WAH with slim lead heading into Round 3
With all Clan Bonuses awarded, we have an incredibly tight race for the top of the Clan Standings, as Clan We Are Hard comes from nowhere to take a miniscule 8-point lead over Turtle Clan. WAH's meteoric rise was the big story of round 2, as [gtplayer:504] shot up to 2nd place on the Leaderboard, still almost 400 points behind [gtplayer:143]. However, it was WAH's savvy acquisition of emerging Melee titans The Royster Brothers (#5 [gtplayer:614] and #6 [gtplayer:606]), and their 5850 points, that enabled WAH to catapult into first place after winning the Round 2 Clan Battle with a somewhat anticlimactic match of F-Zero GX. Read on for the full (and belated) details...
A light turnout brought only 76 players to the Single-player Melee event. The final match was a repeat of Friday Night's no items Melee tournament, as [gtplayer:614] faced off against the usually unstoppable [gtplayer:483] whom he had defeated friday night. However, this time, [gtplayer:483] of It's Called a Crew was victorious, defeating [gtplayer:614] and keeping We Are Hard from making it to the top of the Clan Standings. [gtplayer:606] defeated [gtplayer:349] to take 3rd place.
Moving on to the Team melee event with 39 teams registered. With many teams going 1-1 in qualification, we used clan standings to determine which of them would move on. The final matches came down to NIXON's BAAAAAAACK ([gtplayer:788] and [gtplayer:509]) of the Pocket Rockets versus Royster-powered Team Silence for first place, with NIXON'S BAAAAAACK narrowly claiming victory. BEATUSANDDIE ([gtplayer:737] and [gtplayer:738]) of We Are Hard faced a team ([gtplayer:417] and [gtplayer:483]) from It's Called a Crew, with BEATUSANDDIE taking 3rd and the points piling up for We Are Hard.
As we switched over the Mario Kart, we were treated to an all-star final match including [gtplayer:143], [gtplayer:183] of Black Shark Clan, #7 [gtplayer:197] of Bros & Co, and [gtplayer:431], all of whom failed to place, as WAH's rising Kart Star [gtplayer:504] took 1st, The Right Honourable [gtplayer:325] of The Foreign Exchange taking 2nd, and #3 [gtplayer:168] and #11 [gtplayer:736] of Bros & Cos taking 3rd and 4th.
Running supiciously on time, Mario Kart Team Race began with 29 teams vying for a precious win and a shot at the Clann Battle. The final match went to the impressive and surprisingly unaffiliated Doll-e-mart (#16 [gtplayer:431] and #18 [gtplayer:371]) splitting the $40 1st prize, Turtle Clan's Savage Brothers claiming 2nd, The Blue Warriors ([gtplayer:377] and Black Shark Clan's kart wunderkind, #10 [gtplayer:457]) taking 3rd, and 4th going to The Silent Assassins (Clan Crusher's [gtplayer:381] and [gtplayer:152]).
That sent Turtle Clan and Bros & Co back to the Clan Battle, to face off against It's Called a Crew and We Are Hard. The Melee-strong It's Called A Crew fell in the Mario Kart round, and then Bros & Cos lost both their Melee Matches. With the Surprise Game F-Zero GX, the more familiar team from WAH handily beat the Savage brothers to claim a Clan Battle win and pass the Turtles in the standings.
It's anyone's game next weekend as Round 3 brings the top and aspiring Clans together again, with one of only two remaining Clan Battles up for grabs and $360 in prizes on the line, Saturday, October 14th, from Noon-5 PM at the Downtown Library. Registration is now open, and self-checkin is fixed, so register in advance and skip the line!
Also don't miss our first Guitar Hero tournament for all ages, Friday Night, 10/13, from 6-9, and even a Pokémon Tournament for kids on Sunday 10/15, from 1-4 PM. See you there!
UPDATE: We had an error in our scoring that had Oroachimaru beating Pwnerer in singles smash finals... Pwnerer was indeed the winner, meaning that WAH had 400 points too many! Turtles are again on top!