ALERT! ALERT! Beast Mode Clan War Ahead! That doesn't even do this event justice as it was a complete slug fest, a Bo7 that truly lived up to all the hype players participating. The clan war was iGx vs Rival Gaming, and it featured players like Graphix, Hjax, IMcuddlebear, and Sacrilege, everyone's favorites! The clan war was casted by Sirtiva/GIGGLEBEAR and every single game is worth watching. iGx jumped out to a very quick 2-0 lead but Hjax and MikeRoss came in to put a stop to that and even up the series 2-2. From there TheGiantNome and cuddlebear took over to finish out the series with Cuddlebear taking the series for his team 4-2. Thanks so much to these awesome clans for putting up the players, thanks to the players for putting on such awesome games, and thanks to the viewers (and GauntletSC2) for making the event so much fun! See you guys next time!
Another week, another tournament as we keep rolling things along. This time we had a lot of new faces in the bracket which is always a pleasure to see, we even had one of our regular admins (SwagSyndrome) playing in the tournament as well so that was cool. The games got off to a crazy start with some quick cheese games and mirror matchups but as the night progressed we started to fall back into a lot of 3 and 5 games series. At the end of the day it was NSL champion Pinecone vs newcomer CaptainFail and the series was an absolute crazy ZvZ, the games were totally back and forth but eventually someone had to become the winner and it was CaptainFail! Congrats to CaptainFail on your first NSL appearance and win! See you call next week for more action.
After a short break from the tournament last weekend we were extremely excited to kick this week's NSL off. Lots of players signed up and we managed to carry a lot of that over to check-ins with a whopping 27 players total participating. It was encouraging to see our Protoss brethren showing up in great numbers as their presence has been somewhat quiet over the last couple weeks. When the dust settled it was Pinecone and Psionic Aftermath's striFe squaring off in the finals, the series was ZvZ and incredibly back and forth but eventually Pinecone pulled ahead and took the series 3-1. A huge shoutout to Railgan and Dutchy for the viewer hosts, and to Shyrshadi and SwagSyndrome for being admins, you guys are awesome! We'll see you next week for Week #18!
After many weeks of "All In the Nydus" we have returned with a homebrewed clan war between Confederation and PSISTORM community. This is the first time PSISTORM has participated in a Nydus event and we couldn't be more thrilled to match them up with one of the OG's of Nydus and CTL, Confederation. The series started out pretty intense with a great TvT between System and HoneyBadger, and it seemed like it could be a game 7 series. Eventually though, Kira came out for Confederation and showed how to properly secure wins for your team using a variety of strategies from cannon rushes to 3 base macro. We are so thankful to both these clans, the viewers, and the admins for making this event such a fun one and we hope to see everyone back for more clan wars in the future!
Coming off of the open tournament week last weekend, we were excited to get back to the Platinum/Diamond tournament! Sirtiva/GIGGLEBEAR were your casters for this event and we were lucky enough to have no special surprises from Comcast this event, so thank goodness for that! We started off the tournament with many mix-race games which made for a lot of fast paced action. As the bracket started to settle the games shifted towards TvT and we saw some absolutely insane TvTs! IceHawk and Ward met in the finals with a crazy series that ended in a 3-2 win for IceHawk. The showmatch between Veryn and TheGiantNome was also great too and you should definitely check out the VODs for these games! See you guys next time.