Saturday, July 7, 2007

Nihilum VS Millenium

It's not new news that Nihilum was trashed (quite literally) 5-nil in the SK Gaming ESWC 2007 Grand Finals. Millenium, the easoned arena team that gave credibility to Druids by renaming Moonkins to Doomkins.

Being the top PVE guild in World of Warcraft ever and surpassing the fame of Elitist Jerks and Death and Taxes, Nihilum has some weight to carry. It isn't a large surprise that Nihilum didn't win, but I am personally surprised that they didnt surprise the arena-goers. Surprise surprise.

Well at least we got a picture of Kungen and Awake lol.

For one, Nihilum played a really iffy setup -Warrior, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Doomkin. Millenium played the heavily-lauded team of Warrior, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Elemental shaman. When you cover the team names, it doesn't take more than a few seconds to expect the latter to win.Of course their achilles heal was still the lack of experience. Perhaps the lack of their custom mods hindered their best performance, and I do think they didn't perform their best.

One of the controversies surrounding this matchup was Nihilum's exception of their gear. Although they are 2nd in their battlegroup, much of their prowess could be due to gear. Anyhow, some face was lost. At least they didn't back down on the appearance. That reminds me of Nikita Khrushchev backing out Russian fleets during the Cuban missile crisis when he sent them there to "scare" the U.S.

Note: You can find a poor and incomplete video of the match-up on Youtube.

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