L97 Tournament IV: Garoo Unchained
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The fourth L97 tournament, Garoo Unchained, begins on October 4th. This tournament will see the return of pool play followed by a single-elimination playoff for top competitors. This tournament will use the standard L97 rules, and it will be the last tournament before the 2013 League 97 Championship taking place at the end of the year. All information regarding this event will be listed on this page, so be sure to check this page often. Also be sure to check back to see the tournament storyline, written by Neoskulltula!
Signups Close: Thursday, October 3rd
Pool Play Begins: Friday, October 4th; Noon NST
Pool Play Ends: Monday, October 14th; 11:59 PM NST
Playoffs Begin: Tuesday, October 15th; Noon NST
RulesThis tournament uses standard L97 rules. Please familiarize yourself with the League 97 rules by clicking here.
-The first portion of this event will be pool play. Participants will be divided into two pools. Participants will battle each opponent in the opposite pool three times. Scoring during pool play is as follows:
-Wins: 3 points to the victor
-Draws: 1 point to each participant
-The top six participants in each pool in terms of points will move on to the playoffs. The playoffs will be seeded single-elimination. Seeding will be based on points, and participants will face off in best two-out-of-three match-ups. In the event that participants are tied after three battles, the participants will continue to battle until a victor has emerged. The playoff format will as follows:
-In the event that participants are tied in points at the end of pool play, the following tie breakers will be used in order to help determine seeding and/or who makes the playoffs:
- Head-to-head record.
- Number of wins.
- Record vs. Playoff-bound opponents.
- Participants will play an additional battle, only if necessary for playoff seeding.
Participants and Scores
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Floating In My Tin Can, Far Above Kreludor
Stars and stellar nurseries hung indiscriminately across the view, a sort of cosmic Jackson Pollock painting that danced across the eons. While this phenomenal view would floor most neopets, today it was greeted with vehement derision. Commander Garoo stared out the window of his cell with almost plaintive eyes. Even the heavens themselves felt like iron bars now. Seeing them day after day from within the confines of this room took away their majesty and relegated them to the mundane.
Prisoner 43679, dinner!" a voice bellowed as a bright light appeared. Food was carelessly slid across the floor, and as they closed the slot for administering meals, the bright light dissipated.
Garoo picked up the tray and examined its contents. "For five years I've endured this swill!" he said as he tossed the tray back down. "Where is Sloth? Where is my rescue?" He sat down in a chair with a certain degree of resignation. He knew his troops were loyal to him. But he also knew they must be scattered across the solar system. Garoo hung his head towards his heavy heart.
A Kougra's Guilt
A few weeks later Garoo was roused from his slumber by a blaring klaxon. A wave of red light washed across the room as the sound reverberated between the walls. Clearly the alarm had been sounded, but nothing else gave a clue as to what was happening. Garoo knew it must be a threat exterior to the facility. At the very least, nothing was happening in his end of the station. Other than the sound of the alarm, it was ominously peaceful.
Several hours had passed and the Blumaroo's ears finally picked up on something. There was no mistaking this sound, for Commander Garoo knew it all too well. It was the sound of struggle. It was the sound of combat. Blasters were firing and orders were being yelled. He even heard a Wilhelm scream. A smile launched across his devious face. Finallly his captors were getting theirs.
After a few minutes, the sounds of struggle ceased. The klaxon fell silent shortly thereafter. The lights were still flashing though, as primary power seemed to have been disabled. A small blast went off right outside his cell. Garoo braced himself. He was ready to escape at all costs. The door was opened by two armoured neopets, who promptly made way for someone behind them. The figure walked in. As the red light splashed his face, Garoo instantly recognized who it was. "Gormos!" Garoo said with relief. As Commander Gormos walked forward to embrace his comrade, his face was met with Garoo's fist.
Gormos was sent reeling. Holding his cheek, he was shocked at being punched by the one he came to rescue. "What gives?" the Kougra barked.
What gives?" Garoo parroted back in an angrier tone. "What took you so long? I've been languishing here for years!"
Commander Gormos tried to defend himself. "These things take time. First I tried to bring Sloth back and when that didn't pan out I instantly began working to free you. First I had to find your troops, who were in all corners of the known universe! Then we had to find you. Do you know the stealth capabilities of this facility? It took -"
Garoo interrupted him. "How many troops did you find? Is the army back?"
The Kougra looked down. "The force is not what it used to be. I found about 25 of your most loyal men. They are waiting on the ship for you."
Garoo shrugged it off. "We will get more in time. For now, let's get out of here." And with that, Commander Gormos and Commander Garoo left the station, trailed by some of the soldiers once more at his command.
