Thanks to the support of the City of St.Gallen mYi Entertainment was able to hold this stop of their LAN series in the confines of the OLMA Messen St.Gallen which is located deep inside the city of St. Gallen. The start of the LAN was overshadowed by major issues with the internet connection. These problems would persist until Saturday morning causing some delays for most tournaments. As a result, the bar was very busy that night. Most people used the chance to socialize over a few beers or went full party mode until late at night.
Tournaments & Results
As mentioned before the tournaments were delayed due to technical issues with the internet. Even though this caused the schedule to be quite packed, the tournaments were running smoothly and without any more major delays. We salute the EEvent tournament admins who made the best out of the difficult situation.
SILENTGAMING was represented by no less then three teams. We were participating in League of Legends, Overwatch and CS:GO. Let’s break down the results for each team a little bit.
League of Legends
16 teams participated in the League of Legends tournament. The most notable are mYinsanity, SILENTGAMING and ArcticGaming.
Our boys managed to win the first 2 games against Snowtracks – Pathfinder and SugarFamily in convincing fashion. By beating the next opponent ArcticGaming, Patrick “Plüsle” Plüss and his team marched on to the upper bracket final.
There they clashed with the favorites mYinsanity. Despite a good performance our team was taken down by mYi and send to the lower bracket final where they were challenged by Small Cat Gaming.
Another strong showing saw our team move on the finals to cross blades once more with the team of mYinsanity. This time the game was a best of three, however since we came from the looser bracket mYi had a one map advantage.
So it was do or die in game one and it looked very promising. However in the end mYi won the deciding fight and took the tournament victory!
We congratulate our team for a strong first LAN tournament in the SILENTGAMING jerseys and to 340 CHF well deserved for second place!
Counter-Strike Global Offensive
No less than 24 teams prepared themselves for the CS:GO tournament. The favorites here being Arctic.leeks, SILENTGAMING, NinjaServ and the mix team Cry is free.
Due to number of teams attending, the tournament was played in a group format where the two best teams of each group would qualify for the quarter final.
Simon "Simu_" Schoell and his team rose to their role as group favorites and took the group with a flawless run of 5 uncontested victories.
As the winner of their group they got matched with the second place of group B:
SILENTGAMING vs SMP.eXile
The game vs. SMP.exile was played out on de_mirage and de_inferno. These games were won 16:4 and 16:1 respectivly. With this victory under their belt our boys now had to get ready for the semi-final vs NinjaServ.
The best of three versus NinjaServ started with SILENTGAMING`s pick of de_inferno. SILENTGAMING had a bad start on this map which lead to a quick lead for NinjaServ.
Our boys were able to take back a few rounds but the lead of their opponent was already too big and the map went NinjaServ's way.
Next up was the Ninja's pick de_cbblestone. This map unfolded very similar as the first, only with reversed roles. SILENTGAMING never allowed the Ninjas to play their game and won the map very convincingly.
The deciding map in this clash was de_overpass. As might have been expected this map was very close and both teams evenly matched. The game went back and forth but sadly ended with a close victory for NinjaServ.
The Ninjas continued their success by beating Cry is free in another close battle to claim first place.
But also Simon "Simu_" Schoell had to rally his team once more to fight Arctic.leeks in the game for 3rd place. The disappointment from the barely stomached loss in the semi finals caused a bad start for SILENTGAMING on de_mirage. They fought back hard though and were racking up rounds.
However Arctic managed to stop the comeback and took the map.
Map number two de_inferno, unfolded in a similar fashion and SILENTGAMING ultimately lost 2:0 to Arctic.leeks and ended up on 4th place.
Our newest addition to the SILENTGAMING family went into the their tournament as the clear favorites.
Since Siarhei "Bogur" Alekau was unable to attend our boys played with Lars "Tankio" Hersberger as a stand-in.
The foremost challengers were mYinsanty.OW and High Ocate Mechanical Outplay.
The 15 participating teams were split in two groups played in the Swiss system. The two leading teams in each group would then qualify for the playoffs. The group games went very much as expected with four clear 3:0 wins.
Even the very strong team of HOMO was defeated clearly.
The first opponent in the playoffs was Insane Gaming which had grabbed second place behind mYinsanity.OW in Group B.
They were however no match for Matteo "Sk0rpi0n" Palermo and his team which resulted in another clear 3:0 victory.
In the other semi-final HOMO managed to clinch a 3:2 victory vs. mYi earning them another chance to beat SILENTGAMING.
In the final HOMO proved once again the potential in their team by showing some great play and forcing our boys to give their all. But once more our team played strong and with very few mistakes, taking down HOMO without loosing a single map.
We congratulate our team to a great victory which earned them the prize money of 620 CHF.
We had one player participate in the Dota2 tournament even though our team was not present as a whole. Luciano "Kafka" Gschwend was standing in for our friends of mYinsanity and won the tournament with them.
Congrats to him as well!
Beside the usual LAN shenanigans, we also had some official business that weekend. We proudly announce that both our SILENT.CS team and the SILENT.OW team have prolonged their contracts with SILENTGAMING.
We are honored by their trust and are looking forward to keep working with these handsome fellas.
˝It was a great experience to see our new teams perform live and to meet them in person. We are very happy with the results and are confident that we will achieve much more together this year!˝
The EEvent 9 was a great start into 2018 for SILENTGAMING. A great performance by our teams and a great atmosphere strengthen the bond of the SILENTGAMING family further.
We hope to see everyone again soon, maybe at EEvent X?