Last night we had a really interresting spectate:ing evening. First we started of with Clan Malfuntion vs Slackers, the game that would decide who would reach the final of NQR3. It sure was a tight game, CMF really played some amazing skilled QW. Slackers were not far from loosing this semi-final game in a straight 2-0, but they managed to get their acts together and force a 3rd map. The dm2 map was really tight and even in the end. But when the fat lady sung it all stood clear to us; Clan MalFunction had reached the NQR Finals! Congrats CMF.
In the second fight of the night we had Euro-clan Firing-Squad vs Swedish HellFire clan. HF are a very respected clan when it comes to e1m2, and probably one of the best in world at e1m2. After a death struggle HellFire managed to get a victory, with the help of a confused FS Q-runner. At the last minutes HellFire did some CS:ing hence securing them the victory on e1m2.
Allthough many ppl know that dm3 is not HellFire's strong map they surely thought HF would give Firing Squad a more even fight on dm3. FS won dm3 after some really impressive tp. HellFire's poor achivments at dm3 obviously helped FS securing their victory.
So the decider was once again dm2 ;), wich was by the comentators on TS favored for HellFire. It was one hell u'va battle some really nice frags/bores kept the crowd gasping when skilled moves were done..and laughing hysterically when the elite players get nervous and Q-bores ;), or when someone does a fatal mistake they probably would never have done otherwise. It seems HellFire had Lady Fortune on their side this night and managed to get the crucial victory. They now have to face Lege Artis in the semi-finals, that should be a very interresting game to watch.
The relegation game (Div2/3) was played by Tff vs Axe, this game Tff won quite easy 3-1 score to Tff, guess u boys are going to stay in Div2 for next season aswell. Hope to see you more active next season though. Well faught by the polish guys in AXE aswell, hope to see u back next season.
The NQR Crew would like to wish you all a very happy Xmas!
Lege Artis vs HellFire: No Date/Time set yet.
NQR3 Final: 5th of Jan. 2003 (Preliminary).
// the NQR Crew