AsiaFortress Cup 10: Division 3 Roundup
Writeup by cac, Veron, laggerung and sh4dlr, Banner by Cell
The 10th rendition of the AsiaFortress Cup brings a record-breaking 16 teams in Division 3; an amount unprecedented in AsiaFortress history. The home of dank twitch memes and mind-bogglingly preposterous plays, Division 3 is certainly a joy to watch.
Despite that, the skill gap in Division 3 is huge. On Rednaxela’s stream, you get to experience the schadenfreude of watching teams with Pyros to Middle to those without any shreds of tactical discipline attempt messy pushes. Amongst all this uncoordinated chaos, Division 3 brings about tons of talented players; from MGE Lords to PUG-stars, from new and unproven blood to experienced and seasoned veterans, every player will have their individual moments of glory. Without further ado, we present the 4 teams that we have decided are most likely going to make playoffs.
- Choo Choo
This Taiwanese super-team still retains their spot as the prime contender to take home 1st place in Division 3. Despite losing a few integral players, their new roster still looks scaringly strong when pitted against others. They boast Choo Choo, a phenomenal Scout with supreme DM controlling the reins of team, alongside EdeLweiss Medic Hemaera, veteran MoonLit and Pocket extraordinaire TheBigHead, there is little doubt that Majiami are clear favorites to finish 1st - and with ease.
Comprising of breakthrough players bursting with potential alongside Nukwu, the second best DM Soldier in Thailand, Reddit Headliners is a mix of players largely from ex-All Walks Of Life. While lacking in tactics and strict team play, most of these players are gifted in their ability to kill people outright; Reddit Headliners’ playstyle revolves around a messy, loose approach towards team fights, reminiscent of a DM server. Against weaker opponents, they can dominate with their raw and explosive firepower alone. However, when they eventually play against the experienced and tactically strong opponents, will they falter or will they triumph?
badratsgaming.net, or BRG, is a team stacked with intelligent and strong players in their roster. With the big rats iFuN and LERL dominating with strong combo performances alongside with talented newbie coon, along with cy’s rock-solid Roaming, Time’s extraordinary sniping and snoxii’s amazing potential and explosiveness, BRG can definitely provide us some exciting TF2. Watch as they contest alongside other teams, showcasing exciting TF2 and classic Division 3 gimmicks!
The Mighty Gibuses
The Mighty Gibuses have come a long way since their conception earlier this year. Sporting a roster stacked with potential, talent and experience with playing together, this Vietnamese team look to be contenders for the top few spots in Division 3. TMG boasts a rock solid and experienced Soldier and Medic pairing in DeDstar and bready. Not to mention their Scouts, d3rp and Syncy have exceptional deathmatch abilities, and their Roamer rust is certainly one to keep an eye out for. Rounding up the team is Demoman teehee, capable of strong and solid performances, leaving TMG as a team likely to take home one of the top spots in Division 3.
Division 3 has always been a huge tossup - stronger teams with talent falter and buckle, while teams previously considered as also-rans peak and perform exceptionally. It is so very hard to weigh in on the best performers of Division 3, but while our predictions may not be correct, one guarantee is that we’ll be set for tons of unpredictable, gimmicky, and fun TF2, courtesy of Rednaxela’s stream.