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Engineer.tf Playoff 1 Review and Playoff 2 Predictions

by Equality 7-2521, Aug 09 2020

Playoff 1 Review

Oh no.
Scale for advantage: < = low, << = mid, <<< = high, = = = (lol)

Single Drop vs Oprah Winfrey Network

Equality 7-2521’s Prediction:
Product: 3-1
Vigil: 0-2
Upward: 2-1

Result:
Product: 3-0
Vigil: 2-0
Upward: N/A

Equality 7-2521’s Writeup: SD came in very strong, making sure that the enemy team didn’t even take a game.

For Product, no doubt that SD whalemart (Sniper) was a central figure, acquiring the most amount of frags for the entire game. SD’s combo also had a stunning performance, their Demo and Heavy (SD Aeon) doing fantastic work. That said, goodness oWn did fight well. Their Medic (patrick) acquired 3 more charges compared to SD’s Medic. oWn kenvii (Engineer) also had a phenomenal performance despite being on the looking team, getting the most amount of frags on his team and shutting down the enemy Soldier and Spy.

On Vigil, SD was still very strong on the same fronts. Their combo had great cohesion and SD whalemart (Sniper) was a star player once again. It is also worth knowing that SD agb (Soldier) was a terror on the flank and the enemy Spy. oWn certainly put in their effort. Their pick classes oWn tua (Sniper) and oWn Stardust! (Spy) did an amazing amount of work. oWn Nucket (Scout) and oWn nurkz (Heavy) were both gave the enemy team fright in their own rights. That said, SD’s coordination and raw power was too much.

I’m going to set Kenvii quite a bit over Austin. While Austin had a good performance as usual, Kenvii was relatively incredible, defeating Austin in Shotgun accuracy and frags on Product and going relatively even against Austin in Vigil.

Equality 7-2521’s MVP: SD whalemart

FEMBOY HOOTERS vs Seductive 9

Equality 7-2521’s Prediction:
Upward: 2-1
Swiftwater: 1-2
Vigil: 1-2

Result:
Upward: 2-0
Swiftwater: 2-1
Vigil: N/A

Equality 7-2521’s Writeup: You know, I think every time I say FH is going to lose, they win. Regardless, quite the victory FH acquired.

On Upward, FH Voyager (Soldier) and FH Natalbee (Demo) blasted the enemy team away, as per usual. FH Smile! (Sniper) and FH Grynn (Heavy) played their part as well, the latter being a strong bulward for his combo and team. S9’s Vizard (Spy) and WiLLmaTiC (Sniper) were certainly pick classes of the hour. S9 J_peg (Scout) and S9 brandon (Demo) were forces to be reckoned with, for sure, but overall, FH has proven to be coordinated and overwhelm the opposition on Upward.

Swiftwater was closer. As stated about in the last game, S9’s aforementioned pick classes have done wonderful work, certainly leading them to taking a game off of FH. S9 J_peg (Scout) has been an absolute menace if that wasn’t already obvious by his performance this season. That said, FH’s main force has proven to be too powerful. Their combo worked cohesively and in the end FH has proven to be a coordinated team through their efforts on these two payload maps, particularly Swiftwater.

I want to say that High Impact Dolphin did better than Lasky by a moderate margin. The former had greater survivability compared to Lasky and this is something notable as both teams played nothing but payload. High Impact Dolphin also did greater work in shutting down the enemy Spy.

Equality 7-2521’s MVP: FH Natalbee


Playoff 2 Predictions

Scale for advantage: < = low, << = mid, <<< = high, = = = (lol)

Single Drop vs FEMBOY HOOTERS

Scouts

BMPD >> lukamine

As the previous SD’s matchup, both players have been outstanding this season, BMPD takes this one again. While lukamine has zipped around and agitated opponents, BMPD always manages to make the enemies dance to SD’s music..

Soldiers

agb < Voyager

This is a close one but I favor Voyager slightly. Throughout this season, he has almost always proven to be a threat to the enemy team, zooming around and picking off key targets. While agb has punched massive holes into the enemy team as well, Voyager stood out to me more this season.

