Throughout the entire match different interesting strategies were deployed by both teams, however compLexity's strategies were the most effective. There is one main reason for this, namely the fact that the Norwegians were not prepared for the aggressive American tactics. Perhaps the Norwegians were used to the less aggressive European strategies, however they should have been better prepared.
During the first half, when the Lions were on the CT side, the aggressive nature of the American tactics rendered the Norwegian tactics useless. During pushes, the Lions' rotations were too slow and the players were spread too far from each other and could not control a large push. Additionally, compLexity's players greatly outaimed the Norwegians during the first half – evolution being the main marksman.
The second half revealed the Norwegian weakness once again – inability to adapt. The tactics on the terrorist side of de_inferno were not made for aggressive CT's. Once a push-strat was set up, and the countdown timer of its execution began to tick, the Americans would quickly push the Norwegians and in effect sabotage all the plans. Once again, evolution was the main marksman; peaking, taking down the enemy and retreating was his speciality.
Another weakness of the Lions lied within their teamwork. Their teamwork and positioning prohibited them from defending large areas of the map using only a few men against a relatively larger group of enemies. Whenever compLexity would rush straight up Mid, taking a turn to the left and going for Arch, the Lions would have only one player around the Arch area, something that would always result in the downfall of the Norwegian defense. The Americans were constantly successful at positioning themselves in an area in which their numbers would bring a great advantage with them, while the Danes should have pushed them into narrow areas where their numbers would count for nothing (300, anyone?). Something else that the Lions' teamwork lacked was communication – rotations took place either too early, either too late; players would walk in each other's ways occasionally; at times there was practically no co-operation.
On the American side, evolution stood out, however the entire team played quite well; players co-operated, kills were equally shared and everything went towards a common goal. The Norwegian side saw less of this, and for most of the time the Lions were carried by Vertigo and – to a lesser extent – by kalle.
Overall, this could have been a much more exciting match, however seeing the differences between the Norwegian and the American tactics made the match much more interesting, and that made for a pleasant watch. The roar of the Lions has been silenced, but this is not nearly the end of the tournament, so stay tuned for future updates; Cadred's on it.
|Danila Otavin // otaviN|
Posted 2 years ago: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 04:51:31 +0100
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