A highly anticipated match is coming up here shortly on October 15th. It's Round 2 of the [HL] $500 HoN Tournament, and the match is "Team Bromance" vs "Suave Gaming", or QuC vs smf as most of us know them. Both of these teams are constantly scrimming and are training to perform at their best. I caught up with a couple guys from Quality Control and asked them some questions...
Stridah: How do you guys think you're going to fare against smf?
Angel: I think we stand a really good chance against them, they're one of the teams we've played relatively frequently and we've both won and lost. We never had the skill level of the five that will be here for this match, so it's going to be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Krangry: Should be a couple hard games, but if we play up to our potential we should be able to come out on top. It's all about keeping our head up regardless of how we start the match, And playing hard throughout.
Stridah: Who do you guys think are the top 3 teams this very moment, and why?
Angel: Well, I honestly haven't seen a lot of the teams play, especially all of the teams in the tournament. As such, I can't really place three teams above the rest.
Krangry: FFS, SMF, 143. FFS won the first tourney that avan hosted, and have some of the strongest players currently playing the game. SMF are all super strong players and have GREAT team synergy. 143 has won the last couple GR tournies so they have to be up there, although they havent played SMF/FFS as far as i know.
Stridah: Who will win this tournament, and take home $500 dollars?
Angel: If we play at the level we did against Pokerstars, we could easily take this tournament and win the finals.
Krangry: We will of course!, on a serious note that is a hard one to answer. There are a ton of good teams in the tourney. FFS is a very strong team, and i see them going pretty far.
Stridah: How big do you see HoN getting? Will it ever surpass DotA's level of competition, and will it remain the destination for DotA elites in spite of numerous DotA spinoffs?
Angel: I can see HoN getting pretty big, it's already huge and it's still in beta. Then again, there are a lot of people playing to play just because it's free, are they going to buy the game or just leech until release and go back to DotA? I personally can't find myself ever going back to play DotA, the main reason being it doesn't support widescreen resolution and looks terrible on my monitor as such. Really it all depends on how competitive teams from DotA react to the game, already we see lots of players at least playing HoN, if it catches it could easily overtake DotA. The biggest thing that I feel will ward competitive players off is the ability to mod the UI, much like WoW's addons, but hopefully S2 will deal with the ones that
change gameplay so that it remains a fair and even playing ground.
Krangry: It all depends on the stubborness of "DoTa Fanboys". If they give this game a chance they will be hooked just like i am, and i can guarantee that. The game is already huge and is in CLOSED beta, there are already some great scrim teams, and more and more are showing up every day. I dont see any dota spinoff topping this, its already got such a huge head start.
Stridah: In your opinion, who are the top 5 HoN players thus far?
Angel: I'm too biased as a person to answer this question.
Krangry: Not Angel.
Stridah: Who is the biggest threat you face from smf?
Angel: ZP's solo mid is really what we have to watch out for, he has a lot of skill with the crow/bottle combination, and he's really good at farming.
Krangry: They are all super strong players. I would say ZP, if he gets time alone to farm he gets huge fast.
Stridah: I think we've covered more than enough guys, thanks for your time, and good luck!
Krangry: Thank You
The match between QuC and smf will be streamed live, Oct 15th, 10PM Eastern/7PM Pacific on e-rev.tv
Last edited by StRiDaH; 10-13-2009 at 09:15 PM.
played SMF last night, 1 win 1 loss. good games. **** sandwraith
theres obviously more factors to the game than i mentioned. we tried sylla bear + rhasta half ass push strat without chen etc etc wasnt the best line up we couldve picked but thats what scrims are for, trying new things. still they played it well
Stridah how much time did you spend cleaning up that conversation?
Waiting on the movie
Hmm wonder how Distance is doing.
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