Originally Posted by trogdor444
we only lost by 1, would love a rematch it was a fun game
Definitely, that was the toughest matches we've had at all the events, bloodline matches have been really close but when you look at the broader scheme of things it was our first match of the nexl and if we lost...we probably wouldn't have made finals and things would have been alot different.
Originally Posted by FencerSMS
Sunday's MLP play was similar, but having you guys beat us in 60secs in prelims was more of "we messed up" rather "they are too good", which proved true when we were able to beat you in the finals. You are the best competition in 7man, I only wish we had the opportunity to practice against you before the events.
In prelims we had a specific gameplan for you guys, you have shown in the last couple years as a team you aren't to be taken lightly and we watched all of your games and created a specific gameplan to target what we thought would be the best way to beat you...it happened almost too exact and that was the result.
In finals we were going for the same result although our plan fell to **** when we lost 1 off the break going to a key spot, surprise running to snake's armband fell off and got pulled, and then i got a 1 for 1... and that's 7man, thats all it takes, you guys capitalized like we have seen you do before and beat us. That was our first and only actual loss in NEPL so far this season.
It should show teams that if they want to beat us they HAVE to do the necessary things to beat our team.
They HAVE to take advantage and capitalize on EVERYthing.
This means scouting, preparation, etc... If teams aren't as skilled as us and aren't scouting and doing the necessary preperation that we are doing I don't see many teams stepping up and beating us this year.
To win tournaments you have to get the edge and keep the edge on the rest of the competition. If you start a level under a team and then don't scout, create multiple breakouts, analyze situations, know how and when to capitalize on specific things that happen in a gameplan, then you shouldn't ever expect to beat that team or win tournaments.
When a team does all of those things and beats us and wins a tournament because the hurricanes have forced them to evolve their game and do those things than as much as i hate loosing i will be happy.
Many New England teams by definition are insane.
"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity"
I dunno if thats the actual quote but most NE teams have been going through the same motions when it comes to paintball and we fall every year further and further behind the curve...
We need to evolve and i hope our presence in the NEPL/NEXL has opened teams eyes up to this idea.
P.S. I hate to downplay the hurricanes prestige here but take a look at our roster this last nepl/nexl.
Besides me we have NO returning hurricanes players and NO players that have played above d1? The team we entered had suprise, sheridan, jeffries, josh, gibby, tbo, bj, tim maher, and myself. We aren't talking about a powerhouse team here, I played pro 1 event, big deal, tim played pro a LONGG time ago (no offense tim ahah), tbo played some nationals at higher levels, but everyone else is pretty much been playing nepls and lower level nationals the whole time. This isn't a superstar roster, just because we are the hurricanes doesn't mean we can't get beat.
The whole point of this post is to get NE to elevate their game, if you want specifics I charge mad loot...