A story about i39, a truly epic lan:
Without even talking about our “close-call” trip to Callais and all (Arie, Leon, Exfane) agreeing it wouldve been better to take the boat from Holland next time, the shit already hit the fan back home without anyone knowing.
We arrived in Newbury at about 18:00 GMT and went to our hotel the first, Chequers Hotel Newbury.
I had booked the hotel myself and phoned the week after to confirm our bookings, there was no doubt about it we booked our rooms.
On arrival we heard that our booking agency hasn’t been in contact with the Chequers for over 7 months.
With some great help from one of the employees from the Chequers, props for them, we got into the Queens hotel with a large discount.
We dropped our bags at the hotel and went to the Lan event to setup and meet alot of tf2 players for the first time.
As with alot of other teams did we as team FakkelBrigade meet up for the very first time.
Besides Arie and me have we never seen eachother in real life before, it was going to be either weird or very sexy.
It couldn’t have turned out any better with everybody having the same flame inside them which always sparks the group on mumble.
Sadly we are still unable to provide lan support to our players we didnt have our main medic, Mirelin, with us.
But we found a great lan replacement in the form of Irish heroe Admirable, as seen on cadred with Fisshu.
Arie: Kan Arie? ja duh! I’ve found atleast one picture of you.
Admirable: Ask where you can drink the bottled beer first before you buy 3 crates aight!
Fisshu: The real example of a proper shitnerd. It were Bjorn Borg boxers m8.
Leon: Your flight documents are not lan trash!
Looper: Your still a dirty pa**! oooooooooh shiiiiiit, nice mouse acceleration, you weird bro.
We started of playing on saturday with alot of matches to get through the group stages.
As far as i know there weren’t any real upsets on saturday besides, nvc’s mix team having a good game versus PwR on badlands, they still lost though.
Sunday was alot more interesting, especially for us; every game we played was decided with just 1 round difference.
[FB] vs Empathy | Badlands | 3-2 | Win| Seriously well played there guys!
[FB] vs PwR | Obscure | 4-5 | Loss| Epic comeback by PwR, nasty kritz, killer match.
[FB] vs www. | Granary | 2-3 | Loss | It could’ve been “easier” for you guys without dunc tbh 😀
Our last match ended about 17:00, we came 4th in the end and won a pot of 100 pounds, we can call ourselves professional geeks now, gratz guys!
We still had some time to wait on the final though as it wouldn’t start before 21:00, i don’t think it started before 21;45 actually.
So we prepared ourselves for the Grand Final like real men do; beer and pizza.
The TF2 Final itself was a true spectacle, with both Darn and Vallone making taunting moves at eachother during the game in every form possible.
Guess the 2 beers with 4 sambuca’s each, confirmed by dunc, for the 2 men during the final did it aswell.
Even though Dignitas won the first map, gullywash 3-2, and won the 1st spot, the crowd however wanted alot more.
Props to Mutliplay for making the best decision ever, playing a 2nd map, basically making it a best of 3 final.
Both teams put in a great effort; alot of back and forth action and very sick shots, actions and whipeouts.
PwR managed to get 3 rounds ahead, but with some great effort dignitas made it a close 3-3 end on badlands.
It was THE final we all hoped for and the crowd went absolutely nuts during the whole game.
You should seriously check out the VoD if it’s up, there seriously wasn’t a better final at i39 then that.
It was a great event and it was a serious pleasure to meet all of you, we seriously have a great community.
I hope to see you all soon *cough* i40 *cough*