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  NQR Semi-finals! SR vs FS & CMF vs DS  030513  

So finally it was time to see who was going to reach the Final of NQR 4. Slackers were faced vs Firing Squad and clan MalFunction was facing the swedes in Disorder. It was time for some great QW games, and some great QW action.

Slackers vs Firing Squad:

Firing Squad was ready to show the public that they are a clan to be reckoned with. While most of the ppl spectating was putting their money on Slackers to take this victory home. There were still some FS fans who hoped that FS would have one of theese days when everything works out just like you want. However this it was to be proved that FS did NOT have one of their better days. In fact i think the pressure was to much for the FS guys, they did some really nasty mistakes throughout the game, eventhough they showed great fighting spirit.So it was time for DM3 then, the start was pretty much 50/50, FS got penta,rl,lg and SR got RA,Quad,Ring,Sng. Blitz got telefragged by Paradoks and started to argue about the spawnmodel settings. However the game continued, and Slackers got a firm grip on the whole map, controling RA,Q,Ring area almost constantly. SR Controlled the map througout the game, loosing a few quads, but nothing that could swing the map to FS favor, a walk in the park for SR on DM3 (249-61). DM2 then, Razor got Quad, wich he was not to successful with though. After some furious fighting over Water-Q Area SR Got control and started to run some Quads down to Low Rl area, FS tried to defend against the quadified SR players as they smashed through their defences. However SR was able to secure Low Rl for a period and started to rack up pretty much frags. FS got it back a few times but could not do much against SR's irongrip on DM2(276-97). Many of the FS Fans had lost pretty much all hope when it was time for E1M2, the FS players thought they would atleast end NQR4 with a bang though and put up a much greater effort then during the other 2 maps. They actually did so good that they could've have gotten this map, however to many nervous players and guys wanting to do too much makes mistakes they normally don't do ;), this cost FS the victory on E1M2 and the chance for a place in the finals. Congratulations goes out to Slackers for making it to the NQR4 Finals, allthough FS got pretty trashed by SR in this game they have overall done a great season making it to the playoffs and finishing as #4 in Division 1, GG's guys we hope to see you back next season even stronger.

Stats from Slackers vs Firing Squad:

DM3: 249-61 (SR)
FS got penta,rl,lg and SR got RA,Quad,Ring,Sng so start went 50%-50%, but blitz had a bad day and he got telefragged by paradoks, but no rl for us. Blitz was pretty confused about this situtation and it looks like his whole round wen't pretty bad of this telefrag spawn mode. Our game was really chaotic, goljat gave 2-3 free rl to enemy and they killed hib many times at YA with those rl. Slackers got 14quad + 3 penta and i think that is pretty much for us, usually we get something like 6-8 :). - by Slackers

DM2: 276-97 (SR)
Razor got the high rl, quad and hib got the low rl, but razor quad run was pretty bad and he finished that to his death at 2xYA, he was pretty greedy to get some free frags, but gamer made a nice ambush to quad?low. FS weakness is absolutely starts on dm2,dm3, because you just can't waste starts against top clans, but with more warmup sure they would own us at start. - by Slackers

E1M2: 214-175 (SR)
Gamer got the first rl, but fs owned him by their shotgun skills. I think we played like Disorder: even FS controlled YA area, but still we made frags at ga/100h/rl area and game was all the time 10frags leading for us. Check that stats picture and they never leaded the game :). We made 25frags in the last three minutes. Good Game -Goljat - by Slackers

clan MalFunction vs Disorder:

