Hi everyone! Faros and Bulska this time!
After the massive succes (mostly joy) of the Woking 2-man mixer tournament, I (Faros) decided I would be going back for a tournament sooner rather than later, and LQA Round 4 came around. LQA is a competition in the UK that engages several LQ centers and teams from around the country with a tournament round once every 2-ish months, and it has 5 or 6 rounds.
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My plan was to try and get a few Legends to come along, but unfortunately, seeing as LQA was on sunday and not everyone could get the day off, no Legends. I did however bring my best friend Bulska (who ranked 7th in the player rankings, GG!) along for the ride, and we had an awesome time playing against the very best the UK has to offer (sorry Charlotte).
The games were straightforward Team Battle games, and each team had 4 players. Every battle pitted 3 teams against each other, totalling 12 players in the arena. Wokingham is a pretty open arena and, unlike Eindhoven, doesn’t include a lot of narrow spaces but instead has very wide open attack avenues, which leads to awesome battles between players! Of course, there were a few places that were somewhat tight and narrow, but not as many as Eindhoven.
In the end, my team (TCQ) and Voodoo People were tied for the lead points wise, but Voodoo’s total score was higher so they would have won had the scores mattered in a tie, which they don’t, so we shared top spot! It was awesome to “win” (is it still a win?) my first tournament, and I hope I will win more in the future! For me it was another awesome experience, and I’m still working on my “Not-get-ass-kicked” plan for the next tournaments. Which, coming in 15th place, is starting to work out for me!
Faros signing off, see you next time!
*Crackling sounds* Bulska here!
I’ve been playing laserquest for quite a few years but I never really ventured beyond Eindhoven much, so getting to play in a new arena is always a refreshing experience. New opponents, new corridors and new corners to shoot from, it all requires new tactics to be made up on the spot. So despite the long journey, when Faros asked me to tag along for a tournament in Wokingham, I knew there were some good games to be found.
I didn’t really get a lot of information before we literally jumped into the arena, but the players and staff were exceptionally friendly and quickly brought me up to speed as to what team I would actually be playing in and how the tournament worked. The games that followed were short yet intense, where every second could change the outcome. The arena is great. It’s open, yet has a lot of cover, and provides a lot of flanking routes to avoid getting trapped. One corner specifically saw a lot of action, so I figured I’d stay out of that region and pick off people from the sides instead. It worked well, but I got lucky with my gun in 2 of the games, being able to take down a lot of opponents without much effort.
Despite being way out of my league in terms of speed, aim or strategy, I ended up having a ton of fun. So to the UK teams that welcomed us in Wokingham; thanks for the amazing games. And to anyone who might be thinking of a new place to test your mettle, I highly suggest checking in on the LQ in Wokingham.
GG, WP, Bulska out