Countless bullets were fired and many heads were shot. The long-proceeded 9th season of GCWL is finally coming to its climax! Similar to GCDLís finale, GCWLís grand final is between two teams from the same clan as well. This time, it was the shooting experts, Tech Morph who stole both slots. Before the big shoot out, we asked the finalists: Team zU and Team EnvyUs to share their thoughts about the match in hand. This is what they had to say:
How many GCWL seasons have you played before?
This is the first season of our current roster, But, individually our players have played for different teams for quite a number of seasons.
This is the third season for Team zU but this is our first season with the current roster, individually our players have played for different teams for quite a number of seasons.
Where do you find yourself placed in the COD4 scene in Sri Lanka as of now?
Currently we are placed first in the GLK ranking, but when it comes to a tournament. Any of the top 3-4 teams have a good chance to grab the title.
Currently we are placed third in the GLK ranking.
What was different about this season?
The skill difference between the top teams and the rest have reduced. So every game is more challenging to the top teams more than the earlier seasons.
The skill level gap between the top teams and the rest have reduced and if we look at Top 8 teams their completive standards have drastically increased resulting in every game to be more challenging to the top teams more than the earlier seasons.
Who are/were your challenging opponents?
Definitlely Techmorph zU and noob alliance phase as those were our hardest opponents to try to beat.
Tech Morph EnvyUS and noob alliance Aurora ,noob alliance Phase 3.0 are always tough teams to beat but in this GCWL 'Inversion iMex' gave us a good fight.
What is the current teamís roster and formation?
Peace - Assault
Rocker - Assault
Fast - SMG
Distant - SMG
Sydn - Scope
DizZy - SMG/Assault
MidaS - SMG
NEMESIS - SMG/Assault
EVILL - Assault
LUCIFER - Sniper
How would you compare your team against your finals opponents?
They have got better teamwork than ours since we had to play with a standin since our teammate Udara "kitty" neji from our slcg winning roster went abroad after the tournament started . So our players have to pull out some amazing individual plays if we are to secure this win.
Our opponent team is filled with experienced players they are said to be legends amongst the call of duty competitive scene. Their team consists of players has won a SLCG COD Title and three of them have won it twice, and they have also won the last years SLCG as well. So this is going to be a very challenging game for us. We have made a few changes in your team after SLCG, two of our members have decided to take a step down due to their higher studies, and two new players with very strong potential have joined with us and they have managed to sync with the rest of the team much quicker than we thought. Our team is filled with young blood and energy which have made us more aggressive than before, keeping in mid that our newest team members have played many lan tournaments as well showing that they donít lack experience. I believe in Competing at the highest level is not about winning, but it's about hours of preparation, gathering every ounce of courage when everything seems lost, understanding your hearts of your member and building them up into titans and thus Winning will be the result.
Any hints on your strategy to win the season you can share with us?
Since the opponents are from our own clan. We have a good idea of each individualsí playstyle so itís a small plus point. But it goes both ways so not that much of a plus i guess.
Since both teams are from Tech morph we have played many scrims with each other, so we have a slight idea about their strength and their gameplay but they also have the same advantage.
Who do you think would win and why?
Our opponents have a slight edge because of the 1 map winners bracket advantage. But if we can win our first map anything is possible. Since both teams are from the same clan, the win actually doesnít matter as much as it would otherwise we feel, but it wouldn't stop us from giving our best!
We have a one map advantage, so it will take of some pressure from our team, still i think it will be a close and a very exhilarating Grand Final because they are a very strong team as well .But in the end both teams are from same clan so no matter who wins it will be a Win for Tech Morph.
I would also like to take this opportunity to give a big shout to tm.Viper, tm.Kayjay,tm.Atom all our clan admins and members for supporting us and also glk staff for organizing this event!
The two teams are ready and they are not going to hold back even if itís against each other. The battlefield is set, guns lock Ďn loaded, and eyes set on the ultimate prize. Come join us and witness the epic grand finale of GCWL season 9 tonight!
By: Binura de Zosysa