UGC Gold Season 20 – Week 2 Playoffs

November 28th, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Week 2 Playoffs: ashville

by whymeo

Time for the second week of playoffs. Both matches last week ended with the results most people expected, with Ayylmao falling to The Slammin’ Jammers and The Wittmen losing to Dedoris. This week we’ll have The Slammin’ Jammers vs. Dedoris in winner’s finals and Ayylmao vs. The Wittmen will take place in the first round of losers bracket. 

 

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UGC Platinum HL Season 20 Playoffs Week 3 Preview and Week 2 Review

Playoffs Week 2

 

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Even you filthy Canadians and the one back in October. Get real.

Another week down and our first team bows out of playoffs. With two more weeks remaining we’ll find out who will be crowned champion of Season 20. We’ll only have one match to look forward to on Monday (which means that no matches get skipped when casting) and then the first of potentially two BO3s for Grand Finals, starting on December 5th.

Let’s talk about last week.

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UGC Gold Season 20 – Week 1 Playoffs

November 21st, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Week 1 Playoffs: upward

by whymeo

We’ve been waiting for it for quite a while now and it’s finally here — Gold playoffs are about to start! The format for playoffs will be a four team double-elimination bracket, with each game being only one map except playoffs which will be best of three maps. Personally, I’m a little said to see that they didn’t go with the best of three maps for every game with a pick/ban system like they did with Plat, but it’s not that big of a deal.

Anyway, the first week matches will be on pl_upward. I’ll be doing a class by class comparison for each match. Class by class comparisons have been somewhat controversial in the past, but I had some requests to do them for playoffs so I will be. Please keep in mind that my opinions are just that: opinions. I’m often wrong about which player will perform best in a match, so please take the class by class comparisons with a grain of salt.

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UGC Platinum HL Season 20 Playoffs Week 2 Preview and Week 1 Review

Playoffs Week 2

So we’ve reached Week 2 of 4 in the UGC Plat Playoffs. For all other divisions, they’ll be welcoming in Week 1, set to find their way into placement medals or disappointment. For Platinum, 4 teams still remain, but 2 are in the hot seat with an elimination match coming up on Monday.

It’s important to note that this coming Thursday will not host the Lower Bracket Finals due to Thanksgiving, instead it will take place the following morning between two of the remaining 3 teams.

Let’s talk about last week.

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UGC Gold Season 20 – Week 8 Matchups and Power Rankings

November 13th, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Week 8 Matchups and Power Rankings

by whymeo

The regular season is about to draw to a close. With only one match left, after this week’s results we’ll finally know what teams are making playoffs. Well, due to the standings we actually already know three of the four teams that will be making playoffs. Because of their match wins and match points, The Slammin’ Jammers, Dedors and The Wittmen are all confirmed for playoffs. That leaves three teams who have the possibility of getting the 4th playoffs spot: Nine Angry Men, Shooting Blanks and Ayylmao. If Nine Angry Men beat The Wittmen then they are guaranteed to make playoffs. However, if Nine Angry Men lose to The Wittmen then the winner of Shooting Blanks vs. Ayylmao will make playoffs. Before we start talking about the details of matchups however, let’s do one last power ranking:

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UGC Platinum HL Season 20 Playoff Preview

Playoffs Preview

Rather than bothering to remind you that both Fast Forward and #mcm got trounced last week or writing up Power Rankings, like they haven’t been the same for weeks, I’d rather spend some more time talking about our playoff picture.

That’s right, the rest of the league may not be done, but to accommodate the round robin, there were only 7 weeks for Platinum, so the division skips out on Product despite being forced to play Millstone last week. I recently learned from the top tier source for all UGC information that this means Product cannot be played during playoffs. This is quite upsetting because despite being overplayed on TF2C, it’s actually one of the most dynamic and exciting maps in TF2, mainly because it’s ability to be engaging and fun in any game mode, which I’ve stated a dozen times before.

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UGC Gold Season 20 – Week 7 Matchups and Power Rankings

November 6th, 2016

UGC Gold Highlander Season 20

Week 7 Matchups and Power Rankings

by whymeo

There’s only two weeks left until playoffs and what teams will be making it past the regular season still remains uncertain. The door has already closed on the possibility of playoffs for some teams however, and the matches this week will decide the fate of even more. With no one being particularly familiar with the map this week, pl_millstone, some upsets might happen as a result, which in turn could affect who makes playoffs and who doesn’t. These last two weeks of matches will be the most important yet. First though, let’s take a look at how the teams are looking:

 

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