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Print at Nov 23, 2020 8:00:55 PM
|Posted by Murcatto at Mar 31, 2019 1:54:23 AM|
Re: Obsidian Swordfighting League - Winter Edition
I know it's been an age since I posted, but it's taken me some time to get over the fact that Cremate did in fact lose (EVIDENCE) . You build it up in your mind, the sweet taste of vengeance as a swarm of sword-fighters each set out to dethrone him. I'm basically broken at this development, you want something so bad that in the end I now have a Cremate sized hole of longing for a worthy arch-villain.
You still barely believe it's even possible. Mr 100 percent, a mythological figure, a living legend and remnant of the past all mixed into one, dethroned by eventual OSL Champion Anemoi, the new Kaiser of the blade, dropping strikes like the dam busters. Who could even hope to face this Baron of the blade? This usurper who had run through the veteran Cremate.
As it turns out, the answer was clear: *No One*. He'd stepped over Cremates broken body and grasped that crown fully, defeating everyone else in his way to finally claim dominion over all, his TMS brethren Darksea just another name to add to his hit list en-route to the top.
The king is dead, long live the king...
Arise : Anemoi
I'll be posting some links below for your viewing, this was perhaps the most competitive we've had it.
First of all the link to play-off brackets and match data, with a huge thanks to Sovereignty for knocking it up and inputting it all and more so for stepping up when issues arose and my jellyfish spine couldn't quite make the decisions that needed to be made.
Seriously your work goes undervalued, so smooth your work has been likened to alopecia. Thanks just doesn't begin to describe our debt to you.
Notable things to look for, Cremate continuing on with that 100 percent set record and only just holding onto the top match win percentage. Xelliana hot on his heels.
Tgcytmz - most BYO wins and SD wins
Anemoi - King of the scimitar, wielding it from the groups to the finals and eventual victory. Hang your heads in shame Korte and Corteez, that's a falchion man taking up your treasured sword.
Felix Culpa it seems need to hit the gym, get some Mr Miagi sessions in and have the Rocky soundtrack on loop, Leetage, Smitey, Solitude rounding up a terrible trio that's been pounded more than any Brazzers starlet. To make it clear they combined for a total of 150 losses, nearly more than the total matches of Group A and D played together. (DO YOU EVEN SF BRO.)
I'll say it again as participants. You're basically the reason the next OSL budget has been re-directed towards our R&D department working on a massive fist coming out the screen and punching you in the face, yes you Group A and D *shakes finger menacingly*.
Secondly the links to some of the matches. Also a massive thanks to Quazars for the time spent on editing and taking that task on by yourself, as well as chasing up our many lazy uploading competitors, I think we still have a few avoiding, but you pursued them tenaciously.
I applaud you for your patience, quality of work and all the help along the way in promoting the event. You've some real talent, maybe one day I'll forgive you for not giving me a song in any of my matches. At least have me dying to a catchy beat...
Osl Final l
DarkSea Award (No link yet)
While maybe questionable to some that I'm linking the last video, I think irrespective it becomes a piece of OSL folklore and a moment that won't long be forgotten, it's basically also one of the most entertaining YPP videos I've ever seen. The rights and wrongs will always be debated but to strip away everything else and just go of the purity of videos, you had game Greatslyfer).
As well as Sovereignty & Quazars I'd also like to extend a huge thank you to the rest of the event team in Bisca and Smitey, the numerous late night PM?s for swords, fundraising and the volatile discord battles, you were all there for it and thank you very much.
As for the numerous participants I could go on about some of you all day, I've much respect for those who completed their matches even while looking loss in the face, for uploading and just the general camaraderie. A shout out to Wintertide too, how we managed to keep you from only offending a small percentage of the entrants I'll never know, the king of trash talk, PP's answer to Vegemite.
Qualifies doesn't compete in one match, proceeds to noise everyone up. xoxox
A little run down off the seeds who made it into the play-offs
(1) - Anemoi
Our eventual winner, your forever green #1 fan never doubted you for one second, you made some bold claims about Cremate and backed them up, forced Darksea to pick up a skull dagger and alter his game.
Slyfers looming shadow and the contentious Cremate hentai folder scandals may never be far from your door, but you beat those placed in front of you and that?s all anyone could do, well played sir.
(2) - Greatslyfer /Quazars
It was like a young Mike Tyson, hungry for that knockout punch and the finesse of Muhammad Ali all rolled into one, watching you fell sword-fighter after sword-fighter, those games of yours should be on animal planet.
You were a cheetah stalking unsuspecting prey and toying with food that couldn?t help but drown at your relentless attacks.
(3) - Xelliana
Our Mistress of death, still rocking that retro skull dagger and impaling the pointy end right up to the hilt.
Down with the flu in our summer league, but roaring back on our snowy islands for the winter league. Downing her own king in the first round of the playoffs, only to mysteriously fall by the wayside against his high Pinkyness. You're our enigma Xelliana.
(4) - Spacemonkey
I'd hoped this would reignite some passion for you, but a lacklustre group and then facing the at first glance indomitable Darksea, it wasn't to be your tournament amigo.
