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npavcec
11-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Who will win R2P 2014?!

My vote goes for MnM_vs_Smarties.

May the best man win! :)

twardy_
11-14-2014, 03:15 PM
stupid question! Cucu ofc!

malkorion
11-14-2014, 04:37 PM
I am rooting for Cucu99, but of course jkkk will win, unless the planets align in a weird way and his opponents get very lucky. Always bet on Duke... err, Jkkk89.

yuffiekasiragi
11-15-2014, 01:29 AM
What a dumb question, of course Inferno will win ! :kappa:

On a more serious note, everybody is good enough a player to deserve to win ! Personally, I just hope we'll see some differentiated, original decks that will differ from the boring meta on ladder/swisses. Would be a major turn-off for me if everybody bandwaggoned Kal-Azar/Kiril/Nahla b/c there is no meta strong enough against these decks =/

so, c'mon guys ! show us that at least in such a small tournament where mindgames are still viable, it's possible to play something inspiring !

yuffiekasiragi
11-15-2014, 01:36 AM
On a sidenote, as I have to work tomorrow:
Is there any official, more detailed schedule (more detailed than the "it starts at 10 am" in the FAQ)?
Any Brackets ? Or is it round robin?
Url(s) of streams ?
A wiki with details ?

I guess I'm pampered by Sc2/DotA, but normally there is at least 1 dedicated thread for a tourney with condensed information, I can't seem to find anything about the R2P final in here except some dated FAQ thread =/

h3at88
11-15-2014, 07:27 AM
1. Jkkk89 2.MnM_vs_Smarties 3. Cucu99

malkorion
11-15-2014, 08:45 AM
- Are they playing best 3 out 5 matches?
- Also KillVirgins may surprise us again.

dethslain
11-15-2014, 09:15 AM
I am rooting for Cucu99 but jkkk will win
+1.



On a sidenote, as I have to work tomorrow:
Is there any official, more detailed schedule (more detailed than the "it starts at 10 am" in the FAQ)?
Any Brackets ? Or is it round robin?
Url(s) of streams ?
A wiki with details ?

I guess I'm pampered by Sc2/DotA, but normally there is at least 1 dedicated thread for a tourney with condensed information, I can't seem to find anything about the R2P final in here except some dated FAQ thread =/

Official channel: http://www.twitch.tv/duelofchampions

Schedule:
10h - 14h - Quarterfinals
14h - 16h - Semifinals
16h - 17h - Third place matchup
17h - 18h - Grand Final
* Paris time *

I think it will be an Bo3 elimination like monthly finals, i'm not sure tho.

Gamdur
11-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Jkk89 win, because it has a long duration, and also the best skill.

Schrudafruh
11-15-2014, 10:02 AM
a5 has a pretty impressive win rate, what about him ? (naive question, I didn't really follow R2P, just checked the web site now).

Personnally I root for Cucu because he has good music taste.

yuffiekasiragi
11-15-2014, 11:36 AM
small updates for anyone not having access to stream: Details see below (Malkorion)



It's Bo8 single elimination

jkkk99 1
blackskull 2

cucu99 2
Redpepper6 0


MnM vs smarties 2
a5 0

Tragicstar 0
Avkall 1

So after QF we'll have a score of 8 Inferno : 1 Rest - perhaps in Semis, at least some ppl tried playing something different :)

malkorion
11-15-2014, 12:03 PM
QUARTERFINALS

1. KillVirgins (aka BlackSkull) vs jkkk89

Ignatius vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
Shaar vs Kal-Azaar 1:1
Ignatius vs Acamas 2:1

2. Redpepper6 vs Cucu99

Shaar vs Kal-Azaar 0:1
Garant vs Kal-Azaar 0:2

3. a555551a vs MnM_vs_Smarties

Morgan vs Kal-Azaar 0:1
Garant vs Mother Namtaru v2 0:2

4. Avkall vs TragicStar

Garant vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
Ignatius vs Kal-Azaar 2:0

SEMIFINALS

5. KillVirgins vs Cucu99

Kal-Azaar vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
Acamas vs Acamas 1:1
Acamas vs Kal-Azaar 2:1

6. MnM_vs_Smarties vs Avkall

Kal-Azaar vs Dhamiria 0:1 (The best game in the tournament so far, showing just how resourceful players can be. Good job, Avkall! :) )
Kal-Azaar vs Garant 1:1
Kat vs Kat 2:1 (Avkall was really unlucky, his hand was very clunky)

THIRD PLACE MATCHUP

7. Cucu99 vs Avkall

Deleb vs Acamas 1:0
Shalan vs Kat 2:0 (Finally, Sanctuary makes an appearance. Still no Academy though. Another clunky hand for Avkall.)

GRAND FINAL

8. MnM_vs_Smarties vs KillVirgins

Mother Namtaru v2 vs Dhamiria 1:0
Mother Namtaru v2 vs Shaar 1:1
Deleb vs Ignatius 2:1
Kat vs Seria 3:1

The 2014 World Champion is MnM_vs_Smarties.
Congratulations!

My thoughts:

While Kal-Azaar certainly seems to be the deck to beat, Ignatius is a strong contender.
The Standard metagame revolves around playing Time Jumps, Arkath's Wrath, and Spell Stealer Heretics. (edit)
Mother Namtaru v2 could also stand a decent chance with her removal, durable creatures, Boneyards, Stone Shield, Frozen Waves, and her own Time Jumps.
Acamas came out of nowhere and gave Kal-Azaar a run for his money.

yuffiekasiragi
11-15-2014, 12:48 PM
so, avkall's games have been really entertaining - good thinking from his part even though he does not see the cards like we do o.0

yuffiekasiragi
11-15-2014, 02:37 PM
The first Semi-finals of Cucu vs BlackSKull (Kal Azaar mirror) was great - if you want to start the game, you should definitely watch that.

twardy_
11-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Cucu :(

npavcec
11-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Congrats MnM! :)

h3at88
11-15-2014, 06:03 PM
congrats MNM smarties .....you deserve it....

KsiazeNocy90
11-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Jkk89 should win, but he got very unlucky hand in the first and third round, so only becouse unlucky he lose at the begining. It was that one battle from 9999 that the lucky change everythink : )

Imonothep
11-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Jkk89 should win, but he got very unlucky hand in the first and third round, so only becouse unlucky he lose at the begining. It was that one battle from 9999 that the lucky change everythink : )

That's how I see it: In first duel KillVirgins had great draws + he was playing Ignatius who counters Kal-Azaar. Jkk's draws were ok. Second duel - massacre (sucessful Kal-Azaar rush with good draws). Third duel - Jkk made a mistake by not blocking a caller of the void with shredder. The worst case scenario was getting shredder firebolted so I think it was a huge mistake.

Avkall like always had ******ed draws. Lol.

Gdinut
11-15-2014, 07:53 PM
i will vote for whoever is not playing inferno!

MnM_vs_Smarties
11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys and thanks for voting on me npavcec! ;)

jkk89
11-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Congratz MnM.


@ my playz
I watch my duels, I played too fast, its really different to play on stage with money on the line, at least for me. I agree that I should move the Shredder to block Caller of the Void. Also in 1st game I should draw a card instead of using abillity at one point. Small mistakes that might cost me this very close games.

Natchai_Ubisoft
11-17-2014, 03:06 PM
all played well and displayed great sportsmanship. Congrats to all of you for making it this far, and a special gefeliciTAART for MnM_vs_Smarties!

avkall
11-18-2014, 01:45 AM
it was a great tournament but im sad on going out on bad hands...but I must say mnm really deserves it :) congratz :)