Month: March 2009

cc//lurppis interviewed by ESL TV

Prior to our game against Mousesports, which our team won 20-10 to advance in 4th place from the group and get another chance at competiting in the world finals, our Team Captain Tomi “lurppis” Kovonen was interviewed by Carmac from ESL TV about the tournament.

You can see the interview on the ESL Extreme Masters site.

Crack Clan CS at Extreme Masters III European Finals

Today our new CounterStrike 1.6 squad kick off their campaign under the Crack! banner as they compete at the ESL Extreme Masters III European Finals in Hannover, Germany. Replacing Giants, who dropped out due to a lack of funding, our team have been placed in the group of death, with 6 of the top 8 teams in Europe (according to the January G7 rankings) in Group B. We’ve been bootcamping for the last 2 days in Berlin but it will be a tough test for our squad against the world’s other top teams. The top 2 teams will advance to the knockout stages, with the 3rd placed team gaining an automatic qualification to the Extreme Masters III World Finals, which take place immediately after the European Finals in Hannover. The two 4th placed teams will fight it out for the 7th qualification slot for the world finals.

In every match teams both eliminate 2 maps from the following mappool, and the last 2 maps are played: de_nuke, de_dust2, de_inferno, de_train, de_tuscan

All our groupstage matches will take place on Tuesday March 3rd:

Crack Clan [11:19] Meet Your Makers [HLTV.org]
Crack Clan [7:23] ALTERNATE [HLTV.org]
Crack Clan [15:15] SK Gaming [HLTV.org]
Crack Clan [20:10] emuLate [HLTV.org]
Crack Clan [20:10] mousesports [HLTV.org]

Update:

We finished 4th in our group, and will play against n!faculty on Thursday at 10.00CET to decide who will advance to the world finals!

Crack Clan [16:12] n!faculty [HLTV.org]