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ETF2L S31 Div 2 GF: yakuza ヤクザ vs clarted
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Thursday, Nov 29th
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3:15 PM EST
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After the close division 1 finals yesterday, there is still more top tier action to watch, as yakuza and clarted are about to battle over who gets to be crowned Division 2 champions. Interestingly enough, both teams are from Div2A, so they have already played each other in week 3. The match ended with a comfortable win for the Japanese mafiosi, but a fair amount of time has elapsed since then and both teams underwent roster changes as well.

Yakuza topped their group with 26 points, meaning that they could skip the first round of playoffs and advance to the semi-finals, where they triumphed over penguins.tf. Their regular season was quite successful as well, having lost only a single game to third-place Xypher.

While clarted started the season on the wrong foot, losing against tonight’s opponents and drawing another game, the defeat against yakuza seems to have acted as a wake-up call since they managed to win every game since then. Their playoff run started with them crushing Spacemen, before managing to defeat the previously unbeaten winners of the Div2B STiNGHAN Logistics E-Sports in the semis.

As these two teams fight again, check out what their leaders had to say down below.

Play-by-Play: eepily | Analysis: Ombrack | Production: Beater | Match Page | yakuza | Clarted | Written by Aelkyr
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#1
5 Frags +

Here is junnu, representing yakuza

Can you describe your team ? Who's playing what .. ?
At the moment, our team consists of ins, me, ever_x, gona, and drezzo on scout, roamer, pocket, demo, and medic respectively. We've been really shaky all season with multiple role and player switches so I’m pretty happy about making it so far. Also I only listed 5 players from our team because 1 of us has been away for like 3 weeks now so we most likely aren't gonna play with him.

Going into the season, were you expecting to make it to the final ? If not, how far did you expect to go ?
In the beginning, we were expecting to do well and aimed to win. We had a couple of shaky time periods but we haven't changed our goal at all and are still aiming to win.

Going into the final, what do you think are your strong points ? In term of playstyle, maps...
Going into the final, I think we possibly aren't ready in terms of practice since we've lacked a roster that’s available to play consistently, but I think our strong point is our players having lots of experience which could possibly turn the tides in our favor. We've played the opposing team before during the season and won but both of us have different rosters since, and we haven't played each other since that game.

And what do you think about the opposing team ?
I think they're good but I don’t know how they play since we've only played them once and they have a slightly different roster from since, and so do we.

Any closing words or shout-outs ?
Shout-outs to mercyless (and my team) for picking me up on roamer, playing roamer has been a blast.
pun intended

Here is junnu, representing yakuza

[b]Can you describe your team ? Who's playing what .. ?
[/b]At the moment, our team consists of ins, me, ever_x, gona, and drezzo on scout, roamer, pocket, demo, and medic respectively. We've been really shaky all season with multiple role and player switches so I’m pretty happy about making it so far. Also I only listed 5 players from our team because 1 of us has been away for like 3 weeks now so we most likely aren't gonna play with him.

[b]Going into the season, were you expecting to make it to the final ? If not, how far did you expect to go ?
[/b]In the beginning, we were expecting to do well and aimed to win. We had a couple of shaky time periods but we haven't changed our goal at all and are still aiming to win.

[b]Going into the final, what do you think are your strong points ? In term of playstyle, maps...
[/b]Going into the final, I think we possibly aren't ready in terms of practice since we've lacked a roster that’s available to play consistently, but I think our strong point is our players having lots of experience which could possibly turn the tides in our favor. We've played the opposing team before during the season and won but both of us have different rosters since, and we haven't played each other since that game.

[b]And what do you think about the opposing team ?
[/b]I think they're good but I don’t know how they play since we've only played them once and they have a slightly different roster from since, and so do we.

[b]Any closing words or shout-outs ?
[/b]Shout-outs to mercyless (and my team) for picking me up on roamer, playing roamer has been a blast.
pun intended
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#2
19 Frags +

MATTYAZN had this to say in prevision of this game

Can you describe your team ? Who's playing what .. ?
CLARTED can only be described as a delicate balance of class, talent and technical supremacy. Our journey began in pre-season, where the discovery of Catbowcar as a top level medic triggered the formation of a new European powerhouse. Catbowcar was quite physical and big but had delicate hands for his size so that is something we really wanted to replicate as a team. However, it became apparent early on that his lack of brain cells was severely detrimental to both himself and the clarted franchise. The only solution was for him to be swiftly kicked, and Kars was brought in as an emergency replacement. An absolute physical specimen, Kars’ excellent ball carrying ability and devastating good looks have really enabled our team to flourish.
The current roster going into the final consists of Adonis Kars on Medic, Matty on Demo, oJ and Charlie on soldiers, Gaz scout, and top Prem Highlander S17 Scout for inVision with the most kills on the class and 2nd most overall in the league, Vouri.

