CouchWarriors League Recap: Street Fighter V&Smash Melee September

With the end of CWLeague 2020 in sight, CouchWarriors set the stage by announcing double rank point events and a $2000 finals invitational for each game.

The first fortnight of September has kicked off the endgame for CouchWarriors League 2020, with the national FGC organiser announcing that the remaining events on its tournament calendar would award double the normal ranking points to top 8 finishers!

This change goes some way to addressing the unexpectedly low number of points available this season after COVID forced a switch to monthly online events. Now you can imagine a chance for almost anyone to make a late run at top 16–the cutoff point for invitation to the $2000 season finale event!

对于在《街头霸王5》和《粉碎兄弟》近战中的排行榜来说,新分奖励似乎最具影响力,这是该月的前两场比赛。这些积分竞赛在整个赛季中都是静止不动的,州际对手约书亚(Joshua)“ GZ |索拉”莱拉(Syra Lyras)和戴文(Davin)“达沃克斯”麦(Daix Mai)主导了近战,而埃尔文·杰森(Ervin-Jason)“帕恩达”(Pahnda)Garanovic和扎维尔(Xavier)“ DS |索姆尼亚克”纳尔德拉(Nardella)则将其压制SFV。

这些球员在今年头几个月积累了领先优势,而线下赛事仍可得到积分,然后在每月的CWL在线赛事中继续进行足够的工作,以保持他们的比赛能力。几个月的双倍积分会给ORDER | Travis Styles或Jacob“ Sock” Waddell这样的中型球员提供机会吸引这些领先者,还是他们只是为了提高赌注而提高自己的比赛?这些9月的在线活动是我们寻找答案的机会。

Street Fighter V

  1. pahnda
  2. DS|Somniac
  3. Rupps

The first sign of change following the end-of-season announcements was an immediate boost in turnout. Not only were the player numbers higher than they’d been since the first month of lockdown, but we were blessed with a concentration of national-level talent which left this feeling more like a major.

Half of the current top 10 for CWL were here to defend their spots, including all of the top 4–Somniac, panda, Travis, and his ORDER teammate Christian “ROF” Dedalija.

还有其他威胁–CWL在线杰出人物Fraser“ FREESER” Johnson;常年专业竞争者凯文“ GG | Bksama”阮;前16名选手John“ ZEDDD” Le,Taylor“ syo” Waugh和Michael“ AwildLLAMA” Kalugin;和塔斯曼“ GG | Waz”史托克(Staker)中的一匹真正的黑马,在对澳大利亚真人快打(Mortal Kombat)场景无数次支配后,他的脚趾陷入了另一场比赛。

尽管有如此疯狂的比赛场地,但现有的CWL前4名选手仍然能够冲刺,并在Winners Bracket的最后碰面–除了一个例外。播种将ROF和Travis Styles提前一轮放在一起,可能是由于ROF间歇性参与CWL Online,Travis 2-0拿下了ORDER镜子。

This left room on the other side of the bracket for Peter “Rupps” Barron, the remaining top 10 ranked player, who fended off a challenge from Freeser to make it into Winners Semis.

Travis Styles demonstrates a typical eye for punishes as he dismantles teammate ROF

索姆尼亚克(Somniac)击败了鲁普斯(Rupps)进入了冠军决赛,在过去的CWL在线赛事中,他经常闯入特拉维斯(Travis)。但是这一次,潘达为他处理了危险的西澳大利亚州比赛,使索姆尼亚克有机会锁定总决赛的面貌,而不必挤过他的锦标赛恶魔。但是帕恩达在比赛日的表现令人印象深刻,击中了那种让阿久玛看上去很破败的进攻性读物。

尽管经历了一些令人印象深刻的巡回赛,索姆尼亚克还是被送往了失败者队,在那里他发现特拉维斯再次被拉普斯和他的米卡(Mika)移出了道路。也许我们会看到Somniac和其他可能进入本赛季的决赛入围者捡起自己的口袋抓斗,以中和原本超稳定的ORDER明星?索姆尼亚克第二次摆脱了拉普斯的统治,但在与帕恩达的总决赛复赛中遭受的打击甚至更大。 

The Queenslander, while ultra-consistent, hadn’t placed above Somniac in a single event this year–so to crush the Darksided veteran 3-0 felt like an impressive breakthrough, and had the commentators nearly speechless.

