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3 fights were lost/ended early because Fusion didn't play the objective there
Dammit Monte sometimes is unbearable... "Decisive victory for Carpe!", the he realizes for example that Snillo has similar stats... pff
Or Fragi with a 30-3 K/D, Poko 27/4 vs the 9/7 of Bischu, etc...
It was a decisive victory for Carpe vs Surefour
Nah he's just a KO fanboy, can't admit when it's the whole team outplaying the adversaries.
Don't get me wrong Carpe popped off, and deserved the man of the match, but damn have you checked how Fragi, Poko, Snillo (and the supports) played?
When you get an offensive Winston that closes a map with a 30-3 K/D, your job as widow becomes way easier.
Usually in a widow v widow match with the caliber of the two in question, that often decides the match. If one team commits to a widow v widow, every fight will be decided by who outsnipes the other first because they weren't running genji to harass one another. The first rule of sniping is to get rid of the enemy sniper. Carpe popped S4 more than he got popped, the fights were 5v6 right from that point. The stats that the rest of the fusion put up wouldn't be the same if carpe was winning the sniper battle. Sometimes the only thing that matters is which widow can get a pick first and put their team in 6v5 advantage, and more often that was carpe. In this match he carried the crap out of fusion because he was unrivaled on widow. I don't agree with Monte on everything (also he has a right to fanboy the KR, they are better and he spent enough time in korea to know them more than you and I) but in this case he is right 4Sure.
But the problem for the widow v widow in this game is that Carpe was well protected but surefour was not getting help from his teammates. At the same time winston, DVA and tracer in PHL is harassing and diving surefour while GLA failed to do the same.
If a widow was constantly under 3 man dive, it is almost impossible to find picks on the enemy widow. This is the problem surefour has faced. If you checked the widow duel, surefour was killed by Carpe when forced out of his position by winston/DVA or by wall hack advantage. It is not preferable to say Carpe is unrivaled; he is just having easy time to focus on sniping without any harassment.
That was a really ugly match for Gladiators. They did not play to their recent standard at all. Feelsbadman.
I just think that the Gladiators tend to just shut down in the face of a good widow. Although surefour has his moments he's just not as good as the top widows in the league. A similar thing also happened against the outlaws where linkzrs widow just completely shut down the gladiators. On other factors the Gladiators do have a really good defense the only factor which the Fusion win the final fight is when the Gladiators expended all their ults.
The commentators are favoring Carpe over S4 too much such that they did not even see why S4 is losing to Carpe. (Or is it true?) They are completely biased on the judgement over widow duel. S4 is not losing widow duel. He killed Carpe many times too, and usually died from Carpe under wall hack or pressure from diving. From my counting, S4's widow is 3-3 in map 3 and 2-3 in map 4 against Carpe, but the commentators are claiming Carpe is winning the game through widow duel.
In map 3 and map 4, S4 was terribly focused by diving from Fragi, Poko and Snillo. There is almost no protection for S4 thus he easily get picked; however, it is not widow duel but instead tank diving. On the contrary, Carpe has almost no pressure from GLA tanks and always get pocketed. He was well protected and unfocused by GLA. So he can easily play better than S4 who does not have so much space to play with.
Actually S4 is very good at hero duel (one of the best), but he is not as good in killing other heroes with widow (So he is not a top level widow player). That S4 is good at dueling is also the reason why GLA chose S4 instead of Asher to play widow against Carpe.
Exactely my point above, Monte is always fast to start praising a Korean player, to the point of losing sight of what's happening around that player.
Again Snillo was always flanking (and rarely dying) meanwhile Fragi was getting stats like 30-3, Widows' jobs become way easier this way.
I would say the wining is not decided by individual play in this game. PHL gets better game plan to dive Surefour's widow and pocket Carpe while GLA seldom plays around widow (either protection, counter dive or diving Carpe). For example, Bischu failed to protect S4 from diving winston in the last fight of map 3 while Carpe under no pressure from GLA's winston, DVA and tracer. This is the reason they lost last fight.
GLA is losing on game plan or coaching stuff but not on these individual plays.
This is true and it did Surefour no favors when the camera went to him and he missed shots. Meanwhile he would kill Carpe, Snillo and some supports off cam, then get dove on by about 3 Fusion players while the rest of LAG just let Carpe rain down headshots on their team