Tourney roundup! - Week of July 30th, 2018
Aug 08, 2018
Tournaments covered this week
- BnS Season 6 Splat Zones Edition! (August 2nd)
- French Battle #30 (August 3rd)
- Platinum Cup 4 (August 4th)
- Squid Spawning Grounds 15 (August 4th)
BnS Season 6 Splat Zones Edition!
Top Cut Bracket: Bleck! Here is a Spoon-fed recap of the latest BnS event!
- After the success of BnS Season 5, how would Season 6 open up? How about a tournament where 59 teams register and 55 check-in and play????
- With all the high level teams entering this event, overall first seed TOMO had to battle after losing their round 2 set against Infamous just to make top cut. And battle they did, going undefeated (12-0) in the subsequent four rounds of Swiss and losing only one game in top cut (to overall second seed and first place finisher in Swiss, Puppypop!) to claim victory and the first place prize of $156!!! They finished off their tourney run with a sweep in grand finals against Silver Hawks, who took home $104 for taking the silver medal!
- This BnS also saw the third pickup team who successfully made top cut and claimed the pickup prize of $20 for doing so, named "Gonz is a Disappointment"! They did it with the following roster:
- In semifinals, with their team needing a win in order to avoid having to reverse sweep to move to grands (and in danger of being knocked out in game 2), Toon of TOMO provided the highlight of the tournament!
French Battle #30
Top Cut Bracket:
Bronze Bracket: Bonne journée! Est-ce la connexion française ou la French Battle? (Tranlsates roughly to "Good day! Is this the French connection or the French Battle?)
- In contrast to FRST 20 from the week before, only one team from the Extralamars were seen in this event, as many new team names took center stage in top cut!
- The team that claimed the biggest spotlight was named Quindecim, as a roster consisting of Kronos, Wanou, KAZ, Typhlo, and Mizaku came in and cleaned up, not losing a single game in winning the tournament!
- Naito Hoshi, a division of Team Naito, pulled off a solid second place finish, just a month after their team split off into two lineups, so watch out as they continue to make waves in the French scene!!!
- In the Silver Bracket, Wild Squids, a team that missed top cut bracket by one game in the group stage, took full advantage of their second chance and rolled to victory! Meanwhile, after a couple tough losses in the group stage (to Quindecim and losing out on Siilver Bracket by one game) and almost losing quarterfinals of the Bronze Bracket, New Gen ended up sailing to victory by going a combined 7-0 against Painting Sea and Final Serum!
Platinum Cup 4
Four of the best teams in the world duel for supremacy. Who will win? Only one way to find out!
- For those unaware, the four teams that competed were two from Japan and two from the West (North America/Australia/Europe), and they were:
- This tournament had a counter-picking system, where the modes for each game were predetermined by the organizing staff (as well as the map for game 1 of each set), but the team that lost the previous game would get to choose which map they wanted to play, adding an extra layer of strategy to this four team event!
- After avoiding a reverse sweep at the hands of Libalent Calamari in round 1, GG BoyZ continued their global dominance (also winning the Splatoon 2 World Championship) by taking down Ghost Gaming 3-1 in the finals!!!!
Squid Spawning Grounds 15
Top Cut Bracket: New squids duke it out under the lights, so jump back to spawn and watch them grow!
- It's nice to see the growth in newer and lesser experienced teams, and BALLERS is one of those teams! After unfortunate rules violations on the part of Team Valiant (not caught until after the fact, so they will remain the official winner of Squid Spawning Grounds 15), BALLERS gets an honorary victory for officially coming in second place!
- Another team that came out of nowhere in this event went by the name "(ﾉ)´꒳`(ヾ)" as they finished (officially) third by sweeping the bronze match and going neck and neck with BALLERS during the Swiss stage. As a fun side note for this team, all of their in-game names on Battlefy were faces!
- The sets during this specific tournament's Swiss stage were actually quite crucial for most teams participating, as 10 of the 15 teams that finished the event completed their Swiss journey with either a 3-2 or 2-3 record, and considering all teams that had a 3-2 record made top cut in this event, it proves an event like Squid Spawning Grounds is anyone's game!
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