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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Division 3 Roundup

Feb 10 2017 09:07 PM | Aqua 發表於 News

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AFC 11: Division 3 Roundup


INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the jungle, where some animals have developed opposing thumbs to fend off attackers, and others use their teeth to shred their prey to pieces. This savage arena holds the hopefuls of the next generation, and AFC11 is here to throw them all into the blender and let the cream settle at the top. So which teams have the ability to trample upon the faces of their opponents, climbing that blood-stained stairway of bodies to the top? Which teams have the dumbest, working strategies and strongest Division 3 gimmicks?

Here at the AsiaFortress writing panel, we believe in quality and efficiency. We also believe it would be insanity to try and cover all 15 teams that will slaughter one another for an internet medal. Besides, Division 3 is always a toss up, and any number of upsets could happen along the way. In light of that, here are our four writeup picks for your enjoyment; may they satisfy your thirst for useless previews!

TEAM LIST

The International Justice League of Super Acquaintances
Are they superheroes? Villains? Who actually cares about that in Division 3? What matters is that IJLSA has history coming into this season of AsiaFortress, with ex-TMG and ex-MJM players Bee and CabbageOfLove (respectively) bringing a key advantage of experience to the team. But every hero and/or villain has his Achilles Heel, and IJLSA is no exception. With the rest of the roster being a mishmash of adepts and unproven blood, it falls to the battleground to see if the team can sustain cohesion and find victory against naysayers everywhere!

ChaoticZ
CTZ boasts many promising players like Pronessf, Nameloc and Habib; certainly a roster of puggers that would make any newcomers nervous. With an aggressive playstyle channeled from the blind, deathmatch heavy PUGs they arose from, CTZ could potentially break the competition on pure bloodlust alone. However, this form of playstyle is a double-edged sword and a slippery slope rolled into one. While this tenacity is perfect against weaker, inexperienced teams, stronger and more coordinated ones will be able to pick them off easily; and without an intelligent maincaller to turn sour situations around, CTZ will have to either commit to their brainless style entirely, or attempt to grow one before being dropped from the competition.

Technical Difficulties
If anything can be said about Technical Difficulties, it’s that they understand the value of hard work. Formed from the remnants of the once celebrated Hoomanitee, the team holds gems in its roster like Dmnator, Ledraj, and Ecl1ps3; all players capable of catapulting their team to victory. However, any team has its doubters, and TDI will have to sort through its bugs and glitches before release if they want to have any hope of taking the championship from teams with DM ability behind them. It’s a solid team overall, and even this early on, they're already demonstrating that they’re not to be underestimated by any means. But will that be enough to impress audiences when the deadline hits, or will they be another technical failure in the production process?

Khairul’s Legacy Reborn
Oozing with deathmatch proficiency and boasting a fundamental mastery of the game's’ tactical nuances, KLR seems set to take the podium of 1st place by storm, with players like Smeski and Adelante prepared to carry them on their backs. It’s definitely predicted to be one of the tactically superior teams in the division, and it's an anomaly that confuses competitors and spectators alike; who even obtains gamesense before they enter Division 2? KLR have the aim and the brain (really, that’s all you need in life), and so they seem bound for that championship title. But fear not; remember that Achilles Heel? One member of KLR believes that if their team came against scouts out of their calibre, momentum would take a back seat and pandemonium would ensue.

CONCLUSION

Now you possess a knowledge of the jungle’s strongest inhabitants. With all that reading done, it’s finally time to sit back and watch the bloodbath unfold. Or, if you’re a participant in this hellhole who wants to know what he (or she) is getting into, there are no words that can describe this proving ground beside these: evolve or die...

Good luck to all the teams!
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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Division 2 Roundup

Feb 05 2017 02:16 AM | Aqua 發表於 News

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AFC 11: Division 2 Roundup

 
INTRODUCTION
 
Division 2 has always been a strange place; it’s always confused between being the playground for sandbaggers and the training ground for Division 1 hopefuls. However, AFC10 demonstrated the true capacity of this division’s players, hosting the most intense matches of the season between Fruit Salad and Wine N Cheese. While a slightly larger Division 2 means that the teams will be fighting in a Swiss format, everyone hopes the games will be no less exciting!
 
That said, let’s review the teams!
 
