Hello new and old friends of the qw community. I am back
to cover division 4 this time, that is both a and b
division. I take this opportunity to share my thoughts and
ideas of how
this season will go down in the qw history books.
This time around the clans in div4 have voted to play tb3
only, this will ofcourse have a greater impact on some of
the clans than the others. For example Morituri are somewhat
cmt4 specialists. Other clans and players (including myself)
are happy to play the good old tb3 and don?t have to worry
about keeping 5 different maps in the mind. Atleast some
people (including myself again) find this very hard to
Here is another of the ever increasingly popular b-squads of
an already well known team. This time it is a2k who have
formed a team of "less skilled" players to play in
the lower parts of the leaguesystems. I say "less
skilled" because they are not bad, only not as good as
their a-squad. I have played vs this team once and as far as
i can see thay are quite good and are evolving a nice
teamwork, slowly coming together as a team instead of
individuals. They beat us 3-0 that prac btw.
Recently the also won against nnm, the russian boys, in an
nqr game. On a good day I see no problem for them facing of
with the other clans in this division and they can surely
finnish in the top of the table.
The old polish clan is back again. I have played versus them
now and then ever since nqr3. Always good on dm2 but when
playing non-polish clans there is always some ping issue
that makes them a little weaker on ping dependant maps like
dm3 and e1m2. They also have a good chance at the higher
their game versus Terror Forge will surely be interesting,
an epic 3 times dm2 game anyone?
Oh the Men of Bacon. Another team who has grown into the qw
shoes fast and are improving alot both as individuals and as
a team. With mawe running the quads smooth like silk the
other three got his back. It would be beneficial for them if
onosendai got back on the qw track but they dont really need
him to score points versus most of the clans here. I have
played vs them alot and lately they have been hard to beat
if not to say even get decent losing scors against. Since i
met them the first time the have gone from div5 to low div3
and are not stopping there. But as always it all comes down
to activity and some luck to end up in the top.
Din Is near
Here is one of the two teams i fear will have a rough ride
through the season. I haven?t seen these guys play yet but I
hope they do. With some practice and focus on their best map
I am sure they can take home a few points. They will have to
see this season as a learning one to get their teamplay
The clan that got known for all the wrong reasons. After one
of their players using aimbot in an official game their
reputation sank through the floor. However a whole clan
should not have to suffer for what one guys does and the
rest of the guys here are good, using russian servers and
minping50 as their foremost weapon. They have great skills
on dm2/dm3 but lack some knowledge on e1m2 wich should be
weakness. They can very likely be in the top3 here.
Another bunch of middle skilled players making a rather good
team. I have played vs oldones alot and they are pretty
strong on all the maps of tb3. Hoder has gotten rid of his
annyoing timeouts and is now playing a solid 20 minutes per
Allthough beeing good at all three maps I would say that dm2
is their strongest card and e1m2 is their weakest. This
would make them a feared enemy especially for the two polish
On a sidenot they seem to have lost vertigo who played with
them for a while. This ofcourse has some negative impact on
their teamplay. They will score fairly many points and end
up somewhere in the middle.
This seems to be a gang of old teamfortress players joining
up for some team deathmatch. Sorry to say that they will be
the punchbag here with their only chance at a win is versus
DIN. Other than that i don?t know much about these guys so
anyone knowing more then feel free to fill me in on the
*EDIT: I have just been confronted by members of parolanvisa
saying that I write alot of shit and that they apparantly
have beaten chosen on dm3 with +80 frags. This ofcourse
changes alot and maybe they will end on in the middle of
Formerly known as the x-files this polish clan are also
strong on dm2. Though it seems like they have some internal
problems during matches with severe whine on polish at
eachother they usually pull of kinda good games. Last time I
met them was in a recent nqr game where we squezed in a 2-1
victory after some luck with a timeout on troll in the
second map. As most polish clans they are a little worse on
e1m2 but they are gaining some skill on that one too. This
team should end up in the middle of the table i presume.
Ah this is, as many of you allready know, my own team.
Chosen has been around the teamfortress scene for ages but
as activity on the tf scene declined they switched over to
tdm. Since spring 2005 they have participated in every nqr,
eql and ladder avaliable and have become increasingly
better. There has been quite alot of player turnovers but
the team is beginning to form a more solid core nowadays.
Last season csn finnished just out of qualification spots to
div3 and this season they are eager to show what they can
do. Best map is the old swede map e1m2 where they got 100%
efficiency so far in the nqr tournament running alongside
with eql3. Worst maps are cmt maps and it feels good atleast
for me not having to play those in this season. I think
chosen is a strong candidate for the top positions but will
face some difficulties with clans who has a bit better
I am sorry to say that i don?t know much about this american
team. There are no names on their roster that ring a bell so
for me they are a total dark horse and can end up pretty
much anywhere in this group. They will suffer alot from the
ping i guess and it depends on how much they have played
with high ping before how well they will manage here.
Da Quaking Manjakks
This team has gone the opposite way as far as b-teams go.
Instead some players formed a "star-team" and left
these guys on their own. It will be interesting to see how
far they can go with players mostly used to sitting back and
guard various positions. The obviuos quadrunner would be
Siikah. They can go far if they can find a good core of
players and stick to that lineup.
Once again in div4 the pt/uk clan will strive for the top.
Having some ping issues but always make strong performances
in the games I have played against them. They have had
pretty much the same guys for a while wich is good for their
teamplay and i would say e1m2 and dm3 are their best maps.
My guess is they end up near the top depending on lineup and
Maybe the strongest team in this group, having played
together from lan for a long time. With fox and tuna on the
quads the scores tends to run wild on maps like dm2 and
e1m2. Their teamplay is solid and they would do well on div3
with a better activity, I guess thats why they slipped down
to div4 this time. If this clan
does not end up in first place there must be some serious
upsets and unexpected outcomes.
The limeys are back on track but will be denied some easy
wins since cmt4 is out of the map pool. They have dropped
some players into their b-squad in div5 but that will
probably not affect their game too much. Other than cmt4
they are fairly good on dm2 and dm3 and should be able to
end up in the middle or slightly above this time around.
Some familiar names here but thats about it. I will have to
see some results before i can take a guess on this teams
position. I will probably play them tonight (sunday 26
march) and you can tune in for the result later. They will
also be playing with 90 to 130ms and it will be interesting
to see how they cope with that.
Another german clan with some fairly good players. I have
seen them play some good and some disatrous games and it
seems like they are dependant on getting a good lineup since
the skill difference inside the team seems quite big. I
think their games vs sd.p and the american teams will pretty
much decide their position here since they will not be able
to threaten the other teams that much.
This team has gone from low div5 to middle div4 in a short
while. Having played some good games vs better teams lately
including 1-2 vs chosen in nqr. The other teams will have to
be on the lookout
here or else sd.p will snatch points on dm3 or e1m2. There
are no outstandig stars here but hard work and mm3 teamplay
make them a dangerous opponent. This said i still think they
will have a hard time this season and learn alot for the
upcoming ones. If they pull it together they wont end up
last but closer to the middle.