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Altador Cup XVI
The news, hot off the press, from TNT themselves as they unravel their own coverage for Altador Cup XVI.
Last year Kiko Lake reigned supreme taking home yet another Altador Cup! They were followed closely by Meridell and Brightvale who placed second and third respectively. So, how have the teams been preparing for this year's Altador Cup? Some have turned to specialized training to improve their abilities. Team Maraqua has reportedly started a new type of underwater strength training and Team Virtupets has been utilizing zero-gravity training. Others, such as Roo Island, Darigan Citadel, and Brightvale, have taken a more strategic approach and revamped their playbooks during the offseason. Meanwhile, Mystery Island picked up new player Tulay Ada while Faerieland recruited newcomer Whimsi Dia. With all of these new training, strategic, and roster changes significantly altering team dynamics, it's anyone's game this Altador Cup!
Too Close to Call! - Date posted June 10th, 2021
It's still anyone's game as six teams are currently vying for first place with two wins each. Shenkuu, Altador, Meridell, Krawk Island, Lost Desert, and Brightvale are all neck in neck to bring home the gold this year. With a fiery display of skill, Team Moltara Left Forward Aldric Beign has taken an early lead as Top Goal Scorer. Followed closely by Kiko Lake's "Poke" Cellers and Shenkuu's Mirsha Grelinek, it's still too early to predict who will end up as this year's Top Goal Scorer. Despite, Beign's efforts, Moltara only managed to pull off one win, landing them in the middle of the pack with Kreludor, Kiko Lake, Maraqua, Faerieland, and the Darigan Citadel. Trailing behind woefully with no wins to speak of are Virtupets, Tyrannia, Mystery Island, Haunted Woods, Roo Island, and Terror Mountain. These stragglers will have to shape up if they want to turn things around enough to have a chance at taking home this year's Altador Cup!
Things Are Heating Up! - Date posted June 17th, 2021
In an unexpected turn of events, Team Lost Desert has taken the lead. After two losses to Team Kiko Lake on the first day of competition, Lost Desert players shook off the dust and are now on a hot streak! Since their early defeats at the hands of last year's Champions, they have won every single match and show no signs of slowing down. Team Altador and Brightvale are currently tied for second place, followed by Kiko Lake, Meridell, Maraqua, and Kreludor who are all contending for third.
Meanwhile, Terror Mountain's Prytariel has become a terror on the Yooyuball Field this year. Leaving goalies frozen in their tracks with her complex passing strategies, the Terror Mountain Team Captain scaled her way to the very top of the goal scorer's leaderboard. The current runner up is "Poke" Cellers, with Mirsha Grelinek, Vonde Cayle, and Elon "The Black Hole" Hughlis trailing behind him. With so many fierce competitors jockeying for their team's place on the podium, this year's Altador Cup is sure to be one for the books!
Tensions Running High! - Date posted June 24th, 2021
Although the Lost Desert Team has managed to maintain their lead, the Altador Cup Referee Officials are investigating a pattern of suspicious plays. Reports have confirmed that officials will be investigating the team's performance this year. While Lost Desert is still in first place, for now, the tenacious Team Altador is right on their heels! Right behind them are Team Brightvale and Kreludor, who are currently neck and neck for third place.
In terms of the Top Goal Scorer, Shenkuu's Mirsha Grelinek has managed to squeak ahead of Terror Mountain Centre Forward Prytariel over the past week. Elon "The Black Hole" Hughlis from Team Maraqua is following closely behind, with Vonde Cayle and "Poke" Cellers right on his tail. With these fearsome contenders facing off and the Lost Desert Dilemma in the hands of Altador Cup officials, it's still anyone's guess who will end up going home with the Altador Cup this year!
Coming Down to the Wire! - Date posted July 1st, 2021
The Altador Cup may be coming to a close, but the action certainly isn't slowing down anytime soon! Although Mirsha Grelinek managed to maintain her lead as top goal scorer, Aldric Beign caught his second wind and clamoured right back up the leaderboard, now directly below her. Beign is followed closely by Team Maraqua's Elon "The Black Hole" Hughlis and Lost Desert's Vonde Cayle.
In terms of team standings, Team Altador and Lost Desert are at the top of the leaderboard with 16 wins each and Kreludor right behind them at 15 wins. While Lost Desert is ranked 1st overall at the moment, penalties may still be imposed by the Altador Cup Referee Commission. With Altador currently leading the pack in the final round, this tournament is sure to come down to the wire. Which one of these powerhouse teams will be going home with this year's sharply contested Altador Cup?