Written by Boserup | 13.11.2011 @ 13:07 CET
VIP Ultra knocked out of the ESL 8on8 Opening Cup.VIP Ultra participated in the Battlefield 3 Conquest 8o8 Opening Cup on ESL.
Before the cup started there was a lot of discussions about the rules. Some wanted to allow all perks and weapons and some wanted it limited. Maps were also a topic. Some maps where simply better to play in 64 size than 32. ESL decided, besides the majority of the community wish not to allow the well known Flashlight ( SUN ), lasersight and IRNV ( BF3 build in hack )to allow all.
VIP Ultra won by forfeit the 1st round and had then Vital Gaming coming up next. Vital Gaming who we know from the good old Battlefield 2 days. Sadly Ultra had to wait for an opponent who didnt show up and VIP Ultra yet again won by forfeit.
3rd round Ultra had to play the polish team Clan Poland. BF3 ( CPL ) on Damavand Peak(64). Without any practice at all on that map, Ultra however took control from first second and didnt give CPL much breathing room and defeated them by 305-0 total.
4ht round was against the Swedish team TOP Nordic Battlegroup on Seine Crossing. Seine Crossing is very infantry based but still we manage to make lots of mistakes in the first round and were fighting up hill the most of the time. We lost the first round by a few tickets. In the second round we had to do better and we did. Still TOP fought back and didn't make it easy for us. We did end up winning second round comfortably and by then win the match.
5th round met the Russian from n!Core bf3. n!Core is a team we know from Bad Company 2. This was our first conquest match against them however. The map was Operation Firestorm. Another map that Ultra had played before. We started out really bad. We lost the Air, but did well on the ground. We did however end up losing first round with 0-49. The second round did go a lot better. After learning a lot from first round, Ultra came back in style and manage to win with 52-0. This meant that Ultra won with just 3 tickets against a very strong n!Core team.
6th round ( Quarter Final ) was against the Russian team BFCQ or formerly knowned as Team Empire. We played on Noshahar Canals and started out as defence. Its was very clear that our lineup wasnt the strongest and we ended up losing by just 0-1. Second round we had to attack as the USMC. This was up hill from 1st minute. BFCQ Played very well and more less managed to keep us down to 1 or no flag at all. VIP Ultra ended up losing 0-164. So in total we lost 0-165 against probably one of the best teams in Battlefield 3 8on8.
In general our permanences were acceptable. We didn't have our main lineup available all the time which clearly was showed in the results. But we learned a lot and know its just up to us, to use the experience for next time.