TEAM LIST
 
The Mighty Gibuses
They’re straight out of the jungle: dark-eyed, battle hardened and fly-crazy. They’ve fought tooth and nail to be here, and they aren’t battling to please anyone. The Champions of Division 3, with DeDstar still at the head, are here to make their mark, and though their roster may have changed slightly, their hunger for frags and glory has not lessened. Woe betide any team that underestimates the power of the Mighty Gibuses this season, or they might just pull the rug from your feet and upset YOU.
 
2years
Being in the army can be a terrible thing. You’re always bored, tired, bored of being tired or tired of being bored, and the only solace you have is the weekend, where you could still be bored. To find some relief in this terrible time, the weekend team of 2years was formed. With a majority of its players stuck in camp during working days, the team itself hasn’t had much opportunity to practice, but given they’re all experienced players (read “sandbagging”), they’ll definitely give Division 2 a run for its money!
 
The Chess Foundation
If you smell a hint of a stench, it’s probably not rats because this is definitely not badratsgaming.net. No; this is the Chess Foundation, with LERL and mememachine (AKA iFun) leading the charge once more, and neither towering castle nor beautiful queen can stop them on the treacherous road to playoffs/championship! Can this team maneuver their opponents into checkmates with tactical coordination? Can they p(a)wn the competition with the few deathmatch powerhouses at their disposal? Will I think of more chess puns for this writeup? Maybe!
 
Maiden Voyage
An all Japanese team has decided to grace Division 2, and it’s to everyone’s surprise because this hasn’t happened in anyone’s recent memory. On one hand, none on the rostered names have recognised reputations, since most of those are in Division 1. On the other, they have a very big reputation to live up to because of their fellow countrymen in Division 1. So, there really isn’t any pressure for this team to perform at some level. Really...
 
Steal Your Job
The Hong Kong nightriders return for another attempt at snatching the championship! After a third place finish in the previous iteration, the team is back with a fairly similar roster, and renewed vigour to tackle the other newcomers to the division. They have the experience, the DM, and the gimmicks behind them; let’s see if the foreigners can take their opponents’ employment right under their noses!
 
Technology Eclipse
Another team from the denizens of the third division, TechE had their eyes set on retrying the level but got bumped up to let the newbies thrive. Now, it’s up to them to make the best of their situation, and really shake up the competition! They’re no mix team, and with members who’ve been playing with each other for a while, they definitely stand a chance at getting into playoffs - with some hard work.
 
Shufflee
‘Tis the season for purity; an all Korean team has entered the fray alongside their Japanese and Hong Kong contenders! Little is known of this mysterious mix-up, but we do know that they’re from the land of TF2 champions, and that no one should underestimate anyone from the Republic of Korea lest they get pounded! Only the round robin stages will tell if Shufflee are either fearsome contenders or formless fodder in the bloody battle for the Division 2 trophy…
 
Aetiology
Formed by girl-gamer Rei a little while before signups began, Aetiology are the cause of some stress for the rest of the contestants. With a roster of relatively strong puggers, the team is spearheaded by the deathmatch monster of Aishou, kept on a leash by the experience of Harvey who’s been playing since AFC6, and supported by the conservative playstyle of dribbler. With a fairly strong lineup on their side, Aetiology could gun for playoffs with confidence; maybe even triumph over the competition for the championship!
 
Art et Marte
The remnants of Division 2 contenders Hairy Ares pulled a shounic (translation: coup d’etat) on their leader mid signups, cutting him out of the picture and opting for Division 3. While Enkaii was loosed to join Division 1, the rest of the team are still dealing with the aftermath, since they were bumped to Division 2 anyway. Quite honestly, their roster isn’t the strongest in Division 2, but a little work and practice on their capable roster should see them giving other teams a little trouble.
 
Nubsquad
Riding the coattails of the other bumpees is nubsquad, who were unfortunately caught in the crossfire of the division splits. With a roster strong enough to roll the rest of Division 3, the team was moved up and now have to contend with the second-best that Asia has to offer. However, so far nubsquad has proven that they are perfectly capable of contending with other teams like TechE and Aetiology, and should come up on top as long as they have their act together!
 
CONCLUSION
 
It’s going to be an exciting season with more teams in play, and the competition is heating up with teams regularly scrimming each other when normal humans would be comfortably dreaming of school or homework. Not gamers; Division 2 may not be the ‘best of the best’, but they’re certainly striving to show others what it means to be a tryhard! Go gettem, sophomores of AsiaFortress!
 


