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Posted by chimp_chicken_fish on 18th of June 2011 at 07:07 AM NST
It's Day 18 of the tournament and the start of the Second Round Robin! Seventeen more days of play before the only Bye-Day (break day in the schedule) which takes place before the Semi-Finals and the Finals Rounds. Avoid sitting next to the Techo Super-Fan and you'll survive the Altador Cup with your hearing (although you might suffer from tinnitus for a while - you know, that ringing in your ear after listening to something loud? That.) So dump that bag of merchandise at home, put on your support gear and cheer for your team as LOUD as you can :D! Whilst you're doing that, here's the match report for Day 17 (June 17th), the last day of the First Round Robin, right now:

The first sweep was awarded to Team Lost Desert, who out-blazed Team Altador yesterday. "It's great to sweep once again. Sure, it's not one that's considered to be a ground-breaking sweep (no offence, Altador) but hey, it's definitely worth the celebration!" Team Altador's "Trapper" Remis tried to keep his team's spirits up by treating his team to a meal at Exquisite Ambrosia. "Trapper is great, he really treats us well as a team," Lyvon Cibaire commented sincerely at the restaurant.

The second sweep went to those steadfast, chivalrous knights from Team Meridell. They were up against last year's newest squad, Team Moltara and successfully wiped the castle floor with them in all four games. "To make up for sweeping them, we offered to treat Team Moltara to a meal. It was the honourable thing to do," Captain "Wizard" Windelle said courteously. Moltara's Tulah Kisner said, "Well, at least we got something out of the loss. They were very kind."

Team Faerieland were on their toes yesterday after Team Shenkuu had caused the powerhouse Virtupets an upset in Yooyuball the other day. The Faeries made sure that they were on their guard the whole time, and managed a first class win in Shootout Showdown. "We won't lie, that was our last shot at preventing a sweep," Kakoni Worrill of Team Faerieland stated with a sense of relief. That Slushie Slinging waitress of ours is a star." Team Shenkuu's Mirsha Grelinek said; "They had us worried for a short while," she laughed, pleased with the wins in Yooyuball, Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown. "Their defence was top-notch in Yooyuball."

Team Kiko Lake
meant business when they zipped up their coats and jackets to tackle Team Terror Mountain in the games. They were so prepared, in fact, that they won three out of four games! Holbie Pinnock was overjoyed. "Yooyuball, Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown?! Yes, we officially rock!" Team Terror Mountain did not freeze in their own cave though, as they kept themselves going with a win in Slushie Slinger. "Gotta hand it to those Kikos, they know what they're doing." Rinok Fitel grinned.

Team Virtupets was shaken up as Team Krawk Island fired cannons at their space ships. The Space Station Squad was able to cause enough damage to the pirates' hull to secure wins in Yooyuball and Make Some Noise, but was not strong enough to prevent the Draw in Slushie Slinger. The pirates had the best sharpshooting skills, though, as they won Shootout Showdown. "If they thought they were sweepin' us, they were wrong!" Eayln Hawkshanks protested, waving a mini Jolly Roger. "Conclusion... Team Virtupets were victorious," XL Striker 3.8 said in his montonous voice.

The match was almost inconclusive between Teams Darigan Citadel and Kreludor as both Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger ended in a Draw and they both took a support game each. "Kreludor was faster on the draw in Shootout Showdown," Tandrak Shaye of DC explained over a game of dominoes. "But we had a much louder fanbase." Jurin T. from Team Kreludor said, "I guess we'll have to call it an overall tie. Definitely a fun match, though."

It was a split game between Team Tyrannia and Team Roo Island, but Tyrannia had the main victory with wins in Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger. "Cluch Billaban from Roo Island looked a bit tired in goal," Wila Benne observed after the match. "I think he might have had too many Clockwork Yooyu encounters the previous day." Meanwhile the Rooligans won Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown. Clutch Billaban dismissed the claims from his opponent. "Nah, I think what the problem was, was that I was starting to molt my feathers, what with it bein' summer an' all. Some flew up into my face during the match."

Team Brightvale was not very pleased yesterday when Team Maraqua soaked all of those scrolls and they had to redo all of their profiles on the other teams. "It was an outrage! We spent hours during the off-season writing those player profiles. We're adding 'dirty play' to Team Maraqua's profile, for sure," an angry "Squeaky" Tressif complained in the locker room. Tonie Plessix from Maraqua sighed, "We swear, it was all Elon's idea! Don't hold that against us!" Team Maraqua won Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown against the scholars but could not best them in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise.

Sophie: What? No, I do not want a cup of tea, thank you. Right, well I suppose I'd better start talking about the Team Haunted Woods versus Team Mystery Island match, donn't I? I mean, that's the ONLY reason I've been invited to the VIP Booth, not just because I'm the most powerful witch in Neopia. Ha! Well, the Islanders had no coconuts against the Haunties, we totally dominated, no questions asked. I have to admit, the Islanders did a great job but they just didn't have the right frame of mind as the Haunted Woods players and supporters did. What?! No, I had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that Mortogs rained down on the pitch. That was an unforeseen random event. Anyway, I didn't need to use any magic during the games, the Haunted Woods had all of the talent and earnt that clean sweep on their own. I have to say, Krell Vitor is an amazing Captain, he completely deserved the MVP status from ACI. (What? I can follow Yooyuball, just because I'm locked up in a hut doesn't mean I don't have access to the Neopian Times and stuff.) Anyway, I must be off, I'm in the middle of concocting a potion to try and get my plants to flourish at home. The Haunted Woods likes to make any of my gardening attempts wilt and die, it's kind of annoying. Goodbye! *Poofs out*

Tomorrow in the VIP Booth we will be joined by a much friendlier Lady Osiri. Just don't break her pottery, she won't be happy then!

This report has been brought to you by SunnyNeo's Shootout Showdown guide. Who wants to throw some Yooyus straight at that creepy Chia?