Category: fray` Call of Duty PC Published Date Written by fray' Riddick
Fray CoD consisted of Buzzin (c), Stengunz, Renzy and GeeMon.
Coming from their 2011 ACL dominance, the national champions of both CoD and FIFA, the Fray team were eager to continue their momentum coming into the first event of the 2012 circuit: ACL Goldcoast.
The majority of the first day of the event was pool play, used to determine seedings for the double elimination competition. Fray CoD started the event strong, winning every series 3-0. The final round of pool play was Fray vs Evolution, who are a very strong team and recently placed third at ESGN Melbourne. The series was tight, but the unity of the Fray team pulled them over, winning the series at 2-0. Fray did however lose their only map in pool play in this series, with Evo winning a consolation CTF Dome to make the series 2-1.
Fray did however finish pool play with the best record, making Fray CoD the number one seed, for the double elimination competition.
After a lot of speculation, double elimination was decided to begin on the first day, which saw Fray continue their good form, winning their two games 3-0. It was decided the winners bracket semi-final (and onwards) would continue the next day.
Arriving just on time, Fray were put right back in the mix of things, playing on mainstage straight away against Evolution. Fray came out of the blocks firing, and after a lot of trash talk from the eVo team, Fray breezed through the series winning 3-0. Next up was Vox Eminor, in what was the winners bracket Grand Final, and the best performance of the Fray team all event. After what was a great showing from the entire team, Fray won the series 3-0 and progressed into the Grand Final. Fray were in a very good position, knowing that if eVo or Voxe Eminor worked their way through the Losers Bracket, that a 3-0 continuation rule would apply.
After a long break, the Grand Final was determined. It would be Fray vs Vox Eminor. The Fray camp was very confident, as with a 3-0 lead from the get go, they would only need 3 maps to win whilst vox would need 6.
The first map was SnD Bootleg, with both teams playing very aggressively, trying to earn early control in the middle of the map. Fray lost the first round but soon managed to gain some momentum, winning the map 4-2.
With a 4-0 lead, Fray were in the drivers seat, but a great comeback from Voxe turned the entire final upside down, creating the closest and most exciting final series ever on ACL. Voxe and their coach managed to claw themselves back, winning the next 4 maps in a row, making the series score 4-4. Fray announced a toilet break, and after a group discussion came back on stage ready to fight for the win. The ninth map of the series was CTF Bootleg, and Voxe had Fray on the back seat from the get go. Struggling to break free from Voxe’s map control, the half ended 1-0 in Voxe’s favour. The second half commenced, and Fray managed to pile on the pressure, getting good market and mid control. Unfortunately, we continued to struggle to break their defence and we still couldn’t grab a flag. With less than one minute on the clock, GeeMon snuck through road side, and managed to get a last chance pull. After great cover from the rest of the team, Fray managed to equalise and take the map of bootleg into overtime. With all of the confidence in the world, the Fray team managed to get an early cap and Voxe had no response. The series was now 5-4, and two search and destroys would determine the ACL Gold Coast winners.
The 10th map of the series was Arkaden, with fray leading 2-1. A great chance was there to go 3-1 up, but after a great clutch from a member of Voxe’s team, Voxe pulled the round and took that momentum to take the map 4-2.
It was now the final map of the Grand Final, SND Lockdown. Voxe had the momentum, but the Fray spirit never dwindled, and we were confident that we would come out the victors. The first round started and Voxe pulled the first round. Mauseum was lethal with the scope and we knew we would have to adapt accordingly. Fray decided to hit the bombsite Mauseum wasn’t watching, and did a hard push on the B bombsite. Fray took the round, as well as the next two. Leading 3-1, we could sniff the championship. We decided to play it slower, and Voxe punished us with some great team and individual play, drawing the scores at 3-3, and then taking the lead 4-3. With Voxe one round of winning, Renzy was left to clutch and managed to pull off a great shot in long hall, taking out Scriblz to draw it back level, 4-4. Voxe again managed to take the lead, meaning that at a 5-4 position, Fray had to win the next two rounds and Voxe only one. After a very slow round, it was a 2v2 situation, with Sten and Renzy the last alive. After a miscommunication, Sten was picked off and it was left for Renzy again to salvage the match. After outshooting the first player, Renzy showed his great skill and managed to clutch, taking out Scriblz as he ran past the A bomb. It was now 5-5 and the winner of the next round would take the tournament.
Fray were on the attacking side, and pushed B. Sten got a quick kill but was then shut down. Renzy then got shutdown, leaving it to Buzzin and GeeMon in a 2v3 situation. Buzzin pushed into Grandma’s and managed to take out two players, making it a 2v1. Buzzin went to plant the bomb, as GeeMon pushed from mid to cut off the left side of the map. As GeeMon turned he saw Macka and came out on top of the firefight with a headshot. Fray were victorious.