Saturday, July 14, 2012
AT X - Saturday Predictions
Nulli Secunda vs Black Legion.
Nulli is going the way of their sov in Period Basis.
HUN Reloaded vs Choke Point
Choke Point just squeaked into the group stages. The competition at this point is going to be too much for them.
Fatal Ascension vs Agony Empire
Agony, I'm hoping, is just better at this sort of thing.
The G0dfathers vs Dark Taboo
G0dfather's spent most of them time fighting Test, which doesn't make anyone better at PvP.
Mildly Intoxicated vs Alpha Volley Union
This is a toss-up.
Northern Coalition. vs Test Alliance Please Ignore
Test is now in over its head. Congrats to them for barely getting into the group stage, though.
Goonswarm Federation vs FEARLESS.
I want to bet against Goons, because when have they ever done well at Alliance Tournament? But they smoked through the qualifiers. Twelve might be too much coordination for one Goon FC though, but until they lose I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Verge of Collapse vs Capital Punishment.
I think Capital Punishment wasn't particularly challenged during the qualifiers, and here they find out what the Tournament is all about.
Dead Terrorists vs Heretic Nation
Another toss-up. I'm going with Dead simply because their name reminds me of a Monty Python sketch.
Exodus. vs The Gorgon Empire
Ev0ke vs DarkSide.
Going against the grain here. Expecting DarkSide to pull out the win, proclaim themselves the dark horse tournament candidate.
Raiden. vs BricK sQuAD.
This will be a steamroll for Raiden.
Gypsy Band vs PERCUSSIVE PIZZA TIME DIPLOMACY
Never bet against Pizza. Especially if it is ham and mushroom.
Suddenly Spaceships. vs Shadow Cartel
Suddenly tears for Shadow Cartel.
Rote Kapelle vs Red vs Blue
RvB might be in over its head here. I'm not convinced they have a tonne of experience fighting with much more than frigates and cruisers. That said, Rote's also enjoyed laying low the first half of their matches, and that might give RvB opportunity to strike first and hard. This will be a closer match than what most people expect.
Pandemic Legion vs Kill It With Fire
You never bet against the Legion.