Event Profile: OMD #2
About 4 months ago Salty Playground streamed it’s first Event: OMD #1.
In May we are back with the 2nd installment of this great tournament series hosted by pheX, Stivo and Chirou.
OMD is a regional tournament series located in the Hamburg area. The tournament can hold up to 60 player and has a expected outcome of around 40 players for this event.
In this article I will feature the top 4 players who have the best chance of getting 1st place. 3 of them already attended OMD #1 and placed 1-3 with Pasi clutching out an impressive win over Usleon after the bracket reset in Grand Finals.
This tournament will also feature an impressive showdown of Hamburg vs Berlin and will decide who is able to claim the crown in northern Germany.
The winner of OMD#1 is also the top favorite to take home the champion belt this time. Austrian player Pasi has been living in Hamburg for quite a while now and can without a doubt be called “King of the North” since he won all northern regional tournaments he attended with an impressive 1st place at Brawl One #7 last weekend and a 3rd place finish at Osmash#4 – Germanys most infamous national sized tournament series.
Aside from being the main host of this event, pheX is also one of Germanys premiere players. Placing 5th at the last National and showing an incredible perfomance at european tournament BEAST4 in February. He is on top of his gameplay right now but hasn’t been quite on par with his traings partner Pasi when it comes to head to head confrontation. Will he be able to clutch it out this time?
Usleon placed 2nd at the last OMD after losing in a close Grand Final set against Pasi. After placing really well in the beginning of 2014 his tournament results remained static in March/April. He had an impressive showing at Osmash#4 tho, beating top player Sixx in Pools play and placing 9th overall. This is his chance to reclaim his spot as a top player.
Luma has been a member of the german scene since right from the start. He has also been a top player in Germany for a very long time and also claimed the #1 spot in the german scene at one point. His results in the last 2 years haven’t been exceptional making him drop a few spots in the Power Ranking. And even tho he hasn’t been travelling outside the Berlin area at all in the last couple of months he is in a better shape than even and most likely the biggest threat to Pasis crown at this point. Being a Sheik main he relies on a very basic but highly effective playstyle which people usually tend to underestimate.