However matters may go in the quarterfinals or with the semifinals, we in this tournament and in the HLTV community will never lose our sense of comradeship with the civilized people of CS who have fallen to the evil empire known as SK. If we are now called upon to endure what they have suffered we shall emulate their courage, and if final victory rewards our toils they shall share the gains, aye. And freedom shall be restored to all. We abate nothing of our just demands—Czechs, Poles, Norwegians, Dutch, Belgians, all who have joined their causes to our own shall be restored.
What Anders Blume has called the Battle of Group C is over ... the Battle of the Playoffs is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Human civilisation. Upon it depends our own peaceful life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our competitive scene. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. FalleN knows that he will have to break us in this in the final or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe and North America may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.
But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science and banana king Gabriel Toledo. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the CS scene and its teams last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.