For my German friends here's the dirt:
NQR Silver Finals: Monday June 7th @ 6:00 pm (24:00 cet)
I like Fired in this final 3-2. Though Kala has some serious individual talent on their side in the form of asp_the_manly; I see Fired as the clan with the slightly better teamplay routines on tb3. This is evident even when they play maps not terribly to their taste; e.g., not being particularly strong on cmt4, yet fired's very solid tactical game actually earned them a win against the men from the Zoo on that map; and the zoo don't lose easily on cmt4. Kala will have to put the firehose full-on Fired when dm2 loads. Now suni and his men will do their best to lay waste to Fired on dm2, but I don't think thump4 and the manly_canucklehead, sqz, will give up many rls on this map. dm2 will go to Fired; that's way the god of quake will move the game I am sure:) Now dm3 is another map I favour fired on, but not by much: if Fired falls on any of tb3, I can see asp and the men of kala taking this one from Fired in a close game. I expect Kala to take both cmt4 and e2m2tdm. I think e1m2 will go to Fired because of their familiarity with sg use at the higher ping; Kala will find it annoying to play e1m2 and it may be their undoing. Thump4, Blkbrd, bronx and the maple_leaf_sqz have all purposefully practised with highpings for this very end. Hence if it comes down to e1m2 as a decider I would put my canadian loonies on thmp4 and his men. That said, I wish all strength and honour to both clans as they prepare to battle it out for the Silver Cup!