It’s been another exciting tournament and it culminated into a showdown between Ultraman X and Irys.
Ultraman X came out strong but could not finish. The generator we used showed Irys, after a, brief, rough start, finished strong to pull off the victory.
I found her journey to become champion interesting as she was a kaiju that got upset in the first round of last year’s tournament.
What are your thoughts on the tournament and Irys as the new champion?
It was guaranteed that the left side of the bracket would be represented by a higher-seeded kaiju while the right side was represented by a lower-seeded kaiju,
With that I say, BEHOLD YOUR FINAL: Ultraman X vs. Irys!
This match would even be interesting if it were made into a movie. It’s amazing to see how far Irys has come since her loss in the first round last year. Ultraman, last year, made it to the Regional Final but ended up losing to Gamera. It appears that Ultramen have done well here. Of course, too, they’ve been seeded number two on the same bracket in back-to-back years. Maybe it is that bracket?
Coincidentally enough, the representative of the right side of the bracket comes from the bottom right of that bracket for a second consecutive year. Can Irys also be the second champion to come from that side of the bracket?
This Saturday the Final will be held! Jason and I will make the announcement on the podcast and then post the results soon after. We’ll also discuss the tournament overall. It’s a podcast you won’t want to miss!
Never have I had a round, prior to today and in last year’s tournament, where a single round’s bouts were so decisive.
This is the cream of the crop, folks. The titans of the kaiju world in 2016. Take a moment to look at the Final Four kaiju. Okay, you saw them? Good! Each one of them had no trouble in their Regional Final matchup. They made it look easy. I was even impressed considering that each one of these four kaiju had magnificent opponents.
Now that the Final Four is set, who do you have? Are your original picks still alive? Discuss below!
One of the many things I love about this is that anything can happen! Every round there is going to be, at least, one upset.
We found out, on Sunday, that neither Jamila nor Viras will be returning to The Final this year. Then we had MUTO and Reptilicus, the two kaiju who knocked off Jamila and Viras, come in and make us think that, perhaps, we could see them going the distance.
Alas, no eight seed will make it to this year’s Final. Nor will a number one seed for that matter: Gamera and Kaizer Ghidorah got knocked out by King Kong and Biollante. That’s a surprise considering Gamera was a Final Four participant and Kaizer was looking strong; albeit his only win was against Minya, but, c’mon, it’s Kaizer Ghidorah!
My Yongary will not be the champion either. It wasn’t even close. Irys swept Yongary.
Speaking of sweeping, Gigan did just that to MUTO. MUTO gave an impressive performance against Viras, which led me to believe that it could make a run for it. That wasn’t to be.
Barugon, in a tough bout, defeated Dada. Ultraman X and Daimajin went toe-to-toe with Ultraman X coming out victorious. Guiron quickly disposed of Legion, and Megalon had a tough round with Reptilicus.
My bracket is officially busted many times over.
My thoughts as to who will be the Final Four after Saturday? I think we’re looking at Megalon, King Kong, Barugon, and Irys. Those kaiju have been the most [...]
It’s that time of the year, ladies and gentlemen: The Kaiju Cup Tourney is upon us!
If you didn’t see last year’s inaugural tournament, two eight seeds, Jamila and Viras, made it all the way to The Finals. Jamila came out as the tournament’s first champion. As a result, Jamila is the overall number one seed going into this year’s tournament. Viras also gets a number one seed.
We’ve added some new kaiju into the tournament this year. Nearly half the bracket is new kaiju.
When it came to the seedings, I looked at last year’s results to help give me some idea of where to place returning, and new, kaiju. It was difficult to make an honest attempt at figuring out where returning kaiju should be placed, but I believe I did everyone justice. In the end, all that matters is who wants it more, right? Again, last year, two eight seeds made it to the final round for all the marbles.
Below is the timetable of when results for each round will be posted:
First Round: March 27th
Second Round: March 30th
Regionals: April 3rd
Final Four: April 6th
Championship: April 9th
Who do you think will be victorious this year? Will Jamila go back-to-back? Will Viras get redemption? Post your thoughts and discuss below!