-- Posted by Clintcom on Saturday, August 30 2003
RSO Shield Restart
As you all know due to teams falling apart and dropouts, it has been decided that the RSO Shield will be restarted. It is time to refocus and a new beginning for us all.
Please ensure you have read and comply to these rules (check often as they are updated): http://rsoceania.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=313
Teams participating in the RSO Shield are:
The AUS team line-up is as follows:
Clintcom will be announcing the starting line-up and reserves a couple of days prior to each match.
With the experience gained from the first competition, we should take advantage of what we have learnt and use this knowledge for the restart. It’s exciting times everyone so get pumped up for a fierce match-up between the best clans in Australia and New Zealand. This is what we have all been waiting for…..good luck AUS!
News Reporter - TMinas*AUS*
RSO Match ----------- AUS vs. AvA -- Posted by Clintcom on Sunday, August 10 2003
Firstly this was a fantastic match and had my heart racing the whole time. From the very first few moments when we were all running around taking screenshots and having big nade sessions, one could tell it was going to be good times - the smell of a good fight was in the air.
The first map was Garage starting from the green position. Cautious to begin with Alpha took a defensive position while Bravo moved in for the kills. The first two rounds were a draw but there was definately a positive momentum in our tactics and then in the third, after a nice hit from team Bravo (especially Fraggle) we won a round making it 1-0. A few rounds after followed pretty much the same pattern and put us at 2-0, looking a win straight in the eye. We were only meant to play 3 rounds as green, then 3 rounds as red but as a mistake was made we ended up playing 6 rounds on each side - maybe effecting the outcome of the match. When we changed to the red team, AvA caught us unaware slightly and gained a win on the first round. AUS took a very defensive stance and tried to stop AvA from gaining another point by forcing a draw for remaining rounds but were unsucessful leaving the score at 2-2.
Since a mistake was made we only played two maps, the second being the Airport. Really I could write a story on the first round as it was hilarious. Ever seen what happens when you stamp on an ants nest? You know...how the ants just run everywhere in any which way? That was AUS . I started to follow who I thought was team Alpha which was really team Bravo, then I realised they were following me...so I ran after my Alpha boys and they didn't even know where we were going... so we must have looked like a bunch of headless chickens running around mad. Speaking for the team here I think we all felt really bad about this and a few times I have thought to myself was it my fault, but we were just unprepared slightly. So as you can guess we lost that one making it a 3-2 lead to AvA. AUS prooved how strong the team is in the next one by formulating a strategy in seconds that had AvA in trouble - great work and the whole team should feel proud that we went from one end of the scale to the other in one round. A few draw rounds went by then we had a win where I capped off two AvA's to bring the game back to a draw and the excitement was evident - the whole squad was cheering. The next round was oh so close with Jackal doing such a good job in picking them all off but there was one more AvA tango lurking around where they met in a close quarters battle type situation resulting in a very unlucky loss bringing the game back to AvA up by 1 point. There was one round left..... a draw was not an option as AUS needed the win. Instruction came from the leader to search and kill....draw is no option. We tried hard but it wasn't our day to win and AvA came out on top with a 4-3 win. A fantastic game played by all involed - good work AUS and better luck next time!