Nonetheless to be topping a group that held Cremate shows your calibre, just got to get that passion back.
(5) - Tgcytmz
Tg?.where to begin, some disputes over your origins and associations, scandals a plenty. But when it came to competing you had hunger, drive and were one of the most fun competitors we had. You also dazzled with your play only to somehow hit a cliff.
I'll never forget those words pre-seeding "Just don't put me against Cremate" he was all you feared. Another victim of Darksea but pleasure having you wish us.
(6) - Pinkhas
*?If you ain't first you're last.?*
Never has a quote defined one man so much, a true competitor and basically our Ricky Bobby, outright refusal to even entertain the thought of playing for 3rd spot, it was all or nothing.
Some rumblings at had you chosen a different sword the outcome of many matches could have been different, but you stuck to that NR Falch you did it your way Pink, thanks for showing up!
(7) - Legionaer
You lost to your first three opponents in the group stages, and to many it seemed all but over. No one held much hope for you progressing, but that never say die attitude saw you climb back out of that grave. A genuine joy for the game and happiness to compete got you many a fan by the end.
For me the most improved this tournament, see you on the tables Legionaer.
(8) - Cremate
Resident diva and superstar, the withered, former battle hardened killer. Back for one last fight, and one last roll of the dice. You had neither the energy nor interest to defend your title and we may have missed out due to that.
Still, to lose to the eventual winner and with that "what if" hanging over, a better (read: Not Full) hard drive should now be your mantra.
It showed even a rather bored and lacklustre Cremate, you face at your peril. Other competitors specifically asked (even pleaded!) to not be drawn against you. Your legend speaks volumes, thanks for sticking with us to the end.
Was this the death knell on your career, a changing of the guard, or merely your watershed moment, maybe some reflection in the Pit will see your return to us.
"...Then make the climb...as the child did. Without the rope. Then fear will find you again."
(9) - Soparrot
You traversed the group of death (B) Only to finally see the first rays of sunshine fall upon a playoff.
For Cremate to darken the skies once more for you.
You didn't get to spread your wings as much as we could have hoped, but quietly went about your work and the balance of many of your matches hung on two blocks, so close.
(10) - Korte
When some discuss walls, inevitably Hadrian?s comes to mind, The Great Wall of China, even November 1991 has been cited as a major time, the fall of Berlin's wall. But the world is ever in balance, Yin and Yang working together and when one fell another stronger, greater, taller grew in the 90's amongst the remnants of that Austro-Hungo empire. This was where the tale began, a child of 5 that was already considered NBA level height.
Driven from their village after his mother requested a childs fare when he was seven, this towering behemoth was cast out, with his height and steel in hand he made a career of fighting, only for this Goliath to face a fellow regional compatriot, Legionaer in his role as David.
(11) - Corteez
A highly disappointing run out for you compadre. From ex-finalist and all round Scimitar wielding god, you've let yourself go. Just a haze of smoke clouding not just your eyes but also judgement.
Pinkhas got his revenge match from the summer league and became an eventual finalist, so maybe not all hope is lost. May this drive you to do better xx
(12) - Sizer
Felix Culpas only beacon of hope, your league was a paltry affair with not many matches to contest, which maybe didn't give you the required warm up. But you took group B villian TG right to the wire.
A different format, with extended sets possibly creates a change in the eventual outcome. Always next time Size!
The leagues only true saber user?
(13) - Darksea
Commandant Jeff you did TMS proud, it's perhaps unfortunate you couldn't lock out the entire final. With the moving house and such it was never an ideal situation for you.
One suggestion though beautiful, stop overthinking, just let it flow. Adjusting your sword to someone else is already admitting loss, you were the leader of the pack once, ultimately getting to the semis and almost final though. You showed you still had it when you played to your own strengths.
(14) - Pasteyman
Never far from controversy, from that ridiculous line call Smitey made, to the curious case of Twitchs most debonaire pirate having recording issues.
As king of GW you led from the front, all the way up until you had to face one of your own kingsguard, the ice cold Xelliana. An improvement over the summer league surely, but not there just yet! Always next time amigo.
(15) - Jameson
James, James, whatever can we do with you? I wish you'd stop filming Jersey Shore and get back to what you do best. I miss the late night sword fights, I miss the trash talk. From Anemoi being shadowed by your brilliance to now nothing more than a peasant of the king. Do you enjoy this position?!!
You did well, my heartfelt apologies for poking you to get online while drunk.
Well the prizes have begun being handed out, thank you again to everyone who participated, I've enjoyed seeing the videos.
Smitey Award for most improvedMain room , Back room : Legionaer
Darksea Award for best mid-game insta: TBA
Veto Award: Cedar
Thanks again all! Sure I've missed plenty, but as I'm continuously being told, that's the price for being old.
Until next time(!)
"The blade itself incites to deeds of violence"
Captain of Tick Tock
Stand & Deliver
Even winning means nothing. We win because its an insult to lose.
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