Swalker sounds a bit salty, but in a way I get his point. You have to be a bit lucky at LAN with who you meet (and when).
With ephix we usually do well against teams such as cK, critical, gonewild, GRS, dP etc., but somehow we never meet them at LAN (always end up vs teams with a style that doesnt really suit us).
But that's just how it goes, in the end a LAN is just one of the many simulations. Probably if we redid the tournament again this week with the same teams, critical wouldn't have won. Not because they aren't good enough or anything, but simply because in the end it also comes down to form of the day and some luck (with the draws etc). I mean, a LAN is not much different than a night cup in the sense that pretty much every time a different team wins.
I don't think critical will complain about their opponents, they did indeed avoid a lot of the good teams and gonewild isn't exactly at their best right now. But in the end, they can't do anything about that either and there are hardly any easy games at lan, so they still played very, very well. Teams that are weaker on paper aren't necessarily easier wins (especially at lan). Just look at RAGE vs dP, cK vs kompleskii, and us vs negative at tomorrowlan etc.
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