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GCCL S2 updates
« on: February 06, 2009, 08:18:35 am »
GCCL S2 news will be posted here. Keep checking this thread for the latest news about this seasons matchups.

Updated Feb 20th 2009
Group stage matches are currently being played. Completed and upcoming matchups are shown below.

Current Draw
Semi-finals, 3rd place playoff and Finals


Group Stage standings



Round 1 and 2 concluded 12th February 2009.

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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 01:02:43 am »
Day 1

The Adrenaline Junkies won the GCCL Season 2 curtain raiser by eliminating the Extroverted Cheezeweasels (which is formed of members from The Untouchable Eccentric Slayers) 16 rounds to 2. This goes a long way for the Adrenaline Junkies as a slow recovery from their previous hacking debacle. AJ is set to play MAC on the 9th of February in their round 2 match.

We saw the old timers One Blood restructure and enter GCCL S2. They consummated their re-entry into the competitive CS scene with a win in the first round, knocking out Repearz with a convincing score of 16 to 2. One Blood moves onto round 2 where they face the mighty McPots who received a walkover from newcomers Matrix Dead. One Blood vs McPot, which is expected to be a close match, will be played on the 10th of Feb.

Two new clans - Reservoir Dogzz and Headhunters faced off in their round 1 match. RD managed to dominate the Headhunters by conceding only 2 rounds to clinch the match 16 - 2. The headhunter are knocked out of GCCL Season 2, and RD will move onto round 2 where they will face Deadly Silent on the 12th Feb.
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 01:21:32 am »
Day 2

Day 2 of GCCL Season 2 consisted of one walkover and one disqualification. There are a number of unfortunate situations that a tournament such as GCCL has to face during each season, and these are teams not showing up on time, and players trying to cheat their way through the season. Both of these result in forfeiture or disqualification, which was the fate bestowed uppon two teams today.

New clan jObZ was disqualified when an attempt to play a match with players from outside their team was identified by GCCL admins. This incident pushed Elite Cr3w on to round 2.

Extreme Silent Strikers recieved a walkover when the new clan Game Hunters failed to show up for their match. ESS move onto round 2 where they will face Elite Cr3w. This round 2 match will be the first match of GCCL for both teams since the two proceeded thanks to forfeitures.

The only match played today was between Max II and Contrabanded. We have a writeup by Archangel who refereed the match:



Tonight we witnessed Contrabanded, a seasoned clan go up against newcomers Max II. Both teams had exceptionally good players making the result of this match quite unpredictable.

The Knife round started with both teams rushing head on to each other. CB was consequently wiped out, allowing Max II to choose CT for the first half.

Unfazed by their loss in the Knife round, CB immediately pushed to A. Max II, unfortunately had an awkward start and were quickly over run. They gradually overcame their confusion however, and began to show their true skill as they caught up in rounds.

The following rounds were all extremely close. CB showed off some impressive strategies and it was obvious that they have honed their communication skills over the months. Max II appeared to be having some trouble in the beginning, but adapted well over the next few rounds and managed to push back CB's onslaughts.

The First Half ended with the score being 9 to CB and 6 to Max II

It appeared at this point that CB would grab the win. However, Max II had some of their own strats to present. Each strat was pulled off effectively and it was clear that, like CB, Max II were extremely well coordinated. Unfortunately, CB did not seem to be able to play CT as well as they did Terror, managing only to attain one round in the Second Half.

The Second Half ended with Max II reaching 16 rounds won, leaving CB with just 10.



Max II moves onto round 2 after knocking out veterans Contrabanded. Max II will face the young team [FD] Toukon of clan Falsus Divertimento.
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 09:24:24 pm »
Day 3

Day three of GCCL Season 2 saw two more walkovers. The first two rounds of GCCL have come to be known as the "noob filters"; the stage where non-serious teams are eliminated so that serious teams can take part in some competitive matches without having to face buzzkill walkovers.

