Altador Cup X

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The tenth annual Altador Cup began on June 1, 2015 and concluded on July 2, 2015. As with previous years, users were asked to choose one of 18 teams, each representing a different Neopian land. After joining a team, users competed by playing games of Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown. A staff tournment was held in conjunction with this event.

Format[edit]

Altador Cup X saw the return of the bracket system used in Altador Cup IX. The tournament consisted of five rounds and each round lasted five days. Between each round, all teams received a single bye day. At the beginning of each round, the eighteen participating teams were divided into three bracket. Each team then played five games against other teams in their bracket. At the end of the round, teams were ranked within each bracket based on how well they performed against the other teams in their bracket. Each team was then rewarded points based on their final position within their own bracket. Later rounds were worth more points than early rounds:

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place
Round 1 13 points 9 points 6 points 4 points 2 points 1 points
Round 2 17 points 14 points 11 points 8 points 5 points 4 points
Round 3 22 points 18 points 14 points 12 points 8 points 7 points
Round 4 27 points 24 points 18 points 16 points 11 points 10 points
Round 5 33 points 28 points 23 points 19 points 15 points 13 points


The team with the most points at the end of the tournament was declared the champion.

Participating Teams[edit]

Team Description Roster
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Altador
Altador's success in Altador Cup VIII was short lived. The team finished last in the ninth tourney. Was their performance in AC VIII a one-time victory? Does Altador have what it takes to recover from the setback and join the top ranks again? This year's game will answer these tough questions. The team knows it won't be easy, not with the fierce competition it will be facing.
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Brightvale
Brightvale's slow and steady approach to top place is quite likely to backfire. It may alienate the team's fans. Sometimes, the best way to move forward is with a spark and a bang. That is how a legend is born. The team has it all - players, resources and knowledge. Perhaps it is time to take a risk and make a mad dash to first place.
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Darigan Citadel
Though Darigan Citadel is one of the strongest teams in the tourney, the Cup has eluded the team since Y9. The team has shown no signs of giving up and has managed to hold their place among the top five. Their dream of becoming the first team to win two championships was snatched away by Haunted Woods last year. Will this fuel Darigan Citadel to win or will they begin to slide?
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Faerieland
No one is quite sure why Faerieland even plays the Altador Cup. Is it simply a diversion from everyday living or does the team care to win? All sparkle and no win can make faeries a dull lot, especially in a competitive tournament. Maybe the team has a surprise up its sleeve this year. One can only hope.
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Haunted Woods
Haunted Woods is riding high after their spectacular win in Altador Cup IX. Their victory was all the sweeter; the team became the first in Altador Cup's history to win the championship twice. Will this year see the team walking away with a third victory against all odds?
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Kiko Lake
If there is one thing Team Kiko has going for them, it is their fighting spirit. The team claws its way back time and again. Do they have it in them to become one of the top tier teams? It is possible but it won't be easy, not with stronger and more experienced teams zealously guarding the top ranks. But it is said attitude can take you places, and Team Kiko has loads of that.
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Krawk Island
If Krawk Island is disappointed about losing the chance to become the first team to win the Altador Cup twice, they are hiding it well. The team still struts around Neopia like they are the winners. They finished eighth last year, though they were one of the strongest contenders for the Cup. One has to wonder if this is confidence or arrogance.
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Kreludor
No team envies Kreludor its current situation. The team is under tremendous pressure to win the Cup again. After claiming the top spot in Altador Cup VII, the team fell to seventh place in the next tourney and did not budge from seventh place last year. With the club's heavyweights breathing down their neck to be number one, if there is one team that has lost sleep during offseason, it would be Kreludor.
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Lost Desert
It would be an understatement to say The Lost Desert's descent to the bottom in the ninth tournament was disappointing. The former Altador Cup champs finished at 16th place last year. It is difficult to believe this is the same team that gave tough competition to the rest in the first few tournaments. It looks like the team has lost the momentum it had gained. Is it something they can bring back or is it a lost cause?
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Maraqua
Maraqua seems to be in denial. Despite their repeated poor showing at the last few tournaments, the team is refusing to accept that they may need to change their game. They fell further when they secured 12th place in Altador Cup IX. Just when you think they can't get worse, they go ahead and prove that they can.
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Meridell
Meridell continues to keep its fans under suspense. 'Will they or won't they ever win' seems to be the question on everyone's mind. Is this simply a case of all talk and no action? That can get tiresome after a while. Meridell needs to secure first place or fans may lose interest in a team with plenty of promise.
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Moltara
Moltara stunned tourney veterans last year by bouncing back to third place from the 18th place. Talk about making a recovery! A change in game strategy and players was what it took for the team to get there. It shows the team is here to win and will do what it takes to get there. If there is one team that is seen as a strong contender in this year's tourney, it is Moltara.
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Mystery Island
Mystery Island knows that a well-planned strategy that is revised every season is the best way to surprise their opponents. After a bad show in Altador Cup VIII, the team put their heads together to change their game plan. This showed immediate results; they moved up to 11th place at last year's tourney. The team has confirmed that their game plan has changed again this year. It could very well be the plan that will lead them to victory.
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Roo Island
After blaming their dismal performance at Altador Cup VIII on bug infestation, Roo Island was left red faced after another bad performance last year. With no bugs to blame, the team had to own up to their shortcomings that led to this state of affairs. The team may not be able to worm their way out of yet another bad game this year.
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Shenkuu
Shenkuu fell by another rank to 13 at Altador Cup IX. But no one is panicking. Not just yet. Shenkuu has established itself as a strong, reliable team. But this could be a crucial year for Shenkuu. Another bad game, and it will be time to panic about this team's future.
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Terror Mountain
Terror Mountain is feeling the heat and they will need more than blizzards to cool them down. Just when they thought they could make their mark, they plummeted from seventh to 13th place in Altador Cup IX. This year will be a tough one for the team. Mediocrity is an unforgiving place for the ambitious.
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Tyrannia
Tyrannia finished fourth in last year's tourney, not a bad place to be. But the team may need more than a celebrity designer to grab headlines this year. With 'Spikes' Barmie hogging more print than the team and their performance, Tyrannia is under danger of being overshadowed by Barmie's latest prehistoric poncho.
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Virtupets
Virtupets shrugged off their humiliation with a remarkable recovery when they sped up from 17th place to second at Altador Cup IX. Fans will be comforted to know that the team did not simply bask in the glory of their last win during offseason. Instead, players were seen practicing for long hours and drinking only (unsponsored) protein shakes.

