Once again, thanks to all 54 competitors who have taken part in the October Summoner Wars iOS tournament. We are now down to the final 6, and a final round robin pool that will determine the champion!

The most surprising and interesting fact about our finalists is that NONE of them are longtime PlaidHatGames.com forum members. In total they have just 96 posts between them. (For reference I have over 700 posts just by myself and I haven't even been around as long as many others.) The earliest any of them joined the forums is April 2012, and several joined the forums JUST to take part in the tournament. Wow! I'm glad that this tournament brought out some of the best players that nobody knew existed.

The final pool consists of two competitors from each of the three second round divisions. Out of the 9 first round divisions, 4 have a representative in the final 6-person pool. Two first round pools, the Shadow Summon division and the Magic Barrier division, each have two competitors in the final pool. This means that the other 8 competitors in those two divisions can all pretend they're in the true top six.

Remember, the stakes are high! The winner receives a $50 credit in the PlaidHatGames.com store. With BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia recently announced, even if you own every other Plaid Hat product, there'll be something to spend it on soon enough.

Here's the rundown of our final six:

Acidveins23 finished first in the Whirling Blade division (4-1) and second in the Wild Swing division (3-2). He used a variety of factions all along, but his 4-0 Phoenix Elves are the biggest reason he's here.

PassiveAssassin finished second in the Whirling Blade division (3-2) and second in the Shadow Summon division (3-2). He's used a wide variety of factions all along. Don't underestimate him based on his 6-4 record; he fought his way out of two of the toughest divisions in the tournament.

DoctorPenick is 8-1 overall in the tournament in the Burning Blade and the Power Shot divisions. (One second round match still hasn't been completed.) So far every match he has used the Phoenix Elves, and no one has made him pay for it.

Zyre26 is 8-2 in the Burning Blade and Magic Barrier divisions, using a variety of factions. Zyre's only two losses are both to players who are with him in the final round, so he'll be looking for revenge.

Sower 1 went 4-1 in the Blade of Light division and 3-2 in the extremely tough Magic Barrier division. Although he has played as Tundra Orcs, Phoenix Elves and Guild Dwarves, it's his 6-0 record as the Guild Dwarves that has brought him this far.

Alkazar went 3-2 in the Blade of Light division and an impressive 4-1 in the tough Shadow Summon division. After using a variety of factions in round one, Alkazar made a surprising move by using the Vanguards in all 5 round two matches. We'll be watching with interest to see what he chooses for the final round.

Good luck to our final six competitors. Click here to go to the official tournament thread and follow all the action.


lildrummahboi34 commented:

Well done everyone! Nice to see some old Magic Barrier rep. I am very excited to see the end results.

Posted on 2012-10-20.

tortugatron commented:

I have an easy task for you. Make it possible to record matches so we can all see these finals. You think by Monday that should possibly be up and running?

Posted on 2012-10-20.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

DoctorPenick needs to end his puppy-eating ways. Whoevers against him first should play Cloaks, that'll take him down a few notches. ;)

Posted on 2012-10-20.

Dsims37 commented:

PassiveAssassin has kicked my butt every time we played. Go PA!

Posted on 2012-10-20.

DrLivingston commented:

I am loving these recaps! Can't wait to see what Alkazar plays in the finals.

Posted on 2012-10-20.

tortugatron commented:

How often do you think these tournaments will take place? I wouldn't mind giving it a go (and probably getting curb stomped) next time.

Posted on 2012-10-20.

Airstone commented:

Congrats to everyone going to round 3. It was fun getting beat and hope to get a chance at some rematches in the future after the tournament.

Posted on 2012-10-20.

killercactus commented:

Gotta say I'm happy to see Alkazar and PA moving on from my division. Makes me feel a bit better about my 3-2 down there. Go guys!!!

Posted on 2012-10-21.

Kaiser Cat commented:

Guild Dwarves and Vanguards are two of my most liked factions, so go Alkazar and Sower1. Preferably Sower1.

Posted on 2012-10-21.

Winin commented:

I'm with killercactus. Go Shadow Summonsers!

Posted on 2012-10-22.

Ranior commented:

Fun to watch and follow this tournament. I'm still more shocked though that no forum vets made it into the finals. Not a knock on the new blood, but makes you wonder if the iOS hasn't opened up a lot of great new blood who are set to compete and shake up some of the beliefs of the community as to the best players.

Maybe it's best I'm not in this thing, as I can just claim I'm still better....then again someone needs to be showing that the JE are a viable top-tier faction if you learn them well, as they have about even matchups against the GD and TO, and probably slightly favored vs the PE.

Posted on 2012-10-23.

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