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3rd July - Manchester Gamerbase Tournement! War Story!

Discussion in 'Stark Mountain' started by Aeolian, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
    Hey guys Aeolian here. Or seb as some of you knew me as from the tournement ^^ Im just gonna give you a rundown of what happened and then add in some videos later. So i was up at 5am to catch a train at 7:11am to sheffield to then change to arrive at manchester. Took me about 10-15 minutes to get to Gamerbase considering i managed to some how get lost.. (Cant see how that happened.. men's sence of direction is perfect.. *insert sarc mark*) Anyway wasnt long before Kawaii, Eli and AnotherPoet arrived all ready for battle. Skara turned up shortly after. Id already seen havak and apparantly madman was kicking around somewhere. Kinneas was late at the time and we were all chilling talking to people (and each other) on the manchester tournement thread. :P How fun :L We had had to make Accounts with Gamerbase (mine can be found here: http://www.gamerbase.com/?a=users&user_id=53172) so we were able to log on and use the internet, games etc. AnotherPoet was after going on WoW, Eli was trying for Guild Wars and me and kawaii like normal people stuck to the forum and youtube ^^ (despite me agreeing about Guild wars being awesome.. i just couldn't be bothered due to its LONG upload..)
    Anyway we were called into the room where they had set up the wii's in order to start the tournement. There were about 44 people participating in total so there was about a 1 in 4 chance of getting a bypass to round two due to the number of people. (in order to fill it up there would have to have been about 64 people.. i think). As i was saying, Some people recieved bypasses, myself included, meaning i was through to round 2 without actually having to do anything. Brilliant! :D Skara, Kawaii and Eli werent so lucky however. Oh they all made it through there matches nicely. Skara Vs JayK - 4-0 to skara. (despite forgetting to put the damned chattot in the pc..) Kawaii Vs Callum - 2-0 to kawaii. Eli Vs Natalie - 3-0 to Eli. And when kinneas said he was going to be bringing a joke team i wasnt expecting a belly drum snorlax.. he was knocked out during round 1 2-1 due to time running out on a cresselia which really couldnt do a lot other than screens and icey wind. Still fun to watch ^^
    So on to round 2. Unbeknowns to me, Princessellielou had entered too so we eventually found her after getting a bypass to round 2. Unfortunately she was knocked out by a player named Victor winning 4-0. Rebecca managed to 4-0 her opponant DSP8 Skara managed to 1-0 his opponant gavin. Eli managed a 3-0 victory against ronic. Also a player named Benlisted who i had met at the tournement had proceded to beat DoctorOak 3-0. Unfortunately after a really intense battle AnotherPoet (Harry Wells) Lost against Toothache 1-0 which was an insanely close battle. The decider was if protect would work a second time. It didnt :/ Finally my match against andrew ended in a respectable 3-0. He played well :)
    So round 3 (top 16.) all i could say was wow.. to the battles taking place. Toothache got beaten by balakai who came runner up - the score was 4-0 :O Skara and Kawaii faced off in this round as well! two teams i had made - i didnt want them to fight :( was mean :L 2-1 to skara - GG to both of you :) you played well! Eli managed to beat matthew 3-0 and proceeded to the next round :D
    Keelhauled who had won all matches up until now (i just noticed his name :L) lost 3-0 to Akira and i managed to beat Alteredegox 2-0 but again well played. The only appology i have to make was i thought you were a boy until i saw your character and name.. SORRY D:
    Onto Round 4 - Top 8 (wow..) things were really heating up! Balakai beat ammir 1-0 and skara beat victor 2-0. Well played to both of you. Then eli lost to one hellishly awesome trick room team.. which i really wanted to battle :L 4-0 Vs Pikachimba Finally me Vs Akira.. Now this was an awesome battle. Albeit i made some mistakes (the same mistake twice.. >.<) but we actually ran out of time leaving us at 2-1 - which meant akira went through to the semi's!
    {i handed mine to akira since he won so brilliantly.. i believed he then passed it on. :) Sophi i'll owe you one since you also played very well} The people who dropped out of the top 8 then had their photo's taken :D Anyway round 5 and top 4!
    Balakai 2-0'ed Skara in an intense battle.
    Akira also 2-0'ed Pikachimba sending him into the final. Before the final round they hosted the 3'rd and 4th playoffs for this tournement. Skara Vs Pikachimba. Skara lost 2-0 :( So the FINAL ROUND! - both players would get the hg or ss game so they all got prizes :)
    Balakai vs Akira.. Wow all i can say was WHAT A MATCH!! 1-0 to akira which was SO CLOSE!!
    Btw Thanks Chris :) On Behalf of PW! Manchester Tournement News and Highlights {Most of quoted sections} http://www.gamerbase.com/?a=post&id=71567 Printable copy of Tournement Bracket: http://www.gamerbase.com/competition.php?competition=58&size=5 Pictures Taken During the Event! http://www.gamerbase.com/?a=post&id=71658 {Credit to gamerbase for times and highlights. Also for providing with pictures and the tournement brackets - really helped alot.} VIDEO FOOTAGE COMING SOON!

