2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Bows Out And FIFA 14 Is In

Posted: 7 November 2013
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In October 2upGamers hosted two days of competitive e-sports events at Trenchtown in Observatory, Cape Town. It was also a chance to say goodbye to Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, which has been a 2upGamers staple, and welcome FIFA 14.

Competitive gamers in Cape Town experienced a double Trenchtown event in October with a 4v4 Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 tournament on the Saturday and a FIFA 14 tournament on the Sunday. The tournaments were spread out over the two days to accommodate the growing numbers of gamers who participate each month.

In contrast, community gamers unfortunately didn't get a chance to gather in October as, once again, there was no event for the month due to venue problems.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

October saw the final Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 tournament due to the fact that Call Of Duty: Ghosts was scheduled for release in South Africa earlier this week and will now be the chosen Call Of Duty game for upcoming 2upGamers events.

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

Fourteen teams of four players (that's 56 gamers - and bear in mind that it was right before university exams) entered the tournament, which ran the whole day and well into the evening.

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

I sat and watched the first encounter between first seed Team Adept (Hazardz, Damage, Blackout, and Swizz) and second seed (and Mind Sports South Africa silver medallists) Team Astra (Viper, Frost, Fusionz, and Eos) during the winners' final. The winning team moved on to the tournament final and the losing team had to fight in the losers' bracket to try to get to the tournament final.

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2: Team Adept

First up was a Hardpoint competition on the Slums map, which is situated in Panama City, Republic Of Panama, in the 1980s. In Hardpoint teams have to secure a roving point on the map and while they do they score points. Team Adept took an early lead but for most of the match the two teams would equalise and surpass quite evenly so it became hard for those of us watching to predict a winner with such tight play.

In the last minute Team Adept finally pulled away, however, and ended up taking the match with 250 points to Team Astra's 196.

2upGamers Trenchtown October: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2: Team Astra

Next up was a Search & Destroy competition on the Standoff map, which is situated on a small border town between China and Kyrgyzstan. To win in Search & Destroy the attacking team either has to wipe out the defending team or successfully plant a bomb and the defending team has to defeat the attacking team, defuse the bomb, or let the time run out for the scenario. After a few matches the competitors switch sides so they both get a chance to play as the attacking and defending teams.

Once again the teams were evenly matched for the first few encounters, reaching 4-3 to Team Adept. After that, however, Team Adept began to pull away and it ended the round with a score of 6-3.

This ended the matchup between the two teams and the 2-0 winning score sent Team Adept into the tournament final and Team Astra into the losers' bracket, where it had to face Hazard, the winning team in the losers' bracket. Team Astra beat Hazard 2-0 and went on to face Team Adept for a second time in the final, which consisted of five events. (You can read more about what happened in the final over at Zombiegamer.)

Team Adept triumphed with a score of 3-1 and the team took away R1 600 in prize money. Team Astra won R600 and Hazard won R300. (You can see the full results here.)

2upGamers Trenchtown October: FIFA 14

On the Sunday it was FIFA 14's turn. There was also supposed to be an Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament but only three people preregistered and only one of those gamers arrived so it had to be cancelled, unfortunately.

As per usual, separate Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 brackets were run for the FIFA 14 tournament with the winners and runners up going on to face each other on both consoles.

I missed the event, unfortunately. I arrived in time to catch the 2upGamers crew packing up the equipment so Glenn Alexander gave me a quick rundown of what had happened on the day. There were fewer competitors than I expected due to university exams the next day (and possibly the fact that it was a Sunday) so, with only 20 players, the tournament ended much earlier than it usually does as only the most dedicated gamers participated.

2upGamers Trenchtown October: FIFA 14

Lee fought through a bracket comprising 13 players to meet Yazeed in the Xbox 360 final, which he won. On the PlayStation 3 side, which comprised seven players, Talieb bested Mubeen 3-2.

The third and fourth playoff, between Yazeed and Mubeen, began on the Xbox 360 and ended with a score of 1-1, giving Mubeen the win due to the away-goal rule. The two then faced off on the PlayStation 3 to a 0-0 draw, which secured a third-place win for Mubeen.

In the final, between Lee and Talieb, Talieb managed three away goals on the Xbox 360 for a final score of 3-0 and a crucial away-match win. They then switched to the PlayStation 3, where Talieb scored two goals on his home console, while Lee could only manage one away goal and then, unfortunately, chose to end the match around the 70th minute, at 2-1 to Talieb, rather than play it out to the end.

Talieb, with his aggregate score of 5-1, won the tournament and received R400 and a FIFA 14 poster and Lee won R200 and a poster for placing second. You can read more about the tournament at Zombiegamer and view the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 bracket results at Challonge.

View Zombiegamer's Facebook albums for pictures of the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 event and the FIFA 14 event. Keep an eye on the 2upGamers Facebook page and Twitter feed for upcoming events. The two-year-anniversary community-gaming event as been scheduled for 29 November 2013.

Tags: #cape_town, #games

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