There it was: August 11th, 2019, it was still under HF20... The moment they had all be waiting for... After the initial Placement Tournaments, where blood, sweat and tears were shed to be able to contest today The Time Had Arrived.
Ladies and Gentlemen: the Splintertalks Tournament would start in only 10 minutes! With what at stake? Well: nothing less than a SteemFest ticket + Accommodation for SteemFest 4 in Bangkok!
Would they have the right deck? Would they be able to outsmart their opponents? Did they practice beforehand? Did they maybe buy a few cards so they could win this tournament?
The tension went up a few notches when the clock started counting down: 10 seconds, 9 seoncds... BATTLES begin!
Each round consisted of 3 battles which were heavily thought. The first people already got beaten up pretty quickly... The second round - a bit more intense. The third round... this was getting really exciting!
As more and more people fell in battles that were fought with Silver League Decks, No Legendary Cards and Double Rules (ouch!) a lot of dreams got scattered... As soon as you lost your second battle in a round you knew: no ticket + accommodation for me!
But that's also what made it so much fun: the stakes were high and seeing from the names a few dedicated Steemians that were present at SteemFest3 or that hadn't had the chance to attend a SteemFest before were here to try their luck...
The Final Rounds
The last round was played 'best out of five' - so even more battles were needed before you'd be sure. The Final 8, a very very honourable title if you ask me, were played between @happymax, @beeyou, @goldfashioned, @pkocjan, @lord-of-fire, @endgegner, @planosdeunacasa and @kobold-djawa. In the arena people were watching: who would win and who would go on to the Semi-Finals?
Then the Finale: @beeyou and @goldfashioned. OH MY! In the end they both won two and lost two - it was sooo close for both of them! Round 5: Both tried with Dario Dragonscale but there it was, the final beating: a winner rose up from the blood and tears of past battles! It was @goldfashioned, who must have broken down in tears of winning from a strong player like @beeyou - taking the lovely @blocktrades sponsored price of a SteemFest 4 ticket and Accommodation in Bangkok in both hands.
The Arena cheered - in awe with what they had seen in this very very exciting tournament.
Of course, everyone wanted to win, but having arrived in the Tournament is an accomplishment in itself. Therefore the full results of the Tournament:
|1: @goldfashioned||2: @beeyou||3: @pkocjan|
|4: @kobold-djawa||5: @happymax||6: @lord-of-fire|
|7: @planosdeunacasa||8: @endgegner||9: @sirtorito|
|10: @thekillingqueen||11: @soyrosa||12: @jaki01|
|13: @louis88||14: @playtricksonyou||15: @glory7|
|16: @schachoberhessen||17: @udow||18: @hundemama|
|19: @broxi||20: @szf||21: @khan.dayyanz|
|22: @raynie||23: @lava-heron||24: @philippekiene|
|25: @mellofello||26: @monstermother|