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Hello everyone, hope you've been having a good new year so far. As far as ladder goes, that hasn't changed much. Just as ladder has been dead, so has the productivity of the ladder articles. Despite this though, I put up an update for all of you, because I believe some of you still care about them. I have also decided to opt for something new, in which instead of me putting the names of the characters used, I put the little icon/image of them. Let me know if you guys like it this way, or if you prefer the names in text. 

*NOTE* If your main is not listed on here correctly, please post on this thread so that the update will be more accurate. 

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.     

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 8:00 pm CST on Sunday [02/10/13].      


Current Rankings

Singles:      

[01] WaDiRob | Score: 2239 | Win/Loss Ratio: 40 - 1 | →   
[02] Raffi-X | Score: 2081 | Win/Loss Ratio: 59 - 31 | →       
[03] Iota | Score: 2068 | Win/Loss Ratio: 32 - 9 | →   
[04] CT ZeRo | Score: 2048 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 1 | →      
[05] ikari Team hyuga | Score: 2010 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 8 | →   
[06] Ryo_Guikido | Score: 1995 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 4 | →  
[07] shadow1pj | Score: 1994 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 2 | →     
[08] Mr.Eric | Score: 1991 | Win/Loss Ratio: 60 - 28 | → 
[09] Pentasalia | Score: 1986 | Win/Loss Ratio: 39 - 13 | →    
[10] Carne Asada Fries | Score: 1964 | Win/Loss Ratio : 32 - 7 | →     
[11] Anuar | Score: 1943 | Win/Loss Ratio: 40 - 5 | →      
[12] Inui | Score: 1939 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 4 | →    
[13] Crow. | Score: 1929 | Win/Loss Ratio: 70 - 34 | →  
[14] WaDiKong | Score: 1919 | Win/Loss Ratio: 142 - 90 | → 
[15] The Legend of Henry | Score: 1859 | Win/Loss Ratio: 46 - 17 | → 
[16] promise | Score: 1855 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 14 | →    
[17] Denti | Score: 1840 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 3 | →     
[18] Maize | Score: 1821 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 0 | →       
[19] JpIsCrAzY | Score: 1808 | Win/Loss Ratio: 50 - 10 | →     
[20] Prey | Score: 1805 | Win/Loss Ratio: 46 - 10 | →     
[21] Meek | Score: 1803 | Win/Loss Ratio: 17 - 9 | →     
[22] Black Heart | Score: 1781 | Win/Loss Ratio: 73 - 25 | → 
[23] SuperGirlKels | Score: 1766 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 0 | →  
[24] KiraFlax | Score: 1763 | Win/Loss Ratio: 33 - 14 | → 
[25] Pargol | Score: 1761 | Win/Loss Ratio: 50 - 19 | →     
[26] Legit | Score: 1759 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 8 | →      
[27] LOE1 | Score: 1757 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 12 | → 
    
[28] HolyNightMare | Score: 1743 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 0 | →    
[29] BrawlMasterX | Score: 1726 | Win/Loss Ratio: 90 -77 |  →      
[30] Raptor | Score: 1724 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 8 | →     
[31] Royal James | Score: 1723 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 5 | → 
[32] Remi | Score: 1714 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 2 | →     

Doubles:      

[01] Zip Zap and a Hoe [Crow. / Raffi-X] | Score: 1840 | Win/Loss Ratio: 29 - 3 | → +     
[02] -Dynamic Duo- [Zodi / Negger] | Score: 1588 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 9 | → + 
[03] FOR THE MONEY [WaDiRob / Meek] | Score: 1471 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 2 | → +   
[04] Sonic_BladeZ [True Blue / Ryo_Guikido] | Score: 1419 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 1 | → + 

             



Notes

Singles:      

- Maize, SuperGirlKels, and HolyNightMare currently have no losses so far. How long will they be able to keep it up?                   
- WaDiKong has played 232 matches so far, the most matches played in this ranking.  
- Lots of Warios this season.    
- Ryo decides to do more than just beast offline. He's now entered ladder with his Ike. Be afraid.
- There are two notable low tiers who are in this ranking. Congratulations to both promise (Zelda) and Raptor (Yoshi) for putting in the good work, and keep it up!                                  



Doubles:      

- As you have noticed, only top 4 is listed here instead of top 16. This is because Doubles Ladder is so dead, that there isn't really anything to say. Come on people, step it up.     
- If you're still having problems joining Doubles Ladder, please check out Mar's blog on how to get around the glitch until further notice.    

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on March 31st. There’s plenty of time to join up if you haven't done already. We could definitely use more activity this season, so please join up and congratulations to everyone who has participated so far.
The unnatural howling of the wind comes to an abrupt halt, as the eerie creaking of the stairs slowly fade away - a reminder that Halloween has come to an end. With that, powers go out in the East Coast due to the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, and the presidential debate gets caught up in its own storm. But ladies and gentlemen, no one could possibly be prepared for the next dramatic event of November. And that is... The Ladder Update. I bring to you our fourth episode on this season's Fall 2012 Ladder. So without further ado, pull out your popcorn and coffee favorite beverage, as we witness how this saga will continue. 

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.    

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 6:30 pm CST on Monday [11/05/12].     