And on monday night it was time for the game that everyone had been waiting for, CMF wanting to regain their lost honor and respect. They wanted to show Disorder who was the boss, Disorder on the other hand was ready to take on the hungry finnish lions once again, and eager to show that last time was not a one time fluke win. Great tention buildup before the game, a great deal of ppl got a bit surprised that Disorder decided to let Dag sit on the bench throughout this game. Probably because they wanted to let the players with the most games together play, vs the strong tp team like CMF. DM3 then, was a battle for control swinging back and forth, but DS got the upperhand, and started to gain quite a few frags with their boosted quadified players. Hunting down outgunned CMF players. CMF got back into the game in the last minutes and a great manhunt was launched from the CMF players, hunting down any DS players in their grasp. DS played smart though, luring the CMF Q to water and discharging him, auch. The CMF players ran like crazy around the map, in a race against the fat lady herself, but time was not on their side this time and DS took the victory on DM3(136-146). Time for the classic E1M2 then, great battles fought througout the whole map, Striker being the composer on this map led his team to victory. Disorder tried hard to get back into the game, and get control of the map, but they were often denied by CMF. Some really nice battles around Quad area and YA area. But CMF got the bigger straw at this map(172-140). The manly men's map ;)? However the time had come for DM2 to make an entrence into this Semi-final game. Disorder took quite early command of this map, and they managed to hold on to vital positions, while they ran the quad nicely, smashing through CMF last line of defence, slime fragged like crazy and lead his team to a rather convincing victory on DM2. At this point many ppl and even the commentators thought that DM3, would favor Disorder, but CMF would not let down their fans tonight, they fought like their was no tomorrow, they knew they had to win this map to keep the Semi-final alive, and to keep their chance to reach the Finals alive. However Disorder had no intentions on giving in easy to CMF. They fought hard to gain control, wich they eventually lost to CMF. Clan MalFunction used their superiority in armor and guns leading them to victory, outgunned and out-tooled Disorder players fell an easy prey for the hungry finnish lions. However Disorder got renewed strenght and managed to get back into the game the last few minutes left of the game, CMF realised there was no idea to pick fights with the bloodthirsty and fraghungry Disorder players, so they did the next best thing and ran for it. Quite a reverse of the first DM3, this time it was DS who was the hunters and CMF beeing the prey. The fat lady beat DS though, and CMF managed to get a crucial victory(146-129). OMG, could this be a better night for QW?! Two teams going at eachother like crazy, and all 5 maps needed to get a winner, HOOOAA! The TIE-BREAKER would be once again DM2, the tentions was skyhigh, and the nerves must've been outside the players at this time. A hard fight for control in the beginning, players owning with skilled frags, players doing hysterically funny mistakes and all this combined in a great QW Mix :). It seemed that CMF would get a clear victory on DM2, they out-tooled the DS players in almost every fight, DS played smart though and they fought fiercly to defend their last line of defence (Low RL). CMF Broke through a few times but DS managed to recover. DS launched several attacks vs Quad area, and at the last minutes they were able to regain control of the vital Quad-Water-Telly Area, and they started to rack up frags fast. They gap decreasing by every second, and i'm thinking "omg are they going to turn this?!", but what happens? Well Slime decides that he has done his part in this game and idles through the rest of the game =/, with him playing activly they might have had pulled this one off. Congratulations to clan MalFunction for achiving this great victory and gain a spot in the NQR4 Finals. Credits goes out to Disorder who gave CMF a real hard fight. Great season guys, hope to see u back next season.

Stats from clan MalFunction vs Disorder:

DM3: 131-146 (DS)

E1M2: 172-140 (CMF)

DM2: 123-236 (DS)

DM3: 146-129 (CMF)

DM2: 163-132 (CMF)

Nations Quake Rank 4 Finals

clan MalFunctions vs Slackers

Date / Time:Tuesday 20.00 CET.

Deadline for Finals is 25th of May 24.00 CET.

Relegations games: We know that many of you are waiting for information regarding the relegation games, belive me we have been working hard to make them happen, many issues have cause problems for us. But the relegation games will be played! Basicly the only thing left is to get fixtures up on the page, once that is made we will announce the deadline for the relegation games. The reason for the delay is because of Idle clans / clan drop outs / clans kicked. Idle divisions...etc etc etc. The fixtures should be up any day now ;), thank you for your patience.