Round 1 has another two days of matches left until we move onto Round 2. Here's hoping we get to see some good matches in the coming days.
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 12:59:12 am »
Day 4

The noob filter rounds were running at maximum efficiency with day 4 of GCCL having another three walkovers. This pushed team Reikan of Falsus Divertimento, Max Legends and Coffin Crammers onto round 2 where each will play Cyber Terras, Max Legends and Coffin Crammers respectively.
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 01:07:12 am »
Day 5

More work for the noob filter as another three teams were eliminated without a single match being played. Aqueous and Blood Money moved onto round 2 when their oponents failed to show up. Team Ferrari also moved onto round 2 after their opponents, team As-P3rAdo3s, were disqualified for using cheats. It is astonishing that players still even attempt this kind of illegal activity. We wonder how low your IQ would have to be to think you could cheat in a Counter Strike 1.6 tounament and get away with it.

Round 2 matches:
Aqueous vs Ferrari
Blood Money vs [FD] Eien
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 01:13:20 am »
Day 6

The first stage of GCCL ended today with the last of the Round 1 matches being played. We have a writeup courtsey Archangel:

[FD] EieN Vs. Deadly Silent 2
Team EieN, which is one of three teams from the newly formed Falsus Divertimento, faced off against team two of the clan Deadly Silent. DS2 played decently, despite the unfortunate fact that one of their players constantly "lagged out" EieN won the match in the end, with a score of 16-0. [FD] EieN advances to the next round where they will battle Blood Money on the 12th.

determinato Vs. !nfecteD
The newly formed clan Determinato comprised of veteran players faced up against the well known !nfecteD who had equally skilled players. !nfecteD played strongly, putting up a valiant effort but were ultimately over run by Determinato who won the match. The end score was 16-1. Determinato and Determination will battle
on the 12th to find out just whose clan has more determination.

The first match of Round 2 was between Adrenaline Junkies and MAC.

MAC Vs. Adrenaline Junkies
The newly formed MAC faced off against the Adrenaline Junkies. It was a quick match however, as MAC have had little experience in matches, whilst AJ are fairly knowledgable in this aspect of CS. The match ends wit the score 16-0. Adrenaline Junkies become the first clan to enter the Group stages where they await the rest of the clans to advance through round 2.



Upcoming matches (10th Feb 2009)
one blood vs McPots
Max II vs [FD] Toukon
Elite Cr3w vs ESS
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 11:01:33 pm »
Day 7

Round 2 is well under way with three more teams completing their matches today and moving onto the group stages.

[FD] Toukon vs Max II
Team Toukon from Falsus Divertimento faced Max II early on in the day which ended up being relatively close. The match could have gone either way at different stages of the game. We have Moded from team Toukon with a summary of the match from his point of view:

"The match began after a slight delay, adding onto the mounting pressure on both sides. Ours more so, because of our inexperience in playing alongside each other. The match began well, with Toukon taking control of the first few rounds, after losing the knife and being forced into T side. After Max II got their game going, it was very hard to break into the sites without clumping together and miscommunicating.  The terrorists played very well, moving together and holding us for the rest of the round, eventually leading the score to be 9-6 to Max II after a slump in our camp. CT was more favourable to us, and we managed to put our  team together. Along with excellent calling by ‘manutd’ (Atif) and brilliant ramp play by ‘BPN’ and ‘Human_Slayer’, Lion Kolla showed exceptional individual skill to bring ensure that Max II did not win more than one round while attacking. Players to be commended on Max II were ‘Flicker’, with his quick skill with the awp, and smart play by ‘Soul Reaver’. Overall, a successful match from the tournament’s point of view especially alongside the numerous walkovers. Hoping our new team will do well, and GG to Max II"

Elite Cr3w vs Extreme Silent Strikers
Elite Cr3w quite convincingly silenced the Extreme Silent Strikers with a score of 16 - 1 on de_nuke. ESS was out played on every level by the Elite Cr3w boys, and there was no doubt who was going to move onto the group stages at the end of play. ESS showed great dedication when they had to move cafes just to take part in this match - so here's hoping they will not be discouraged by this seasons defeat and will come back stronger next season.

