After a long journey through group stages and semi-finals, we’ve finally reached our grand final. Both teams have fought hard to get here, and absolutely deserve to be in this final. The calibre of both teamplay and individual performance that has been shown by both sides is incredible for an amateur tournament.
A relatively big name in the Irish scene for quite some time now, dragS is arguably the most important player on UCD. His wealth of experience in the game allows him to read teams well and make the right calls, and he’s not shy of making big plays himself.
UCD heavily favour Mirage, but not simply because it’s an easy map to play. They have many well-developed strats which are used to great effect. Cache is also a favourite, with Incipiens in particular considering it a playground for him. We also saw them play Overpass in the semi-finals, and it was clear that some work had been done there too.
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|Beast From The East||AWPer|
|God Of Fire||Rifler|
Despite being somewhat encumbered by his role as IGL, Ekipp is still above and beyond the best player on TCD, frequently fragging at least 5 or 10 kills above the rest of his team.
TCD’s Cache is something to be reckoned with, with some very effective CT strategies and T side aim duels being a breeze. They’re no strangers to Mirage either, despite being slightly more shaky on it than Cache. Inferno also seems to be a favourite.
TCD beat UCD last year more than once to advance to the finals. But with the roster shakeups this year UCD are looking a lot more formidable than they did last time round. The two teams played each other in the first game of the group stages earlier in this tournament, and TCD came out on top, but only narrowly. The score was 16-14 on Cache, and UCD came very close to taking it to overtime.