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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Division 1 Roundup

Jan 30 2017 04:36 AM | Aqua 發表於 News

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AFC 11: Division 1 Roundup

 

INTRODUCTION
 
Division 1 has expanded the most since its all-time low in AFC10, and with a heftier size comes heftier competition. Names and rosters have shuffled, but a few teams pack familiar IGNs, bringing a healthy mix of established cores attempting to retain dominance and rising stars looking to make their mark to the table. Seven teams have readied up to fight for Asia’s most prestigious TF2 badge, and right now the winner is anyone’s guess.
 
TEAM LIST
 
Burger Apocalypse [BBQ]
With the Taiwanese combo of Aqua and Choo Choo at the helm, Burger Apocalypse is vying for the championship with cold hard experience, calling in some of the oldest names around in natta and xvo. It remains to be seen whether their collective experience will be worth its weight on the battlefield and whether the team will be able to put their knowledge to good use. However, most of its players have already seen high-level play in each of their respective divisions, so it should be no surprise to anyone that BBQ is fully prepared to take Division 1 by storm.
 
HBZB
Division 1 is not itself without challengers from Korea, and the Republic has not pulled its fingers from AsiaFortress just yet. Featuring a full lineup of natives (plus one Japanese), HBZB was cobbled together by Hwain to contest the throne in the light of the previous season’s winners; for no Singaporean team should be allowed to win Division 1 for more than half a year. With strong returns like Larky, 10 and Shocky, HBZB has the power to take first place, if they put their heart into it.
 
BALI 6
Hailing from the harsh lands of down under comes a big team of big names. After seasons of South East Asians taking dives into Australian play, the indigenous people decided to do the same in return. Sporting a lineup of premier-seasoned players like ohai, v4na, emgee and muppet, these players are no newcomers to high-level play and will prove tough customers for the rest of the division; provided they can overcome the delayed pipes and rockets that come from playing across large oceans.
 
bb Tommy
It’s the old crew that’s been around for countless seasons, but with a thinner roster and heavier heart. With one of its star players departing the team, the old roster of Xiao has had to scramble for new scouts to fill tommy’s not inconsiderable shoes; and with new challengers stepping up to the plate, the reigning champions have their work cut out if they want to maintain their title from AFC10.
 
P00t1s..iz..kil?1! [P00tis]
Led by Aloy, this variable mix team has set its sights on the highest of Asian TF2 honors, and is putting in all the hard work and dedication necessary for it. With a combination of old hands comfortable in Division 1 and new faces fresh off hard-fought victories in Division 2, P00t1s are no slouches, to say nothing of the effort they’re putting in to make the cut for playoffs.
 
Muscle Revolution
AsiaFortress has been missing a Japanese team since their disappointing fourth place finish in MC7, and perhaps Muscle Revolution can rectify this past shame. A mix of old and new, it’s definitely not the strongest lineup Japan has ever had. However, one hopes that the intuitive competitive spirit found in every Japanese pub will carry over into these players’ performances, and drive them to stir up trouble for all the other teams scrabbling for the top.
 
A Motley Crew [AMC]
Rounding out the list is a name that’s entirely used to competition. AMC has contended for every cup it possibly could in the last four seasons, and this one is no exception. Whilst finishing third (out of four teams) in Division 1 previously, AMC has the full capacity to perform much better if they step up their game. With a roster that’s been locked for practically two seasons, the team has to know each other’s ins and outs, which should give them the edge against up and comers.
 
CONCLUSION
 
AFC11 is seeing Division 1 get back on track, with more teams vying for the championship and more players aiming to become Asia’s best. In the light of this surge of competitive spirit, the viewers and spectators can look forward to a good show for the next three months. May the best team win!


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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Commencement Brief

Jan 28 2017 03:51 AM | Aqua 發表於 News

Hello, all participants of AsiaFortress Cup 11! 
The first match threads will be going up very soon, and the AsiaFortress administration would like to brief you on some changes we have made to the tournament's structure and rules.
 
Division 2 Format Changes
Due to the overwhelming number of Division 2 teams, a Round Robin is not feasible. Therefore, we have switched to a Swiss-style format, over the course of 7 weeks to match the number of weeks for Division 1 and Division 3 teams.
 
Teams will be ranked first by map wins, then by round wins and finally by rounds won minus rounds lost.
 
