WCG Ultimate Gamer 2 is coming closer to the gauntlet, the final gaming match to determine the winner of $100,000 and the title of WCG Ultimate Gamer. Last night, we said goodbye to the sixth person eliminated, Faye Mata.
Mata might not have been as controversial as some of the other gamers, but she did have an interesting story line on the show. From the beginning, it seemed that she and contestant AJ Mazur had a relationship brewing – that was until he was eliminated from the show early on. She gave him her scarf for good luck, but he wasn’t able to give it back to her after he was immediately sent home. (More on Techland: WCG Ultimate Gamer 2’s Caesar on Betrayal and the Alliance)
We asked Mata if she did ever get her good luck item back. “Actually no!” she said, adding that she did see Mazur at PAX West recently. As for whether or not there is a potential relationship, she said that they are good friends. Mata said she was shocked to see how much AJ liked her.
“I didn’t know it was so severe that he would say such deep things,” she said. “He said, ‘I felt it in my heart.’ [When I saw that,] I was like, ‘Awww, AJ!'”
Mata held her own until the game was over for her last night. There was a mini-challenge before the real-life challenge, where contestants had to compete in a basketball cell phone game for an automatic first-round bye in the real-life challenge and a call to anyone they wanted. Yaz Ammari won (big surprise) and called his girlfriend, surprisingly showing a softer side that definitely didn’t come out when he turned against all his “friends” last week.
The real-life challenge was to scale a rock climbing wall in order to reach a WCG Ultimate Gamer belt first. Everyone was paired off in the first round and had to race against each other, with Ammari automatically advancing to the second round. It was supposed to be related to the WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 – we’re not entirely sure about how those work together either. Mata and Rachel Quirico had the closest match by far, with Quirico grabbing the belt from Mata’s fingertips at the top of the climb. “At first, I was really excited. I am like a monkey. I like climbing things,” Mata said.
“I pretty much bombed it, because I slipped in the beginning,” Mata explained. “[Rachel's] like my best friend at the house at this point, I love her so much – but I wanted to win. I slipped up right at the beginning. Our hands reach for it at the same time and I was like, ‘Awww.'”
This put Mata in a three-way tie for last place since she was knocked out in the first round, and Caesar Noriega ended up winning this round. As they entered the gaming house, Mata admitted that everyone was apprehensive because no one, besides Justin Wong, had really played WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010.