McPot vs One Blood
A very dissapointing outcome for a match that would have probably been one of the best of Round 2 - team McPort failed to show up and therefore gave the match to One Blood on a silver platter. McPot was touted as one of the contendors for the GCCL championship.

Toukon, Elite Cr3w and One Blood move onto the group stages where they will be divided into Groups A and B.



Upcoming matches (11th Feb 2009)
[FD] Reikan vs [Cyber Terras]
Coffin Crammers vs Max LGNDZ
Aqueous vs Ferrari
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 10:41:08 pm »
Day 8

We had two walkovers and one very short match on day 8. Team Reikan and the Coffin Crammers went through to the group stage without having to play a match since their opponents failed to show. Ferrari wiped the floor with youngsters Aqueous getting a score of 16 - 0.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 12:37:40 am »
Day 9

Today we had 6 good teams battle it out for a place in the group stages.

Deadly Silent vs Reservior Dogzzz
Team A of Deadly Silent took on the Reservior Dogzzz who have proved to be a talented clan during past matches. The score at the end of the day showed 16 - 6 to RD. Reservior Dogzzz move onto the group stages where they have been pitted against team of group A - Toukon, Eien, Ferrari and Adrenaline Junkies.

Blood Money vs [FD] Eien
Eien of Falsus Divertimento faced Blood Money in their second match of season 2. This match gave Spoon of [FD] Eien a chance to play his first match in the season as Virus was unable to play todays match. Eien was able to beat Blood Money convincingly thanks to teamwork and their superior strat calling by national Team Liquid player Kingokowz. Match ended with 16 - 2 on the scoreboard. Eien joins Reservior Dogzzz in the group stages of this season. Goodluck to Blood money at next season!

Determinato vs Determination
Competitive heavyweights Determinato faced newcomers Determination today. The match started off with both teams on equal footing and Determination winning a few rounds. Determinato managed to silence the momentum by winning a few fast rounds early on. Determination failed to recover from this set back, with the first half ending with a score of 13 - 2 to Determinato. Determination managed to push back only one more match before the match ended 16 - 3. Determination showed some good strats on the map, which they might have been able to pull off succesfully with other teams. However Determinato are experienced players and it showed in their gameplay. Determinato consists of veterans such as xxxazianxxx who have been trained by Zkhr in the past.



The noob filter rounds of GCCL are over and it's on to the group stages! We can expect to see some fierce competition as the best clans in Sri Lanka face each other to make it into the semi-finals. The top two teams from each group will be moving onto the next round.

Group A
[FD] Toukon
[FD] Eien
Ferrari
Reservior Dogzzz
Adrenaline Junkies

Group B
[FD] Reikan
Coffin Crammers
Determinato
Elite Cr3w
one blood
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 05:49:44 pm »
Day 10


The Group Stages started last night with 3 impressive matches! 6 teams, each equally determined to win, show cased all the skills and tactics they have picked up over the months of training in last nights epic string of battles.


[FD] EieN Vs. Reservoir Dogzz

EieN and RD, two clans who have both proven themselves to be competent clans played each other in their first match of the Group Stages. Both fairly new teams, this match was expected to be quite interesting and it did not disappoint one bit.

The Veto round resulted in de_inferno being chosen and EieN opted to head in to Terrorists whilst RD went into Counter Terrorists. It was a comfortable start for EieN as they managed to win a couple of rounds. RD however, quickly recovered and began pushing back with increasing zeal. The first half ended with a close score of RD 8 and Eien 7.

The second half witnessed impressive teamwork by RD who, with their well coordinated attacks, rushed into EieN. EieN put up a strong fight but were ultimately over run and the second half ended with the score being RD 8 and EieN 4.

Final Score:  Reservoir Dogzz wins 16:11.