Division 1 Format Changes
On the other hand, due to the increased number of players in Division 1, teams will play the Round Robin sequence once only with a team on bye-week each week.
 

As with Division 2 and 3, Division 1 teams will also be ranked first by map wins, then by round wins and finally by rounds won minus rounds lost.

 
Whitelist Changes
Administrators from ozfortress, ESEA, ETF2L and UGC as well as top players from each region have collaborated together to review the Global Whitelist. After the first public meeting, there was a proposal for controversial changes and this was met with harsh backlash from the international community.
 
The administrators from ozfortress, ETF2L and ESEA met together and collated feedback from the top teams in their respective regions and adjusted the whitelist based on the discussion.
 
Banned:
  • Rescue Ranger
Unbanned:
  • Pomson 6000
  • Dalokohs Bar
  •  
    You can view the whitelist here. All changes should be reflected in AsiaFortress servers, and the whitelist can be downloaded in the AFC 11 Config+Map Pack.
     
    Cast Requests
    a Cast Request thread has been created for community members to request permission for a cast.
     
    This will allow us to help promote your casts on platforms such as our Steam group and Facebook page. It also helps us to ensure that there is no conflict of interest (e.g. caster is on one of the teams being cast) and to provide assistance should you need it.
     
    Transfer Window
    Please note that all transfers have to be approved by AsiaFortress Administrators, and will only take effect from the next week and onwards.
     
    Roster Lock and Team Directory
    Do note that rosters are locked until the first Transfer window. Do not add an Administrator to request for a roster change as it will not be allowed.
     
    The Team Directory is a record of all teams participating in AFC 11, along with links to their leaders and members. It will serve as the definitive record of each team's roster. If you spot an error in your team's roster, please inform your Division Administrator immediately.
     
    That concludes the commencement brief for AsiaFortress Cup 11! The first week's Match Threads will be going up soon, and you can get to scheduling your first matches of the season.
     
    As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your Division Administrator.
     
    Best of luck, and may the best team win!


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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Team Division Distribution

Jan 22 2017 06:24 PM | Aqua 發表於 News

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[Rules] [Unlocks] [Division Administrators[Registration] [Key Dates and Map Pool] [Discussion] [Team Directory] [Demo Uploads] [Server Bookings] [Match Threads] [Cast Requests]

 
Divisions have been finalized by the AsiaFortress Administrator and Staff Team. They are as follows:
 
Division 1
  • Burger Apocalypse
  • HBZB
  • BALI 6
  • bb tommy
  • p00t1s..iz..kil?1!...
  • Muscle Revolution
  • A Motley Crew
Division 2
  • The Mighty Gibuses
  • 2years
  • The Chess Foundation
  • Maiden Voyage
  • Steal Your Job
  • Technology Eclipse
  • Shufflee
  • Aetiology
  • Arte et Marte
  • nubsquad
Division 3
  • Teme Machines
  • Atomic Energy
  • ChaoTicZ
  • The International Justice League of Super Acquaintances
  • RememberUs?
  • Technical Difficulties
  • Ugly Ducklings
  • OTCD
  • 6nubs
  • We Are Pros
  • KhairuL's Legacy Reborn
  • Dead Of Night
  • Open Minds
  • White Wing
  • Asterisk

 

Team distributions are final and NOT subject to change.



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AsiaFortress Cup 11: Registrations are OPEN!

Jan 03 2017 07:56 PM | Aqua 發表於 News

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[Rules] [Unlocks] [Division Administrators[Registration] [Key Dates and Map Pool] [Discussion] [Team Directory] [Demo Uploads] [Server Bookings] [Match Threads] [Cast Requests]

 

It's that time of the year again!

 
The 10th AsiaFortress Cup has recently (for a very generous definition of the word) reached its conclusion, with xiao, Fruit Salad, and The Mighty Gibuses triumphing over their opponents to win their respective divisions. And as one competition reaches completion, another commences; it is thus our pleasure to announce that we will NOT be hosting Mercenaries Cup 8!
 
Yes, you read that correct. After careful deliberation, the AsiaFortress admin team has decided to shelve the Mercenaries Cup until further notice in favor of running our regular season more frequently. That's not the only change this new year, as we've also made a number of alterations to the rule sets, which, as always, you should be reading here before signing up.
 
