MWC06 is well known for the last tournament Brills Meets Evil (Favored Top Bracket Champions of MWC06) ever formed together for, or the tournament grim and arzenic left tcox to join the finnish powerhouse Northern Paladins.
As some may remember, np lost in de2 or de3 to a team that was similar to MWC04 agents who took out ICBM, featuring players like dark angel, lil rascal, arsenal gtm, and other known well known players of that era like nemesis, blonde, liger (who was using multiple accounts due to a playmyth ban). things looked tragic for np, who had been struggling to field a reasonable amount of players during the first few weeks of the tournament; one of their themes post b.net era.
But fear not for double elimination provides a nice buffer for teams who show up short on occasion ! np would go on to crush several opponents on their way to a MWC finals win in Sudden Death, the final score 7-1 np over tcox.
Interestingly enough, grim created a rule to essentially ban picks from tcox in sudden death that would result in a tie, or at least make them highly risky in the event of sudden death. meanwhile Np could pick them in sudden death and win via tie.
Furthermore, he forced tcox into a position to be aggressive and push on game 3 caer cadarn (dark) and game 6 great divide allies assassin, where a tie scenario would end up in their loss for simply being the Top Bracket Champion. grim had the final word on all maps, gametypes, scoring, and the order they would be played in during MWC06.
MWC Finals: Week 10 Maps
- Smells Like My Nemesis In Here
Drowned Empire Territories
Caer Cadarn (dark) Capture the Flag
Cracks in the Cloudspine Flag Rally
The Barrens (venice x2) Last Man on the Hill
The Great Divide (allies) Assassin
Barbarian Valley (dark) Flag Rally
What was the rule you ask?
In the Grand Finals, a tie will count as a win for the challenger: the match continues into sudden death and proceeds until one team wins two in a row.
The challenger, of course, was the Bottom Bracket Winner, Northern Paladins, a team of which grim was apart of.
It is funny to think grim may have orchestrated this all to bring down BME once and for all in nationalistic Finnish pride with np's vengence, only to be backstabbing his former teammates cave, stormrider, ramirez, qwerty and zer at the end of it all. It was fun to destroy grim on The Barrens and cause np to collapse on their worst map ever at that time; I can tell you, because I was there.
This has been another tale of epic grimriggery, thank you for hosting MWC's grim but my memory will now recall you as such