The time has come for a season roundup and some thoughts
about the playoffs.
The season is coming to and end and for some clans it is a
time of joy and excitement, for others it means time to idle
and wait for next season. There are a couple of teams that
can?t reach playoffs and some of them might even have to
descend the ladder down to div5. This is in no way a fact
tho, just look at eql3 div3 winners a2k who are still
playing in div3 this season. Also i would like to add that
it seems fairly unlikely that any team will play their game
vs olw, thats why i wont take those games into consideration
in the following text.
Anyway, depending on if all teams play all their games,
there are actually eight teams who could reach the playoffs.
However if we see some quakemagic and all the teams do play
9 games i think the race is over for PHC, Oldones and 3B.
This leaves us with Csn, Da, Toc, Sdp and Mor.
Chosen have had a good season so far winning seven out of
eight games only losing to Dies Ater after a close decider
on dm3. Chosen can not miss the playoffs even if they lose
their last game. They are still in the lead but can get
passed by both Da and Morituri if these two teams play
enough matches and also win ofcourse. Chosens final match is
going to be a hard one. In the other corner the UK team
Morituri are waiting to give them a hard battle. My tip here
is a 3 map game with morituri earning that extra point.
Dies Ater have shown good skills so far but their 0-2 loss
vs Morituri was a little unsettling for them. I don?t think
they are in any risc of missing the playoffs as they will
take three points in their game vs 3B. The other game they
have left features TOC who have made a strong effort so far.
That game will be exciting but my guess is that DA will win
it and earn two points in an exciting three map game.
The millenium outcasts (TOC) have gone from div5 straight
into the top of div4 and their new player Desmo have been
the deciding factor for them. Allthough they have three
tough games left, vs DA, PHC and Mor, they will end up in
the last playoff spot just squeezing in before Sdp. Their
three final games will all be tight but i fear they wont win
a map vs mor and probably lose 1-2 vs DA. The match vs phc
on the other hand will end in favour for TOC earning them 2
more points as phc are too strong for them on dm2 to let
them take a 2-0 win.
Beer Bear Balalaika will not make it into playoffs. Having
only one game left versus DA will prove to be too hard for
them and they will have to wait for the next season. Even
though they will miss the playoffs they have done a fairly
good season and i hope to see them back for eql5.
Moruituri are still behind having played only four games so
far and even though they won them all, losing only one map,
they will have to hurry up if they want to catch the playoff
train. If they dont win atleast two more matches my bet is
that Sdp will go right past them winning vs Oldones and
Dybbuk. However if they do play their five remaining games i
think they will win atleast four of them losing either to
csn, toc or sdp and taking easy 2-0 wins versus sta and dyb.
They will most likely end up in the topspot if they play
Oldones is a team i personally like very much. They are a
good team who i enjoy praccing alot vs. This season have
been a little worse for them than i thought. It seems like
they haven had their ideal lineup for the most games, that
is creature, mli, eizid and vert imo, and this has proven
too hard for them to compete with the top clans in most
cases. Depending on the other clans they could still reach
the playoffs, albeit a bit unworthy, if some team idles as
their final game vs sdp very well could end in their
Suddendeath project are another contender for the playoffs
in div4. They have three games left and they range from
difficult to fairly easy. If they do play vs morituri i
think it will be a tough game for sd.p and they could very
well lose 2-0 vs these skilled limeys. However sd.p have a
chance to steal a point if they chose to play e1m2 as
morituri havent played a single eql game on that one. After
this game they have oldones and dybbuk left and alltho
oldones are almost as good as sdp i think sdp will win 2-1
vs oo and 2-0 vs dyb given that fox and tuna from dyb dont
get their stuff together. As said before sdp still got a
chance at a playoff spot if mor idles.
Phc have been disappointed so far having lost too many games
to reach the playoffs. Their last two games will prove to be
challenging as they face of with toc and dyb. Toc, one of
the playoff contenders, have been really good so far and i
dont think phc will win here. The game vs dyb on the other
hand will be a little easier on them but they still have to
watch out for fox and tuna on both dm2 and e1m2.
Dybbuk have done pretty much what i expected. After a good
start stealing a map vs csn they have fallen back. This is
manly due to their two starplayers fox and tuna who havent
shown their normal standard in most of the games. They still
have four games left to play and three of them will prove to
be challenging for them. They will most likely lose vs sdp,
mor and phc and win vs sta. As olw will probably drop out
the win vs sta wont help much as dyb will end up in 9th
place just below the relegation line if olw drops out.
