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Esports Report for Good Game: ACL Pro Sydney 2014

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This latest report covering ACLPro – the Australian Cyber League’s huge Sydney 2014 event was submitted as both a long and short version.  With plenty to cover over five games, the hope was to include a bit of the journey of the key combatants.  There wasn’t enough room for it this time around, so enjoy a little more detail in the report below, including links to the full stream replays.

You can view the report as aired by Good Game tonight, here.

Long Form

ACL Sydney was held at the Australian Technology Park, hosting a larger roster of competitions across five games, including some international qualifiers.

FIFA
Footage:
http://www.twitch.tv/aclpro/b/549289195
Muzza255 in blue, Prodigy_V in white
Timecodes: 25min match highlights (goal replays)

Copy:
Added to the schedule with the sweetener of a trip to France for the Esports World Cup (ESWC) Championships, the final came down to event favourite Muzza255 and Prodigy_V. Both chose Real Madrid letting individual playstyle decide the bout and it was Prodigy’s aggressive attacking game, winning 2-0 that earned him a trip to Paris.

COD Ghosts
http://tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/acl

Avant Garde had to make some big plays to get the monkey of their back by defeating Team Immunity, stepping up from their defeat at COD Championships to face Team Storm in the grand finals. The young team, with one of their members being only 13 – caused a huge upset and winning 5-2

LOL
http://www.twitch.tv/aclprolol/b/549290645

Immunity met Ex Dreamers or ExD

Immunity’s LOL team kept the pressure on EX Dreamers with expert team fighting skills. EXD never gave up, aiming for some late game carries but Immunity weren’t to be denied, achieving a qualifying spot for the Oceana finals next to the already qualified Team Legacy.
Starcraft 2 SC2
The SC2 event saw an epic Open bracket break down the best players into group stages, the best of which were seeded
into the Championship Bracket.

http://aclsyd14.challonge.com/SCZCB
http://www.twitch.tv/aclprosc2/b/549348968

Weathering a solid comeback in winners finals from from Iaguz, KingKong and his dominant Zerg army booked another Grand Final. Not to be denied, Iaguz battled past the Protoss player Pigeon who overpowered Pezz and set up a rematch for his Terran army with KingKong. With a powerful economy, KingKong flooded the map with Zerg to follow his Brisbane win with a 4-0 victory proving himself head and shoulders over the competition.

Both KingKong and Iaguz qualified for the next World Championship Series
SMASH Bros
http://www.twitch.tv/aclpro2/b/549347811
Timecode
52 min

Battle Arena Melbourne Melee champion Dekar disposed of another leader in the smash scene Caotic 3-0 in a commanding
semi final, before setting up a berth in the grand final after defeating Sydney’s Tedeth. Tedeth put a stop to Caotic’s comeback through the losers bracket to face Dekar in the grand finals. Dekar’s dominance of the ledge game saw him put aside Captain Falcon to use Marth to take out Tedeth’s Fox and win the event undefeated.

losers semi: cao vs splice, cao wins 3-0 (peach)
winners final: dekar vs Tedeth (syd) dekar wins 3-1
losers semi caotic vs syke (QLD)
losers final caotic vs tedeth

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ACL Sydney was held at the Australian Technology Park, hosting a larger roster of competitions across five games, including some prestigious qualifiers.

FIFA
Footage:
http://www.twitch.tv/aclpro/b/549289195
Muzza255 in blue, Prodigy_V in white
Timecodes:
2.25 players side by side
25min match highlights (goal replays)
Copy:
The FIFA final came down to event favourite Muzza255 and Prodigy_V, whose aggressive attacking game, saw him go undefeated in the tournament. He’s earned a trip to Paris at the Esports World Cup (ESWC) Championships, to play for Australia.
COD Ghosts
http://tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/acl
No timecode – can only play through! Planned for this and requested footage will update if able to obtain.

