The 2v2 Mech Battle official tournament, which is the fourth of its kind, has come to a close as Eric “Chaos” Seal and Derrick “Omega” Marshal, both of GFYS, won the 2v2 Open against Earl Carlo “dreamslayer28” Guevarra of the now-defunct Gilas/2GB fame and Apex’s V “VBlade” de Etoiles on January 13, Monday.
Going strong on Plant and followed by a similarly convincing performance on Desert, GFYS took a clean 2-0 sweep to take their third title in the game.
Dreamslayer28 (1 win, 1 draw, 2 losses by default) was not scheduled to be VBlade’s partner; however, the leader of the APEX clan and one of the middle seeds in the tournament lost his partner during the playoffs due to unforeseen circumstances. As such, the Filipino player replaced VBlade’s teammate and the two of them went on to the grand finals, eventually grabbing a respectable second-place finish.
GFYS now carries the largest number of official tournament titles in the game, having won the Clan Clash in 2019 against 16 of the best teams in Mech Battle, as well as the 1v1 and 2v2 tournaments in the game. Only Gilas, a former sister clan of the now-defunct BIO, won a single tournament title by grabbing the CTF Level 1 Brawlfest after beating BIO, DEA and RoK in a ladder-style gauntlet along the way.
While 16 players from different clans initially joined the four-round modified Swiss tournament, other clans such as BB, FUN and AC have not joined due to various reasons. The maps included Desert, Mountain and Plant, which were chosen in order to provide familiarity to all the players involved. Four teams emerged from the Swiss brackets, facing seeded enemies in best-of-three matches.
In addition, this particular Mech Battle tournament was played throughout multiple patches, which created a diverse set of challenges for the participants as they needed to adjust their hangars quickly if they wanted to go deeper into the tournament.
The third place match between the mixed pair of Steven “SteveO” MacInnis and Mice “cheesus mice” against REAP’s Pat “Gravity” Gravity-Falls and Rob “spray n’pray” Overton is still to be concluded as of press time.