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iOS Tournament: The Final Round Begins

Six competitors go for the championship.

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 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 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.