After EotL, everyone was very depressed. So I, sensing an opportunity to make people feel better, conjured up a little event. The premise was simple. A normal Highlander match with an extra Demoknight (can’t leave out those Demoknights!), while wearing your festive items. And hopefully, the Winter Noisemaker.
The map rotation was simple: Winter TF2 maps only. You can’t have a Smissmas party on Dustbowl now, can you?
Although the game started late, as we tried to sorted out players and stuff, but we managed to get some wonderful people from the Fast Company regulars to fill any slots and everything went well.
We started off on Coldfront, a 5cp map. After a lot of time fiddling around trying to get the noisemakers to work, we started off. I was on BLU, Nommykins (my sister) was on RED. The first two rounds breezed by for BLU, as they charged through. The last round slowed down as RED captured mid, but BLU came back and pushed forth to win the round. We paused for a bit to have a quick chat between teams, as to whether we were going to play half or full games, then played the last round. BLU won again, but with a much better defense.
Up next was Barnblitz, a popular Highlander map and second in fun-ness only to Badwater. BLU offered to switch a few players over but RED declined. RED chose which side they wanted to play first and they chose Offense. After a struggle getting out of spawn, RED (on offense) managed to push forth. They nearly lost but managed to capture the point before last, then slowly pushed until last, capping in 17 minutes and blowing up BLU (on defense). Teams switched, but unfortunately BLU won again, capping all points in 8 minutes.
Finally, we played on Viaduct. The normal Viaduct, not the warm competitive version. To switch things up and balance teams, Sleight coordinated a proper PUG (pick-up game). Sleight Soda (BLU) and I (RED) battled out on the control point with Ubersaws to decide who picked first, and amazingly, I won. We then picked teams, switching up pretty much completely. Sleight Soda picked up Reima and Gay Butler, while I picked up Gameboo and Calvin. Wanting to keep the sister vs sister vibe, Sleight also picked Nommykins.
We spent a few minutes working out who played what class. Then we started. We had nothing to lose. Amazingly, RED (my team) won the first round with ease. The next two games were closer, but even more amazingly, RED won again and again.
In the end, BLU (with Gameboo as Scout) won the first two matches and RED (with Gameboo as Scout) won the last match. It was a fun game, full of winter magic and me dying.
MVPs of the match were Gameboo, who was so insanely good and defended the cart on Barnblitz scarily well; and Gay Butler who kicked my backside repeatedly.
I’d like to thank Sleight Soda and Wolve and the Fast Co. guys for helping us out and putting up with our indecisiveness, and I’d like to thank you all for playing.
See you same time next year, for A Very Festive SPUF Event 2!