Steel Boots 2 – Sheffield Divekick Tournament

Well the first Steel Boots tournament was a lot of fun, and this time we doubled the players! Here’s the results 🙂

The tournament format was Double Elmination, best of 3 matches, loser can change character (& gem) after each match loss.

 

http://challonge.com/steelboots2/module

Remy77077 played as: Dr Shoals, Kenny, S-Kill, Markman & The Baz
Navan Daughn played as: Redacted, The Baz
id0ru played as: Kick
ineedleladybra played as: S-Kill
FieryBiscuit8 played as: Dr Shoals
Kimble played as: Kung Pao

The turning point of the tournament for me was, after being put into Losers Bracket by Navan, id0ru beat my S-Kill with his Kick in match 1. For some reason I switched to Markman as a change-up – however id0ru got me to 4-0 down in rounds and I was about to be detected as a Fraud… however I suddenly seemed to remember how to play well at Divekick and went on a crazy Choke & Fraud detecting 10 round win streak! :-O And I managed to run this hot steak all the way to the end.

In the Finals Match, Navan who’d beaten me with Redacted earlier, took match 1 against me beating my Markman with his Redacted…. losing confidence vs his Redacted I switched again to The Baz & it worked for me, creating a Grand Finals. I blind-picked Kenny in the Grand Finals but Navan stuck with Redacted the whole way. It’s not really easy to counter-pick Kenny anyway.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Steel Boots 2 – Sheffield Divekick Tournament

  1. Booo rubbish, booooo. I’m joking of course.
    The dynamic of the match was fantastic. You have myself and Remy who are well practised DiveKick dudes, with a couple of ‘played a few times’ and people who had never played it before.
    It demonstrates that it’s challenging for regular players, and has a great level of entry for new players. Basically giving them as good-a-chance of winning as anyone else. 🙂

    Very disappointed with with my performance indeed, but loved watching everyone else win and lose. Markman matches are always a treat, and Remy getting stuck on his spring was mucho funny.

    Can’t wait until the next one!

    Like

  2. The only reason Remy won was because of his cheating ways. 10 in a row? There’s cause for suspicion if ever I saw any! And Dan, you obviously lost because you didn’t play as Stream (the Troll). You must play to your strengths!

    Like

  3. Thanks ineedle! 😉

    I reckon there’s a pretty big skill factor to Divekick, but none of us are really that high up the curve yet. But I’ve been rolled by top players online which shows there’s a lot of depth to it and it isn’t just luck… But it does always feel like with a bit of mind games and maybe a bit of luck or a moment of great execution that anyone can win it sometimes, which is also what makes it great. Low entry barrier, high skill ceiling basically! 😀

    Spring for the Win!! (& loss, haha ^_^)… I wouldn’t be too disappointed either since I was 1 round away from the same result as you, which just shows, especially in a tournament, that anything can happen.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s