A Few Good Cavemen
An Obelisk, you say?" asked Garoo as he was being updated by his men on the latest happenings around Neopia. They regaled him with tales of competing armies swarming the Obelisk in attempts to control it. This intrigued Garoo, and he knew where he wanted to go. "Set course for Tyrannia!"
Gormos did not agree with this. "I know you are eager to prove yourself, but we can't go to the Obelisk. We don't have the forces."
I am not after the Obelisk," Garoo replied. "I know the Tyrannian psyche. With those factions occupying the land around the Obelisk, natural-born Tyrannians will have fled to the hinterland. They are primitive and an easy target. Attacking them right under the nose of those other armies is exactly the kind of message I want to send the world. Neopia will feel my return."
He was right, of course. Though often kind and gentle, Tyrannians were shocked when their land was discovered by outsiders over a decade ago. The culture clash was never in their favor.
They were not defenceless of course, and if push came to shove (or golfball) they could hold their own. Garoo knew this too, but he also knew his forces had the advantage with their lasers and armour. Stones and spears were the weapons Tyrannians used. This would be an easy conquest, perfect for getting back into the game.
The ship flew to the remote parts of Tyrannia, and the scanners picked up concentrations of their population below. The ship descended.
Word of what was happening spread quickly among the tribes, and almost just as quickly warriors sought the counsel and leadership of Grarrg, Grand Battle Master of the Tyrannians. Two nights after the invasion they gathered around a fire to listen to Grarrg's wisdom. He stepped up to the fire and glanced around.
If they want a fight, we'll give them one." Hundreds of warriors could be heard, their howls piercing the night sky.
- ekspert defeated soopaa_beast 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated tamora_dawn 2-0-1
- ekspert defeated ruuff 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated okay__ 1-0-2
- pisha1 defeated tamora_dawn 2-0-1
- cashe322 defeated dafinsrock 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated ekspert 1-0-2
- okay__ defeated egaeus 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated cannibaliced 3-0
- okay__ defeated jaybuk 2-1
- ekspert defeated egaeus 2-1
- tamora_dawn defeated kauto 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated brightsolitude 2-0-1
- cannibaliced defeated ruuff 2-1
- ekspert defeated drazu 3-0
- okay__ defeated kauto 3-0
- tamora_dawn defeated egaeus 2-0-1
- ekspert defeated fooshfuush 3-0
- jaybuk defeated cannibaliced 3-0
- jaybuk defeated cannibaliced 3-0
- drazu defeated tamora_dawn 1-0-2
- ekspert defeated xskimdlove 2-0-1
- dafinsrock defeated neoskulltula 2-0-1
- egaeus defeated shadowforged 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated slimshoots 3-0
- _dale_jr_ defeated kauto 1-0-2
- egaeus defeated slimshoots 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated shadowforged 2-1
- enthuso defeated cannibaliced 2-1
- kauto defeated slimshoots 3-0
- kauto defeated cannibaliced 3-0
- labmom953 fought _dale_jr_ but all she got was a t-shirt. Tied 1-1-1.
- neoskulltula defeated magic_scar 3-0
- egaeus defeated cannibaliced 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated ruuff 3-0
- mopardude defeated magic_scar 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated magic_scar 3-0
- okay__ defeated neoskulltula 3-0
- kauto defeated magic_scar 3-0
- egaeus defeated magic_scar 3-0
- mopardude and okay__ tied more times than the yearly knot-making competition. 0-0-3...
- pisha1 defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- egaeus defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- mopardude and brightsolitude went 1-1-1. It's like they didn't even battle.
- brightsolitude defeated cashe322 2-1
- okay__ defeated enthuso 3-0
- pisha1 defeated sc00bysn4cks 2-0-1
- okay__ defeated labmom953 3-0
- mopardude defeated tamora_dawn 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated duke_sloth 2-0-1
- cashe322 defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- okay__ defeated fooshfuush 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated sc00bysn4cks 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated kauto 1-0-2
- tamora_dawn defeated fooshfuush 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated fooshfuush 2-1
- kauto defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- ekspert defeated kauto 3-0
- pisha1 defeated duke_sloth 3-0
- tamora_dawn defeated ruuff 3-0
- kauto defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- duke_sloth defeated ruuff 3-0
- pisha1 defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- _dale_jr_ defeated ruuff 3-0
- duke_sloth defeated jaybuk 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated jaybuk 3-0
- drazu defeated potential_hero 3-0
- cashe322 defeated duke_sloth 2-0-1
- ekspert defeated jaybuk 3-0
- duke_sloth defeated kauto 2-1
- xskimdlove defeated tamora_dawn 2-0-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated orangefruits 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated potential_hero 3-0
- drazu defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- cashe322 and ekspert tied at 1-1-1.