Seeing dybbuk in div5 next season will be a breeze tho as
they will probably end up near the top there.
Finally we have sta who have fought hard but not quite got
the scores in their side this season. They took a map win vs
oldones wich was good and they had some close calls. They
even gave DA a run for their money on dm3. Their two last
games will also prove to be too hard for them losing 2-0 to
mor and 1-2 to dyb.
These guys have said they like to be in div4 even tho they
lost all maps except one. We will see what the admins have
to say about this after the season is finished.
The two clans most likely to step up to div3 are imo
morituri and dies ater if all games are played.
I want to thank all the clans for a really good div4 this
season and i wish you all good luck in your final matches
#12006-11-08 09:38 by eb (212.202.53.XXX)
cheers hooraytio for the roundup...
I second that ;D
#22006-11-08 09:50 by dreama (85.119.16.XXX)
excellent run-down, good job!
#32006-11-08 10:12 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
Some conclusions in the above text might not be entirely
true or possible. But on the other hand it is time consuming
to calculate possible outcomes of the 12 remaining games.
The above rundown should be viewed upon as a guide to the
remaining games and not as a fact in any way.
With that said, feel free to calculate possible end-season
standings. I guess there are quite many possible outcomes
with 12 games that can be played or not and what this will
Thnx for the nice comments btw <3
#42006-11-08 14:16 by old (153.1.54.XXX)
gj on the writing and thanks for the job for div4 community
#52006-11-08 14:21 by Domin (62.142.196.XXX)
Cool preview! shame that its not from div3 :(
thx for Hooraytio ! :)
#62006-11-08 16:12 by Mingle (88.112.72.XXX)
Wouh.. nice. It would like nice to see this kind of preview
of all divisions... I know there is lots of work to do this
kind of preview. But we wll see :)
#72006-11-08 19:02 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
its kinda good to play in the division you write about since
you often prac vs the teams and also play the eql games vs
them. you get a good overview and also do research at the
same time you play.
after the research was done i wrote this in about an hour
#82006-11-09 09:40 by peppe (81.170.206.XXX)
nice coverage hooraytio, you're probably right on track with
#92006-11-09 10:21 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
sd.p - oo 2-0
first result correct even tho i thought oo would take a map
#102006-11-09 16:55 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
read the first sentence then I fell asleep, good that
someone writes about the "less attractive"
divisions though B> anyone div4 clan in need of a player?
#112006-11-09 21:00 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
i tried to keep it short and straight on, but i guess
"weaker" readers can still have some problems
getting thru it ;)
#122006-11-11 09:08 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
there's so much information on the internet that you just
have to skip to read some of it :E I'm sorry :(
#132006-11-11 14:59 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
no worries mate :)
#142006-11-12 16:59 by Vertigo (157.24.219.XXX)
I demand that Chosen wont be allowed to promote to div3 in
the end of this season!
All because I want to read Hooraytio's articles about div4
next season aswell, ffs.
#152006-11-12 18:27 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
If people like what i am writing i could do more coverage
than of just my own division. It depends alot of how much
time i got and so on.
Either i do preview and end season run downs of each div or
ill concentrate on one div and also write news updates more
Let the ppl decide or?
#162006-11-13 08:50 by Pyta (213.113.184.XXX)
I love you Horatio!
#172006-11-13 21:18 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
thnx pyta, i love u too!
#182006-11-14 11:34 by Hooraytio (193.10.228.XXX)
"However sd.p have a chance to steal a point if they
chose to play e1m2 as morituri havent played a single eql
game on that one."
exactly what chosen did, chose e1m2 and won, and alltho we
lost 2-1 we where 1 frag from a tie in cmt4. it was gg
#192006-11-16 08:42 by Hooraytio (193.10.228.XXX)
ok, i was wrong about 3b
they seemd to get their act together and actually win that
last game vs ds
now they are on playoff spot but can very likely be past by
mor sdp or toc
time will tell if they will play their games
#202006-11-19 19:09 by QW GOD (87.102.1.XXX)
Christ what a crock of one sided shit. talk about milking it
and blowing your own trumpet. Not to mention YAWN.
#212006-11-19 22:17 by Hooraytio (212.214.218.XXX)
I was wondering when you would find this comment section
how about using your realnick or atleast the fakenick you
are best known as?
and please have something constructive to say or do not
comment at all.
where does this hate towards me stem from? give some
information of what i have done to deserve your trashtalk
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