2007 Grand Championships: Coming December 15th!

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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....

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Woo first comment!

Also, Eli, would it be kosher for me to use you as a reference for that one thing?
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Yeah, Tom, I think that would be fine. =)


grudge buffet haha that sounds sweet, but only top 32 :( oh well that makes it get done faster

only one question (for now): do we get to vote for mvp and rookie of the year and stuff?

also low tier? be ready to get owned by my luigi 8-)

edit: i just looked at the leaderboard and why are me and rj not prequalified? not that it matters anyway since we're top 32 but i believe we got 4th in smash teams in the 2nd round
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One more question: Will we be able to commandeer a TV for Rock Band at the low-tier tournament?
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lawl my Roy is gonna pwn now that i figured out his spike noneya gon be able to touch me at dat LT heat
And as for a grudge match consideration id like to see John vcs. Cisco i missed it because i had a match *sob*
"Play it to the bone"


for mario kart singles tp2 got first and i got third


you can efficiently hit your opponent at the right position that well with roy?

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So this all sounds great.
3 question. Wil this tourtament last the full 5 hours?
Looking at last year. The wild car will get about 32 players with 4 qualifaction matches. Than 4 elimniation matches. assuming about 5 minutes a match thats 40 minutes for the wild card

If the maximum of 40 players are in the grands. That has you with 10 rounds and 50 minutes

Next round is 16 players with 4 rounds and 20 minutes

Next round 8 players with 4 rounds and 20 minutes

next is 4 players with 2 rounds and 10 minutes

40
50+
20
20
10
gets me 140 minutes or about 2:20 minutes throw in tie breakers thats 2:30 hours
Putting us getting done at 3? Is there something up your sleeve or are we just leaving time? Or am i overlooking something?

With the grands being only 2 rounds a tie could easily happen. considering i could get a 1st and 2nd and someone else could get a 1st and 2nd. What would tie breaker be just another round. I'd prefer not a suprise round. Maybe a super sudden death match and a baby park on high items.
What are general tie breakers going to be?

Any hints for the clan cup game?


Can someone list the low tier characters?

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


Link
Luigi
Donkey Kong
Roy
Young Link
Pikachu
Yoshi
Zelda
Mr. Game and Watch
Ness
Bowser
Kirby
Pichu
Mewtwo

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my yosh beat will's falco 5 times thats all i have to say

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kirby !

i know who im going with...

also i will i reveal my secret person for the first round of my smash match!
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cisco can beat me i got lucky... but i did it... "ALL IT TAKES IS THAT ONE TIME"


Eli, one of the members in our clan didn't make it into the grand championships (ranked 33). Will his points in the wildcard be counted towards our clan total for the clan championships?


lol good question those points could b important


another question: whats the age restrictions for the low tier tournament?
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omega-woot woot. Shin placed 2nd in the kart torni so lain... When you were all jumpin around saying too good, too good (125 points) you were wrong. This should definetly put shin in 1st place. Anyways eli i got 7th so give me some points to.:)


loled i know what place i got, 27th but you dont have to give me any points for that. its ok


i got 4th

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D: oh noes! not first anymore! grrr.

anyways, no one can beat my... anything. hahaha. i simply have more mindgames then all of you (except cisco). sooooo yep. get ready to be donkeypunched.

uhhhmm and also, grudge matches with lain? eh? EH?!


fox ditto on green greens again yeahhh!

also swordsensei is taking grudge matches
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i cant w8 till i win 1st over all


lawl. swordmaster your fox blows, but sure.

your ic's are HORRIBLE though. D:


how bouts falco gainst yosh on battlefield fo all da mables

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lima, yoshi gains no advantage on battlefield.

in fact, that stage is a falco counterpick. -_- haha. you beat me once, but everyone has flukes.


Darn my straight 5th's in the first round, oh well, WILDCARD!!!


Hay guise, I'm totally going to be there on Friday, so can I steal a TV and do Rock Band on it during the Friday night stuff? Cause that would be schweet.
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by friday u mean grudge match right?


I mean a week from tomorrow during what I guess is now the low-tier tournament.
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are you going to get all 4 instruments. Maybe Tom we could just steal the projector


I have a guitar, microphone and the drums, and if Kevin Shannon comes, he can bring his guitar and we'll have the full setup.

Oooh, projector would be instant win. Especially since they wouldn't need it for the tournament. Woo! Rock Band on the big screen!
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omg omg im soooooooo.....


...kool


it was five times will, not a fluke

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5 times out of?

and yeah yoshi kinda rapes fast fallers if the yoshi knows what its doing lol, mojo (the kid that beat lain in the last tourney) beats my falco with yoshi sometimes
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prob like 30 to 35

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*shrugs* it happens. i'll make sure it never happens again. hahaha. i lose a few casual matches cause i was playinv casually and you broadcast it to the world... ;;;

oh well. i don't actually care.


yea i was jk i no it was cassual but i still wana play u seriously

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snorkmatch him if u wanna play seriously
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Eli, will we be able to commandeer the projector for Rock Band?
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and whatchu talkin bout lain, my IC's are good enough to take omega down to one stock..........without wobbling, or barely any grabs at all
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Shin: yeah with items on....duh! Funny just thought about it, theres no more 1v1 torni anymore. But honestly we already know who has the best chance of winning this whole thing. Its a person with a very good balance of smash ( without using noobish tactics) and kart. But dont get me wrong, just because someone has the best chances doesnt mean that everything going to come in there favor ( witness this in the john and pwnerer match).