Of course, I'm willing to bet that none of you actually clicked the link, so here's what you really need to know:
  • As of AFC11, AsiaFortress is now on the Global Whitelist.
  • Granary is out of the map pool, and we've replaced it with Reckoner. Download it here.
  • Every player involved in a match (including mercenaries) must record a demo for each map of their matches, and keep it until at least a week after the end of the season.
Whether you're just getting your feet wet or you're vying for the top, AFC has something for you.
 
Registrations will be closed on 20th January 2017 23:59 GMT+8
 


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AsiaFortress Discord Announcement

Dec 27 2016 02:05 AM | Aqua 發表於 News

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AsiaFortress Discord Announcement

AsiaFortress now has a Discord server! Join us here to get the latest news, find teams to scrim, shitposts, unfunny inside jokes, and more!

 

Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook here and follow us on Twitter here!



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SEA Jumpers present Jump Help 2016!

Oct 09 2016 03:50 PM | Caldoran 發表於 News

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SEA Jumpers present Jump Help 2016!
 
Is jumping unfamiliar or frustrating for you? Ever wanted to do jump maps like the awesome online speedruns you often see? Well, we've got an event that can help with that, called jump help! (pun intended)
 
Whether you are a complete stranger to jumping, or if you are an expert and seasoned jumper, there's always somewhere for you to fit in.
 
This event spans roughly 3 weeks, Thursday to Sunday each week. Read on to find out more!
 
In this 3 week event we help to cover a lot of jumping stuff :)
 
The event will start on the first week on November (only on Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends). Each day holds a different segment for the 2 classes Demo and Solly! (The first Thursday in November is 11/03). The full schedule can be found on jumphelp.tech (information section).
 
Throughout the event we will be covering various topics revolving around jumping,such as ctaps, wallpogo, skips and apply them to use through the process of in-depth guidance. During this event, we are also open to reviewing demos on certain techniques you wish to improve at, simply ask your mentor to help review your demo and you're set!
 
Each week we will hold different activities: picking up jumping, doing maps and racing respectively.
We cover 4 segments,each with their own range of techniques:
  • Solly Beginner
  • Solly Advanced
  • Demo Beginner
  • Demo Advanced
We also strongly encourage people who wish to get better at jumping spend some time to sort out the ins and outs of their jumping!
 
We woud like to invite everyone that is new and/or would like to learn more about TF2 jumping and interested in it to join us. No fees required. 
 
The event starts in November 2016 and you may now sign up now at bit.ly/22BOA2U!


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AsiaFortress Cup 10: Division 1 & 2 Playoff...

Sep 24 2016 09:37 PM | Caldoran 發表於 News

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Banner by Cell, Division 1 writeup by moosepi, Division 2 writeup by apples
AsiaFortress Cup 10 Division 1 & 2 Playoffs Roundup
 
Division 1
It's been a grueling journey, but the playoffs are finally here! In Division 1, last seed memesquad have been eliminated after only picking up one map throughout the season, leaving three teams all with their eyes on the prize. So who among them stands the best chance of claiming victory?
 
xiao
  • VLEbrY5.png kcot/tommy
  • W5WmBJp.png cloverella/26
  • j3eMpHs.png jigglesaur
  • hBkNbCx.png b4it
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, xiao has come out of the season sitting comfortably at first place, dropping only one map throughout the season to Crescendo. The combination of strong individual talents and chemistry born of experience has proven to be a tough nut to crack for the other teams in the division, and they seem well on their way to claiming the title of AFC10 Champions.
 
However, they're certainly not invulnerable — every other Division 1 team has shown in either scrims or matches that they can give xiao a run for their money. For now though, their stellar season has guaranteed them a place in the Grand Finals.
 
Crescendo
  • VLEbrY5.png 10/ozr
  • W5WmBJp.png shocky/Hwain
  • j3eMpHs.png R.
  • hBkNbCx.png z.
Despite a rough start to the season compounded by several roster issues, Crescendo's looking stronger than ever as they come into the playoffs. 10 and shocky, especially, have been putting up a strong showing throughout the season, consistently bringing in damage and frags to lead their team to victory.
 
However, the same can't really be said about the rest of their team — in particular, Hwain and ozr seem to be underperforming in comparison, with the former's inexperience and the latter's rust both showing more clearly than they should. Nevertheless, Crescendo's proven that they can take maps off xiao, and given how much they've been practising lately, they definitely stand a good chance at contesting the championship.
 
