So this weekend it's time for another finals. Last weekend TEK-9 was treated to a whopper of a game between Western Wolves and TCM-Gaming. This Saturday, however, it will be one long day, one long game between two nations. Both The Netherlands and Germany have gone through the ropes and finished on top of the online competition of the Alienware Gaming Masters 2012.
With four weeks of competition, the competition has come down to two nations who proved they were the most consistent and had the best gamers across the different games. The Netherlands had an absolutely horrible Counter-Strike: Global Offensive week, but their strength in the three other games proved enough to take the lead over Germany and the other countries.
Germany on the other hand had much more difficulty in winning any of the titles across the four weeks, but their consistency proved vital in getting them the second spot, well ahead of Norway and thus making it a more than deserved final between both teams. Tactically, it'll prove to be a strong match-up between both teams.
The titles to be played are Trackmania 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA '12 and League of Legends.
Dennis Sumera Winkel
Mark vnX Schalken
Robert Tamarillo Crone
Coen Mithax Hup
Tristan der Koekje Reichman
Danny Husky Engels
Johannes Knipfaa Knipfer
Justus Yussup Rodekamp
Marcel k1llsen Paul
Michael Trigger Sowa
The main challenge of this Grand Final for the teams will be to play to their strenghts and minimize the potential damage a bad game might have. The match-ups in Trackmania 2 and League of Legends will surely prove to be the closest, given their online competition results. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seems to be the Dutchmen's main Kryptonite, while the Germans will expect to lose points in the FIFA 12 games.
The Scoring System:
Each game will have the same amount of points to be divided (55). You can earn points in this system by winning games (obviously) and we will use a slightly different scoring system for every game.
All players will be placed in the same server and will play rounds. After the rounds are over the following points will be divided:
1st place : 10 points
2nd place: 9 points
10th place: 1 point
Total: 55 points
A team can win a maximum of 40 points (by placing 1-5) with the opposing team receiving 15 points. However different combinations are possible based on the individual placings of the players. The track will be the same track as the finals of the online Trackmania competition.
BO3 – the winner of this BO3 will win 35 points, the loser will get 20 points if the win is a clear 2-0 victory and 30 points for the winner + 25 points for the losing team if the win is a 2-1 victory. Map elimination will apply as well as standard CS:GO tournament rules.
Both teams will put all their players on a blank sheet of paper behind the numbers 1-5. That lineup will be matched with that of the opposing team and this will create five random FIFA matchups. Player 1 on the sheet of Germany will play player 1 on the sheet of The Netherlands.
This will create the five random matchups in FIFA. For each of these matches, the winner will earn 7 points, the loser will get 4 points. This divides a total of 55 points between the five matches, with a maximum of 35 for the winner and 20 for the losing team.
League of Legends
BO3 – the winner of this BO3 will win 35 points, the losing team will get 20 points if the win is a clear 2-0 victory and 30 points for the winner + 25 points for the losing team if the win is a 2-1 victory. We will use the tournament realm for this competition, as with the online tournament.
So basically you'll get to see all four games played and as soon as either nation scores more than or equal to 111 points, they'll have won the final. Should both teams end up with a tie, both having 110 points, then the admins will look at the scores gained in the team games, as they are of more importance.
So with both teams going at it all day long, you'd expect them to do it for something worthwhile. Well, the winner of the final will get to divide €5,000 and five Alienware X51 computers between the competitors, whereas the runner-up will have to make do with a more than reasonable €2,000 and some Alienware hardware.
Of course this final will not just happen in the Gamebox VZW location in Antwerp, Belgium. No, the organisation has made sure that everyone can watch from the very start until the very last inhibitor being destroyed. To do so, KaoS TV has been recruited again and will have Matthijs A_Spec Hoving on call for the live stream and have Vince Metuz Hill connect to the League of Legends servers to give a live shoutcasting.
So prepare to tune in this coming Saturday from 13h00 CET onwards, as KaoS TV and Heaven Media will be bringing you the Grand Final of the Alienware Gaming Masters 2012 for your viewing pleasure. Oh and before I forget, if you watch the stream, there's a good chance of being rewarded with a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Bèta Key. We'll be handing out no less than 100 Bèta keys during the final, so be sure to check in.