Thunder Make Flying Start in TAL Campaign
Team Norse Thunder have made a flying start to life in The Anubis League having started with three back-to-back wins and now sit in second in the league table.
The competition got underway in the first week of June with seven teams from across Europe taking part. Thunder started the campaign with a 2-0 walkover win in a bye round, and the next two games were against two of ST Esports’ rosters - Ruby and then Quartz.
Thunder defeated ST Esports Ruby 2-0 in a dominant performance with kill scores of 45-21 and then 28-12 both in Thunder’s favour, before then earning a 2-1 victory against ST Esports Quartz the following week. Quartz won the opening game of the best of three series after exploiting a miss play in the late game, but Thunder stormed back to reverse sweep the match 2-1 and preserve the winning run.
There are four fixtures left in the regular season for Thunder and two wins should mathematically seal a place in the top four and the playoffs, but tough competition awaits. A rescheduled match against Astronauts - the league leaders - awaits as the potential next game before Thunder then play against the Red Redcaps main and academy rosters in the next two games.
Wizard’s Guild dropping out from the league earlier in the season means Thunder will be awarded a 2-0 walkover win before the season ends.
Speaking about the team’s performance so far, Team Norse Thunder’s Dave Scotford said “We really couldn’t ask any more from the team - they’ve been brilliant. We made wholesale changes to the roster just before the split started and for the new group to settle as quickly as they have while also earning some really good results along the way… it’s great to see.
“Just like there always are, there are things that we want to work, build, and improve on, but it’s all a process and it’s step by step. The roster changes came really close to the start of the split, so the timing wasn’t brilliant, but the new group have come together really well and we’ve made a great start.
“Now that the group is coming together so nicely, we’re looking to add a coach to the set-up. We’re looking for someone who can help keep us on track to making the playoffs this season and then if we get there, hopefully making a dent in the finals too.”