HF-Lan 1 was a test, HF-Lan 2, a validation. HF-Lan 3 brought international attendance to the series. But this time, for HF-Lan 4, the big guns were coming.
When we opened the online registration for the tournament, we knew that many people wanted their spot among the 64 available places. And in 10 hours, everything was taken.
Now, did the actual tournament delivered ?
Overall, yes, I would say it did. Sure, the tournament met quite a few issues, causing a major delay and forcing the singles event to finish at three in the morning, as well as preventing the streaming of the event. But in the end, the bracket was stacked and gave some beautiful sets, they were more than enough setups, and the usual HF-Lan trademarks such as the free food and drinks, as well as the couches to sit and play, made this event quite enjoyable.
Various facts (spoilers here, but after all, you're in a results thread)
- Armada wins again without dropping a single set. This is the first time that a HF-Lan singles tournament finishes with the first grand finals set. But with Armada in the attendance, not many people could say it wasn't expected.
- Once again, Cyr is the top-placing French player, being 5th after losing to Armada and Ice. It's the first time in almost three years that he loses to someone who doesn't make it to the top 2.
- Armada was playing so hard that a TV on which he was playing couldn't handle it and shut off releasing a cloud of smoke.
- NMW, despite a fairly poor ranking in singles, manages to grab 3rd place in the doubles tournament with leffen.
58 players: 7 rounds of swiss, followed by a 32-man bracket
After the 7 turns of swiss rounds, the ranking was as follows:
- Fauster Fayk
- Lorg Yggdrasil
- Nepho (spot taken by Hicham in the amateur bracket)
*Didn't enter the amateur bracket
21 teams : 4 rounds of swiss, followed by a 16-team bracket
1. Armada + Overtriforce
2. Adam + Zgetto
3. leffen + NMW
4. Baxon + Mahie
5. Aska + Charlon
5. Qlex :ganonmelee: + Doraki
7. porc + Salepâte
7. Willy + Tekk
9. Fauster Fayk + DjaGoF
9. John + Shloub
9. CM + Aether
9. JiM + MetalFox
13. Nedved + Beat
13. BSeeD + Alex21
13. Jimmy + Ser :random:
13. Seb + Samplay
--- End of the bracket ---
17. Droopy + Intart
17. Dero :ganonmelee: + C.Love
17. MonoPenisGuy + Datto
17. Lukahn + LordYggdrasil
17. *Zen + Feca-Link
I do not have the ranking on this computer, sorry
Videos are being uploaded on LeFrenchMelee, France's Melee community Youtube channel, and are listed in this topic.
Students from ESIEE's photography club usually take many pictures at the event. They should upload them soon, and I'll add some to this thread.