I couldn't disagree more about his performance: he made always terrible mistakes in all games. His comebacks were nice of course, but this won't work against the players in the later stage.Honestly Vivi. He plays so great since a week or two.
His current 1v1 rating reflects it (he's like 2480), and he was super dominant against BadBoy. I hope he'll make in the top 4, and I don't mean it lightly.
Well spotted.Jordan's islands game. That impressed me... almost as much as Vinchester's islands game. Just so dang smooth! And in entirely different ways.
Daniel played great. Just converting one potential game with an advantage.
Barles' interview was great. I think the first time I've heard his voice. Great comeback.
Hats off to all the qualifiers! The level of competition is so good!
I voted Vinch because he was dominant against an (on paper at least) opponent of similar calibre.
I wanna mention someone else who didn't make it, though - classicpro. Maybe he doesn't like Finland as a country, or he lost a distant ancestor in the Winter War and he has a personal vendetta against Finns, or perhaps it was just a coincidence, but in both RBW and HC qualis he has been punching well above his weight against Villese, and now against Zuppi as well. Jokes aside, I hope he can perform more consistently and we get to see more of him in the future.
He was second in the Arabia Invitational in 2016 (?), so he has been around for a while (he's 22, so I suppose he was around 17 then?)Huh, this is weird. It seems like most folks are saying Vinchester has only been really good recently, but...
Somehow, I’m remembering him as one of the names I knew when I casually watched pro AoE2 half a decade back or so, around 2014-2016. I remember it as him being something of a “next generation top player”, more so than Hera or Liereyy at the time. When I got back into following the scene more regularly in 2019, I was surprised to see that he wasn’t towards the top. Not sure if I’m just remembering wrong? Either way, he was impressive in the qualifiers.
My pick is actually Daniel. Although he didn’t win, the result for him was definitely the most unexpected for me. Whatever he’s been doing to improve recently is definitely working.