Early errors overcome in Splat Zones (7-3, Carbon Roller Deco)

8th July 2017 – 7.00 am

It's a pretty decent start to the battle. Despite floundering at the top of the ramp, I get to the Splat Zones in time for an initial splat, and head around the side as my squidmates capture the Splat Zones. All looks good for sneaking here and there, to get behind someone, but my Seeker is too obvious for another Roller.

I pick a good route to go next, showing professional calm as the Killer Wail rages inches from me. My Seeker Rush charges, but I think about hitting the perch across from me a bit first. There's no inkling there, and no reaction to my flick but my ink hits something. That's weird. I flick again, as the Roller emerges, and get an unexpected splat. So unexpected that I squid, slide through a grate, and hit water. Oops.

The green team have laid down lots of ink now, so I send a couple of Seekers out just to keep a bit of turf purple, and head back around the side. All looks fine as I reach the Splat Zones, so I flick and drop, and we capture the Splat Zones as a team. I spread my own ink over the green team's turf with a Seeker Rush, and hit the flank again.

I come up to the perch and flick early, and flick again when I hear my ink hit something. Nice! Looking back has nothing happening, but below me is the Roller. I drop and get a nice splat, glad that she didn't activate her Kraken, and move just enough to avoid the N-Zap and get a third splat.

There's danger above the Splat Zones, but with some support around I should be fine. I help spread some ink, recapturing the Splat Zones, and head up the wall to help splat the green inklings trying to get behind us again. I check to see if one made it clear, and although it doesn't look like it, rolling back there lets me cover lots of green ink with purple on our side.

Back to the Splat Zones, and green ink is flying down from above, and a Kraken is squidding around. I think I do well to avoid one Suction Bomb and try to make best use of my Seeker Rush, but I miss seeing a second Suction Bomb. Maybe I need my Banana Basics back. Even so, my squidmates are on top of things, keeping the Splat Zones neutralised for a decent amount of time.

I return and splat some ink coming from above, and head down the side to make sure we won't get surprised from that direction, as my squidmates capture the Splat Zones again. And, with not much left on our counter, we hold the Splat Zones for the knockout victory. Woomy!

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