Predicting div1 is something I have always wanted to do, but
the lack of time always gets in the way. This season of div1
looks more hot than it has in a long while. Being finished
with my degree I just had to take the necessary time that
was needed. If I haven't gotten all the facts correct,
please feel free to correct me. If you don't feel like you
agree with what I say, please feel free to flame me. All
comments are welcome, hateful ones, as loving ones <3
After seeing the last season of EQL (and the seasons before
that) I think there's few people who don't consider TVS
being the favourites for the title this season. The constant
activity and the addition of Xantom makes their odds of
winning even lower. It's time for the other top clans to
step up and show some activity, so that TVS will at least be
able to enjoy a couple of even maps. But beating them? Atm
that just seems impossible..
Famous for causing extreme drama, Slackers are either loved
or hated by the members of our scene, and now they are
finally back! No recruiting has been necessary after the
merging of sr and sr2 a couple of seasons ago and this
season of Slackers consists of as much as ten players!
Dragon and Insane seems to be more or less inactive. Same
goes for Javve, although he said that he will play if sr
will let him :) Mja seems to have disappeared after a great
amount of activity and a lot of progress. Haven't seen
Purity praccing yet with sr, but he has been active for the
dutch national team. That leaves us with at least five
active players: Murdoc, Zero, Krab, Mille and Paradoks. It
doesn't really matter which of these five superstar players
SR will use since they mostly rely on their sr spawns.
Activity seems good and if they can keep it up I'm sure we
will see them fighting for a spot in the final together with
Druidz seems to have periods of great activity combined with
less active periods. (around playoffs last season?) I really
hope the activity will last for the whole season this time,
since they have many tough games ahead. With the addition of
Razor they sure are looking hot on the paper, but their
performance will depend on how they will tackle their
current situation. Razor is still not in top notch shape,
nor is he used to be playing with mm3. Mawe and Lakso, two
important key players, don't seem to be too active atm, but
hopefully that will change? Reppie seems to mix fantastic
performances, with less fantastic ones.
Hlt, the boy scout of Fifi & Fixs talent school, is
strangely enough looking more like the rival Milton for
every day that passes by, than his fellow teammates. He has
just kept on getting better throughout the seasons and might
now actually be the most important player for cmf. He has
showed a great amount of activity together with fix and fifi
which is why we have seen CMF doing a lot better than the
last couple of seasons. The problem for CMF is the 4th
player. Mazer has a lot of skills, but doesn't seem to play
much more than the eql games, which can also be noticed in
his gameplay. With more activity from mazer, or from any
other of the talented lineup CMF has (jus, zhin, siv - where
are you?) I actually think CMF might end up at least in semi
finals this season. There's a lot of hungry clans out there
Together with Fusion 3B must be the clan that has showed the
most activity the last couple of months. They have three new
players in their rooster this season, making them look even
stronger than before. The addition of Gor from No Pasaran!
unfortunately seems to have killed that clan, putting all
the russian hope to 3B. Gor sure is gonna be a player
belonging in the starting lineup for 3B. B1aze was collected
from the last seasons div3 team Cannon Fodder and has showed
some great improvements since then. The last addition is
Spec which is a player that seems to have come from nowhere?
I atleast have never heard of him before, but after having
pracced a few maps against 3B he seems as deadly as the
other teammates. In the starting lineup I would at least
like to see xn, gor and b1aze, which I consider being 3Bs
three best. Who takes the fourth place doesn't really matter
since the rest seem to be of equal skill. Ass, SS and Spec
all have enormous potential, but they don't seem to spring
with activity. Bulat has all the talent a player needs, but
lacks experience in 4on4. Also a bit sad not seeing Bublik
this season, since he did great last season (maybe spec is
bublik faking?) :) All in all, I think we will see 3B
fighting together with CMF for a spot in the semifinals.
I'm glad Axemen finally decided to come back to the scene,
great work getting the team together Timmi! The always so
happy norweigans do not only know good sportmanship, but
they also consist of a lot of 4on4 skills. With the addition
of Molle from SD they have a very solid team that can do
well on all three maps. It hasn't taken tco that long to get
back in good shape, and he will just keep on getting better
during the season. Arnette has enormous potential and it's
nice to finally see him play in a div1 clan. (or play 4on4
at all for that matter, you damn duel freak!) :) Timmi has
been really active lately, and is probably playing the best
quake so far in his carreer? Sassa doesn't seem to be that
active, but even if he was I think he would have a hard time
being in the starting lineup. Another interesting player is
Rikoll who we can find in Axemens 2nd squad. He has done a
lot of improvements lately and I'm sure it's just a question
before we see him in the first team?