Pre-game Press Releases[edit]

In the weeks leading up to the start of Altador Cup X, each team wrote up short press release giving details on their team and/or players:

Results[edit]

Round 1 Results[edit]

Alabriss Bracket Minitheus Bracket Vaeolus Bracket


Round 1 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kreludor 35.gif Lostdesert 35.gif Krawkisland 35.gif Rooisland 35.gif Maraqua 35.gif Moltara 35.gif


Round 1 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Meridell 35.gif Darigancitadel 35.gif Shenkuu 35.gif Faerieland 35.gif Virtupets 35.gif Altador 35.gif


Round 1 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kikolake 35.gif Tyrannia 35.gif Terrormountain 35.gif Mysteryisland 35.gif Brightvale 35.gif Hauntedwoods 35.gif


Round 2 Results[edit]

Alabriss Bracket Minitheus Bracket Vaeolus Bracket


Round 2 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lostdesert 35.gif Tyrannia 35.gif Krawkisland 35.gif Darigancitadel 35.gif Shenkuu 35.gif Hauntedwoods 35.gif


Round 2 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kikolake 35.gif Kreludor 35.gif Meridell 35.gif Faerieland 35.gif Brightvale 35.gif Moltara 35.gif


Round 2 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Terrormountain 35.gif Rooisland 35.gif Maraqua 35.gif Altador 35.gif Mysteryisland 35.gif Virtupets 35.gif


Round 3 Results[edit]

Alabriss Bracket Minitheus Bracket Vaeolus Bracket


Round 3 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Tyrannia 35.gif Rooisland 35.gif Meridell 35.gif Maraqua 35.gif Faerieland 35.gif Hauntedwoods 35.gif


Round 3 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kikolake 35.gif Lostdesert 35.gif Krawkisland 35.gif Altador 35.gif Brightvale 35.gif Virtupets 35.gif


Round 3 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kreludor 35.gif Terrormountain 35.gif Darigancitadel 35.gif Shenkuu 35.gif Mysteryisland 35.gif Moltara 35.gif


Round 4 Results[edit]