这也是潘达’是自3月以来在赛事上的首次全场冠军,也是他在2020年的首次跨州比赛。这是一个更好的时刻,因为双倍积分的弹弓使他进入了与索姆尼亚克(Somniac)并列至11月的第1名。经过几个月的追逐,特拉维斯也终于在ROF的帮助下入围,而鲁普斯则跃居排行榜的第五位。

Smash Melee

  1. LGC|DonB
  2. GZ|Sock
  3. McCloud

Like SFV, Melee also saw an outpouring of extra players motivated by those extra CWL points. There was also an extra incentive for going for the prize this month; overall leader and clear national #1 Josh Lyras was taking the month off to practice with his new B0XX controller.

Since “joshman” has missed only a single Grand Finals in CWL Online Melee this season, any would-be rivals had to make sure to seize this opportunity.

有几家公司做到了这一点,前十名的竞争对手,例如Jacob“ GZ | Sock” Waddell,Miles“ LGC | DonB” Dobney,dice | Nangs和Gerard“ smopup” Salonen都在这一领域中崭露头角。 Smopup似乎有一点优势,特别是在Winners Quarters击败了他唯一的高阶竞争对手礼物Sam Sam Auro White之后。

但是像Melee一样成熟的游戏充满了惊喜,相反,昆纳兰德在下一轮被Connor“ McCloud” O’Neill的Peach击败了3-0。 McCloud在二月份的SA争夺战中仅能获得单CWL积分,但他也设法从Sock取得了一盘成绩,但在Winner的总决赛中对DonB表现不佳,随后跌至第三。

It’s still a terrific effort that should leave McCloud just a point outside that critical top 16 cut with several CWL events still to play!

Meanwhile, Sock took on DonB in Grand Finals after successfully exacting revenge on McCloud in Losers. With their single past meeting being a high-stakes win to DonB (at this year’s Phantom major) this felt like it could go either way.

Both players had won CWL Online before and both were definitely in need of the points to try and get into the top 3 rankings for an end-of-season cash prize. Both were satisfied to lock in for the true 20XX Fox ditto over a possible 6 matches. It was time for some High Level Melee alright.

Sock早期表现出色,在中立和决赛中以明显的股票领先优势不断击败DonB,从而确保了重置的动力。但是从第二盘的第一场比赛开始,DonB提升了水平,展示了老将的同上知识,并在Yoshi's Island平台的帮助下操纵了Sock。

It was still close enough to go to last-game-last-sock, but unfortunately for Sock he did not have the benefit of a spare set to readjust, and DonB’s Legacy-coloured Fox took the tournament! 

Despite moving up into the coveted 3rd place overall for Melee, Sock was left doing some soul searching at the end of the day.

It certainly stings to have gone so close and then fallen short as he did–but he’s still within striking distance of Davox and Sora if he can use this as inspiration to win the next two CWL Online events. It would be one hell of an upset to see, but again–you never count anything out in Melee.


As always, you can find the CWL live rankings for all four games on the league website, and sign up to upcoming events including September’s Tekken 7 and Smash Ultimate brackets through Smash.gg.

ProducerJosh Swift
Thomas Anderson
Thomas Anderson
Tom“ TheWanderingBard” Anderson是一个热爱电子竞技故事的人,是一名专职作家和演员,他从DOTA2到CS:GO进行了探索。他加入Snowball来突出澳大利亚的格斗游戏社区,展示其非常有才华的玩家群体并扩大比赛日程。

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