Day 3: 100% Chance of BlizzardJun 3rd, 2011 | By Chris | Category: Featured Article, Guest Writer
Terror Mountain stepped up to the plate and delivered another home run. This time though they beat a team even more respected: Maraqua with a DWWL. What has gotten into Terror Mountain? TM has traditionally been a third tier team and Maraqua was without a doubt a preseason favorite to make the finals. (Not to toot my own horn, but I predicted a Terror Mountain victory.)
After faltering against Tyrannia, expectations were not that high for Meridell going into their game against their arch-rival, Darigan Citadel. Don’t tell that to the knights though, Meridell upset the purple and black with a surprising WWLD. While this certainly raises questions about how far Meridell can go, you can’t ignore that you have to think now how good Tyrannia is? Tyrannia beat Meridell in yooyuball just the day before……….
The defending champs found little love from a now Dasher-less Krawk Island squad, getting handed loses in yooyuball, make some noise, and shootout showdown. Lost Desert isn’t doing much in convincing us that the ‘curse’ isn’t hitting them at the moment.
Haunted Woods shocked everyone but themselves today by nearly sweeping contender and team just coming off a brilliant game against Lost Desert, Roo Island. Is this the Haunted Woods of old? The goonies have had a history of slow starts and showing signs of life at the end of the cup, maybe they’ve just finally learned their lesson and want to join the rest of the competitors again.
Virtupets Space Station edged out Kreludor narrowly with a DWWL. VPETS is clearly wasting no time brushing up their resume for a spot in the finals. Don’t be too hard on Kreludor though – they lost to Virtupets twice last year and still got the first seed going into the finals.
In the other games, Brightvale and Tyrannia swept up the home team and Kiko Lake. Also, Shenkuu won, but drew all three side games with Moltara. Shenkuu has some questions to answer – teams are supposed to sweep Moltara. Mystery Island beat Faerieland while giving up draws in slushie slinger and make some noise.
** Darigan Citadel vs. Brightvale: DWLW ** UPSET SPECIAL
Altador vs. Moltara: WWWD
Shenkuu vs. Kiko Lake: WWWD
Tyrannia vs. Virtupets: WDDD
Kreludor vs. Haunted Woods: DWDW
Roo Island vs. Mystery Island: DWDW
Faerieland vs. Krawk Island: WWWW
Lost Desert vs. Terror Mountain: DWWD
Maraqua vs. Meridell: WLLW
I just feel like Brightvale will be able to pull through. With two nice wins, confidence has to be high. They also handled Mystery Island very well and seem to be in form. If they can get the draw in yooyuball, I think they can handle the side games.
Shenkuu surely has to pull through one of these days, right?
Tyrannia and Virtupets both seem to be in top form, but Virtupets just beat three time finals contestant Kreludor. Virtupets has earned my faith.
The Battle of the Haunted Moon is today and it looks to be the best one in years as Haunted Woods just destroyed Roo Island. Kreludor has been a top notch team for years and they did put up a fight against Virtupets despite the lose.
Terror Mountain looks like a team that well….isn’t Terror Mountain.
Hell Lost Desert is about to freeze over. Terror Mountain looks like they can at least draw in yooyuball and is by no means a bad side game team. Little did we know at the start of this cup that we could have Terror Mountain open with wins against Shenkuu, Maraqua, and Lost Desert.
Maraqua vs. Meridell is a gut feeling. Maraqua has to turn it around eventually. We know by now that there is skill buried somewhere in that team. It needs to come out now before another late start begins to nail up the coffin.
Predictions to date: 12-6
(Other writers, feel free to take the featured article spot. xD I’m just putting it so it is a Day 3 article is on the top of the page.)