Written by Boserup | 10.12.2011 @ 12:03 CET
VIP Wins yet another ESL Infantry Cup!After winning the last ESL 5on5 Infantry Cup #1, Ultra was favorites to win the 2nd edition of the ESL 5on5 Infantry Cup. The cup was this time spread out over 2 days instead of one day.
The days one matches was against the Polish team, Positive (PST) and our own VIP-Gaming Alpha(Alpha). The match against the polish was played on Seine Crossing. It was also a welcome back to XeoStyle, who had been absent because of work for some weeks. Ultra won the 1st round with 121-0 and 2nd round with 94-0. So a total victory of 215-0 was acceptable.
The 2nd match of matchday 1 was against our own Alpha team. The Alpha team is undergoing a huge devolopment and are getting better and better. Ultra did however start well in both rounds on Damavand Peak and won 1st round with 152-0 and 2nd round with 146-0 meaning a total win of 298-0 for Ultra.
The quaterfinal match was set to be against Team Printspeed (PSD) from Germany. The match was played on the 2nd matchday. The map was this time Operation Metro. Ultra started out as USMC and had a expected back start due to the balance of the map. Ultra had to use a couple of attempts to get through and get the B flag. However after getting the B flag it was a one way street. Ultra won the 1st round with 251-0. 2nd round as Russian went as expected. Ultra got the B flag first and pushed PSD down to their last flag and shortly after, all the way down to their Main Spawn. Ultra won the 2nd round with 279-0. So a big win of total 530-0. Default ticket are 350 for each team on both rounds.
The semifinal match was against Team Firestar.Deadbeat from Sweden on Teheran Highway. With a relatively easy 1st round with heavy hit detection problems for both sides, the round was won by Ultra with 141-0. The 2nd round was a bit more hard for Ultra. This time we had to fight a lot harder to get a stable bleed on the Swedes. After achieving this, Ultra managed to keep the Swedish locked down to 1 flag and in the end to their Main Spawn. Ultra won 2nd round with 133-0 and the match with total 274-0.
The Final was against the same team from ESL 5on5 Infantry Cup #1, the German team AeQuus. This time the match was to be played on Grand Bazaar.
Ultra started out as the Russians and manage to get both C and B. The B flag was however lost again in a split second and was now under heavy lockdown at C flag. Ultra tried several times to get past the heavy German defensive both without luck. it took 4-5 minutes before Ultra finally made it through and got B flag back. Now it was the Germans time to feel the Ultra lockdown. AeQuus managed to get the B flags a couple of times only to lose it fast again and this time to be locked down to their Main Spawn a couple of time. So after a very bad start from Ultra and against a really strong playing German team, Ultra managed to win the 1st round on Grand Bazaar with just 58-0. The round duration was 20 minutes.
Ultra now had the upper hand both in ticket lead and motivation. The great comeback from 2nd round had a huge impact on the Ultra players and it lead to a great start on 2nd round getting A and B flag in the first attack. The Germans now really got a feeling of being locked down by Ultra, who kept on annoying AeQuus at their last flag, so that they really never got the chance to mount a serious attack. Ultra won the 2nd round after just 13.30 minutes with 217-0. The final result was 275-0 Ultra.
Their has not been set any new date for the next Infantry Cup, but we are looking forward to join the next one as well as looking for Cups hosted by others than ESL.