Current Rankings

Singles:     

[01] nostalgia ULTRA. | Score: 2283 | Win/Loss Ratio: 55 - 2 | → Meta Knight / Marth / Toon Link  
[02] Dark Buttercup | Score: 2182 | Win/Loss Ratio: 33 - 7 | → Diddy / Meta Knight   
[03] Nairo | Score: 2167 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Donkey Kong / Wario
[04] CT ZeRo | Score: 2096 | Win/Loss Ratio: 34 - 3 | → Meta Knight  
[05] Sync. | Score: 2045 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 2 | → Meta Knight 
[06] Megafox. | Score: 2036 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 3 | → Fox / Marth / Snake 
[07] Negga | Score: 2021 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 1 | → Diddy / Mr. Game and Watch / Kirby 
[08] Denti | Score: 2012 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 3 | → Olimar 
[09] M to the Ekos | Score: 1982 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 10 | → Lucas 
[10] Fierce Deity Deku | Score: 1951 | Win/Loss Ratio : 53 - 18 | → Meta Knight 
[11] Jtails | Score: 1950 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 - 16 | → Meta Knight 
[12] Mr.Eric | Score: 1927 | Win/Loss Ratio: 120 - 120 | → Marth 
[13] Syco | Score: 1893 | Win/Loss Ratio: 47 - 20 | → Olimar 
[14] R-XYZ | Score: 1873 | Win/Loss Ratio: 38 - 17 | → Rob 
[15] Red Roy | Score: 1864 | Win/Loss Ratio: 131 - 120 | → Donkey Kong / King Dedede 
[16] SlayerZ | Score: 1850 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 0 | → Peach 
[17] RaiKameUme | Score: 1847 | Win/Loss Ratio: 30 - 35 | → Meta Knight / Kirby/ King Dedede 
[18] Iota | Score: 1825 | Win/Loss Ratio: 52 - 19 | → Wario / Meta Knight 
[19] K-DOTox | Score: 1803 | Win/Loss Ratio: 69 - 34 | → Pit   
[20] JpIsCrAzY | Score: 1763 | Win/Loss Ratio: 71 - 15 | → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[21] Yujiro of The Sun-Woo Clan | Score: 1753 | Win/Loss Ratio: 18 - 2 | → Meta Knight 
[22] Melanoid | Score: 1751 | Win/Loss Ratio: 42 - 19 | → Peach / Meta Knight  
[23] Toon Sage Naomi | Score: 1742 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 - 22 | → Meta Knight / Zero Suit / Ice Climbers / Peach 
[24] Jbandrew | Score: 1740 | Win/Loss Ratio: 18 - 7 | → Meta Knight 
[25] Triple R | Score: 1734 | Win/Loss Ratio: 38 - 14 | → Kirby 
[26] KHL | Score: 1727 | Win/Loss Ratio: 32 - 27 | → Meta Knight / Falco 
[27] K9s | Score: 1727 | Win/Loss Ratio: 57 - 37 | → Meta Knight  
[28] Z | Score: 1717 | Win/Loss Ratio: 69 - 29 | → Falco / Donkey Kong / Random 
[29] Patrick Bateman | Score: 1704 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 2 | → King Dedede 
[30] ×MÁR× | Score: 1699 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 -16 |  → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[31] Saruhebi | Score: 1695 | Win/Loss Ratio: 85 - 37 | → Snake / Diddy / Toon Link 
[32] Ame | Score: 1694 | Win/Loss Ratio: 33 - 26 | → Sheik / Falco  

Doubles:     

[01] Basura [nostalgia ULTRA. / Dark Buttercup] | Score: 1926 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Toon Link  
[02] Double Ultimate Avatar State [M to the Ekos / Nairo] | Score: 1756 | Win/Loss Ratio: 13 - 2 | → Lucas / Meta Knight 
[03] NO DUB MK? WHO CARES!? TOP 4 WE IN THERE! [Dilemma. / Negga] | Score: 1744 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 7 | → Meta Knight / Diddy / Kirby / Mr. Game and Watch 
[04] Lets do this!!!!! [RaiKameUme / Maize] | Score: 1709 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 1 | → Meta Knight / R.O.B. 
[05] doesnt matter [Uno. / WaDiRob] | Score: 1572 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 2 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Wario 
[06] Dial M for the Monkey [×MÁR× / Masho] | Score: 1528 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 3 | → Diddy / ? 
[07] club bashin [Fierce Deity Deku / Melanoid] | Score: 1513 | Win/Loss Ratio: 18 - 7 | → Meta Knight / Marth / Peach  
[08] What the **** is "Time"? [Wafty / Yujiro of The Sun-Woo Clan] | Score: 1296 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 10 | → Wario / Meta Knight 
[09] ~Royal Kawaii Princesses~ [The Truth / Eclipse.] | Score: 1230 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 1  → Pikachu / Kirby / Marth   
[10] There will be cake [Fubuki Shirou / Foodies] | Score: 1155 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 2  → Kirby / Marth  
[11] Silent Assassins [-DaVe- / kizzykash] | Score: 1128 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → Ike / Toon Link 
[12] Loeser's team [Loeser / KHL] | Score: 1126 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 -0 | → Wario / Meta Knight 
[13] Somo [xzx / ccst] | Score: 1103 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 3 | → Wario / Rob 
[14] mk2 [Katon / DracoBlaze] | Score: 952 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 0 | → Marth / Meta Knight 
[15] NOW! [Edge of Tomorrow / iiSuperEnjoi.] | Score: 933 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 3 | → Marth / Meta Knight 
[16] The Great Warriors [Prey God of all Saiyans / LNIAD] | Score: 929 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 1 | → Rob / