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Altador Cup IV

It's Game Time!
The Altador Cup is in full swing, and Jellyneo will be bringing you the best coverage of the games! Matches have begun, so you can expect daily updates with the current standings, who's up against who, and any major events. Keep checking back for all things AC!

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  • June 28, 2009, 7:38 am NST - Welcome to the results for day 26 of the round robin!

    It's the moment many thought would never come today, Virtupets has finally conceeded a loss in Shootout Showdown, to Kiko Lake of all teams. After a streak of 25 wins in the new game, have the Virtupets team finally started to flag? The Kiko Lake team also took a win from Virtupets in Slushie Slinger, though the two teams settled for draws in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise.

    In the other matches today there were two sweeps against the usual suspects. Terror Mountain swept Altador, while Krawk Island swept Faerieland.

    Meanwhile Shenkuu managed a surprising victory against Kreludor in Yooyuball. Kreludor managed to even out the standings though by taking wins in all three of the side games.

    Similarly, Maraqua continued on their way to a late comeback, by managing Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger wins against Darigan Citadel. The Citadel meanwhile took Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown as their own.

    Elsewhere, Mystery Island took narrow victories over Roo Island in Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown, while the two teams drew in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise.

    In the Lost Desert/Tyrannia match, the Desert took wins in Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown. Tyrannia took a win in their speciality, Slushie Slinger, and the Make Some Noise match ended in a draw.

    Finally, there was a mixed set of results from the Haunted Woods/Meridell games. Meridell took wins in both Yooyuball and Make Some Noise, while the Haunted Woods took wins in Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown.

    Remember to check out our Predicted Scores & Standings page. We calculate that there's now only 7 teams that now have a shot at making the finals.
  • June 27, 2009, 12:29 am NST - We come to you today with the results of day 25 of the preliminary round of the Fourth Annual Altador Cup. Ladies and gentlemen, we have five days left of the round robin. Wow.

    As always, we begin with our sweeps. Today only the usuals showed up in the sweeps yesterday. Roo Island was Faerieland's conqueror today, and the Lost Desert did in the Altador team.

    As for everyone else, it seems Team Shenkuu and Team Krawk Island are back on form today. Team Shenkuu suffered no losses to Mystery Island, triumphing in all three side games and conceding only a draw in Yooyuball. Team Krawk Island also defeated their opponents, Team Kiko Lake, in all but one game. Their only loss was in Shootout Showdown.

    The Kreludans also did well yesterday. Mirroring the Shenkuu team, they defeated the Maraquans in Slushie Slinger, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown. The Maraquans, however, rallied with a win in Yooyuball.

    The Meridell vs. Virtupets match was very even. The teams drew in two events, Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. The Virtupets team pulled ahead in the Shootout Showdown match, while the Meridellians had the edge in Yooyuball.

    The Haunted Woods team had yesterday's characteristic varied results. They were able to defeat the Terror Mountain team in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise, while Terror Mountain was victorious in Shootout Showdown. In Slushie Slinger, the teams ended up tied.

    For a little bit of irony, a recent news report from Neopia quoted Darigan Citadel team captain Layton Vickles thus: "It's been totally different this time around, as if we're re-learning how to have fun playing all over again. After winning in Year 9, there was just this incredible amount of pressure to come back and repeat, and that tension really worked against us." Yesterday, the Darigan team was only able to scrape out a single win against the Tyrannians in Yooyuball, while the Tyrannians triumphed in all three side games.

    Well, that's all for today. Looks like the top few teams are fairly defined, while Faerieland and Altador will by vying in the finals for...not last. Don't get too comfortable, though. Things can change if teams are not consistent to the end. Good luck to everyone as we come flying down the home stretch of the preliminary round!
  • June 26, 2009, 4:54 am NST - Welcome to the results from day 24 for the round robin!

    Perhaps the most surprising and interesting result today was one of the sweeps. The Haunted Woods swept Faerieland, and Meridell swept Altador, but both of those outcomes are hardly shocking. However, Kreludor managed a full sweep over fellow front running team, Krawk Island. In the previous round, the results had tipped in favour of the Krawk Island team. Perhaps this is a sign that Krawk Island is once again faltering just before the final round?

    Outside of the sweeps there was also another shock in the Roo Island/Darigan Citadel game. The Citadel, which looked unbeatable in Yooyuball in the first few weeks of the cup, have stalled recently, and Roo Island was able to use this to their advance to claim a draw in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise. The Citadel kept their focus though, and took wins in Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown.

    Kiko Lake showed that they have improved in the second round during their match against Terror Mountain. The Lakers took wins in both Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown, and a draw in Yooyuball. Terror Mountain meanwhile took the win in Slushie Slinger.

    It was all just a little bit of history repeating in the Maraqua/Tyrannia match, as it produced the exact same results as the first round. Maraqua took the Yooyuball win, while Tyrannia took wins in all three of the side games.

    Meanwhile in the Mystery Island/Virtupets match there were mixed results. Mystery Island took a win in Yooyuball, while Virtupets took wins in Slushie Slinger and (no surprise) Shootout Showdown. The Make Some Noise match ended in a draw.

    In today's final match up, the Lost Desert clashed with Shenkuu. Once again, it was the team from the Lost Desert that came out on top, with wins in both Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown. In a similar fashion to the first round, Shenkuu managed to force the Lost Desert into conceeding two draws, in both Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise.

    That's all the results for today, make sure to check out our Predicted Scores & Standings page while you're here. As you can see, there's now five teams that we calculate as being unable to win the cup this year given their current scores. Keep checking back in the following days as that list grows!
  • June 25, 2009, 12:34 am NST - Day 23 is here, and already we're over halfway through the second round robin!

    As always, we begin with the sweeps. Today's batch, unsurprisingly, includes Faerieland and Altador, this time losing entirely to Mystery Island and Roo Island. Joining those regulars in this list is Team Terror Mountain, who couldn't catch a break against the Lost Desert team yesterday.

    As for everyone else, Kreludor remains a consistent competitor, leaving the day without a loss against Kiko Lake. The Kreludans soundly defeated Team Kiko Lake in Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown, while Kiko Lake held on enough in the Make Some Noise battle to cause a draw.

    The Tyrannia vs. Haunted Woods game was similar. The Tyrannians took the victory in all three of the side games, while the Haunted Woods yooyuballers were unstoppable in the main match and took the victory there.

    Maraqua and Virtupets were fairly evenly matched yesterday. The Maraquans were victorious in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise, while the Virtupets team drilled their way to a win in Shootout Showdown. The Slushie Slinging match was too fast and furious for the judges to find a clear winner, so they called a draw.

    In the rivalry match of Meridell vs. Darigan Citadel, the victories were split. Of course, the even match-up provided a very interesting day of competition, with fans flooding the stadiums from both lands. In the end, the Meridellians took Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise, while the Darigans took Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown.

    Finally, in a rare loss of form, Team Shenkuu lost to the Krawk Islanders in Slushie
    Slinger and Make Some Noise. In Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown they were unable to produce more than a tie-game. Have they already passed their peak this season? This could be very interesting with the finals coming up in a week and a half or so.

    Well, there are your results for Day 23 of the Fourth Annual Altador Cup. Keep playing hard because we are coming up on the last few days of the preliminary round, and you want to ensure that your team makes it into the highest finals bracket it possibly can! Good luck everyone!
  • June 24, 2009, 6:59 am NST - The results from day 22 are in, and it's another day of upsets!

    Only two sweeps to report on today, and one was of course against Faerieland. This time, it was Virtupets who took the win in all the games yet again. Similarly, Tyrannia scored a full sweep over Altador as they did in the first round.

    It was however outside the sweeps that things started to get a little interesting. Yooyuball frontrunner Darigan Citadel came up against the Shenkuu team, which has given a rather lacklustre performance so far this year. This time however, the Shenkuu team fought back with force, and took wins from the Citadel in Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown. The Darigan team was able to claw back a draw in Slushie Slinger, but only barely.

    Kreludor also faced minor problems with Team Roo Island today. Kreludor took wins in all three of the side games, but the Roo Island team managed to force a draw in Yooyuball, regaining some of their pride.

    The third major contender, Krawk Island, also faced an upset in the form of Mystery Island. In a similar story to the Kreludor/Roo Island match, Krawk Island took wins in all three side games. However, Mystery Island was able to take a win over the pirates in Yooyuball.

    Outside of the top few teams, the Haunted Woods faced Kiko Lake. It was the Haunted Woods that took wins in Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. Kiko Lake managed to take the win in Shootout Showdown, once again preventing the Haunted Woods from making a sweep.

    Meanwhile, Meridell faced Terror Mountain, with mixed results. Meridell took wins in all three side games, including Shootout Showdown, Terror Mountain's strong point. However, the Terror Mountain team managed to force the Yooyuball game into a draw.

    Last, but by no means least, Maraqua faced off against the Lost Desert. This was by far the most mixed bag of results from the day. There were draws between the two teams in both Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown, and while Maraqua took the Slushie Slinger win, Lost Desert took the win for Make Some Noise.

    So, that's another day's results over with, and we draw ever closer to the final round. Make sure to check back tomorrow as we head into the final week!
  • June 23, 2009, 6:33 am NST - Welcome to the results from Day 21!

    First, of course, the sweeps. Yesterday Team Shenkuu swept Faerieland, Roo Island swept Kiko Lake, and the Haunted Woods swept Altador.

    As for everyone else, Team Lost Desert completed the day without a single loss, winning Yooyuball and Make Some Noise against Darigan Citadel. In Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown, the two teams were so close that the referees called a draw.
    Team Kreludor also completed the day without a loss, defeating the Tyrannians in Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown, while the Tyrannians fought the Slushie Slinger match to a draw.

    Two teams won all but one game yesterday. Team Maraqua defeated Team Mystery Island in Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown, while Mystery Island pulled out a victory in Make Some Noise. Similarly, Krawk Island defeated Meridell in Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown, while
    the Meridellians rallied with a win in Slushie Slinger.

    In the final match of the day, Team Virtupets won Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown, while their opponents, Team Terror Mountain, won Slushie Slinger. The Yooyuball match ended in a tie game, so each team received the points for a draw.

    That's another day's results! Don't forget to check out our Predicted Scores & Standings page as we near the point where we can eliminate teams from the top tier of the finals. Good luck today!
  • June 22, 2009, 6:24 am NST - The results for day 20 are in, and the effects of the second round are starting to show, as there are quite a few differences from the first round results.

    Only two sweeps occured today. Maraqua managed to beat Altador completely, and Terror Mountain managed to win over Faerieland.

    The only match today that was exactly replicated from the first round was the one between Meridell and Kiko Lake. Once again, Meridell managed wins in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise, while Kiko Lake won in Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown.

    We saw another closely matched fight between the Krawk Island and Darigan Citadel teams today. There were draws in Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown, but Krawk Island had the edge and managed to take wins in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise.

    Kreludor, the other team at the top of the board, came up against the small but surprising Virtupets squad. Kreludor took Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger, but Virtupets stayed true to form and took wins in both Shootout Showdown and Make Some Noise.

    The Lost Desert managed a string of wins against Roo Island, taking Slushie Slinger, Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown. In the previous round, the Lost Desert managed a clean sweep against former champions Roo Island, so it came as a shock when the Roo Island squad was able to force a draw in Yooyuball.

    Two teams that seemed evenly matched in the first round also clashed today, the Haunted Woods and Mystery Island. This time, Mystery Island took a win in Yooyuball, but the Haunted Woods were able to rally with wins in all of the side games.

    Finally, in the Shenkuu/Tyrannia match, the mountain ninjas proved to be the stronger team. They took wins in Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, Shootout Showdown. Tyrannia was able to take one single win from Shenkuu, and it was no surprise that it was in the prehistoric team's speciality, Slushie Slinger.
  • June 21, 2009, 12:27 am NST - And now for the results of day 19's matches!

    There were five sweeps to record yesterday. As usual, we saw Faerieland and Altador fall victim to a sweep, this time to Darigan Citadel and Krawk Island. Also with sweeping victories were the Lost Desert over Kiko Lake, Kreludor over Mystery Island, and Shenkuu over the Haunted Woods.

    As for the other three matches, Tyrannia made it through the day without a single loss against Meridell. Tyrannia triumphed in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise,
    while the Yooyuball match and Shootout Showdown games ended in a draw.

    The other two matches saw Shootout Showdown as the interference that prevented a sweep. In the Roo Island vs. Virtupets match, the Roo Islanders won Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, and Make Some Noise, while the Virtupets team won Shootout Showdown. The Maraqua vs. Terror Mountain match turned out the same, with Maraqua winning the first three games and Terror Mountain winning Shootout Showdown.

    So there's the results! Shootout Showdown continues to be a major factor in each day's results. Stay tuned as we move through the second half of the round robin and toward the finals!
  • June 20, 2009, 3:16 am NST - Day 18 of the Altador Cup has come to a close, here are the results.

    A fair number of sweeps today, though they are hardly surprising ones. Lost Desert claimed a complete victory over Faerieland, Kreludor over Altador, and finally Tyrannia over Kiko Lake.

    Outside of the sweeps it was another day of small upsets for many teams. In their second match up against Virtupets, Krawk Island was able to take the win in both Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger, but Virtupets took Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown, retaining their perfect record in the new side game. It seems like no team is going to be able to take a win from Virtupets in it. Interestingly, this is the exact same outcome that happened in the first round robin.

    It was also a repeat of the first round in the Shenkuu/Terror Mountain game. Once again, Shenkuu won in Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, and Make Some Noise, but Terror Mountain forced a draw in Shootout Showdown.

    There were however some differences in the Meridell/Maraqua game. Maraqua was able to take three wins, in Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown. Meridell however managed to steal the Make Some Noise win from their aquatic opponents.

    The Darigan Citadel were deprived a full sweep by Mystery Island. Whilst the Citadel took the wins in all of the side games, Mystery Island took the win in Yooyuball to even out the scores.

    Finally, in the Haunted Woods/Roo Island game, there were almost draws across the board. The only game in which there wasn't a draw was Slushie Slinger, in which Roo Island took the win. Perhaps this marks the beginning of a comeback for the Roo Island team? Or a fall for the Haunted Woods team?

    There's only one way to find out, come back tomorrow for more results!
  • June 19, 2009, 12:25 am NST - Day two of the second round robin is complete, and here are the results:

    Only two sweeps are available for report today: Faerieland's sweep by Meridell, and Team Haunted Woods' sweep by Kreludor.

    As for the rest of the matches, we shall begin with the Terror Mountain vs. Mystery Island match. The teams split the day's victories, with Terror Mountain taking the Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown matches and Mystery Island taking Yooyuball and Make Some Noise.

    In the following match, Team Virtupets defeated Team Darigan Citadel in Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown, while the Darigans defeated the Virtupets team in Yooyuball. The Slushie Slinger match ended in a draw.

    Kiko Lake left the day without a single loss to Altador, winning Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown. The Altadorians held their own in Slushie Slinger, however, and the game ended without a decided victor.

    Krawk Island did the same against the Lost Desert, winning each of the side games in yesterday's match. In Yooyuball, the teams battled hard and long, but in the end, there was a draw.

    The remaining two matches have the same results, with one team winning Yooyuball and one winning Slushie Slinger, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown. In the Roo Island vs. Tyrannia match, the Roo Islanders took Yooyuball, while the Tyrannians took the side games. In the Shenkuu vs. Maraqua match, the Maraquans won the Yooyuball match, while Shenkuu dominated the side game battles.

    In the end, we saw the top teams continue on their path, battling for a spot in the finals. Remember, every team can still make the finals, so make sure you contribute some game playing every day. Good luck!
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