The battle was neck and neck from beginning to end and those who thought we would never get to see a best-of-13 set of games would be surprised. [Viper]dogao came out as the winner in the end, defeating L_Clan_Alive 7:6. The final map which decided the never-ending duel were the special Islands_v4 whose connection enabled feudal attacks and it took no longer than half an hour for dogao to avail himself of his opponent's mistakes and dominate the game.
With 1st round of the most anticipated tournament behind us, we find ourselves insatiably awaiting the next four weeks' matches which will determine the winner and also the current king of AoC.
Records L_Clan_Alive vs [Viper]dogao: http://www.aoczone.net/viewtopic.php?f=121&t=24899