The 8 Apr 07
*|DTF|* had QF Nordicup Cup 4 match against NaS and we won 2-1 (1-3,3-2 : 2-2,2-1)
The game was played as a 4 vs 4 with good spirit.
1st round we had the pleasure to meet Främlingslegionen (FL). which we lost against.
2nd round, against .PV which we also lost (played after the BROz match).
3th round, ohh our prime enemy BROz beat us bad too.
4th match against our oldest friends Dead Asses Dudes and Dudeds DADD, which we won.
QF match against Nas, The all mighty Nordic team, which we won... what ? Yes !
HELL HAS FROZEN !!!!.... and Kanto & Phoebus did it again !!!!
Well I dont wanna say so much on forehand, read the bloody stuff here below for each map.
But short NaS hosted the server "RoNiN Dojo" and there was small panic from DTF at start !
5mins before match start We could not find the server in the server list ! So Seti joined the "normal" NaS server
and soon Sidde came in and told that the server was not up yet.... phyyyyyy oki there was a reason for the missing server.
so after short waiting the server was up, Old Kanto choosed to use time for some "nerve peeing"
Good choice from NaS, DTF have played this map a lot, I think we have played it at least 2 time before in previous NC seasons,
so we all feel pretty okay on it !
We did not have any special tactics to start with… I guess we just felt confident with the map, so we just along with the
rounds made the plan from spawn point. Most of the time we ended up with the new good evil DTF 2x2 teams.
Okay game begin and as DTF normally do... lose quick in first round . Okay we expected that,
so we did not really get "down" about the lose. Next round quick decision and out we rushed….. and won !
Weeeee now we at least have fought for our honour and would not loose with a BIG 0.
Next round… well we basically did same tactic again.
Don't know if NaS was changing tactics due to the lost round, but the round ended in a draw.
But then I shall say NaS got their stuff put together and crunched us hard and bloody the last 2 rounds, so end was 3-1(1d) to them.
Okay we where actually "happy" about the maphalf, we gave them a fight and got 1 round.
So DTF went into second maphalf with good spirit and believed that we could make a change.
Doooh typical us, we lost first round.
But again who cares we had fun and knew we would loose, so next round.... Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
We did it again !! won a round. Okay we where on a killing spree... or... damn lost next round in a close match.
Okay we was starting to get a good felling and started to believe in this (if there are something to believe in)
Anyway we did some good moves, played a bit tactic and NaS seemed not to have any "cool" moves, so before we knew it,
we had won the last two rounds, and won a maphalf.
So 1-1 in H-Hangar
Island Estate 3:
Player change on NaS team, if it was a tactical change or SiKu just could not play anymore we don't know, but in came RoNiN
(note that for the Stats here below)
Well IE3 was DFT choice of map this evening, since NaS choose H-Hangar it was pretty easy for us to choose....
we did NOT want to play any of the other maps.
We had done a few training sessions on the map and knew a few key points. Our tactics was a bit different from what we normally do,
we split our evil DTF hardcore style 2x2 teams up, and had a 2 team and 2 singles, so in all 3 "groups".
The battle was long and bloody. We started in pool area and took 3 keypoints, with a decent success.
So after 2 wins, 2 lose and 1 draw, we felt pretty confident about the match.
Next was the "Outside Maindoor" spawn, not the best spawn if u ask DTF, but we had some good moves and again split up
the hardcore teams into 2x1x1. Now the battle turned into a really tactical fight from both teams,
heartbeat sensors could be heard all over the map, opponents standing on each wall side "looking" at each other,
both teams knew this was the map round that would send one team home and the other into the Semis.
Draw became the key word !
3 min's left of last round and it was only Seti_Sniper and one NaS guy left.
Quick sumup was made on DTF TS and we could see if Seti could hold a draw… other words not let the NaS guy
get him we would win the map half….. and in that way win the whole match !
(We had at that time the draw in first map, and a draw in first maphalf on last map,
and was at the moment ahead with 2-1 in last mapround)
So it didn't take many sec's to decide what Seti-man should do! No chances! He pulled out his evil heartbeat sensor,
found the NaS guy, moved fast to upper floor and had the NaS guy below him.
3min went on and Seti followed the NaS guy forth and back, through a single frag now and then to keep up the tension,
but else stayed so that he always could get away if the NaS guys was about to attack.....
Which for a strange thing never happened ! A thing we on DTF did not understand,
NaS had nothing to loose only to win if he had attacked.
But the time ran out and DTF won the map half with a very tactical draw in the last round.
On DTF's TS when time ran out: "Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" and then total silence... What just happened ?
Ohhh we beat NaS and was in the semis, OMG was the next words I think and then Kanto just said:
"And HELL HAS FROZEN" No clue where he got that from, but sounded ok
Why did we win this match (some may ask ) ?
Well few things can bee assumed or guess about !
Did NaS put up their strongest team ?
Did we have a "luck day" ?
Or was it becoz Kanto and Phoe both made TKs....... Again in this match.
New habit in DTF: Kanto and Phoe makes TKs.. Then watch out guys and girls coz that means DTF will win the match
A few things I would point out, was that NaS game style matched our style well.
We have started to get some good team tactics build in and using heartbeat sensors more and better.
Also a thing which has some influence I guess are that this winter we started up to have our weekly "DTF Night" with
gaming and on DTF "only" TS which has given us (at least 4 of us) more gaming together and more chat info during games.
Anyway really ggz, really tense and fascinating and I would say big thx to NaS for being a part of this !
Not due to we won, but I really think this was one of our best matches. Most of the stuff we decided to do, worked!
and if it did not we discussed and made changes and got some out of it.
(not positive result every time.... But we did something)
Due to the win DTF now has qualified to go to the Semi-F... where CoE are waiting for some kills.
(in writing moment not scheduled)
More info can be found here: Nordicus Cup 4
Okay a few numbers for the freaks !!
2 maps with both inserts on each map. Then play until 1 team wins 3 out 5 rounds
Clik on images for more stats on each map.