Playoff summary #1 (matches were held 10th of April 2016
MAP PACK 6 – 1/16 finals
These were the selected maps that were driven for the 1/16 play-off finals (separate map scores are also in the same order as the maps listed below)
Map name: TMM – Thumper ¬ TC16
Map name: TMM – Seven Sinners ¬ TC16
Author: sportfreak4 aka MCJava
Map name: TMM – Lost ¬ TC16
1/16 play-off finals results and comments
Team Dignitas [2 : 0] Team Xenon – | 7 : 1 | 7 : 1 |
Clear win for Dignitas as expected. We did see the return of an older member of Dignitas, Munkeholm, who made his first appearance of the tournament against Team Xenon
Team *aAa* [3 : 0] Harry is a wizard! – automatic win
Unfortunate to see that this was an automatic win, it was expected that Team *aAa* would win this match, but would have been a good match to watch
mCon eSports [3 : 0] hpD – | 7 : 4 | 7 : 2 | 7 : 1 |
Another solid win, mCon eSports had no problems advancing to the 1/8 play-off finals
Insects [2 : 1] Easy.eSports 2 – | 7 : 4 | 1: 7 | 7: 5 |
One of the most interesting matches because the decided of the play-offs match went to the last map, which all comes down to factor – which team can perform better under pressure. Easy. eSports 2 was also 25th in the ranking, giving Insects (8th in the ranking) a hard match to win.
MnM Gaming [2 : 1] eXception – | 4 : 7 | 7 : 3 | 7 : 1 |
Same thing as mentioned in the previous match, eXception was ranked 28th and gave MnM Gaming a bit of a worry in a match, where MnM Gaming (ranked 5th) should have secured a clear win.
Match #6 and #7
Very Short Players [3 : 0] eSports United – automatic win
Lioncast [3 : 0] Overwhelming – automatic win
Team BBD [0 : 2] MaDrivers [ 1 : 7 | 4 : 7 |
Team BBD was higher in ranking than MaDrivers, but that did not stop MaDrivers to get a clear win over Team BBD, making MaDrivers one of three teams, who advanced to the next stage against a higher ranked team.
Planetkey Dynamics [2 : 1] Hoover Gaming | 7 : 2 | 7 : 0 | 0 : 7*|
Planetkey Dynamics won the first two maps, securing them a easy spot in the next play-off match and giving them a chance to relax themselves on the third map.
*Original result Planetkey Dynamics vs. Hoover Gaming 3-0 | 7:2 | 7:0 | 8:6 |, 3rd map score changed due to the breach of rule 2.4*
Lagzi Lajcsi [0 : 3] Smartline – | 1 : 7 | 3 : 7 | 2 : 7 |
Lagzi Lajcsi was no match for SmartLine, who secured an easy win and advanced to the next round and Smartline being only one of three teams who advanced to the next round against a higher ranked team
Trackmania Heroes Europe [3 : 0] ANE-2 – | 7 : 4 | 7 : 2 | 7 : 1 |
No surprises here, Trackmania Heroes Europe was expected to win this match with ease
Match #12 and #13
Team Q [3 : 0] Night Gamers Multigaming – | 7 : 2 | 7 : 2 | 7 : 5 |
Easy. eSports [3 : 0] MnM Gaming 2 – | 7 : 2 | 7 : 2 | 7 : 3 |
Both teams (Team Q and Easy.eSports) advance to the next round as expected
A New Era [2 : 1] Speedo Team – | 7 : 5 | 8 : 6 | 2 : 7 |
A match, which was more interesting than many other ones, ANE had some trouble beating Speedo Team, but getting an 8:6 win on the second map meant that they could advance to next round. Speedo Team definitely didn’t let ANE get an easy victory.
Trackmania Heroes Europe 2 [1 : 2] Force One – | 8 : 6 | 3 : 7 | 1: 7 |
Force One was definitely having a hard time getting started against THE 2 after losing 8:6, but that was enough of a wake-up call to give Force One players enough motivation to easily win on the next maps
Waterbottle [3 : 0] Team Q2 – | 7 : 0 | 7 : 1 | 7 : 1 |
Waterbottle having no problem against Team Q2 and easily advancing to the next round
1/8 finals matches
Team Dignitas vs. Team *aAa*
mCon eSports vs. Insects
MnM Gaming vs. Very Short Players
Lioncast vs. MaDrivers
Planetkey Dynamics vs. SmartLine
THE vs. Team Q
Easy.eSports vs. A New Era
Force One vs. Waterbottle
A match you should not miss in the next stage of the play-offs (1/8 finals):
Team Dignitas vs. Team *aAa* – This is going to be the most interesting match of the tournament! Team *aAa* look to overthrow Team Dignitas and deny them the chance to defend their title. Both teams are going to put in more training than ever before because Team Dignitas are going to receive their biggest challenge so far and Team *aAa* want to win against the former champions. In addition, I had a sneak peek into one of the TMM training streams for Dignitas and Massa was alone from Team *aAa* and showed very impressive times on the maps for Team *aAa*, meaning that this is a match you definitely need to watch!
Here is the overview of the current play-off tree.
MAP PACK 7 – 1/8 finals
Map name: TMM – Architech ft. mdpoint ¬ TC16
Author: sparco & mdpoint
Map name: TMM – Klopfen ¬ TC16
Map name: TMM – Overdose ¬ TC16
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