We started with ten teams and after a number of awesome matches we are now down to only three. In the North American division Team Zanshi
ended up as champion after only one match against The Neotokyo Professionals
since the third team As We Fight
couldn't make it to the play-offs.
The European division has been a lot more interesting and there's still one more match before we know who the champion is. From one side of the brackets
we have French team Canards in the Shell
, very narrowly defeating their countrymen in All Starz Gamerz + Teddy Bear Attack
and NeoFrag° Alpha
. From the other side we have international team Econsole!
, easily defeating NeoFrag° Beta
in their first match and a day later the German noobs in aXtion
, who did really well for not having played since the patch (or so they say).
This Saturday, December 5th, at 9 pm CET (3 pm EST)
we will see Canards in the Shell vs. Econsole!
in a match to decide the European champion. We experimented with SourceTV last week and it seems to be working fine, so be sure to keep an eye on that Spectate tab in your server browsers
A week later around the same time we will see the final clash of continents in a battle to decide who gets the approval of the Nine Sisters and the right to wear the [wizards] tag. We haven't quite figured out the details yet but expect the match to move between European and American servers to make it fair latency-wise.
Both of these matches are going to be best of three maps (Engage
). We noticed that the teams often tend to play safe and wait out the round timer, so in order to make the matches more exciting we have decided to lower the round time limit from 4 minutes to 3 and the score limit from 10 to 8. People have been suggesting other changes but hopefully this is a good compromise. After the tournament I will be posting a feedback thread where players and spectators can tell us what they thought about the tournament in general and discuss issues like this in more detail.
For more information about the tournament go here
. For detailed write-ups about the previous matches go here
. Also, make sure to join the Steam group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/nt9sisters
and visit the IRC channel at #ninesisters @ irc.gamesurge.net for real time updates about the upcoming matches. Stay tuned!
PS. Neotokyo is far from dead