Going into the season, were you expecting to make it to the final ? If not, how far did you expect to go ?
Early on we at least expect to make playoffs. However, as the season progressed it became increasingly apparent that our chances were bleak. The removal of Catbowcar allowed new cracks to emerge in the form of the radical under-performance of the soldiers, who were lacking in both the aim and brain departments. Charlie particularly seemed to have undergone a mid season transformation from an absolute weapon to an absolute wet wipe, clogging comms and generally doing fuck all. oJ on the other hand was too busy either lagging out or succumbing to a knob obsession. Matty realized that something had to change, or the route to playoffs would be blocked permanently and Vouri would be unable to impress his Thai girlfriend at the Marriott Hotel in Bangkok who is extremely attractive both physically and emotionally. With the threat of losing such a decent bit of kit, Matty made the executive decision to relinquish Charlie of all main calling roles, which were transferred to Kars immediately. The effect was drastic; performances improved, Gaz got a pay rise, Vouri got laid, and Charlie finally stopped being such a soggy little bitch.

Going into the final, what do you think are your strong points ? In term of playstyle, maps...
Our playstyle mainly centers around Matty mcrolling them. Our best maps are definitely badlands and granny.

And what do you think about the opposing team ?
We lost early on in the season to them. Lupus gave us the pikey python on soldier, what can you do really. Now we’re back and he isn’t so we’re feeling confident going into this game.

Any closing words or shout-outs ?
Shout-out to both team galactic and pokerstars.uk for their generous sponsorship and LAN PC’s.

MATTYAZN had this to say in prevision of this game

[b]Can you describe your team ? Who's playing what .. ?
[/b]CLARTED can only be described as a delicate balance of class, talent and technical supremacy. Our journey began in pre-season, where the discovery of Catbowcar as a top level medic triggered the formation of a new European powerhouse. Catbowcar was quite physical and big but had delicate hands for his size so that is something we really wanted to replicate as a team. However, it became apparent early on that his lack of brain cells was severely detrimental to both himself and the clarted franchise. The only solution was for him to be swiftly kicked, and Kars was brought in as an emergency replacement. An absolute physical specimen, Kars’ excellent ball carrying ability and devastating good looks have really enabled our team to flourish.
The current roster going into the final consists of Adonis Kars on Medic, Matty on Demo, oJ and Charlie on soldiers, Gaz scout, and top Prem Highlander S17 Scout for inVision with the most kills on the class and 2nd most overall in the league, Vouri.

[b]Going into the season, were you expecting to make it to the final ? If not, how far did you expect to go ?
[/b]Early on we at least expect to make playoffs. However, as the season progressed it became increasingly apparent that our chances were bleak. The removal of Catbowcar allowed new cracks to emerge in the form of the radical under-performance of the soldiers, who were lacking in both the aim and brain departments. Charlie particularly seemed to have undergone a mid season transformation from an absolute weapon to an absolute wet wipe, clogging comms and generally doing fuck all. oJ on the other hand was too busy either lagging out or succumbing to a knob obsession. Matty realized that something had to change, or the route to playoffs would be blocked permanently and Vouri would be unable to impress his Thai girlfriend at the Marriott Hotel in Bangkok who is extremely attractive both physically and emotionally. With the threat of losing such a decent bit of kit, Matty made the executive decision to relinquish Charlie of all main calling roles, which were transferred to Kars immediately. The effect was drastic; performances improved, Gaz got a pay rise, Vouri got laid, and Charlie finally stopped being such a soggy little bitch.

[b]Going into the final, what do you think are your strong points ? In term of playstyle, maps...
[/b]Our playstyle mainly centers around Matty mcrolling them. Our best maps are definitely badlands and granny.

[b]And what do you think about the opposing team ?
[/b]We lost early on in the season to them. Lupus gave us the pikey python on soldier, what can you do really. Now we’re back and he isn’t so we’re feeling confident going into this game.

[b]Any closing words or shout-outs ?
[/b]Shout-out to both team galactic and pokerstars.uk for their generous sponsorship and LAN PC’s.
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#3
6 Frags +

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4160hxEuqg

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4160hxEuqg[/youtube]
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#4
6 Frags +

twitch.tv/charlietf2

twitch.tv/charlietf2
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#5
4 Frags +

view for kars maincall and mattys best performance yet

view for kars maincall and mattys best performance yet
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#6
4 Frags +

Quality interviews.

Quality interviews.
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#7
-1 Frags +

do the winners of this play the winners of the div1 gf or are they separate?

do the winners of this play the winners of the div1 gf or are they separate?
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#8
7 Frags +

They are separate divisions, like Open and Intermediate.

They are separate divisions, like Open and Intermediate.
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#9
-2 Frags +

what the hell is a knob addiction

what the hell is a knob addiction
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#10
5 Frags +
Twiggywhat the hell is a knob addiction

anyone who pretends not to know what a knob addiction is has a knob addiction

[quote=Twiggy]what the hell is a knob addiction[/quote]
anyone who pretends not to know what a knob addiction is has a knob addiction
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#11
6 Frags +

Great interview!

Great interview!
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