Splats all around in Tower Control (13-9, Tri-slosher)

8th January 2017 – 7.00 pm

I think that E-litre 3K has a bead on me as I dash to cross the middle of Arowana Mall. Surely he's seen me, and will be waiting for me to try to sneak up behind him. But it looks like he missed me, with the ease I slosh ink over his back.

Curiously, that's the only splat I get to start with, despite my time spent in that half of the map, and even remembering my Bubbler. Still, my distraction gets us an early lead.

That lead is about to disappear, but the E-litre 3K is back on his perch and applying pressure to the centre of the Mall. I don't think I'll have as much lucky crossing an entirely green open section this time, and instead wait for the charger to push forwards to keep the Tower in sight.

I don't have long to wait, and, as it happens, I catch a lot more with my bucket than just the E-litre 3K. Admittedly, the quad is a bit lucky, as I had no idea where the fourth squid was, but it's still a quad. It's just a shame that I get splatted at the end.

I get splatted again really quickly after that too. Quite why I go back that way is a bit of a mystery. I am trying not to get caught up in pointless vendettas these days, and go where I can be more effective. But sometimes I think that engaging that last splatter is the more effective plan.

I start helping with splats again, again by flanking the E-litre 3K on his perch. Even better, two other squids are there, super-jumping to him or his Beakon, and I bag an unexpected and useful triple splat. I circl back to support the Tower, then straight back to where I was, and I surprise the E-litre 3K again. I'm quite enjoying this!

It would be better still if we could also take the lead. I think I can do this better by providing splatting support, but there comes a time when super-jumping to the Tower is worth a punt, even if it normally results in instant splatting.

Okay, some great teamwork has got us the lead! Now we have to defend, which often results in a bit of unfortunate panic. I try to keep a level head, and do what is effective rather than impetuous. Even better, my squidmates have it all under control. Victory to us!

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