PREVIOUS WEEK RECAP: WEEK 23 Inter-Divisional Matches
WEEK 23 STATS:
Completed matches: 33 out of 79 (42%)
Forfeited matches: 22 out of 79 (28%)
Double forfeits: 21 out of 79 (26%)
Draw matches: 3 out of 79 (4%)
OLD & NEW MEMBERS
A total of 13 members have left the League following Week 23. Two members voluntarily dropped out, xxMintyFreshxx & Badgrams. I thank both of them for letting me know and their commitments to the SFCCL. The other 11 members were dropped due to two weeks of forfeits. More would have been kicked out, but I'll stick to the two-weeks of no-shows rule...for now. As a result of these members & their fighters being removed from the rankings, the ‘Auto Promotions’ created to fill their rankings can range from 1 spot in the Gold Division to as many as 26 spots thru the F Division. The G Division has been removed once again.
Joining the SFCCL for Week 24 are 5 new members. Please welcome the following members: Bryanconroy, Amore_Rekloos, ZTI890, KirkJ, & Codysseus666.
The SFCCL is now 71 members (142 fighters) strong going into Week 24.
MATCH OF THE WEEK
The MATCH OF THE WEEK (MOTW) for Week 24 is actually MATCHES OF THE WEEK since the matches involve the 2 Gold Championship fights. The reason there are 2 different Gold Championship fights is because it is part of the Survivor Series Prize matches. The first match will be Gold Champion xxUltimaCloudxx’s RUFUS (12-3) vs. Gold Division #12 ranked Wild_X_187 AKUMA (10-1). For coming in 1st place in the Survivor Series Tournament, Wild_X_187 earned himself the right to challenge anyone in the SFCCL with one of his fighters. This is the matchup he chose.
xxUltimaCloudxx’s RUFUS is the 4th ever Gold Champion of the SFCCL. He is now going on his 4th week as the Gold Champion. 3 wins have come via forfeit by his opponent, including last week’s mirror match against his other fighter, Balrog, who just joined the bottom of the Gold Division as a result of the auto-promotions this week. Cloud lives in Canada and joined the League in Week 10. He is in the Top 15 of Grade Points and he has the 2nd most Battle Points among members in the SFCCL. Wild_X_187’s AKUMA has never lost in actual League play. His only loss came via forfeit in Week 21 when he voluntarily forfeited due to not having time to play his match. Wild_X_187 is from the USA and joined the League in Week 13. He is in the Top 5 of Grade Points and he has the 12th most Battle Points among members in the SFCCL. Wild’s other fighter, Abel, is in the Silver Division.
The winner of this 1st Gold Championship match will then fight a familiar face, Marcopolo177’s GUILE (12-3). Marcopolo’s Guile has been in several MOTW, as he is consistently ranked at the top of the divisions taking on some of the best fighters. His Guile has returned to the Gold Division following last week’s Inter-Divisional matches in which he defeated former Gold Champion ElGeneral’s Guile. Originally, back in Week 20, his Guile was challenged and defeated by UltimaCloud’s Rufus on his way to capturing the Gold Title from ElGeneral’s Guile. Marcopolo177 is from the USA and joined the League in Week 10. He has maintained his perfect playing record as he has played all 15 matches with his Guile, resulting in no wins or losses via forfeit. Marcopolo’s other fighter, Ryu, also joined the Gold Division following last week’s Inter-Divisional matches.
SFCCL ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
Congratulations to the winners of the Official Survivor Series tournament winners, Wild_X_187 and Crimail (I personally came in 3rd). As of result of their success, each winner will be exercising their Survivor Series Prize Match for one of their fighters. Below are the Prize Matches:
Gold Championship: xxUltimaCloudxx RUFUS vs. Wild_X_187 AKUMA
Silver Championship: ElGeneral GUILE vs. SALonghorn KEN
B Division Championship: Crashblades BALROG vs. Crimail RYU
Just a reminder, but the above matches must be played ASAP as their results will determine each fighter’s regular weekly match. A special note has been made for these matches in the Fight Schedule. Special thanx once again to Wild_X_187 for running the Survivor Series event.
Week 25 (February 22 – March 7th) will be the final weekly matches. The season-ending SUPER BRAWL Tournament will begin on March 8th.
DEADLINE FOR CURRENT WEEK
DEADLINE TO PLAY WEEK 24 MATCHES IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21st. I may be slow to post Week 25 results that following Monday due to personal matters around that time. I’ll do my best to post the Week 25 rankings & matches, but it may not be up until late Monday night.
Good luck to everyone who plays their matches! Always appreciative of the members that actually play their matches or attemept to play. Seems strange to write that, but after last week, they are in the minority.