Semi-final results, Grand final overview.Jul 8th, 2011 | By Tails | Category: Featured Article, Tails
Results: So, Krawk Island stands to be the first repeat winners of the Altador Cup, after thrashing Kreludor in their play off. Both days ended with Krawk Island taking the ever important Yooyuball match, which means sidegames are practically useless. Meanwhile, contrariwise to the double round robin, Virtupets thrashed Maraqua with winning Yooyuball on both days. Both Kreludorks and Maraquans are disappointed, but will be fighting it out for the final trophy, a bronze trophy. Interstingly enough, the bronze trophy has only been awarded to Darigan Citadel, Lost Desert and Shenkuu, and not awarded in the first cup, not to mention the gratification and relief of third place is far more rewarding than getting second.
Second tier’s results were closer. On the first day of finals, Terror Mountain and Tyrannia defeated Meridell and Darigan, and on the second day, the reverse happened. At one yooyuball game each, the results were determined by sidegames. On the first day, Terror Mountain just won Yooyuball, with Meridell taking the sidegames. On the second day, Meridell won everything but the noise making competition, giving Meridell the match with a 24-12 game point victory. On the first day, Tyrannia won everything but Make Some Noise, and on the second day, Darigan took Yooyuball, plus the Noise Making competition once again. However, Tyrannia emerged victorious thanks to their sidegames, with a 21-15 point victory.
Shenkuu and Roo Island made short work of their match-ups of Haunted Woods and Brightvale respectively. The two losing teams were only able to take one sidegame win from their powerful competitors. Likewise, Lost Desert swept Faerieland both days in the forth tier, and Mystery Island lost only two sidegames to Kiko Lake on the first day, and swept on the second. Finally, the only thing Altador can won in the past two days is Slushie Slinger. This reporter thinks Altadorian supporters could stand to lose some weight now.
Grand finals overview: As before mentioned, Krawk Island stands to be the first repeat winners of the Altador Cup, coming the furthest any previous winner has come before. And Virtupets is the only team that stands in their way! Good right? Wrong. Although Virtupets were the wooden spoon winners in the second Altador Cup, they have come a very long way. In fact, the last two times Krawk Island faced Virtupets, the Krawks lost the yooyuball matches. However, as seen against Kreludor, Krawk Island has the power to defeat the Virtupet squad.
Maraqua faces off Kreludor for the third place trophy. The last time these two teams faced, Maraqua emerged victorious ever so slightly with a single win in Make Some Noise, whereas every other game ended in a draw. However, the first time these two teams faced, Kreludor were the winners, only losing points with draws in sidegames. The two teams will be fighting their all to fill in that spot on the podium.
Surprising everyone, Tyrannia is playing off for 5th place. No matter what happens, this will be the highest Tyrannia has placed ever. The Yooyuball match will be where all the action is, but there will be no doubt some attention will be on the sidelines, as these teams would not be where they are without them. Similarly, Darigan and Terror Mountain are playing off. Could Darigan just be giving up now? Or are they going to attempt to place seventh for the third time? It will be interesting to say the least.
Shenkuu and Roo Island face off for the battle to remain in the top half of the competitors. Roo Island are looking to place ninth for the second time, and Shenkuu are trying to recover their losses of the previous two years. Roo Island has the clear advantage here, as their strength is still the yooyuball field. A trickier match to predict, however, is the match of Haunted Woods and Brightvale. Nobody expected Haunted Woods to go down like they did these past two days, and Brightvale definitely has the power to punch up and defeat them. However, the Haunted Woods team is determined not to let that happen.
Unfortunately for Lost Desert, in their final match-up, they are facing their biggest kryptonite: Mystery Island. In the entire history of the cup, Mystery Island has only lost to Lost Desert twice on the Yooyuball field. Most recently, Mystery Island ruined Lost Desert’s third tier hopes when they faced off the day before the end of the double round robin. Lost Desert supporters are yearning for revenge on their most hated rivals, but Mystery Island is equally vying for that top forth tier position. Faerieland has the yooyuball power to defeat the Kikos. However, both times these two teams faced off Kiko Lake were the winners. This is the most difficult match of the final days to predict, because the two teams’ yooyuball strength is equal.
Finally, Altador are fat. Stop it Altador, you’re only hurting yourself. Play some sport instead of drinking those slushies.
Final Standing prediction:
2. Krawk Island
7. Darigan Citadel
8. Terror Mountain
9. Roo Island
12. Haunted Woods
13. Mystery Island
14. Lost Desert
15. Kiko Lake