A Motley Crew
  • VLEbrY5.png killer/oro
  • W5WmBJp.png cell/cynic
  • j3eMpHs.png ry4n
  • hBkNbCx.png jopperstaluf
Despite their early promising results, where they almost managed to tie up maps against both xiao and Crescendo, AMC's been struggling lately, and going into the playoffs, they're the only team who have dropped a map against last seed memesquad. This is in no small part due to availability issues — for their last few matches, they've consistently have had to call in subs, most of whom either haven't played the game in months or have next to no high level competitive experience.
 
They've started scrimming again recently, however, and if they can pull themselves together in time for playoffs, they just might be able to pull off an upset in the face of these grim prospects. Time will tell!
 
Division 2
Congratulations to the top 4 teams that were previously predicted to make playoffs! These battle-hardened teams have overwhelmed their respective Division 2 counterparts and emerged victorious at the end of the regular season. 
 
However, the regular season is merely the beginning of some of the most competitive matches AsiaFortress has to offer. Some of the teams are treading the right path towards the final match, while the others may have to step up their game to securing a spot for them in the Grand Finals. The rosters have been completely refurbished to emulate the greatness of the other teams, thus reforming certain teams and pushing them to new heights. 
 
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the top 4 remarkable giants looking to contest each other for the title of Grand Champions of AFC 10 Division 2!
 
Fruit Salad
  • VLEbrY5.png apples / Aqua
  • W5WmBJp.png slayer
  • W5WmBJp.png _noGamesen5e_
  • j3eMpHs.png Joey
  • hBkNbCx.png bb
Fruit Salad has punched their way through the competition to emerge as the supreme champion of the regular season.
 
This titan of a team has shown almost every other team in the Division 2 scene that they are not one to be trifled with, despite having a rough ending to the season against Wine n Cheese. While Fruit Salad hasn’t lost a single game throughout the season, WnC attempted to put an end to their streak and succeeded.
 
However, they still emerged victorious at the end of the season and secured themselves a slot in the playoffs. But their victory is short-lived, as surf, their main demo, has encountered some technical issues and wouldn’t be able to play for the playoffs. Regardless of the above situation, Fruit Salad’s captain, apples, has since recruited some new additions to the team, such as Destiny, Aqua, 14 and linglok in the hopes of keeping the team in shape and ready for battle in the playoffs.
 
With Aqua’s outstanding dm ability to dish out abundance of damage, apples and his unexplainable ability to stay alive in most fights while providing enough support and slayer’s godlike dm and spectacular maincalling to keep the team together in fights along with bb and his outstanding airstrafes to escape from any sticky situation, Fruit Salad is clearly on the right track towards the Grand Finals with a substantial amount of protein needed to win the title of Grand Champions.
 
Wine n Cheese
  • VLEbrY5.png verty / shinka
  • W5WmBJp.png Dream
  • W5WmBJp.png duel
  • j3eMpHs.png Teddybär
  • hBkNbCx.png Aloy
This team has proved themselves worthy of making into playoffs despite having some rather nail-biting games during the last few weeks of the regular season.
 
Wine n Cheese showcases a hyper-aggressive play at which their supreme dm constantly reigns over their opponents, while relying heavily on their astounding combat ability to control situations that they normally shouldn’t be able to. It is a high-risk, high-reward style of playing the game which is definitely fun to watch.
 
With verty and duel controlling the flanks and denying any possible leaks while Dream is fully occupied in leading the team to victory, WnC surely boasts a cocktail of talented players that could potentially win them the tournament. In spite of all that, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they are completely insusceptible to most harm.
 
Teams like Steal Your Job and LFT Overwatch have proven that they are more than a match for WnC, dropping one map each to both SYJ and LFT OW while tieing the other map in the regular season. But after picking up a couple of players such as shinka, Aloy, enkaii and Teddybär during the second Transfer Window, their chances of entering the Grand Finals and winning the league has been drastically improved. 
 
LFT Overwatch
  • VLEbrY5.png ReD_SpY / Kuma
  • W5WmBJp.png Hrebl4ze
  • W5WmBJp.png Combustion
  • j3eMpHs.png Asi
  • hBkNbCx.png Kaze
Ever since LFT Overwatch was declared disqualified from the season due to the lack of teammates after their final match in the regular season, I watched in amazement as the team’s burning desire to advance to the Grand Finals begin to stimulate the reformation of the team. Both ReD_SpY and Kuma felt the urge to guide this team to emerge victorious in the playoffs, thus bringing in some new and fresh faces to the Division 2 scene, such as Greenlight, Combustion and Kaze.
 
