2007 Grand Championships: Coming December 15th!
With the end of the regular season behind us, and the 2007 Grand Championships just days away, it's time to savor. Savor the calm before the maelstrom. SAVOR IT. The end of the season is nigh, and with it, an end to a season marked forever by the dominance of one amazing clan: The unstoppable CLAN US. US owned every event again at round 4, even storming back to win at Donkey Konga and claim their third Clan Battle title of the season.
Now, with US securely seated atop the single player and clan leaderboards, there's only one question heading into the Grands: Can US be beaten? At all? By anybody? Come to the Grand Championships at the Downtown Libary on 12/15 to find out! Read on for full tournament details.
First off, the rumors are true... the warm-up Super Smash Bros. throwdown the night before the Grands, on 12/14, will be a Low Tier tournament, so better train up your DK and Ness and such.
Then, I've decided to move the Clan Cup to the first feature of the Grudge Buffet on the night of 12/21. That means that the Clan Season continues through the Grand Championship and GC scores and bonuses will count towards final clan standings. Hopefully you guys are all planning on coming to the Grudge Buffet; it will be a very cool event and the Clan Cup will give it a great start.
For the Clan Cup, Clans 5-8 will each send 4 players into 4-player Mario Kart BATTLES! The two clans with the most wins after two rounds of battle will advance to face clans 3 and 4 in smash singles. The two winning clans from those matchups will face clans 1 and 2 in one surprise game, and the winners of those two matches will face off in another surprise game to determine which clan wins the 2007 Clan Cup. Each member of the winning clan will win a Clan Cup trophy plus a $50 game with a target gift receipt.
OK, back to the Grand Championships. First, I've marked the prequalified players, those who have placed 4th or better in any event during the season. You can see that on the full leaderboard. In addition, we will also welcome anyone in the top 32 into the Grand Championship brackets (that's only 9 more players). The Wildcard Tournament, or as we often call it, the Festival of Noobs, will begin at 12:30 on Saturday, 12/14, using the dual format from last season; two rounds each of 4p smash and 4p kart, and then cutting out the bottom half of players based on score. One change is that we will be breaking ties for place in smash matches based on kills, then damage given, so no more second-place pacts.
8 players will advance out of the Wildcard tournament to join the prequalified players for more sets of 2 rounds each, smash and kart. Our final round will indeed be one round of smash, one round of kart. The winning 4 players will pick from a prize pool including: A Nintendo Wii (or a $250 giftcard), an iPod Nano, a Nintendo DS, and (for 4th place!) an iPod Shuffle.
At the Grudge Buffet on 12/21, we'll have the Clan Cup, presentation of awards such as MVP and Rookie of the Year, plus grudge matches suggested by you. Let me know if you have any questions, and we'll see you at the Grands!
One final note. Our database is missing the results from last month's Mario Kart Singles final race. Does anyone remember who the top four were? I'm pretty sure Lain won't still be atop the standings once we get those scores in....