Archive for June, 2006

Week 3 Report

By K2 on June 24th, 2006 at 4:20 pm EST

Week 3.1
The first match against DANG! was a lot closer than the boys on Hardfought would ever have expected. With a lot of the close rounds the final score came to a ‘gasping’ 16-14 . Rounds such as killing the defuser a millasecond too late, and the 4 rounds Hardfought had to play 4v5 because of a lagout made this game much closer then it had to be. But Hardfought was still able to come out on top.

Week 3.2
The second match against Synergy was much closer than expected.

“Going into the match with a good win on our backs we felt pretty good about us being able to conquer our next one. Although capable of getting a 13-2 lead on CT side first half, the opposing team made a valiant comeback getting quite a few rounds to make us need those last 1-2 rounds for the win. Once we finally got the last round we needed, I beleive we pretty much won out for a whopping 20-10 end score in favor of Hardfought.” -Cluer

New Clan Mates
“Cluer and Grump both know eachother and were sort of a “package” deal. We picked up cluer because we knew that he could be very good and he had the skills/smarts to compete in main. Once he got settled in, he mentioned grump. We tried him out and we felt like he fit into the group . Grump was in Veritas which was a very solid main team until they just recently died. There it is in a nutshell.” ~Bl0wn

Thanks to Cluer and Bl0wn for their contributions to this news post.

HF LAN #7 is almost here!!

By K2 on June 17th, 2006 at 1:22 pm EST

Hey gang… figured I better do one last news post before I’m off again. There’s a Muscular Dystrophy Association camp that I have been volunteering for, going on two years now. For one week we live at the YMCA summer camp up here at Dillingham beach and hang out with our assigned campers, show ’em a good time, do stuff with ’em that they hardly get an opportunity to do the rest of the year. So starting tomorrow I’ll be out a full week, then it’s just a few more days til the actual lan. Sooo…

Sign up for the lan if you have not already done so dammit!! :-P I know there’s a lot of you that are going but for whatever reasons have delayed using the sign-up form. Use it – I need to start getting an accurate count of how many people to expect. If ya need a refresher of the times and place, see the HF LAN #7 signup link to the left, and click on the FAQ and event rules links. The lan officially kicks off at 9am on July 8th, but we’ll have a pre-party the night before – location and time to be announced. Figure on a spot to have some drink and food.

I’ll post one last time before the lan kicks off. Have a good week folks and hope to see ya in July.

Week 2 Report

By K2 on June 15th, 2006 at 12:01 pm EST

Hardfought’s first match in the week was another loss. This time to Electronic Dreams for a crushing loss of 21-9. Enough of that. Now onto the good stuff. Hardfought came out of that match fedup with losing. With a little hard work (okay a lot of hard work) Hardfought stole both pistol rounds from Stasis to win their first CAL-M match 18-12.

“Pretty much after all of our scrims of never winning pistol rounds and always doing terrible on CT side we actually pulled through and did the total opposite by winning BOTH pistol rounds and being able to hold our own on CT side. Without those pistol round wins we would’ve never beat them. On CT side it went round for round up until we got the winning point in which we won out from there. Oh and on 1st half T side we were up 8-2, in which we got WAYYY unfocused allowing Stasis to get a 5 round comeback ending first half 8-7 in favor of us. 10-[5] second half in favor of us.”, reported Cluer, one of Hardfought’s new members.

Next week Hardfought faces DANG! 0:3 and Synergy 0:2 (still haven’t played their Week 2 matches). With the team finally regaining their footing after losing Shade and Predator to retirement, we’re expecting to see them find their groove and take these next two matches.

Disappointing Start

By K2 on June 8th, 2006 at 7:00 am EST

Hardfought Clan is off to a rough start in it’s first season in CAL-Main since it’s reworking in 2005. The preseason was great with a 3:0:1 record. The real thing is proving to be more of a challenge.

Hardfoughts first match on Sunday evening against CyborLAN was covered by EGLN as their CAL-M match of the week. It got off to a good start with Hardfought winning the pistol round on de_train as Terrorists and finish the first half 7:8 just behind CyborLAN. But CyborLAN had their game faces on going into the second half and took the pistol round and eventually the match with a final score of CyborLAN 22, Hardfought 8.

The second match was played on Wednesday night against The Real Untouchables, also on de_train. There were some SourceTV issues but the match was at least viewable via IRC Scorebot. Again Hardfought got off to a rough start losing pistol as CT and finishing the first half much like the last with TRU leading by a single point. After losing their third pistol round in a row Hardfought wound up losing 19:11. It was a close match overall. If Hardfought could have pulled off that pistol round they very likely would have taken the match.

Next week we’ll be facing Electronic Dreams and Stasis on de_dust2. The “lockerroom” chat after the game showed Hardfought’s resolve to hit this next map with everything they’ve got. Bl0wn and Sandbox will probably be putting some extra emphasis on winning those critical pistol rounds. Luckily we’ll be warming up on Electronic Dreams (Sunday) who is 1:1 before facing the formidable Stasis (Wednesday).

Wish them luck!

Hardfought vs. Cyberlan

By K2 on June 4th, 2006 at 2:33 pm EST

Tonights match is against Cyberlan @ 9pm CST (10pm EST). The match is being covered by EGLN (Electronic Gaming Live Network).
Here is what EGLN has to say:

The CAL-M season kicks off this week, and one of our featured matches for week 1.1 is Hardfought vs Cyberlan.

The match takes place this sunday at 10 Eastern, 9 Central.

All of the action will be casted LIVE with your host, John “Renegade” Tsoupanarias!

Hope to see you all there =)

EGLN Hardfought vs. Cyberlan coverage