- toon_link_dancing defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- cashe322 defeated tamora_dawn 3-0
- pisha1 defeated shadowforged 3-0
- egaeus defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- ekspert defeated neoskulltula 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated potential_hero 3-0
- _dale_jr_ defeated fooshfuush 2-1
- egaeus defeated potential_hero 3-0
- _dale_jr_ defeated jaybuk 2-1
- jaybuk defeated potential_hero 1-0-2
- neoskulltula defeated benladesh 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated njt9497 3-0
- dafinsrock defeated enthuso 3-0
- njt9497 defeated ruuff 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated dafinsrock 1-0-2
- skywalker480 went 1-1-1 with tamora_dawn. It was like watching Link fight Shadow Link in the Water Temple.
- okay__ defeated skywalker480 1-0-2
- tamora_dawn defeated schezan 2-0-1
- dafinsrock defeated skywalker480 2-0-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated sudden_default 3-0
- okay__ defeated pisha1 3-0
- tamora_dawn defeated soopaa_beast 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated benladesh 2-1
- schezan defeated duke_sloth 3-0
- okay__ and cashe322 went 1-1-1. Nothing to see here, move along.
- tamora_dawn defeated trapper3869 2-0-1
- schezan defeated wdsimmonds316 3-0
- okay__ defeated soopaa_beast 3-0
- wdsimmonds316 defeated ruuff 1-0-2
- ekspert defeated trapper3869 3-0
- trapper3869 defeated wdsimmonds316 1-0-2
- tamora_dawn defeated neoskulltula 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated toon_link_dancing 2-0-1
- neoskulltula defeated rebbit66 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated neoskulltula 2-0-1
- brightsolitude defeated xskimdlove 1-0-2
- brightsolitude defeated drazu 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated benladesh 2-0-1
- brightsolitude defeated pisha1 2-1
- cashe322 defeated shadowforged 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated thgil 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated drazu 2-0-1
- brightsolitude defeated neoskulltula 2-0-1
- cashe322 defeated _dale_jr_ 3-0
- tamora_dawn defeated jaybuk 3-0
- toon_link_dancing defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated slimshoots 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated slimshoots 3-0
- skywalker480 defeated rebbit66 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated labmom953 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated skywalker480 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated labmom953 2-0-1
- neoskulltula defeated shadowforged 2-0-1
- dafinsrock defeated kauto 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated enthuso 3-0
- mopardude defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated dfgh5067 2-1
- tamora_dawn defeated ponchoygufy 3-0
- fooshfuush defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated trapper3689 3-0
- mopardude defeated rebuildinq 2-1
- kauto defeated rebuildinq 2-1
- duke_sloth defeated fooshfuush 3-0
- pisha1 defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- kauto defeated thgil 3-0
- cashe322 defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated pisha1 2-1
- cashe322 defeated thgil 2-1
- ruuff defeated rebuildinq 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated cannibaliced 2-0-1
- labmom953 defeated tamora_dawn 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated _dale_jr_ 3-0
- labmom953 and shadowforged tied at 1-1-1. True equals.
- _dale_jr_ defeated soopaa_beast 2-0-1
- drazu defeated _dale_jr_ 2-0-1
- brightsolitude defeated soopaa_beast 3-0
- drazu defeated rebbit66 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated schezan 2-0-1
- brightsolitude defeated ponchoygufy 3-0
- ekspert defeated mopardude 3-0
- trapper3869 defeated dfgh5067 2-0-1
- neoskulltula defeated thgil 1-0-2
- mopardude defeated duke_sloth 2-0-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated poofy2468 3-0
- labmom953 defeated wdsimmonds316 1-0-2
- cashe322 defeated slimshoots 3-0
- ruuff defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- labmom953 defeated dfgh5067 2-1
- fooshfuush fought dfgh5067 for two days. When the dust settled, the score was 1-1-1.
