Just wanted to mention that yes, I will also be in this tournament.
However, in the case that there is an odd number of people in the tournament by the end of sign-ups, I will drop out of the tournament to make it an even number.
Double posting to say that there is now less than 24 hours left to signup for the tournament.
Signups end at 12:00 AM PDT (UTC -7:00)
In addition, the number of the players in the tournament will be capped at 32 players.
This means that there is now only one more slot available for the tournament. As above, in the event that no one else signs up in the time, I will drop out of the tournament to ensure that there are an even number of players going forward
The official Week 1 match-ups will be made at 8 PM PDT / 11 PM EDT today, or when the 32nd player joins, whichever happens first. Check the
for that information as well as official standings throughout the tournament. As a reminder, you can schedule your matches for any time during the week. Post match results including scores for each match in this thread or in the #tourney-hype channel on the Discord server.
This post will the first in a series of tournament recaps that will contain who played on each day, as well as who won, the scores, and the margin of victory. It will be edited throughout the tournament, and will serve as an archive of scores should anything go wrong with the sheet.
An underlined name means that player picked first in the matchup.
SerjG2005 3-2 Regislian
In an absolutely wild match between debuting SerjG2005 and veteran Regislian, the tournament sees its first match that doesn't end 3-0, in thrilling fashion. Regislian won the first two games on Horizon (after the second time of asking!) and on Eye of the Storm, but SerjG2005 shocked the community by winning the next three games on Citadel, Epicenter, and a two-part game on Vortex Effect due to a crash, completing a full reverse sweep!
The sun has set on the first week of tournament play, thus far a rousing success that has single handedly revived the multiplayer scene forevermore and will surely exert a gravitational pull akin to the orange section of Messing with Physics upon marblers around the world towards their computers throughout the long summer days.
Meanwhile, what the hecking FRICK happened to match writeups?
Today, to celebrate Father's Day in the US, I stopped being the absent father of this tournament and finally spent my afternoon at home, catching up with the hype, and ended up locked in an intense egg versus egg battle against petalflurry. After a thorough 235-70 shellacking on Sprawl to warm up, I expected an easy win. How wrong I was.
petal went to the well with Marble It Up! as his first pick. Eguy, perhaps high on his own smashing performance during the Sprawl warmup, got greedy and attempted to collect the entire first spawn, grabbing a few yellows before casually sauntering towards a blue, when petal came FLYING IN towards the blue and snatched it. This clever five minute long con knocked Eguy off his feet and caused so much brain damage that he is now doing this recap in the third person. It took a while for Eguy to recover but he eventually did, taking advantage of some timely high platform blues despite going reds and yellows first on most blue spawns throughout the game. This turned into a consistent 20 point gap that petal was unable to close, as Eguy's fancy ass corner corner hits finally began to work towards the end and he extended his lead for a final tally of 134-93.
Eguy followed up with Parkour Peaks. This map was completely unlike the speed based maps Eguy had often turned to in years past, but he needed some Practice Parkouring on Perks' Playground grabbing Pee Pee colored gems. What followed was a vaudeville act no one could have foreseen. Just...you have to see the match to believe it. Eguy will probably upload a compilation of some not so great moments of his. It seemed like he was constantly one inch away from pulling off some successful skillshot but failed in comic fashion. Unfortunately for petal, they were entering this round having never played this map before, and it showed. The final score was 122-46.
Slope hit, more like nope hit
soupair mbaouns oinga boinga
"Brace yourselves for King of the Marble mothafuckas." -me in the announcement post.
Well, the above quote is clearly just a jok-- oh, okay, so that's how it's gonna be. King of the Marble, petal's desperation choice, worked for a good long while. It was a true chess match, but petal had the advantage on the opening, gaining immediate control of the center four gems, while Eguy looked like he was playing the bongcloud. No player led by more than three points up til about a minute and a half left. But eventually camping the outer ranks paid off, as Meggnus Carlsen's Super Rooks (Super Speeds) snagged yellow after yellow, forcing Tigran Petalsyan to lose by 20 points and subsequently PIPI in their pampers. Eguy won 99-83, overmatching petal with an unheard of 24-3 yellow gem total and completing the sweep.
Copypasta from an impassioned rant by chess player Tigran Petrosyan after he is accused of cheating
edit: gifs wont show up pls halp
"it's the internet eguy. where children are men. men are monkeys, and women are PQ."
Can't say I expected to go out in the Round of 16 but Jack played the best game I've ever seen from him and I completely underestimated him. Brilliantly played.
Extremely disappointed in my performance given how well I did in the Swiss Rounds, but best of luck to the rest of the competitors.
Congratulations to Jean on winning the 2021 Summer Gem Hunt Tournament against Eguy in a close 5 - 4 - 1 finals. I believe this tournament was a great success for being the first major tournament to be held in two years, and I hope to be back hosting the 2022 edition, probably with a revamped format. Stay tuned.
Awards as follows will be given out soon:
Participants: Tribune (title)
Round of 16: All of the above, and Consul (titles)
Quarter-finalists: All of the above, and Caesar (title)
Semi-finalists: All of the above, and Augustus (title)
Winner: All of the above, a special title (Imperator), and a trophy flair.