Ferrari vs [FD] Toukon

[FD] Toukon took on veteran Ferrari in a match that was expected to be finished relatively quickly for Ferrari. Toukon however was not willing to go down without a fight and stood their ground in an impressive display of defiance. Ferrari, although they were a bit suprised, were not daunted in the slightest and ultimately defeated Toukon with a score of 16:4.


On3Blood vs Elit3 Cr3w


On3Blood and Elit3 Cr3w, neither of whom have seen many matches, were both eager to show that they have what it takes to compete in this tournament.EC who previously had scored an impressive 16:1 in their match against Extreme Silent Strikers, seemed unprepared for the onslaught that On3Blood brought about last night and the resulting score was 16:1 for On3Blood.




The current standings: Ferrari, Reservoir Dogzz and On3Blood tied for 3 points apiece.

Upcoming Matches (14/02/09): [FD] Reikan Vs. Coffin Crammers @ 8pm
                       On3Blood Vs. Determinato @ 8pm

([FD] EieN Vs. [FD] Toukon is postponed to a date yet to be confirmed)
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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 11:38:35 pm »
Day 11

Unfortunately, out of the three scheduled matches, only one was able to occur which was Coffin Crammers Vs. [FD] Reikan. 

On3Blood Vs. Determinato is rescheduled to the 17th. [FD] EieN Vs. [FD] Toukon is yet to find a suitable date to hold their match.

However, the community was very much satisfied with the remaining match. Coffin Crammers, comprised of old timers such as Pain Killer and Ranger faced off against Reikan who were dying to show what they could do, having been denied all matches so far because of walkovers.

[FD] Reikan Vs. Coffin Crammers
The match began with Reikan winning the Knife Round. After the Veto rounds were completed, de_nuke was the map left standing. Reikan decided to attempt Counter Terrorists, leaving CC to take up Terrorists.

The Pistol Round saw CC leading a very Spartan rush straight to Ramp. Reikan however, had a secured a very strong defensive location, giving a glimpse of the level of teamwork they had built up.

This became more and more apparent as Reikan continued to coordinate extremely well and manage to not only locate good spots, but also hold each one effectively. Further evidence of Reikans training was witnessed as they displayed impressive knowledge of different "spam spots"

CC appeared to be slightly surprised by this. The first few rounds were very awkward as they attempted to breach Reikans defenses. After losing a few rounds however, CC regained their composure and the battle really picked up, with a few well thought out strats being implemented in CC.

The First Half ended with a score of Reikan: 11 and CC: 4

The Second Half let us witness the tricks Reikan had up its sleeve and they quickly overran CC who attempted to hold the line, closely succeeding a few times causing the resulting final score to be Reikan 16, CC 6.
 


Day Two of the Group Stages are complete. Reikan joins Ferrari, RD and On3Blood in the 3 point tie.

Upcoming Matches (15/02/09)
         :Reservoir Dogzz Vs. Adrenaline Junkies - 8pm
         :[FD] Reikan Vs. Determinato - 8pm
         :On3Blood Vs. Coffin Crammers - 8pm
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 07:57:07 pm »
Day 12

Once again unfortunate circumstances forced two matches to be postponed to later dates:

*Determinato Vs. [FD] Reikan - 20/02/09
*Coffin Crammers Vs. On3Blood - To Be Confirmed

However, the community was eager to witness how the rapidly rising Reservoir Dogzz would fare off against fairly experienced Adrenaline Junkies. Some were surprised at the result, some weren't, but all agreed that it was a very interesting match.

Reservoir Dogzz Vs. Adrenaline Junkies
Catching the GLK community off gaurd, Reservoir Dogzz have proven themselves to be a very competent clan and faced Adrenaline Junkies, who were confident but cautious. The Veto rounds resulted in Dust2, a map every clan is familiar with and thus a map that is hard to "own" in. Nevertheless, RD managed to maintain their winning streak, defeating AJ with a score of 16:7.



Day Three of the Group Stages is complete. Reservoir Dogzz are now in the lead with 6 points.

