G’day Forts fans!
Congratulations to team Juan, winners of Tournament XXV!
EtaN faced a number of obstacles to overcome before the tournament even started. His greatest nemesis, timezones, meant a 10am (pre-noon!) registration and starting time. Then his original partner Mech70, who won a standout comeback in the first round of Tournament XXIV, had to withdraw.
You would be hard-pressed to find a better last-minute replacement than veteran Tuxedo Luigi, who clutched in round 2 and now proudly boasts of their 100% tournament win rate.
Together they will split the 1st place prize of $100 in Steam Gift cards.
Team Juan didn’t get through unscathed, while working their way up to the finals.
Our Runner’s up, Perfect Ping, was another team originally registered as alternates.
The 16 spaces filled up fast, but scheduling conflicts gave them an opportunity to play, and they made the most of it.
And much-needed applause is required for their opponents who unexpectedly found themselves facing former ranked champion Matteo, and perennial top 4 finisher Teutonick, as a substitute team making do with a default logo. Playing on opposite ends of the globe in France and Australia, they came together with an unabashed all-in laser strategy through to the finals.
Together they will split the 2nd place prize of $50 in Steam Gift cards.
An onslaught of 20mm cannon fire from Team Juan.
Rounding out third place is team winner, the reigning Moonshot 2v2 champions from Tournament XXII.
AlexD and Firework were among the favorites heading into the tournament. But team Juan had other plans as it became EtaN’s turn to clutch in an Architect mirror match. It went down to the wire as neither team budged an inch, and the match was ultimately decided by overall damage.
Team winner will split the 3rd place prize of $20 in Steam Gift cards.
Team winner’s explosive victory moment.
In addition to our regulars, there were a number of new competitors who acquitted themselves admirably in this tournament.
Schuka and Vert1ks on ProBruhTeam pulled off a stunning first round upset of L+ratio (Noha and Mcc72k) using a combined 20mm, and magnabeam rush.
Team Toastadmirer consisting of Der Benzinpreisvergleicher and Naomi reached the semifinals and competed in the bronze match.
We’d like to recognize everyone willing to go up against some of the best players in all of Forts.
1st Place – $100 in Steam Gift cards
- [WAN]Tuxedo Luigi
2nd Place – $50 in Steam Gift cards
3rd Place – $20 in Steam Gift cards
*Winners have been contacted and prizes will be issued as Steam Digital Gift cards via Steam friends upon expiration of Steam’s 3-day friend waiting period.
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Replays & VODs
As always, thanks to our hosts and casters, Frazzz and Project Incursus.
Tournament replays are now available in the Featured tab of the Replays menu in-game, and tournament videos are available below:
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