Pyros

rvn << Guava

This is going to be the same case as the previous SD matchup. rvn is a solid Pyro but Guava has demonstrated the ability to have some offensive capabilities, putting the enemy on edge in certain situations.

Demos

pant ? dbk

This is a hard one if FH was bringing in Natalbee. Both Demos are phenomenal. No matter the map, win or loss, these two have brought in so much pain and are the bane of many team’s existence. Best wishes to the both of you. FH will be ringing dbk today and due to by lack of information, I cannot make a judgement.

Heavies

Aeon < Grynn

I’m favoring Grynn here slightly. Aeon has certainly been a standout performer last Playoffs and his decisive contribution to his team’s victory in the last games have been something to behold. Grynn is no slouch, for sure. He has proven to do great damage, clean up on allied damage, and work very well with the rest of his team. Grynn inches this one out with his experience.

Engineers

Austin >> High Impact Dolphin

I’m going to have to give it to Austin once again. It goes back to his long experience in Advance and his excellent gamesense. While High Impact Dolphin had moments of mechanical brilliance, Austin has been more consistent.

Medics

kasper > rona

Both Medics had standout moments but kasper has demonstrated better cohesion, longevity, and number of charges. He takes this one slightly.

Snipers

whalemart >> Smile!

If any Sniper has been a standout, it is certainly whalemart. He has been dominant in almost every game he has been in and will certainly be a threat. Smile! has been a threat all on his own but he has not managed to shake enemy resolved like the seasoned veteran whalemart.

Spies

Illum << Vizard

Vizard shares the same situation as whalemart: a notable player that has been shredding the opposition and making a name for himself. FH will be ringing him and what a great choice they made. Illum has stood out from time to time, but hasn’t shocked Advanced as much as Vizard has.

Maps:
Product: 3-1
Upward: 0-2
Lakeside: 3-2

Oprah Winfrey Network vs Seductive 9

Scouts

nucket << J_peg

It’s J_peg. Must I say more? Do not get me wrong. nucket has been a great run this season but it would be dishonest for me to not say that J_peg overshadows.

Soldiers

Saturation = pkg

I have not too much to say on either player. They had standout moments on and off throughout the season and neither stood out to me more than the other. I wish both players well.

Pyros

sebbers = Tom Servo

This is the same story as the Soldiers. While both are obviously great players due to their existence in Advanced, neither stood out to me too much to make me favor a player.

Demos

Joey Lemons = brandon

This is a close one. Both Joey Lemons and brandon have detonated the enemy team more times than I can count. Absolutely juggernauts, these two are, and they deserve every drop of praise they get.

Heavies

nurkz > extrasolar

This one goes to nurkz, albeit slightly. Both Heavies have done well in cleaning up damage and dealing damage themselves, but nurkz edges this out out thanks to her ability to be a strong defensive force for oWn.

Engineers

Kenvii << Lasky

I would imagine Lasky would do quite well compared to Kenvii. While Lasky as a good quantity of experience in Advanced, this is Kenvii’s first Advanced season. That said, Kenvii has improved greatly this season and has proven to be an excellent player. I would not count him out despite my grading.

Medic

patrick ? Dinkster

I’ve come to like patrick’s performance recently. He had a number of charges and survivability during his time. I’m afraid since I do not have too much information on Dinkster, I cannot make an honest judgement, but I’m leaning towards patrick nonetheless.

Snipers

tua = WiLLmaTiC

It’s hard to pick a stronger Sniper in this matchup. Both tua and WiLLmaTiC have been standouts throughout this entire season and I cannot make a decision on who will do better than the other.

Spies

Stardust! > piney

While I do not have a lot of information on piney, he has been doing well during his time in Advanced. All this said, it is evident that Stardust! has been a dominant Spy so far this season. From this, I consider piney to be the underdog but I would certainly not underestimate him.

Maps
Steel: 2-1
Swiftwater: 2-1
Vigil: 1-2