- - EDITION 10: AUGUST 28, 2017 - -
Table of Contents:
Section 1: atWar News
Section 2: GhostFace Interview
Section 3: Tournament Update
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This week has hosted an intense round of Coalition Wars between multiple clans, all of whom are battling out it out for first place. With Enigma, Mortal Kombat, Mystics and Epic clan occupying the top 4 spots currently, it could go either way. The season will end on Midnight Thursday, leaving only 3 days left to clinch 1st. You can view the leaderboards here and keep track for yourself. Who do you think will win?
Croat's Duel Tournament #2 has been revived and many spots are still available to fill. He is the host of the largest tournament ever created, the Punisher Tournament which consisted of 128 contestants.
Also, the Second Master of East tournament is in the semi-final stages. Laochra will play Steve Aoki, and Eagle will play JF.
This week, we've got to speak with GhostFace, leader of Epic Clan. We wanted to hear his thoughts about the general state of atWar.
Pavle: Hello GhostFace, as one of EC leaders, what do you personally think about EC [Epic Clan] as coalition?
GhostFace: EC is a collection of good people and players who have vision and high interest in the game and the competetive side.
Pavle: Can EC win this season?
GhostFace: Other clans are very consistent this season, we are bagging in some wins but letting crucial games slip away, however we are still maintaining a high position and in my opinion the top 5 clans at the moment all have a chance to win the season.
Pavle: Does your clan accept low ranks? The problem with the competitive scene is that most of the players are about R10, it got really hard for low ranks to start competitive.
GhostFace: We accept lowranks and teach them but when we can actually afford to do so, you have to keep the balance between skilled veteran cw players who have a lot of experience and newly joined players that have the urge and want to become better at the game
GhostFace: The clan that can keep that balance
GhostFace: will be one of the most strongest clans here, and will be straight out dominate throughout the years.
Pavle: Good opinion from you, but, I am sure you agree with my opinion that it is hard to find new player that is interested in competitive scene, what do you think about the reason?
Pavle: and generally, what is your opinion on situation of atWar currently?
GhostFace: Generally the hard part is not finding players that want to learn, but deducting parts of your time that you dedicate for atwar to actually teach them, you have to scrap the time you put into clan warring and dedicate it to teaching the lowranks in your clan , that is the problem.
GhostFace: There are not a lot of people who take time to teach lowranks enough, that is why we don't see a lot of new competitive players/
GhostFace: Anyway the situation of the game is almost the same that has been since ever for me , apart from that now we haven't seen big updates from the admins like it was in the past.
GhostFace: The game is growing with more players anyway ... just the balance of type of players is going more into random games and scenarios rather than in favour of the competitive side.
Pavle: In your opinion, what are top 3 players currently?
GhostFace: Currently (meaning that they are still active at least once a day)?
GhostFace: I would have to say my number 1 would be Xcolonisator , followed by Heat Check and Yellow Rose or JF
GhostFace: I can't decide between YR and JF however
Pavle: Top 3 clans?
GhostFace: MK [Mortal Kombat] , Mystics and EC this season
Pavle: Top 3 tag teams?
GhostFace: JF & Wheelo , Eagle & Don, and Heat Check & FFLeo
Pavle: Top 3 clans that have best 3v3 team currently.
GhostFace: hmm ... I would say MK with Eagle, Don, and Steve , Enigma with Heat Check, FFLeo, and JF and Mystics with Jester, Nic, and Pavle
Pavle: Some players say that this is one of the worst seasons, top 3 clans have around 1100 season elo etc, what is your opinion?
GhostFace: I think they are very wrong , this is one of the greatest and most fun seasons of all, because everyone is fighting like crazy for 1st place and wants those trophies, like i said all top 5 clans have equally chances to win and that's what makes this season one of the most interesting.
GhostFace: Before 1 clan would get dominance and the season would fall into decadence.
GhostFace: This season you don't know what could happen, even PL or EndTurnTheyLeft could win.
GhostFace: The clan that is at the top when last minute of season end wins , it will be very well deserved trophy.
Pavle: In your opinion, from which part of the world are the most talented atWar players?
GhostFace: I would say as 1st is from the Balkan region , namely the ex-Yugoslav republics.
GhostFace: as 2nd it would be players from France
GhostFace: and 3rd the players from the US.
Pavle: Last question, do you want to say something to communiy?
GhostFace: If you are player who just created clan and goes into competing in the season, then you must have patience , not even clans like MK ,EC or Illyria won trophies on their first season.
GhostFace: If you are having trouble making the transition from scenarios/random games to competitive you have to give it some time and just practice and play more duels and ask for help from veterans.
GhostFace: .... and if you are still scenario player then i think that is acceptable, scenarios require different type of skill which in my opinion we from this side don't understand.
GhostFace: after all you should also just try to have fun.
The first round of the tournament has been played, and we are down to the last 16. The deadline for the current round is set for Sunday, September 10, 2017. The live brackets can be found here.
Good luck to all, may the best player win!
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