Originally posted on FPS General:
Curse and FPS General have officially wrapped up the Curse ShootMania Invitational, and it's time to take a look back at this awesome ShootMania: Storm tournament. It was the first invitational we've hosted for ShootMania and we had a great time streaming the matches online and watching the action unfold. If you didn't get a chance to watch it, we're going to have full video recaps up on YouTube.com/FPSGeneral but if you're more of a reader than a viewer, we've also got a quick recap of the tournament below.
Day One: The initial round of 16 matches went fairly quickly as predicted. With some teams dropping out and most matches ending with a swift 2 - 0. SK gaming, Complexity and MonoManiac Esports got to show their talent early on and made showcases of skill and grace out of their matches, trying new things and taking risks.
Day Two: Day two saw the quarter finals and start of loser brackets take place. Team Curse faced off early against complexity and wins 2-0. complexity goes up against SK gaming and loses 2-1 with some very close calls. The loser bracket had a few of the dropouts and the other matches were over quickly with 2-0's for every match.
Day Three: DoNotJump went up against Curse and suffered a 2-0 loss after giving them a good run for their money in map 1. It was a tough fight, but ultimately Curse came out on top. Spin Move faced off against SK gaming in another semi-final match and lost 2-1 in a long match. Spin Move performed well above expectations and gave a great show. DoNotJump came back in their loser bracket match against mMe but lost 2-1.
Day Four: Getting pretty intense now! complexity start off against monoManiac esports and win 2-0 in an impressive show of synergy, lots of clutch moments and a few surprise 'deaths by jumping'. Curse and SK gaming finally meet in the winners bracket final in what turns out to be the toughest match in the tournament. After 3 maps with lots of overtime and amazing synergy from SK gaming, they win 2-1 against Curse.
Curse goes down to the loser bracket where they go up against complexity and win 2-0 so they can come back immediately after for another try at SK gaming in the Grand finals. (Due to SK gaming being in the winner bracket they get 1 map win for the best of 5 and Curse start with 0.)
The Grand Finals end with a stunning 3-2 victory for SK Gaming who take home the 1st place and $3,000. Team Curse gets 2nd place with $1500 and complexity 3rd with 500$.
Congratulations to SK Gaming and thanks to all of our great teams for helping us make the first Curse ShootMania Invitational memorable! Remember to visit http://www.youtube.com/user/FPSGeneral for some recap videos and full matches and drop by http://www.shootmania.com/ for more information on ShootMania: Storm.