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SwitzerLAN 2017 Recap

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10/17
The biggest LAN party of Switzerland is over, nearly the whole #SILENTFamily met and played throughout the weekend. Fully focused on their tournaments, our soldiers played in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DotA2, Rocket League and Hearthstone. Since a lot has happened, we’ve prepared a little recap for you.

SwitzerLAN started on Thursday and a lot of our members arrived to spend a few days full of gaming in Bern. It was a more or less successful LAN party for us. Let's go into detail, shall we?

SILENTGAMING.CS

Statement Remo "rMo" Blaser

The team was able to fight back more than once, unfortunately the luck wasn’t on our side and we’ve only placed top 8, which is clearly a underperformance from our side. We’re not happy about our performance but need to step up ASAP again. We will fight back.

The tournament started well on Friday evening. Due to the seeding, the first round was a default win for our fighters. The action started in the second round against SMP.eXile” which resulted in a solid 2-0 victory. Next was team “Sorry aber ned Sorry” which started with a 0-1 due to the late arrival of our team. Luckily this did not affect them at all and the following maps were taken without any problems, resulting in a 2-1 scoreline.

 

Next up was the first big opponent “villains!”. After a poor first map, our boys were able to fight back on train and nearly managed to bring the game to overtime. Unfortunately one round was too much, resulting in a 14-16 loss on train, effectively putting them down to the lower bracket.

Down there, the team managed to snatch up and beat the bernese crew “Venninagate” with a solid 16-3.

Afterwards they’ve faced “MEGABALLERS” in the lower bracket semi-final, which resulted in a exciting game on de_inferno. Even though SILENT.CS started weak, they’ve managed to fight back a 3-12 scoreline and forced an overtime.

Unfortunately they weren’t able to continue in the same fashion and lost 4 rounds in a row, resulting in a top 8 placement.


SILENTGAMING.DOTA

Just as our SILENT.CS team, our DotA 2 team received a bye in the first round, which meant their tournament started at round two versus “Blackjack and Hookers”. With a lot of comfort and solid gameplay, they’ve managed to take the game with a 2-0 scoreline. Already in the semi-final of the upper bracket, due to only 10 teams participating, they’ve faced “HoneyMoon” which have proven to be a strong team. Even though the games were close, our heroes didn’t manage to clinch the win at the end, losing with a 1-2.

 

Our boys, now in the lower bracket, managed to fight back, beating “Team Dumpster” and “Lans Before Hoes” with two solid 1-0 scores. This secured them a spot on the podium, however they’ve wanted more!

In the lower bracket final they’ve matched “HoneyMoon” again, which lost to “mYinsanity” in the upper bracket final.

Eager to do better this time, the team put up a fight.

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as they’ve lost both games, resulting in a 0-2.

Third place at the end, a place on the podium and on the Suisse Toy Digital stage. Well done! We’re proud!


SILENTGAMING.ROCKETS

The Rocket League tournament started with 19 teams, which meant there were a lot of default wins in the first round as well. With a good seed, our team received a bye in the first round and started gearing in the second round.

The engines were burning as they’ve managed to take down “Gamerbuebe2” with a solid 2-0.

The following round however was already one of the top performing teams at SwitzerLAN, “arctic.progressive”. Our team fought hard but didn’t manage to win the game, resulting in them being placed into the lower bracket.

Refueled with super fuel, they’ve managed to beat “Leftover Pizza” 2-0 but fell to “SwissRocketeers” with a 1-2 scoreline.

This means, our drivers were able to clinch a good top 8 placement at the SwitzerLAN Rocket League tournament.

Statement Saim "TheApe" Kecelioglu

We are motivated to play at this years SwitzerLAN. We couldn't wait to start the tournament of our favourite game in 3v3 mode. We had a good start in the first match but had a hard opponent at the second. Arctic.progressive played better than we did and we had to try our best in the lower bracket. Now we had to win every game to survive and so we played our first match vs Leftover Pizza. In our third match our opponent had the better flow and we made too many mistakes. We lost vs Swiss Rocketeers and had to say goodbye to the tournament. At the end we were not very pleased with our performance, but that's okay. The most important thing is, that we’ve learned from our mistakes and had fun, no matter what :slightly_smiling_face: GG to all the players, it was very fun to play with so many teams at such a big LAN. Hopefully even more teams will sign up next year.


SILENTGAMING.HS

Statement Remo "Ray" Bügler

I’m happy with our performance, the tournament was very stacked and had a lot of good players participating which meant there was a lot of competition. Winning the Tazdingo Cup made us reach our goal of reaching top 3. We’ve had a lot of fun meeting everyone from SILENTGAMING and I’m looking forward to the next event.

While everyone was arriving and enjoying meeting all the people on Thursday, our SILENT.HS squad was already in action. It was time for the Tazdingo Cup final live on the Suisse Toy Digital stage.

SilentStorm and Hofme were able to qualify for the offline finals, both started with a lot of confidence.

SilentStorm wasn’t able to go any further as he fell in the first round versus “Gusonaj“. The score was 1-3 at the end.

Hofme however played out of his mind, securing win after win. 3-1 versus “FondueCN“, 3-2 versus “StrikeReaper“ and 3-2 versus “alexhantson“ secured him a spot in the grand final versus “TheRabbin“.

In the final he even went further, demolishing his opponent with a quick 3-0. Gold medal for Hofme and SILENTGAMING at the first Tazdingo Cup! Well done!

 

Already with a title in the bag, the whole team around Ray started the SwitzerLAN Hearthstone tournament with a lot of confidence.

Hofme, Karomizu, Ray, SilentStorm and Dark all received a default win in the first round. The second round was a success for all our players, except our captain Ray was already put down to the lower bracket.

The second round has proven to be a very hard round for all the SILENTGAMING teams. So was it for our Hearthstone boys, as everyone was put to the lower bracket except for the lone soldier Karomizu. He managed to go two rounds further, reaching the upper bracket semi final where he was beaten by “MelonHs“ with a 1-2 scoreline.

Meanwhile in the lower bracket, SilentStorm, Hofme and Dark weren’t able to fight back, losing their games versus “Fade““eduism“ and “Mentalist“ respectively.

Ray managed to beat “Cryptus““Novanavigator“ and “Gusonaj“, fighting his way towards the top spots. “Grodien“ however was too strong and kicked him out of the tournament, leaving Karomizu alone.

Trying to revenge his teammate, Karomizu put on a good fight but unluckily lost to “Grodien“ too. 2-3 was the end result, putting him into the top 8 of the tournament. Good games boys! Thanks for the fight!

Photos taken by Nhat-Ha D. Photography. Check out her album to view awesome photos taken at SwitzerLAN.

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