- ruuff defeated thgil 3-0
- trapper3869 defeated thgil 3-0
- cashe322 defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- drazu defeated wdsimmonds316 2-0-1
- drazu defeated rebuildinq 2-1
- dafinsrock defeated drazu 3-0
- drazu defeated shadowforged 2-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated rebbit66 3-0
- dafinsrock defeated mopardude 2-0-1
- ekspert defeated labmom953 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated ruff 3-0
- pisha1 defeated sudden_default 3-0
- cashe322 defeated sudden_default 3-0
- drazu defeated njt9497 2-0-1
- ekspert defeated pisha1 2-1
- njt9497 defeated pisha1 2-1
- ekspert defeated ponchoygufy 3-0
- tamora_dawn defeated tetration 2-1
- neoskulltula defeated sudden_default 3-0
- drazu defeated sudden_default 3-0
- neoskulltula defeated noxmiles 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated sudden_default 2-1
- pisha1 defeated benladesh 2-0-1
- cashe322 defeated noxmiles 3-0
- schezan defeated _dale_jr_ 2-0-1
- pisha1 defeated _dale_jr_ 2-0-1
- dafinsrock defeated ruuff 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated _dale_jr_ 3-0
- okay__ defeated ruuff 3-0
- labmom953 defeated magic_scar 2-1
- xskimdlove defeated okay__ 2-0-1
- labmom953 defeated poofy2468 3-0
- pisha1 defeated poofy2468 3-0
- labmom953 defeated rebuildinq 2-0-1
- neoskulltula defeated poofy2468 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated noxmiles 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated schezan 3-0
- drazu defeated benladesh 3-0
- pisha1 defeated noxmiles 2-0-1
- toon_link_dancing defeated noxmiles 3-0
- schezan defeated dfgh5067 3-0
- drazu defeated noxmiles 3-0
- ruuff defeated noxmiles 3-0
- ruuff defeated rebbit66 3-0
- schezan defeated slimshoots 3-0
- ruuff defeated slimshoots 3-0
- dafinsrock defeated schezan 1-0-2
- xskimdlove defeated potential_hero 3-0
- egaeus tied with duke_sloth 1-1-1. Mirror images of one another.
- pisha1 defeated dafinsrock 2-1
- schezan defeated poofy2468 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated poofy2468 3-0
- xskimdlove tied with wdsimmonds316 1-1-1
- xskimdlove defeated rebbit66 3-0
- labmom953 defeated sudden_default 3-0
- brightsolitude defeated egaeus 3-0
- mopardude and wdsimmonds316 tussled. Both walked away, however: 1-1-1.
- labmom963 fought duke_sloth and went 1-1-1. Generic statement here.
- duke_sloth defeated trapper3869 2-1
- cashe322 defeated potential_hero 3-0
- xskimdlove defeated duke_sloth 2-0-1
- duke_sloth defeated neoskulltula 1-0-2
- drazu defeated poofy2468 3-0
- penguinqwert defeated cashe322 2-0-1
- drazu defeated slimshoots 3-0
- orangesfruits defeated labmom953 2-0-1
- orangesfruits defeated neoskulltula 2-0-1
- penguinqwert defeated xskimdlove 2-0-1
- ruuff defeated orangesfruits 2-1
- drazu defeated orangesfruits 2-0-1
- xskimdlove defeated orangesfruits 2-0-1
- kauto defeated poofy2468 3-0
- kauto defeated potential_hero 3-0
- ruuff defeated sudden_default 3-0
- cashe322 defeated orangesfruits 2-0-1
- mopardude defeated orangesfruits 2-0-1
- drazu defeated okay__ 2-1
- penguinqwert defeated mopardude 2-1
- schezan defeated shadowforged 3-0
- labmom953 defeated slimshoots 3-0
- mopardude defeated shadowforged 2-1
- mopardude defeated slimshoots 3-0
- schezan and orangesfruits drew more than two art majors. 0-0-3...
- dafinsrock defeated labmom953 3-0
- drazu defeated neoskulltula 2-0
- neoskulltula has earned the rank of Top 12 for this event.
- toon_link_dancing defeated drazu 2-1-1
- drazu has earned the rank of Quarterfinalist for this event.
- penguinqwert defeated okay__ 2-1
- okay__ has earned the rank of Top 12 for this event.
- pisha1 defeated cashe322 2-0
- cashe322 has earned the rank of Top 12 for this event.
- Nalare defeated penquinqwert 2-1-1
- penguinqwert has earned the rank of Quarterfinalist for this event.
- dafinsrock defeated tamora_dawn 2-0-1
- tamora_dawn has earned the rank of Top 12 for this event./li>
- brightsolitude defeated dafinsrock 2-0
- dafinsrock has earned the rank of Quarterfinalist for this event.
- brightsolitude defeated ekspert 2-0-1
- ekspert has earned the rank of Semi-Finalist for this event.
- xskimdlove defeated pisha1 2-0-1
- pisha1 has earned the rank of Quarterfinalist for this event.
- xskimdlove defeated toon_link_dancing 1-0-2
- toon_link_dancing has earned the rank of Semi-Finalist for this event.
- xskimdlove defeated brightsolitude 2-0-1
- brightsolitude has earned the rank of Finalist for this event.
- xskimdlove has earned the title of Champion for this event.
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