After a grueling 12 weeks, we had 6 teams that entered into the Dust Championship. Normally we expect a smooth playoff but not so much this time. Teams were faced with the dreaded XMB Kick randomly, teams cheating and for one team an endless battle of fatigue. But in the end a champion rose from among the ashes to be crowned the UF: Dust Champion for Starhawk on PlayStation 3.
United Mercs gained entry into the Dust Championship by winning the second of six deployments serving as the preliminary events leading up to the championship followed by a long battle in the championship ending with a final record of 4 wins and 1 loss.
Their only loss came from Mech Warhawk Society which by far was the most handicapped team with the majority of their members are in the UK making the match time in most cases 3am BST. After facing and eliminating Killer Instinct, UNIT returned to meet MWHS in the Semi Finals is a win or go home situation. UNIT held strong winning the Semi Finals only to have to return Friday night to face MWHS again, now a third time. At this point both teams had a 1 – 1 record against each other and whoever won would be crowned a Champion and the team that loss would have to settle for second place.
Each team set their fate by choosing their maps, modes and loadouts for the finals, here is how it was laid out:
- Map 1: Scourge- Conduit – CTF – Air Superiority – Chosen by UNIT
- Map 2: Dust – Outlands – Team Death Match – Lone Wolf – Chosen by MWHS
- Map 3: Space – Orbital – Zones – Lone Wolf – Chosen by UNIT
- Map 4: Dust – Outlands – Zones – Ground Pounder Blitz – Chosen by MWHS
- Map 5: Cypress – Orgin – CTF – Classic Beta Blitz – Chosen by UF
In the final match Unit was given home field advantage so their two maps came in the first three rounds, which being the best of 5, that played in their favor.
Round one: Unit took the map 2 – 0
Round two: MWHS took the map 65 – 57
Round three: Unit took the map 2935 – 917 Time Expired
Round four: Unit took the map 1401 – 1146 Time Expired
Both teams fought hard to reach this point and we commend them as well as Killer Instinct which received the MVC (Most Valuable Clan) award.
Over the next week we will be announcing the next line up of tournaments for Starhawk including the Starhawk King of the Hill Series. The series will include a King of the Hill set up for each of the team based modes where teams can challenge the King and attempt to take his crown.
We will also detail the next league which will run on Tuesday and Thursday Nights every month. So get over to www.urgentfury.com and get your teams set up.