My own clan, so I guess I shouldn't say too much :) We
usually like sticking around in div2, but this season we
sure are eager to prove that we can do some damage also in
div1. With the addition of ok98 from SD and by getting back
broning from five years of inactivity we have a very solid
team. The goal is definately a playoffs spot, which I think
we should be able to achieve. Just need to get broning a bit
more active and we will at least be unbeatable on dm2!
Quakeklan didn't seem to be that active in last EQL, but
this season I hope it will be different. We have seen a lot
of praccing from these guys and in the game against CMF (0-2
loss) they showed that they can put a lot of pressure on the
top clans. The addition of Kingpin makes them step up a
notch. Fog has been doing some great progress since he
started to play and is a lethal weapon against any clan on
dm3. TheEvilDog has taken the experience gained from sr2
with him and is imo Quakeklans atm most prominent player.
Cage is a really interesting player with deadly aim who
likes to play with a great mix of cs and quadrunning. I
heard he just got back from adventures in Thailand (?) and I
hope we will see him getting active again soon enough
because he might be needed if Quakeklan wants to end up in
Fusion has showed some great activity in the last half year
and has definately stepped up a notch or two. With new
additions like moltas, serox and blsp they will manage to do
a lot of damage in div1. Skillah came from nowhere just a
couple of years ago and it looks like he could be the little
brother of Reppie. Squeeze keeps on impressing us with his
ability to play with high ping and Moltas just keeps on
getting better. If they can keep the activity up they will
raise their skill level yet another step and might be a
contestant for a playoffs spot?
10. Dies Ater
DA have just started playing again and it feels kinda hard
to predict how good they will be this season. A team
consisting of Persuader, Soma, Creature and Spoink would be
deadly to most div1 clans, but I haven't yet seen Spoink
play anything. The rest of the players are semi-good
replacements and the games so far against Fusion (2-1
victory) and SR (0-2 loss with close dm2) have probably gone
better than I expected.
Vagabond is the only newly founded team in div1 this season
and it should be interesting to follow their progress. They
have quite an interesting mix of players with youngsters
like edvin and sailorman, which have done a lot of progress
since they started playing a couple of years ago. A lineup
of riker, panic, edvin and sailorman looks pretty hot, but I
haven't seen riker playing that much so far. If he does,
Vagabond might be a threat to most div1 clans.
I thought we would see a great future for the new fix
(joulukuu) after his ownage a couple of seasons ago, but it
seems like he kinda has faded away a bit. The skill in hips
nowadays lies more in katsku, jebbis, mato and miroslav.
Also the addition of 187 looks interesting. Activity seems
pretty good, but unfortunately they will stay in the bottom.
This will be a season of learning for HIPS and the more
games the play vs the better clans the more they will be
able to grow. I sure am looking forward to the game against
SD for the last spot of div1!
Despite the loss of their core players I'm impressed they
still give div1 a chance, big cred guys! The twins (Votary
and Overd) has done some great progress since joining sd and
are becoming deadly div1 players. They have to fight hard
though since players like sajko, latmask and ganon are
rather unexperienced, but there lies a lot of talent in
these names, especially in ganons case. Just like with HIPS
the journey in div1 will give this team a lot of experience
and they will grow a lot throughout the season, but they
might have a hard time taking down a single map against any
other team than HIPS.
That's all for now. This is the first time I write anything
like this, so don't be too hard on the flaming ;) Keep up
the activity and let's make this the best season ever of
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#12009-03-01 14:44 by sai (81.228.189.XXX)
Nice job! :)
#22009-03-01 14:57 by TiMMi (88.89.224.XXX)
Sweet predictions Hagge.
#32009-03-01 15:05 by Skillah (77.166.55.XXX)
Ye, fun to read. Good job =]
#42009-03-01 15:30 by bps (85.224.54.XXX)
hehe nice hagge.
btw isnt Ass and bublik the same player?