Greenlight isn’t widely known in the AsiaFortress community, but one thing’s for sure, his tremendous dm from the depths of China MGE enables him to take on fights that he normally wouldn’t be able to survive. And we have Combustion, a former professional jumper back in the day who would be able to provide some generic rocket jumps to ambush the opposing team. Lastly, we also have Kaze, an aspiring Division 3 player who is looking to test his skills in the upper ranks of the AsiaFortress league.
 
Unfortunately, LFT OW has suffered a major downgrade in the roster for playoffs compared to the roster they started out with after the first Transfer window. Their combo isn’t as formidable but their flanks may have similar expertise as the previous roster. Although their current roster may not have seen the light of day, their willingness to cooperate with one another and their desire to advance to the Grand Finals has clearly proven that they are prepared to face any obstacle that might stand in their way.
 
Steal Your Job
  • VLEbrY5.png Cookie / k3
  • W5WmBJp.png Banana
  • W5WmBJp.png Bush
  • j3eMpHs.png Konma
  • hBkNbCx.png iMauriceiNoob
Formed from the remnants of the original Steal Your Job, this Hong Kong team has made a fair amount of notable entrances and exits in the Asian 6v6 scene. They achieved 3rd and 4th place in the UGC 6v6 Asian Division Season 19 and 20 respectively, and also participated in the recent Mercenaries Cup 7 for the AsiaFortress league.
 
Some of their players have displayed a tremendous amount of chemistry and have established an inseparable bond with each other, which enables them to cooperate well unlike the other teams in the playoffs. This gives them the upper hand in terms of teamwork, combined together with their consistent dm ability to ensure a successful play. Even though they’ve had a pretty rough season, they managed to pull through and eventually obtained a slot in the playoffs despite losing a couple of games against prime contenders such as Fruit Salad and LFT Overwatch while trading rounds with Hairy Ares.
 
Following the departure of Striker due to him having insufficient time to scrim with the team and the withdrawal of H4ms from the tournament to make future plans in Overwatch, SYJ’s roster has proven to be severely inadequate without the core members of the team playing their respective classes. Nevertheless, with the addition of k3 and the return of head after a prolonged disappearance from the TF2 scene, SYJ can and will continue to strive for the throne while fending off their contenders in the playoffs. 
 
Conclusion
The ending results for the Division 2 playoffs this season is seemingly debatable due to the critical changes of every team’s roster. But one thing’s for sure is that the regular week has distinctly proven that these teams are the best of their current division, and are certain to provide viewers with considerable amounts of excitement.
 
Therefore, be sure to keep an eye out for Rednaxela’s stream for any casts of the Division 2 scene! May the best team win and proceed to be the future participants of Division 1!


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AsiaFortress Cup 10: Playoff Teams Announced!

Sep 19 2016 12:02 AM | Caldoran 發表於 News

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AsiaFortress Cup 10 Playoffs
After seven exciting weeks of teams clashing to reign supreme, we have come to the end of the regular season. Thank you to all the participants of AsiaFortress Cup 10! The top four teams are the finest of their respective divisions and have fought hard to secure their place in the playoffs, and we are happy to announce that they are:
 
Division 1
xiao
Crescendo
A Motley Crew
Memesquad xd
 
Division 2
Wine and Cheese
Fruit Salad
Steal your Job
LFT Overwatch
 
Division 3
Majiami
The Mighty Gibuses
BADRATSGAMING.NET
Technology Eclipse
 
Congratulations to the teams that have made it this far! However, only the greatest shall triumph and advance to the Grand Finals!
 
Playoffs Challonge Links:
 
Furthermore, we would also like to take this opportunity to make several announcements regarding additions and changes to our staff and league.
 
League Administration
The position of Head Administrator has been passed on from Caldoran to Teejay, however he will still be staying behind to advise the admin team. We have also appointed several new additions to the General Administrators, they are Aqua, apples, iMauriceiNoob and b4it.
 
League Staff
We would also like to welcome some new members of our staff. Concordia and Robin are now part of the Creative Design team, who will be working on graphics and stat sheets. Rednaxela will be joining us to handle casts and stream coverage as our new Casting Administrator.


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