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Tourney roundup! - Week of February 5th, 2018

Jordan Haynes

Feb 14, 2018

Tournaments covered

  1. Tick Tock Tuesdays 20 (February 6th)
  2. Bleck n Spoon Season 0: Rainmaker Edition (February 8th)
  3. Squidboards Splat Series - February (February 10th)
  4. Sendou's In The Zone (February 11th)

Tick Tock Tuesdays 20

Bracket Tick Tock Tuesdays 20

Your weekly Tick Tock Takeaways:

  1. After narrowly losing to DJ Snake 90's (aka Saikai) in Tick Tock Tuesdays 19, Neptune was able to break through and this time win a 3-2 set in grand finals, toppling Legacy.
  2. While in the midst of some roster changes, Eclipse was able to take the bronze match, defeating Monarchy and sending them to their second straight fourth place finish in the Tick Tock Tuesdays series.

Bleck n Spoon Season 0: Rainmaker Edition

Battlefy page

Main bracket: BnS Season 0 RM top 16

Amateur bracket: BnS Season 0 RM amateur bracket

The rundown from the first edition of the new Bleck n Spoon tournament:

  1. After narrowly falling in grand finals of Tick Tock Tuesdays 20 two days earlier, Legacy broke through and defeated "Team of Shaks" (aka Saikai) 4-1 in grand finals, after evening the score against Neptune with a 4-3 win in semis.
  2. The goal of this tournament was for teams to practice seven maps, all on the mode Rainmaker. Interestingly enough, only one set in top cut (the aforementioned Legacy win over Neptune) was not a 4-0 or 4-1 score.
  3. There was also an amateur bracket included that suffered from several teams dropping after the group stage was completed. The ultimate winner, Vitamin Sea took their set 4-2 over @FloridaSplatoon Admins.

Squidboards Splat Series - February

Battlefy page

Top 8 (Alpha bracket/top cut)

Feb 18 Alpha bracket top 8

Top 8 (Beta bracket/middle cut)

Feb 18 Beta bracket top 8

Top 8 (Gamma bracket/bottom cut)

Feb 18 Gamma bracket top 8

Highlights from the Squidboards Splat Series for February:

  1. This was the first time that we used a "tiered bracket system" during the Squidboards Splat Series, which means that every team moves on from pools into a bracket. Top cut would go into the "Alpha bracket" (top two in a group), middle cut would go into the "Beta bracket" (third and fourth place in a group), and everyone else would go into the "Gamma bracket" (fifth place and lower). We did this to encourage newer teams and teams that could not make top cut to be able to play more and have a second opportunity against teams more on their skill level.
  2. This was also the biggest Squidboards tournament to date, with the final totals noting that 124 teams fully registered.

140 teams in SqSS

  1. The winners of the Alpha bracket, Saikai, took their third Squidboards tournament, defeating a team called "mittelständische" (German for "medium-sized") consisting of Fumiko, Kronos, Banana, Fuzzy, and Grey 4-1 in grand finals.
  2. In the other brackets, we had:

Sendou's In The Zone

Main bracket

Underground bracket

Top 16: In The Zone top 16

Underground bracket: In The Zone underground bracket

A quick rundown of how this tournament worked:

  1. Every set until semifinals was a best of 3, semifinals and bronze match were both best of 5, and grand finals were best of 7.
  2. Each team came into the tournament with three maps they wanted "banned" or did not want to play, meaning a maximum of six maps would be taken out of rotation assuming no overlap between the teams.
  3. From there, the remaining maps were used to randomly determine which map the teams would play on, and after the match, that map would then be removed from possible selection.
  4. You made the Underground bracket if you did not win your set in round 1 or round 2 of the main bracket.

Moments that keep YOU in the zone:

  1. The tournament itself was won by a team called "i love meta", a pickup of Fuzzy, Grey, Kronos, and KyochaN, going undefeated until winning grand finals in a 4-2 set over a team called "Roblox-Dab".
  2. The finals set in the Underground bracket, consisting of 22 teams, held some familiar names to Splatoon 1 fans, as Crème Fresh toppled Komodo in a very close 4-3 set.

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