#52009-03-01 15:51 by 1tsinen (85.156.193.XXX)
Afaik, spec = bublik. Ass = Del(itel) , would be best if
they commented on it them selves ;)
#62009-03-01 15:54 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
Thanks :) Yeah, ass = del for sure, but when I asked the
sneaky russians about spec, they just said he's known as
spec or spectator and that he's an oldschool player.. He has
the same ping as bublik though, so it seems a bit fishy
hehe, but you never know! There keeps on popping up new
russians all the time :)
#72009-03-01 15:55 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
btw, do you guys think div1 is easy to predict this season?
would be nice to see some more predictions :) when I asked
lakso about it he thought exactly the same as me with the
exception of the two last spots where he had put SD in front
of HIPS :)
#82009-03-01 16:12 by siv (217.210.60.XXX)
I might consider a comeback if i get a little more time and
someone can fix me a mouseman! ( no optical shit). Im quite
lazy so if someone is kind enuff plz send me kveik and mqwcl
#92009-03-01 16:55 by trash (90.230.149.XXX)
"Despite the loss of their core players I'm impressed they
still give div1 a chance". yeh well,,we didnt really, we
wanted to play in div 2 where we belong, but admins put us
in div 1 anyhow. Seems like we have to change clan name or
something to get out of div 1 :/
#102009-03-01 18:15 by EatCockAndDieURAllFags (78.69.89.XXX)
Eat cock and die youre all fags
#112009-03-01 18:44 by manu (85.224.93.XXX)
oj ska pingpingkungen börja med qw, komer angua snart också?
#122009-03-01 18:45 by manu (85.224.93.XXX)
#132009-03-01 18:57 by Kwibus (213.46.205.XXX)
Nice predictions! Very nice read.
Shouldn't this nice piece be listen under columns?
Hey you guys allready got someone for div3? If not I might
be interested. Well you know where to find me... irc
#142009-03-01 20:33 by elguapo (130.243.188.XXX)
So im a "semi-good replacement" hagge? And I though we were
#152009-03-01 23:34 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
you were when I wrote the text a couple of days ago, but I
guess you have proved yourself a bit more in the last couple
of days :)
siv, you're welcome back! and bring manu + angua with you!
#162009-03-02 16:01 by fog (130.235.224.XXX)
Hagge, we just gave away the victory to you yesterday so you
wouldn't feel sad that your prediction might not be
But we like being the "underdogs", and as usual I can
promise that we will deliver more and more as the season
Fear us praccing dm2/e1m2 and putting some teamplay up! See
you in playoffs i hope, and you will taste our lightning,
#172009-03-03 09:17 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
I was actually wondering why you gave away that game after
such an impressive dm3 :(
#182009-03-03 12:02 by Kwibus (62.41.97.XXX)
That's not that complicated. Their teamplay is obviously
lacking on those maps. And yours is pretty solid on it.
Well that was how it showed when watching.
Quakeklan on dm3 is great tho!
#192009-03-03 14:56 by knast (84.181.127.XXX)
do a prediction of div2. its like read some1s palms:)
#202009-03-06 11:25 by spec/bublik (94.41.16.XXX)
I thought every1 knows but it seems not. I wanted to change
my nick a long ago and start to faking under the nick
\"spec\" - antonym of the most popular fakenick -
\"player\". Also I played a phil\'s ztn tournament under the
nick \"bbk\". Oh I almost forgot - I stopped to play qw
because of high ping - 51-65 on ru servers and even higher
on others. Maybe somewhen i\'ll come back but who knows?
That\'s all folks.
#212009-03-08 09:39 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
hehe, no I didn't know.. and when I was asking russians
about it they just said that you were oldschool some
oldschool guy making a comeback :) thanks for clearing it
too bad about the ping, hope to see you back again soon and
hopefully with a better ping? 3b needs you! :)
#222009-03-13 00:21 by VVD (194.186.188.XXX)
Time to kick inactive teams?
1 team from div2 and 2 teams from div3.
#232009-03-13 05:16 by Stev (83.70.110.XXX)
Those two div3 teams folded, so I don't know why they
haven't been deleted yet.
#242009-03-13 10:30 by samek (212.160.235.XXX)
I don't really know why antiquad sighs to eql. The haven't
played any game for few seasons...
#252009-03-13 11:25 by Hagge (85.24.185.XXX)
hehe yeah that's a good question.. they always start
praccing against the other teams in the division instead of
playing eqls, and then eventually they just die :(
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