Finally the NQR Crew would like thank the crew for the coverage of the semi-final of clan MalFunction vs Disorder, you do a good job as allways, many thanks goes out to you guys. Just a little pointer, from the NQR Crew to Sassa, stay of the drugs dude (He didn't know when it was the last map lol hehe).

// the NQR Crew


apa - 030513 @ 02:30:43
l1 som en pl1!!!
znappe - 030513 @ 02:36:07
hoppas riker e med n?sta s?song! l???ngtar efter riiiikah mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
ZkilfinG - 030513 @ 08:36:44
Great playoffs so far. I'm really looking forward to the final! Anyone agrees with me that it's more fun to watch a good qw match than to watch hockey or whatever? :P
Snooper - 030513 @ 09:19:56
Great match report! Keep it up :)
Legio! - 030513 @ 09:39:59
Thx snooper, i had written all that when and pressed submit news. It ALL dissapeared so i had to rewrite the whole thing :/. Ohwell that's life :)
ZkilfinG - 030513 @ 11:28:42
Time for a new interview now before the final perhaps?
Legio! - 030513 @ 11:44:04
Indeed it is.
spokz - 030513 @ 11:44:46
really nice report, gg legio as well as ggs for each clan in playoffs ;)
Sassa - 030513 @ 12:10:52
hehe.. IM TRYING TO STAY CLEAN; BUT I CANT ;))))))))))
Legio! - 030513 @ 12:39:22
Sassa ;)......
Kryten - 030513 @ 14:30:47
I've now added the promotion/relegation fixtures into the system. There's a slight bug in the playoffs page meaning it only displays one fixture per playoff - I will fix this tonight. Nice report leggy ;)
Legio! - 030513 @ 15:17:04
Aight thank you kryten! And thanks for getting the fixtures up, you rock and you know it :)!
Kryten - 030513 @ 15:34:00
hell yes
RaptoR - 030513 @ 16:12:42
superb report!
moris - 030513 @ 17:41:50
ggs & great report!!
def - 030514 @ 00:36:48
Quakeworld match is good, but international hockey match is something totally different and awesome :) SLOVAKIA!!!
Legio! - 030514 @ 00:57:07
Lol def ;)!
Link - 030514 @ 12:00:54
Kryt: very nice job on the playoff tables; relegation/promotion. But: noskill is dead, they have been so for a long time when Zhin killed them. aVaM is dead too. So I guess in those groups you only get one single game. And you also dont know what will happen with NQR5 signups. Sure, it is fun with playoffs, but whats the point with playoffs if they dont serve a purpose?
xhrl - 030514 @ 19:47:30
qw is the digital equivalent of hockey. Both are for the manly man. And, just so you know, and don't get confused about the truth, hockey is best demonstrated by the manly men who wear the red, white and black maple leaf! Def seems a little confused about this above :p
Goljat - 030514 @ 23:14:18
flyers>maple leafs
xhrl - 030515 @ 01:04:25
goljat, i wasn't referring to those toronto maple leafs, rather the canadian national team :)
znappe - 030515 @ 02:03:37
maple leafs are white and blue goljat ://
Goljat - 030515 @ 07:37:51
of course ik now that i ment australian flyers gg? :)
pattah - 030515 @ 09:53:05
HOT disbanded as well as far as I know. So you could place T directly into div 5 and let OS play the relegations :D.
Kryten - 030515 @ 10:12:50
link: this is exactly what I was saying to you about relegation/promotion before the season started. we have a possible new way of doing it for next season, which we are still fine-tuning.
Link - 030515 @ 11:18:01
...and thats exactly why I suggested to postpone this until after the NQR5 signup, since you need to adjust the divisions once more, due to the knowledge of the clans and change in number of teams. + you got a possible comeback for some div. 1 clans.
Kryten - 030515 @ 14:15:29
and half the teams that are in the playoffs wont be signed up anyway. it was a doomed idea from the start, it'll be improved for next season.
Link - 030515 @ 15:37:11
So why are NQR setting up the promotion/relegation playoffs now then? =)
Kryten - 030515 @ 16:52:09
What?? I'm not gonna be dragged into an argument with you. If you wanted a say, you shouldn't have left.
