After our Halo 3 team’s recent success in winning MilkLAN #2 this past weekend in Paris, France, our Team Captain Stefan “MVP” Djordjevic decided to write a blog recounting the weekend.
Some of the stats pages linked to in this have some of the players in the teamsâ€™ the wrong way round, each link highlights me and I am on the right team in every stats page, so you know which team is which.
Adam and the twins had spent the day in Paris because they were all there a lot earlier than me, my flight wasnâ€™t till 6pm. After landing in Paris I paid 45 euros for a taxi to the hotel, the driver took the long way round but obviously, he didnâ€™t speak English, or maybe he did and just pretended not to. Anyway, I eventually arrived at the hotel to find the Adam Baig spread across â€˜ourâ€™ bed, it was just like in my dreams. Got some food, went back to the room and watched some rubbish on TV falling asleep about 2 00.
Got up far too early, like 0700. Got some breakfast from McDonalds and went to the venue for about 1130, awful decision. We sat around all day because we werenâ€™t supposed to be there till 1600 when they were closing the internet cafe to the public for the whole weekend. We got a BYE past WBR1 so didnâ€™t get to play our first match till 2100 or 2200. In horrible conditions I have to add, we had a team playing right behind us giving us no space whatsoever to work with, and actually half way through game 2, I had an argument with the guy behind me, it didnâ€™t get either of us very far, I went -2 in a game we won 50â€“32, but for Christ sake the guy behind me was playing on his own and still decided to get in the way. Anyway, as I said we won game 2, TS Guardian, 50â€“32, and game 1 was a quick 3â€“0 on CTF Narrows.
Arrived at the venue for about 0900, played a few warm up 2v2â€™s, smacked Adam and Will while carrying Alex, was sick stuff.
Got moved off the stations for tournament play resuming, and hung around with Kiru4/TiLou/Chinois/Chaman from Fair Frag, Simon (Kiru4) is the funniest guy on the planet. Our next game was the WB Semi-final against their team, which started off well, we won the first game 5â€“3 on CTF Onslaught. The next game didnâ€™t run as smoothly, Adam pretty much got raped and was hoping to god to have a lot of assists but his god let him down haha. Adam and the rest of us played the next two games a lot better and won in comfortable fashion, 3â€“1 overall, sending us to the WB Final, against either The Imperial or mX.
After a shaky start The Imperial walked through their semi-final and into us, where they carried their momentum a lot better than we did. We lost game 1, CTF Narrows 3â€“0 in less than 7 minutes and I take all the blame for it, BUT I HAVE AN EXCUSE: everyone had 30 minutes warm up except me who had a meagre 2, you know there had to be a reason for such appalling stats. However I brushed off the heavy loss and got most kills and assists in the next game, TS Pit. It was a tight finish, 50â€“48 in favour of us but I was a lot happier with how we played together. The next two games werenâ€™t quite as close and we came out on top of them both to win the WB Final 3â€“1.
Next up, either Fair Frag or The Imperial, both teams would begin the Championship final against us 3â€“1 down so whoever made it through was going to have a hard time. After 4 games, The Imperial made it to the final.
We all played well, the teamwork was good for the most part and we won the first 3 games of the best of 11 final, to make the final score, 6â€“1 to Crack Clan.
1st Crack Clan
2nd The Imperial
3rd Fair Frag
We went back to the hotel before Adam treated us to a meal in a restaurant, thanks again.
None of us had to leave till late afternoon so we spent the day doing all the touristy stuff around the city, we even went on a tour bus for a couple of hours that went around all the main attractions, before splitting at the Gare Du Nord to make our separate ways home.
All in the all it was a fantastic weekend, Iâ€™d like to say thanks to the organisers, they were great, made it easy for four foreign players. I also want to say a massive thanks to Adam, for coming on such short notice and doing more than enough to ensure we won. And finally to Crack Clan, we wouldnâ€™t have made it to the event without your support, we hope weâ€™ve done you proud.