AADL-GT Round 2 Results
The 2005 season thunders on, and round 2 fufilled expectations, with intense competition, increased controversy, and a solid 100+ turnout. Registration enhancements helped us get everyone checked in faster, and putting food and a TV outside the room was a big hit, decreasing the congestion and making more room for everyone.
The Mario Kart single-player event kicked off with 83 competitors, and a new split-screen approach, with two races going on at once. Everyone got 3 qualifying races, which unfortunately still took forever, and after a tiebreaker, the top 32 advanced to the quarterfinals. The semifinals got us down to a final 8 person race, with [gtplayer:168] taking First place, [gtplayer:141] taking second, veteran [gtplayer:345] taking third, and Black Shark Clan's [gtplayer:153] taking 4th, all getting a trip to the Surprize round, and to the grand championships in december. Read on for more!
Already way behind schedule, we charged on to the Mario Kart Team Event, with 38 teams competing, each team getting two races and 16 teams advancing to the semis. The finals of this event read like an induction list to the AADL-GT hall of fame (what an idea!), with TP2 and his brother winning the event, Trouble Monkeys taking second, the Inoculated Nuns (of the Vaccinated Monks clan of course) coming in third, and The other side of darkness (jlgelinas and ampshock) taking 4th.
There was plenty of pizza this time, and as we began the 105-player Super Smash Brothers Single-player melee, the infamous Noise Machine had thoroughly worn out their welcome, and were searching for lost or stolen drumsticks. With 2 battles per player, the competition was brutal as players attempted to get into the top 32 places to move on to the quarterfinals. Only winners advanced, and the four finalists were Pickwick the Second, DDR regular Piratey Critter, Skillz dat Killz' Monkeyman, and the Foreign Exchange's Dragoon Black. The mighty Pickwick emerged victorious from this intense battle, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is not all talk.
The Team Melee tournament, which didn't even start until 4:45, with 47 teams competing in a single-elimination, 2-stock battle. 4 teams advanced to the finals, winning a trip to the Surprize round and the Grand Championships: Melee Masters, Trouble Monkeys 2, The Blitzers, and Nitemare.
Finally, thinking our broadcast had long since ended (although later discovering that CTN had carried it to the end), the mystery game was revealed: Super Monkey Ball 2, with quals in Monkey Target, and the final Prize round in Monkey fight. Both games were an absolute blast, with the four highest targeteers advancing to a Monkey Fight for the ages between Vaccinate Monks Duck and BubblingBeebles, Piratey Critter, and Trouble Monkey Clan's infamous Joe S. Duck put on an impressive display, winning the $70 prize in 3 straight matches, with BubblingBeebles taking second for $50, and Joe S narrowly edging out Piratey Critter for the $30 3rd prize.
Clan play was fast and furious as well, with the Trouble Monkey Clan storming to the top of the leaderboard, but the Vaccinated Monks notched up over 6000 points to claim the Round 2 Clan Victory, and winning a trip to the Clan Cup in December.
Check out the leaderboard for full stats, including new features, like race-by-race stats and a wins table for each player, accessible to all. We've also got a new method to insert your logo, which actually works. Just add gtlogo:CODE in square brackets to your signature, and replace CODE with the code for your clan, which follows below.
Next up is our 13+ SSB-only tournament, Friday, October 21st, at 6:00 PM, and then Round 3 on Saturday, October 22nd, from Noon to 5:00 PM.
Here are the clan codes for clans that have logos so far, they're pretty much what you'd expect:
Trouble Monkeys: TMC
Vaccinated Monks: VMC
Turtle Clan: TC
Black Shark Clan: BSC