Copy:
Avant Garde had to make some big plays to get the monkey of their back by defeating Team Immunity, stepping up from their defeat at COD Championships to face Team Storm in the grand finals. The young team, with one of their members being only 13 – caused a huge upset and winning 5-2

LOL
http://www.twitch.tv/aclprolol/b/549290645
GF start 2:25
2:47 – big exchange, excited commentary.

Copy:
Immunity’s LOL team kept the pressure on EX Dreamers throughout the grand final with expert team fighting skills winning a qualifying spot for the Oceana finals next to the already qualified Team Legacy.
SC2 –
http://aclsyd14.challonge.com/SCZCB
http://www.twitch.tv/aclprosc2/b/549348968
Timecode: 2:22

Copy:

Weathering a solid comeback from lower bracket by Terran Iaguz, KingKong flooded the map with Zerg to follow his Brisbane win with a 4-0 victory proving himself head and shoulders over the competition. Each of the top two players qualified for the next SC2 World Championship Series

Super SMASH Bros
http://www.twitch.tv/aclpro2/b/549347811
Timecode
52 min

Copy
Melee champion from the recent Battle Arena Melbourne, Dekar’s dominance of the ledge game saw him put aside Captain Falcon to use Marth in the grand final against Sydney’s Tedeth and his StarFox and win the event undefeated.


Esports Event Report: CGPL Winter Call of Duty Championships

For my second eSports report for Good Game, I had the opportunity to report on the live LAN finals for one of the CyberGamer Professional League seasons, this time for Call of Duty on PC.

CyberGamer are far and away the leader in online ladder and league sites in Australian gaming, so it was great that they had a LAN finals, and to have a chance to highlight one of their events.

The staff and particularly key organiser Richard Lawes were fantastic in helping provide information, background on players and the league (the Q&A answers for my backgrounding questions, below, came from Richard), not to mention excellent quality footage from their event.  Below is a version of the copy I wrote for the Good Game episode that aired on 10 September 2013.

You can view the segment here

Read on for my full notes and original copy

Event Notes

 

CGPL Winter Call of Duty Championships

First LAN/live gathering for the PC COD community in 6 months.

How many Cybergamer LAN events now?

8th lan event

Follow up event?

League of legends championship November 23

Organiser highlight?

Seeing new faces qualifying for the championships

Final and semi final scores

2-1 each

Prize support?

Total pool $7000

Live event $5500 – 1st $4000 2nd $1500

Lower divisions $1500 online finals

After fighting through a seven week online league with 40 teams competing, Australia’s Top 8 Call of Duty 4 PC teams qualified for the LAN final in the Cyber Gamer Professional League Winter COD Championships.  The community came together for an engaging event highlighted by many new faces competing.

A full weekend of gruelling Call of Duty, playing Search and Destroy in First to Fifteen, Best 2 of 3 bouts led to a climactic tussle between old rivals Frenetic Array and Team Exile5.

Each survived close semi final matches. Event favourites Frenetic array, have won two of last three national championships. They saw off semifinal challengers Coup de Gras to set their sights on Exile5, who had just staged a disciplined semifinal comeback from 15-10 down to defeat Avant Garde, a newer team pulled together from top players.

With the lion’s share of a $7,000 prize pool on the line, Frenetic Array, confident after defeating Exile5 in last year’s final, overcame Exile5’s defensive and strategic play with aggressive pushes relying on skilful individual shots to take down the Championship 2-1.

General Notes

Final

Exile5 against Frenetic Array

Long rivalry between the two teams

Exile 5 style?

Team Captain SpachalaExile 5:

Defensive style – aggressive at the right moments. Play defensive when at advantage. Discipline.

10-15 down in semi and came back round by round. Able to adapt at the right time and

Frenetic array style?

Team Captain Josh –

Aggressive, confident

Strong on individual skill and good tactical teamwork to make up for a lower emphasis on overall strategy

4 Perth 1 Melbourne

Proactive they were reactive managed to push ahead and stay ahead. Finding the opponent and making the kills by individually outplaying opponents

Good affirmation of the newly formed lineup within the team this year

LAN builds intensity and stay hungry playing online

Final score 2-1