Link - 030516 @ 00:08:17
eh, I am not argumenting, I am whining, that is my god damn given right now when I am not responsible any more, just like everyone else ;)
Icce - 030516 @ 00:08:49
Good descision Kryten..don't even bother arguing, it leads nowhere.
sexC - 030516 @ 07:26:51
link aeger
driz - 030516 @ 08:44:28
who are the australian flyers
Legio! - 030516 @ 12:00:22
Correct kryten, as kryten says you no longer has a say in this because you are no longer in the NQR Crew. Whine ye sure...
Goljat - 030516 @ 12:14:33
make some previews/interviews from finals, game will be on tuesday (not sure)
HangTime - 030516 @ 12:28:40
As I've said many times before, a basic promotion/relegation system in QW is flawed in that clans change so frequently. disbanding, merging, new clans, bringing in new members.... everything changes so much that If you compare nqr2-3-4 you will see a large difference in terms of participating clans. This isn't a tradtional sport like football, where teams have been around for 100 years. I have discussed this issue with members of NQR crew last year, and the suggestion was that with smaller divisions=>shorter seasons=>more continuity of clans. This is true to some extent, but what percentage of clans do you think will remain and with similar strength lineups after the summer, in nqr5? 75% max I would guess, with many new teams entering too - Suppose ToT, LA and tVS join for nqr5... are they gonna start in div6? I don't think so.
kryten - 030516 @ 13:22:39
i agree, HT
Link - 030516 @ 13:56:23
Then I have to ask again, wtf is the point with having these playoffs NOW? I assume you ARE going to have it, or why else SET IT up? :) It is just a question ffs, it is not a discussion, lol...
Link - 030516 @ 13:57:26
Oh, and Icce, since you are a man of the people, you will of coz do what the people say?
HangTime - 030516 @ 14:12:38
I guess maybe it's just nice for the teams involved to play some playoff games in each division, even if it doesn't mean much in terms of the divisional placings for next season.
Link - 030516 @ 14:21:01
Well HT, this aint no tournament, it is a league. Maybe someone forgot that.
kryten - 030516 @ 15:08:33
we are having these games as it is a legacy from when you were here. it is what we stated would happen when the season started. -end of discussion-
-insane- - 030516 @ 15:13:49
Hgc is coming back for nqr5 TO RPE SME NBZ ;<
Link - 030516 @ 15:16:03
Well, great to see that you wanna go trough with something you actually think is "stupid", even when I am not around. Can it get more ironic? :)
kryten - 030516 @ 15:31:02
yes, i think its stupid. but the majority agreed to it at the time. admin teams arent just about one person, as you found out :p
Link - 030516 @ 15:59:26
No, it's about doing the wrong thing :) I mean, who cares if it is wrong as long as the democracy want it!
Gamer - 030516 @ 16:16:52
The teams probably want to play promotion/relegation games.. nothing wrong letting them to play link? :)
Link - 030516 @ 17:27:56
of coz not, but whats the point if it does not matter?
Gamer - 030516 @ 18:29:17
error - 030516 @ 19:03:04
couldnt agree more gamer.
Legio! - 030516 @ 23:54:21
Well we thought we should let the teams have their "fun". And we will do our best to arrange the clans next season. But i mean its not their fault their Div got idle, or whatever reason you wanna put up Link. I say let them have the fun in those playoff games. We have soloutions to deal with the upcomming season. So they are not pointless, they still mean something.
slabby - 030517 @ 04:22:59
now that link is no longer admin tot can return...... =)
ZkilfinG - 030517 @ 14:32:37
Updated the news with the date for the final. For you who don't know yet it is Tuesday 20.00 CET.
DORKEN - 030518 @ 02:41:35
LINK u are 30 and suxxxor plz can we have fight (box) at the next QH lan? 1909
Dot - 030519 @ 14:05:48


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