a match has been invited to the most prestige lineup of teams in a while. My first impression was "WHOA GOT DEFENSE?" Dragon, doomerx, and trunks, and kryp are a strong defense that should be able to hold off most offense, but what is lacking in this team is a strong offense. Moshiro is a good runner, but he cant do it alone. I had a chance to scrimmage with this clan last night vs h0, and i was a bit disappointed. They were getting manhandled by h0, and some of them got upset and quit. I really dont know a lot about the other members, but i was told they were quite elite! =P I am interested to see if this clan can pull together and be organized enough to win some matches.
If blatrix leaves, which ive heard he says that a lot, the team is in big trouble. Blatrix is a solid railer, isnt always consistent, but is a good addition to the team. I see a lot of problems with lineups here. to my guess, if there TOP 4 players of hex, dil, blat, and cooter played in the big matches, they would be almost unstoppable. After talking to some guys, i have come to the conclusion the team takes a while to get used to eachother. Practice is a factor for this team to better get to know eachother, since the lineup is somewhat different in all matches. h0 should find a true leader (cooter?) and make decisions and go by them. Be the hitler of your clan, do a genocide on all the other quakers so you are truly #1.
-hO|DeaD- why you leave rg ?
-hO|DeaD- if you dont mind me asking ?
-_detective-16sec-cold- i was kicked out for tlaking shit
-_detective-16sec-cold- yeah lol
Coming off a bad season in gotrail2, this clan has a lot to prove. They have successfully stolen Vile and Prong, and a new addition of a guy named uluva. Vile and Prong will increase the skillfullness in this clan on offense and defense, and i think this clan will take a lot of matches. pR is very confident for this new tourney (-shecksy- we're gonna dominate baby). I am a bit unconfident on how they will do, coming off a horrible season against pretty good clans in gotrail, so pR better get there running shoes on and get in shape.
Zero Population Growth
This clan is stubbern! It was very hard to get a clear answer from them, but who cares. I beleive that is there lineup, and im a little skeptical about it. They had recently dropped from gotrail2 because of problems witht teamates not showing (gotlife). I think the lose of stunt will kind of hurt them, but i beleive he has become arrogent and not practicing with his teams anymore. Hes a great player, good railio, but inconsistent now. ZPG hasnt always been the strongest clan, good defense has kept them from getting blown out from big matches, there offense lacks something, i dont know what it is, but hopefully they can find it. Also, hopefully they have learned a new map other then cp9!
I give this clan a big hi five. This clan has developed extremly well over the past year or so, and they came flying into gotrail2 taking an amazing 8-2 record. I beleive they stayed in tier1 the whole time, taking 2 loses from pL and p, but still doing very well. From what ive seen, jovian is amazing on ctf1. I think if this clan can continue to learn more maps and dominate them, they can easily take over the #1 spot. Constant scrimmages will keep them in shape, and i am interested to see if they recruit anymore hardcore playa's!
Like WHOA, they are back at it again! Remember no $h1t talking our ur outta the clan. I have some doubt this clan will do as good in the past, especially with the absense of the best runner EVER (ME) anyways, element has insisted he will not be playing, but he is a faggot, so he will. I think the lack of playing from fatal, rolo, czm, virus and sirex(not confirmed, they might be playing somewhere, might hurt them. I dont know if they have what it takes to win this tourney, i think they will have some good competition to face. If slackware/freak/faggot is on his game, he might hold strong on d against offense's.
No offense, but this should be p and not them. This clan has struggled in gotrail2? and will struggle here. They had to move from tier1 to tier2 because they just couldnt cut the cheese. I think big_e and yenko are good players, not very consistent though. Yenko has his on and off days, often bitching about ping, but whatever. The defense on this team is a bit weak, and the offense seems to struggle against good teams, i am interested to see if they improve enough to win a few games here. Not much really else to say
Yes i will review my own team, so excuse me while i rant. pL is coming into this tourney #2 in gotrail tourney, having a tieing record with 69, but 69 lost to pL and pL lost twice to p, so nuff said. Packet loss has had some defense troubles though. djlos was playing hi d when he was banned from gotrail for ogc!, but he is back in rg invite and gonna own it up hi d. Other defense consists of cold and respect, so it will be interesting to see cold moving back to defense from a consistant running of offense for years. A new addition to barneh/dino.exe will hopefully prove worthy of some weird map wins. pL has struggled somewhat on small maps, getting crushed in tight places.