After the retirement of tournament number one caster, Tubby Smith, the first showmatch of the KSL season was brought back. KSL had brought back their first showmatch in ages, Tubby Smith vs Logitech Tactic. The first showmatch actually involved Logitech versus Kastle. During the showmatch, Kastle used special effects and smoke bombs to assist their team to get ahead on kills. This showmatch established what the new KSL teams would have to work with in the future.
The teams started off strong, but Logitech Tactic found an ingenious strategy to take the lead. Kastle, having been on tilt for the majority of the match, lost their momentum and became distracted by their opponent’s pauses. After being on the edge of victory for awhile, Tactic pulled back and let Logitech back in. This lead to a very dramatic ending, where Kastle would take the series.
This showmatch was extremely entertaining. The interaction between the players was great, especially between Pappas and Kastle. Kastle took first place, but only because they were the team with the most kills. As a whole, both teams took quite a few kills, and it was extremely difficult for Logitech Tactic to win this match.
This ended up being a huge confidence boost for Kastle. They started playing better, and found themselves able to win any showmatch against any other team. As a result, Kastle began to rise in the ranks of the game. Tactic would often find themselves trying to catch up with the KSL, and it seemed as if every week their skill level was getting higher.
Then, came the finals. It was a battle of ages. Logitech Tactic and KSI vs. The World. The two teams struggled to find who was going to make the best use of each individual player. In the end, Tactic would take home the trophy, and become the number one team in the world.
After the showmatch, many people spoke about how this would be a great example of how a team should treat their players. Pappas and Kastle were criticized for not playing well, but it was clear that they were not happy with their performance. Kastle wanted to prove that he could play with the best, and prove to everyone that he was the best. If he was going to prove it then so can everyone else.
Now, Logitech is trying to put together a team that will be able to stand against the best. However, there have been rumors that Pappas and Kastle have been bickering behind the scenes. These teams don’t seem to be working well together, and it could be because of the competition between the two. Is it time for the undisputed kings to step aside?
Only time will tell. Right now both Paulson and Pappas are on good terms, and have shown that they can work as a team. We all know that there are no real secrets, only knowledge of what works. And if these two are able to continue to play their A-game, then we should expect an exciting showmatch between these two.
I think one of the most interesting parts of this match has to be the training exercises. Paulson seems to have brought a lot of confidence to the team. He is telling his teammates about how he was the best in the world at some point during his career. This type of confidence is something that we haven’t seen too much of, especially from an American player.
I think the real intrigue comes from the fact that we haven’t seen too many Americans at that level competing against Europeans. We know that our players are very good, but the world just doesn’t seem to produce players like these. We just haven’t seen them compete at the top level.
One thing that does worry me is how long until we see these players on the big stage. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were out there doing battle with each other by the time the showmatch has taken place. These are the players that have been doing all the training and working on their skills, not just going up against the Europeans. I would imagine that they would bring everything that they had learned and more to the showmatch. It would look as intense as any competition that they would have been involved in during their careers.
It would also be interesting to see how this situation plays out. If the US player is able to take down the French player then that would definitely provide an exciting ending to the showmatch. It would also be interesting to see how other teams would line up. Logans Paulson has had trouble with some of the other Europeans on his team, so it will be interesting to see how he fares against the experienced players of Canada. I’m sure that there will be a lot of excitement for this match as I believe that both teams have many chances to win.