You know I bet that that the grand champion is gonna be the luckiest person out there. So I'm about to go hunting for a bunny. Then Im gonna "remove" its feet. I'll also buy some lucky charms and bring in the 3 leaf marshmallow clover. If Im really daring ill bring in a +5 Amulet of Luckitude along with my +5 Plate Mail of Luckitude, my +5 Helmet of Luckitude, my +5 Gauntlets of Luckitude, my +5 Boots of Luckitude, and my +5 Ring of Luckitude. Normally I'd bring in my my pair of +5 Scimitars of Luckitude but i lost them in a poker match.
"Play it to the bone"


You know I bet that that the grand champion is gonna be the luckiest person out there. So I'm about to go hunting for a bunny. Then Im gonna "remove" its feet. I'll also buy some lucky charms and bring in the 3 leaf marshmallow clover. If Im really daring ill bring in a +5 Amulet of Luckitude along with my +5 Plate Mail of Luckitude, my +5 Helmet of Luckitude, my +5 Gauntlets of Luckitude, my +5 Boots of Luckitude, and my +5 Ring of Luckitude. Normally I'd bring in my my pair of +5 Scimitars of Luckitude but i lost them in a poker match.
"Play it to the bone"


oops my bad
"Play it to the bone"


haha shin are you kidding i had omega in a wobble but stupid nana had a stupid parasol in her hand which screwed up the wobble....so items actually screwed me over

also the low tiers gonna be 1v1.......what times the low tier tourney anyway
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omega-sword master get real. I was just testing my fox and nothign more. don't base everything on one silly match. You haven't beating me since i don't know when so intill you do don't mention my name. And if you want to attempt this I'll be happy to have a grudge match.

anyways updates on the wrestling thing. I lost my first two matches and another match in a tourni. my record is 8-3-0 so im doin alright. I've won one tourni and took second in the other. Soon you'll see me in your local newspaper. :)


eli, any hints on the suprise games?


Eli in my first tournament I was Soviet and I changed my name but my old name stayed with all my points so can you like delete soviet and transfer all the points that name had to the name I have now that would be cool if you cant thats cool to. C ya at the grands!


eli can i bring a video camera to grands and record parts of it for a school project?
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no it's a private event

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yea. limabean is right you need concent from all the parednts of the players to show our faces... i dont give my concent to be on tape out very easly *cough $5 cough*


i was kiding of course eli will let you

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lawl. you act like you'll be in the finals john~


Actually, John was right, you'd have to get permission from everybody to be used in your project. That's what Eli had to do when he broadcast the tournaments on CTN. Your best would be to try and use some of the broadcast footage from the CTN show to use in your project.
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yeah thats what i was thinking, i just wanted to confirm it cause i know one guy recorded a ddr tourney and now its on youtube, also i was thinking if i cant get footage of the whole room i can just interview a select ppl like riley if thats ok

but ill let eli have the final word on it
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what time is low tier?


Shin: 6pm-8:30pm its on the right of this page.


yea u probly right lain i cant make it to the final 4...

but all it takes is that 1 time when i do...(ask cisco he knows what im talking bout)

scraper bike!


i'm above reading


yea video tape my matches

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i dodge mastershells left and right... ill post a link to youtube of my kool crap editing job video!

on saturday...


hey, if zelda can be used in low tier, can sheik be used as well?


no if you switch for 1 second you are disqualified


as visiting this site it really kind of struck me how well made this site is especially the axis/aadlgt section


lol if zelda can switch itd be called a sheik tourney not a low tier tourney

anyways look http://web.mac.com/rjeisma/iWeb/Site/Other%20Work_files/azninvasioncrewBEST.jpg
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sweet logo swordi gota play u tomaro

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yeah if im even going

my roy > yoshi
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loln00bs.
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tom took the words right out of my mouth. XD

roy sucks against yoshi. hahaha.


thats why i said "my" roy =)...........not an ordinary roy, its like reminiscent of neo
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He can dodge bullets?

lolwtf omg j00 h4xored teh smsah brotehrs d00d!
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go kirby!!


omg lain what happened, i just saw umb7 vids and u sucked it up.........horribly
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OK, guys, scores are all up to date and all GC qualifiers should be able to preregister for the GCs. Everyone else can register for the wildcards. Tom, you can comandeer the projector or something for rock band tonight. See you guys there!


hey swordmaster, try fighting mikey lenetia you retard.

HE'S STATE RANKED. -_-

i'm still a mountain better then you so don't even try and talk smack to me. haha.


not talking about mikey but anti and that one falco, kagagutchi i think?

lol u lost to a falco that used only like 6 lasers the whole match
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you think lasers matter that much? you're retarded.

yeah i sandbagged pretty bad against them. *shrugs* whatever. i'm better then them, i just lost. it happens.

you're still a lot worse then i am. haha. so don't say a thing.