Upcoming Matches (16/02/09)
                     [FD] Toukon Vs. Reservoir Dogzz - 6pm
                     Ferrari Vs. Adrenaline Junkies - 8pm
                     [FD] Reikan Vs. On3Blood - 9pm
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 06:11:47 pm »
Day 13


[FD] Toukon Vs. Reservoir Dogzz
Many wondered whether this would be the match where Reservoir Dogzz streak finally ends, but this was not to be. RD once more show cased their teamwork in implementing creative strats which offset [FD] Toukons defenses, causing them to be subsequently defeated. The Final Score was 16-2 to RD.

Reservoir Dogzz increase their score to 9 points.


Ferrari Vs. Adrenaline Junkies
A rather uneventful match and it went pretty much as expected with Ferrari rolling over AJ.

Ferrar Wins with a score of: 16-0


On3Blood Vs. [FD] Reikan
The final match of the day was easily the best match in the history of GCCL. The first match to ever go into Overtime, On3Blood and Reikan certainly put on one heck of a show for the community.

*Sp(O.o)n subbed in for Rogue.

The Knife Round resulted in On3Blood winning. De_inferno was the last map standing in the Veto and On3Blood opted to head into Counter Terrorists.

A rather awkward start for On3Blood who seemed uncoordinated in holding back Reikan. Reikan used a delicate mix of all out rushes and slower, sneakier strats. They quickly grabbed a couple of victories. However, On3Blood regained their composure and displayed commendable Bomb Site holding skills, managing to hold back Reikan off. The comfortable start that Reikan held soon turned into disarray as On3Blood rapidly secured more rounds, bringing the score to 8:7 (OB/FD)

The second half surprisingly mirrored the first half at the start. On3Blood now as Terrorists, again showed a lack of proper teamwork and once more Reikan grabbed the first few rounds. It was at this point however, that people began to wonder whether the apparent lack of coordination by On3Blood was just misdirection and done so deliberately. Almost as if they were trying to lure Reikan into a false sense of confidence. In a surprising turn of events, On3Blood continuously show cased well thought out strats and well coordinated teamwork. The intensity of the match really picked up here as both teams pushed themselves to the limits, trying to defeat the other.

After a few minutes of fast-paced, intense action, the second half ended with an amazing score of 15:15 - causing the first ever Overtime in GCCL history.

The Overtime was decided to be a match of "First to 4". It was exciting, but not nearly as much as the previous halves, and it resulted in On3Blood securing their victory with a score of 4 to 1.

Overall, On3Blood Vs. [FD] Reikan was easily the closet and definitely the most intense match witnessed so far in this tournament



Day Four of the Group Stages is complete.

Reservoir Dogz are still in the lead, now with 9 points.

On3Blood ties in Second Place with Ferrari, whom both have 6 points.


Upcoming Matches (17/02/09)
                    [FD] Toukon Vs. Adrenaline Junkies
                    [FD] EieN Vs. Ferrari
                    [FD] Reikan Vs. Elite Cr3w


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Re: GCCL S2 updates
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 10:42:30 am »
Day 14

Day 14 consisted of two matches and a walkover.

Adrenaline Junkies failed to show up on time for their [FD] Toukon match, which gave them a nasty -1 point on the board; the only team in Group A to have less than 0 points.

[FD] Eien vs Ferrari
Ferrari continued their winning streak by steam rolling over Eien with a 16 nil score. The score may come as a surprise to some since FDs less experienced counterparts, team Toukon, managed to pull back 4 rounds against the CS giants.

[FD] Reikan Vs. Elite Cr3w
Reikan came back strong against Elite Cr3w by silencing them convincingly with a score of 16 - 2. Team Reikan, who were one of the favorites of Group B were upset by One Blood the day before when Reikans key player and strat caller, [FD] Rogue, had power difficulties and was unable to play the match. This put Reikan in a tough spot, with them needing to win all remaining matches in Group B to catch up in points with One Blood.
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