MWEB’s Mad Catz Super 8 Black Ops 2 PS3 Ladder Tournament
I personally love Call of Duty tournaments. I wish there were more them for the console players, especially on PlayStation 3. At the moment, I am closely following the MWEB Mad Catz Super 8 Black Ops 2 PS3 Ladder tournament.
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If you didn’t know, MWEB is currently hosting ladder tournaments on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. This specific article will focus on the PS3 ladder, where a total of 73 clans registered to duke it out in game modes such as Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and Capture the Flag. Clans will challenge each other in the hopes of winning, and to advance on the ladder during a period of two months. After two months, the top eight will play in a single elimination tournament, to be held on the 8th of June.
The Highs, The Lows, And The Drama:
I’ve asked the PS3 Call of Duty community to provide their input with regards to the ladder. There were a lot of opinions raised, however for those who can’t be bothered with all the reading, I try to provide a bit of insight.
One major issue is that the ladder’s point system rewards clans for playing more games. The pit fall of such a system is that the good clans tend to challenge and play the less experienced ones for the purpose of recording more wins. Then, the more established clans also struggle to find clans to play, as most of their challenges are ignored or declined–which can be frustrating.
For the tournament, I was also lucky to codcast a couple of matches that were interesting. Some interesting games include a 3-man F34R Elite team beating RSS, witnessing two 0m3n Alpha players rage quit an on-going match against some SUPA players, where later on those two players left the clan. I was also lucky enough to watch a thrilling Capture the Flag game between AoW and 0m3n Alpha. Overall, tournaments have a way of making or breaking clans.
The Top 10 Clans, At The Moment
The progress time for the ladder is half-way complete, and I was lucky enough to chat to some of the teams in playing in the ladder.
- F34R Elite
- eVo R3D
- 13L ICU
- INS4N3 GAMING
- 13L Killers
- eVo BLU3
- R4G3_M4D C4TZ
- 13L Allstars
Evo Potato admits that 13L is one of their biggest threats, as they recorded their biggest loss to them. Potato believes his team stands a good chance of winning the ladder, if their players bring their “A game”.
Polly loves the fact that new clans are playing in the ladder, and are willing to compete against the established clans. Polly then dislikes that clans decline challenges and are inactive on the ladder.
The leader of the team seems to think that it’s a great way to arrange games and to develop a team. However, he feels that South Africa needs more LANs as opposed to online matches.
Stonerkid loves competing against the other top clans, where he believes that all of the 13L teams will feature in the top 8.
Evo Gandalf believes F34R Elite is their biggest competition. Evo Gandalf said that his team has dedicated and skilful players who, after a rocky start, have managed to play well.
Rage Joe views F34R Elite as their biggest threat, and thanks to a good winning streak, he hopes that they are on their way to securing a spot in the top 8.
Legion Wolverine views 13L ICU as a big threat to them, but the reluctance of the smaller clans to play may stop them from joining the top 8.
It’s exciting times for competitive gaming, and with the interesting rivalry between F34R Elite and Evo, it could make for an exhilarating top 8 tournament. With some relatively unknown clans such as ExPx impressing, the ladder might actually surprise us in the future.