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GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:47:48 pm »
Heyoooooo. Finally back from the GXL and just thought I'd give a basic recap. I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I should have, mostly because I was busy as fuck throughout most of the event trying to get shit set up and get matches going.

Here's a good set of photos/videos from the event in general: http://www.theouterhaven.net/my-thoughts-from-the-gxl-resurrection-lan-event/
Check out the TROPHIES table:

Four of us walked away with some baller L4D2 trophies.

On Saturday, all of the L4D2 comp crew had arrived. We had Me, CanadaRox, Icy Inferno, Pina, and Hybrid on one side of a table and Shade, Puff, and Leo (Basik or w/e) on the other.

The L4D2 event started Saturday. After hours of issues with internet connections and dedicated servers, we finally opened signups sometime around 4PM. 5 different teams of randoms from the tournament signed up, a lot of them competitive TF2 players (also competing in the TF2 tourney there). We seeded our 7-team bracket such that as long as all of our l4d2pro teams won, they would face off in the finals. For the main tournament, we did Vanilla L4D2--mostly just to avoid issues and mitigate some of the server problems we had.

Splitting up teams among the competitive l4d2 players was going to be a bit of a problem, because Shade really wanted me to be on his team.... but then the other team would probably have ended up with a much weaker roster, which didn't really seem fair. We ended up putting Me, Shade, Leo, and Puff on a team for the main tournament, and CanadaRox, Icy Inferno, Pina, and Hybrid made up the other team. Once we got to the finals, we were going to shuffle rosters and change to a real config.

During the main event, Team BONER (CanadaRox et. al.) racked up at least 3 wins against teams at the tournament--making mince meat out of TF2 pros on Dead Center and Swamp Fever (and maybe something else idk).

Here's some footage of shade and I giving commentary during a BONER match

The Gabe Newell Experience (Psim/Shade et. al.) had to play with a bot for most of their first tournament match against one of the good TF2 teams on Dead Center--leading to a very close game! Eventually, though, Leo arrived and saved the day. The finals brackets were set.

After much debate and discussion, we ended up having the finals be a 3v3 between CanadaRox/Icy Inferno/Prodigysim and Shade/Puff/Leo. 3v3 Hunters was the chosen config, and we would do a BO3 campaigns. The first campaign was chosen by the server's default configuration: The Parish.

Although there was some disagreement about whether or not finale should be played (what is this, Europe?), BONER lead going into finale, and finished up the game with a saferoom tricap on the Gabe Newell Experience.

The next map would be shade's team's choice--Dark Carnival. A bit of back and forth in scoring went out for the first few maps. BONER ended up getting tricapped right out of saferoom on map 3. Shade's team was up by a good few hundred points going into finale. They made it through the first finale-event tank and most of the following horde, but ended up wiping shortly before the second tank (IIRC). BONER managed to keep it together through 3 tanks, and ended up surviving the finale to secure the win.

After the final match, we took some group pictures:

Album: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107593322632300004610/albums/5935411893994219441

BONER ended up getting the L4D2 trophies, and their own Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboards

Honestly, it was kind of a small event for L4D2. I guess given the time of year, the disappointing turnout was unavoidable. The players we had there were on really tight schedules, too--shade and puff having to leave that night right after the tournament (puff drove from Canada!). Pina was doing homework for her college courses during the downtime, too.

However, I have to say: playing L4D2 on LAN is satisfying as FUCK. Pounces, skeets, deadstops, commons, movement... Everything feels fucking perfect. I never missed a single pounce by sliding off of someone (And I landed at least 2 25s in our matches). I never felt a bullshit m2 miss or hit. It was sick. The way the game is supposed to be played.

Hopefully there can be some sort of LAN events for L4D2 in the future, because honestly it's the best way to play the game competitively.


Bonus clip: Nipple blasters
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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 01:52:59 pm »
Almost forgot. They had a Skittle-arranging contest and Pina made this sick L4D2 creation:


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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 01:55:05 pm »
Almost forgot. They had a Skittle-arranging contest and Pina made this sick L4D2 creation:




I'd very happily arrange those Skittles into my stomach.

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 02:33:46 pm »
Looks like a good time.

I've never gone to a public gaming event before, but it'd be interesting to me to see how some people act in person compared to their l4d2 personas... I personally am pretty much exactly how i am in game as i am in real life :x ...  not thinking of anyone in particular but let's just face it, there are lots of egos/trolls/internet-tough-guys around us...   :C

so weird watching videos of you guys xD

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 02:45:17 pm »
In my experience IRL everyone is pretty much normal. People seem a lot more well rounded when you're given the full picture of interacting with them.

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 03:25:39 pm »
for some reason they had a rock paper scissors tournament of anyone that wanted to participate (about 50 people) and they gave this to me when i won
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826254021&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Mice-_-N82E16826254021&gclid=CJXt6veXnLoCFQ-g4AodS20AkQ

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 04:07:11 pm »
Looks like it was fun. I really wanted to go, but I obviously couldn't cause I'm in Spain lol. I plan on going to the one next year. If there is one that is!

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 04:56:20 pm »
It was definitely a lot of fun! I wish there could have been more intense matches like we had last time, but the general fun factor was still way up.

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 05:07:06 pm »
Shade kinda looks like Jesse from Breaking Bad.
what what, in the mutt

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Re: GXL 2013 L4D2 Recap
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 07:12:42 pm »
for some reason they had a rock paper scissors tournament of anyone that wanted to participate (about 50 people) and they gave this to me when i won
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826254021&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Mice-_-N82E16826254021&gclid=CJXt6veXnLoCFQ-g4AodS20AkQ
Oooh yeah I forgot about that. Pretty sick.

 

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