    {it was easier to just copy from my thread on PW}

    Also for those who were wondering what i used here is the team i was using which got me to the top 8 :)
    Weavile @ Focus Sash ~ Aeolian
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SpE
    Fake Out
    Taunt {for dusknoirs..}
    Night Slash
    Ice Shard

    Infernape @ Life Orb ~ Zak
    64 Atk / 192 SpA / 252 Spe
    Fake Out
    Heat Wave
    Close Combat

    Basically these two were my two fake outers designed to completely nullify then KO some leads like trick roomers etc.
    As a team they are formidable since i get a free turn and then am able to sweep after removing any possible focus sash's.
    Heat Wave to hit both foes.
    Ice Shard for dragon types.
    Night Slash for the peskier ghosts.
    Close Combat for coverage.

    Seemed pretty decent to me :) Ofcourse these could be interchanged with the rest of the team.

    Garchomp @ Lum Berry ~ Atom {May rename to havak since he actually hosted the event, suggested by random people behind me}
    Sand Veil
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SpE
    Dragon Claw
    Rock Slide

    Garchomps fairly obvious as to why it has the moves. It fits in well with pokemon like zapdos and weavile, has decent coverage and is pretty powerfull. As for the lum berry.. well since he is paired up against most trick room teams with zapdos they are incredibly formidable, for these reasons:
    Dark Void Smeargle wont be able to put them to sleep for the first time.
    They are bulky so are able to somewhat stall the trick room team.
    Their attacks mostly hit both pokemon so even if the foes are two trick roomers we can still do incredible damage.

    Oh and i bet your wondering what the zapdos is.. well here it is:

    Zapdos @ Chesto Berry ~ Tblakey89
    252 HP / 126 SpA / 132 SpD
    Light Screen

    This is the second half, being able to counter Special Defencively, not being able to put to sleep for the first turn and with two moves giving the possibility of either 30% chance of parahax or burn hax id say this guys pretty deadly..

    Finally the last two pokemon:

    Metagross @ Occa Berry ~ Pokerob
    Clear Body
    244 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 Spe / 4 SpD
    Meteor Mash
    Bullet Punch

    Since i didnt wish to replace explosion or protect with earthquake i stuck with this.
    It faired very well in the tournement, especially since occa berry helped it out of a few sticky situations.

    Tyranitar @ Chopple Berry ~ DF
    Sand Stream
    252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    This guy was there to help remove rain teams, hail teams and also provide some much needed ability abuse to garchomp.
    Since 3/6 of my team resisted sand storm i figured it appropriate.
    Chopple berry is obvious and the moves were to make sure i did appropriate damage to as many foes as possible.

    Top 16!

    1. Akira
    2. Balakai
    3. Pikachimba
    4. Skaraflame
    5. Aeolian
    6. Ammir
    7. Elliotstreet
    8. Victor
    9. Keelhauled
    10. Toothache
    11. Gonic
    12. Rebecca {Kawaii}
    13. Alteredegox
    14. Aidenfreak
    15. Matthew
    16. Benlisted
  2. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
  3. Havak

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    Dec 18, 2005
    Cool war story man :) congrats on getting so far!
  4. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
    thanks havak :) got more videos to upload yet and thanks to kinneas ive got all the semi's and beyond.
  5. Despotar


    Sep 25, 2009
    Nice warstory. Congratulations! Quite a accomplishment to get so far.
  6. FrenzyB3ar


    Mar 29, 2009
    good warstory - gives an overall view of the whole comp too.

    you missed out the bit of ''what's this ....the colosseum arghhhhhhhh!''
  7. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
    thats true lol
    just lolage at how it repeated itself over and over again :L

    "Something wierd is happening.. A Distortion.. Whats this..? The Colosseum! ARRGHHHH"
  8. Enygma


    Aug 5, 2009
    "Something STRANGE is happening. A distortion. What's this? The Colosseum ________!"

    Just bothered me. Aha congrats on making it so far!!!
  9. The Pokemon Pimp

    The Pokemon Pimp

    Jun 14, 2009
    Congrats on your success. Cool warstory and keep it up!
  10. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
    same thing enygma :P
    and thanks you two :)
  11. Fuzzy93


    Jun 16, 2010
    Nice job! Maybe one day i'll have these kinda stories to tell =p
  12. magickzzl


    Nov 8, 2009
    Congrats! and WOOT for the Weavile love! I ADORED my weavile at VGCs
  13. Aeolian


    Jul 3, 2010
    lol thanks fuzzy and hope you do, i look forward to reading them! :)
    and yeah weavile pwns :D

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