Alabriss Bracket Minitheus Bracket Vaeolus Bracket


Round 4 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lostdesert 35.gif Terrormountain 35.gif Krawkisland 35.gif Meridell 35.gif Mysteryisland 35.gif Faerieland 35.gif


Round 4 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kreludor 35.gif Tyrannia 35.gif Altador 35.gif Virtupets 35.gif Moltara 35.gif Hauntedwoods 35.gif


Round 4 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kikolake 35.gif Rooisland 35.gif Darigancitadel 35.gif Maraqua 35.gif Shenkuu 35.gif Brightvale 35.gif

Round 5 Results[edit]

Alabriss Bracket Minitheus Bracket Vaeolus Bracket


Round 5 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kikolake 35.gif Lostdesert 35.gif Meridell 35.gif Darigancitadel 35.gif Moltara 35.gif Hauntedwoods 35.gif


Round 5 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Tyrannia 35.gif Krawkisland 35.gif Maraqua 35.gif Shenkuu 35.gif Mysteryisland 35.gif Virtupets 35.gif


Round 5 Final Standings
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Kreludor 35.gif Terrormountain 35.gif Rooisland 35.gif Brightvale 35.gif Faerieland 35.gif Altador 35.gif

Final Results[edit]

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Kikolake 50.gif Kreludor 50.gif Tyrannia 50.gif Lostdesert 50.gif Terrormountain 50.gif Rooisland 50.gif Krawkisland 50.gif Meridell 50.gif Darigancitadel 50.gif


10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
Maraqua 50.gif Shenkuu 50.gif Altador 50.gif Faerieland 50.gif Brightvale 50.gif Mysteryisland 50.gif Virtupets 50.gif Moltara 50.gif Hauntedwoods 50.gif

Prizes[edit]

At the end of the event, each user was rewarded with prize points based on how much they participated during the event. Users could spend their prize points at the Altador Cup X prize shop. The following items were available from the prize shop:

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Dyeworks Hue Brew Potion
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Traditional Altadorian Gyro
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Yooyuball Gummies
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Altador Slushie Snowglobe
Free (Limit 1) 1 point 10 points 25 points
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Yooyuball Pizza
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Yooyuball Cookies
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Altador Yooyuball
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Brightvale Yooyuball
25 points 30 points 45 points 45 points
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Darigan Yooyuball
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Haunted Woods Yooyuball
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Kiko Lake Yooyuball
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Krawk Island Yooyuball
45 points 45 point 45 points 45 points
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Kreludor Yooyuball
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Lost Desert Yooyuball
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Maraqua Yooyuball
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Meridell Yooyuball
45 points 45 point 45 points 45 points
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Moltara Yooyuball
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Roo Island Yooyuball
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Shenkuu Yooyuball
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Terror Mountain Yooyuball
45 points 45 point 45 points 45 points
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Tyrannia Yooyuball
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Virtupets Yooyuball
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Commentator microphone
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2015 Altador Cup Jersey
45 points 45 point 50 points 55 points
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Faerie Eyrie Morphing Potion
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Altador Cup X Commemorative Stamp
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Kau Sorceress Sandals
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Altador Cup Collectible Pin
55 points 60 point 70 points 80 points
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Acara Rebel Sunglasses
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Yooyuball Protein Shake
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2015 Yooyuball Sweatband
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Commemorative Stainless Steel Water Bottle
100 points 100 point 200 points 250 points
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Honey Tea (Vocal Soother)
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Kiko Altador Heroine Bracelet
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Altador Altador Cup Media Book
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Altador Cup Backpack
300 points 300 point 400 points 400 points
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Essence of Courage
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Camping at the Altador Cup
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Strawberry Fields Forever Paint Brush
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Autographed Yooyuball (staff signatures)
400 points 500 point 500 points 600 points
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King Altador Kite
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Entrance to Altador Background
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2015 Altador Cup Scarf
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Yooyuball Licensed Track Jacket
600 points 1,000 point 2,000 points 2,000 points
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Altador Cup X Collectible Gold Coin
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2015 Winners Podium Background
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Altador Cup Tricycle
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Dimensional Jetsam Morphing Potion
4,000 points 8,000 point 8,000 points 13,000 points
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2015 Altador Cup Collectible Gold Whistle
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Altador Cup Celebration Background
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Plushie Paint Brush
19,000 points 25,000 point 30,000 points

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