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Arbalet female

By Alexander T. 'TheSlaSH' Müller-Rodic
May 10, 2010 09:51



So I decided to let everything sink for at least a week and then write about it. Arbalet Kiev female. One week has passed and it is time to talk about it.
First things first: it was an incredible trip. Arbalet surely understands 100% what eSport is all about. The way these guys pulled the whole event was just incredible. Given that it should have happened two weeks ago, but due to the vulcano this was not possible, they just postponed by two weeks and made everything work.

And it was really smooth, that's a given. For those of you that have not been there: Arbalet treated players better than any other organization I have been with so far. And that includes ESWC, CPL, WCG, Kode5 and ESL. So kudos to Lex and his team!
The trips, the hotel, transportation, the venue and last but not least the tournament itself, that was great!

You might consider female gaming a side show to the main events in eSport and I get that pov, I was there prior to 2006. We signed this American team and I met them at ESWC in Paris at the very same year for the first time. We lost in the semis, which was ok, but there was something around those girls.
A year later they made their way to the SK office in Cologne, bootcamped for a week before going to Paris again and literally destroying any opponent in their way to the first world title.
Well, we all know the way (if you don't, shame on you!). ESWC Masters and then the triumph in San Jose.
2009 was a year without any female only competition, so it was May 2010 when we would see who is on top of the game at the moment.

I have to give credit to four teams here. Alternate who played tough matches against both, Fnatic and SK, Mouz Ladies who gave us a great fight in groupstage (I will never forget Stephs inferno retake vs 3 I think) but above those two teams Fnatic.
Not only will the result of the grand final explain exactly what happened, but the way this drama went down was just spectacular and makes me want to see way more from it.

First map, overtime, Fnatic take it (dust2). Second map, we come back really strong and make sure to tie the match on train. So nuke had to decide. It was two crucial moments probably. One was potter waiting a bit too long to stop Cazzidy from defusing and the second was SK being down 8-14 already and by that having lost it probably already. But female CS would not be that great of a sport if it wasn't for what happened then. SK was able to take it to an overtime and won the final in the second set with the very last round. Yes, we made it, yet another worldcup in our hands. The third to be precise.

But Fnatic female: wow, what a great team you are! Lot's of respect your way and all I can hope for is yet another thriller at ESWC in 7 weeks, no matter the outcome.

Final words to those who deserve it the most.
Benita. She was introduced to the team two years ago already as one of the greatest talents in the US scene. Today I know why. I saw her play live in Kiev and it was simply put a great show!
Steph. Back in the team and how important she is! Mouz, Inferno, Retake, there is simply nothing else to add here! It is sooo great to have you back in SK!
Potter. Well, it is ChiChi, what can I say, whenever we needed that crucial frag or round she said screw that, I will just do it and you delivered. Impressive!
Jso. Comparisons are always hard and you might not get the point, but I have seen Ahl and Tentpole in action when they were best and I would say Jso is exactly that kind of player. She clams the match when needed with her support for others, but explodes in other moments and puts on an incredible show.
Alice. The captain. There was this moment at the winners ceremony, when Lex introduced the AWP player of the tournament and explained that this title would go to a player that was way more than just a kick ass AWP, but also this all time MVP probably and I just told Alice you are gonna get it. She did not believe in my words until she was presented this soo well deserver trophy!

We talked about this tournament afterwards and I explained eSport nowadays is all about those moments you will remember. Arbalet Kiev Female is one of them!

Not only cause I am looking at this awesome trophy everyday!!!


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