We're now on our third week of WGL APAC-Asia. How are the Gold Series teams faring?
The leaderboards solidifying slowly but surely by the week, with some teams starting to inch towards the top faster and further away from the rest. However, there's still a lot of time left to change things around, and we're already seeing some of that in Week 3 itself.
Check out the replays to learn more about what's happened for the past week!
|Match 1: GASHPLUS_NightEagles vs NUMB|
In the first match on Mines, NUMB took control of the central hill and immediately attacked NE’s position, which was too spread out. This action subsequently eliminated all the NE tanks and took the first round.
In the second round, Ruinberg, NUMB held a very good defensive position. Although NE tried (and failed) to break through their defenses, NUMB also weren't able to eliminate all their opponents’ tanks, therefore resolving the game as a draw.
In game number three, NUMB once again executed a defensive strategy and invited NE for another attack. Unfortunately for the latter, they took the bait and were promptly wiped out by NUMB in the ensuing engagement. With that victory, NUMB defeats NE and attains 3 points for the charts.
Match 1 Winner
|Match 2: Intense Honking vs T-E|
T-E roared into action on the first game on Mines, starting a furious attack that broke through Intense Honking’s defenses and secured a quick victory. In the second game, Ruinberg, T-E resumed their offensive strategy, but this time Intense Honking was ready for it. The solid defence by Intense Honking stalled T-E's advance, with both teams settling with a rapid exchange of fire in the middle of the map with no tangible results to show for it. In the end, both sides were down to one last tank each before the timer expired, which meant that Game number 2 ended as a draw.
In the third map, Prokhorovka, T-E was caught in the middle of positioning by Intense Honking and received some serious damage. Intense Honking seized this opportunity to finish their opponent off, tying the match at 2:2. In the fourth round on Cliffs, both teams found themselves engaging in minor skirmishes early in the game, but T-E waited until the last 2 minutes of the game to mount a real attack on their opponent. This final attempt would have been a landslide victory for T-E, if not for a fatal mistake; four entire shots fired at Intense Honking's sole remaining tank that missed entirely.
That stroke of luck for Intense Honking allowed their last tank to flee its attackers and evade them until the time was up. With this mistake, the final score became 3:3, giving both teams a single point each in the rankings.
Match 2 Winner
|Match 1: PVP Super Friends vs ELONG|
In the first game on Himmelsdorf, PVP Super Friends initiated a fast attack on Elong’s defenses on the North West corner of the map, but ELONG used PVP’s attack to their own advantage and performed a counterstrike, sundering PVP’s plan and throwing their opponent into chaos. However, PVP was able to let a single AMX 50 100 escape from the frontlines during the scuffle, resulting in a draw that actually benefited PVP's position in game number one.
Game number 2 was on Ensk. ELONG attempted a counter strategy deloyed most of their team in the North West corner, leaving a Chinese 110 on the railway. But PVP was using another strategy that saw them rushing the center of the railways. As soon as PVP Super Friends learned about the existence of a Chinese 110, they quickly tried to reposition themselves, giving ELONG the chance to and break through PVP’s defenses and getting them a 2:1 lead.
In the third round on Prokhorovka, PVP Super Friends took down an AMX 13 90 in the start of the game, which seemed to them as an excellent chance for PVP to tie up the series. Therefore, PVP marched their way toward their opponents, unaware of the fact that it was actually a trap set up by ELONG. Along their way to the enemy's assumed position, PVP became trapped in an ambush which saw their tanks taken down one by one. Although a single AMX 13 90 was able to retreat from the battle and force a draw, ELONG's point advantage meant that they still became the winners with a match point of 3:2.
Match 1 Winner
|Match 2: NVIDIA Aces vs Charlotte Tiger|
In the first match on Prokhorovka, we see both teams adopting a very conservative playstyle, with only a tiny poke at the defences at the end of the game. This resulted in both teams receiving one point each due to a draw. NVIDIA Aces once again returned to a defensive strategy on the North West corner of the map in the next round on Himmelsdorf, which proved to be a successful gambit - Charlotte Tiger was unable to breach the solid defences set up by their opponents. Like waves crashing to the rocks over and over, the Charlotte Tigers were whittled down one by one and were eventually eliminated, letting Nvidia Aces getting the match point 2:1.
The third map on Mines saw NVIDIA Aces defending their point advantage beneath the central hill while waiting for Charlotte Tiger to reveal themselves again. Left with no choice but to attack due to the disparity in points between the two teams, Charlotte Tiger charged into the trap that was already waiting for them and promptly got themselves wiped out. 3:1 thus became the final score, letting the Nvidia Aces winning the matchup with 3 points accumulated.
Match 2 Winner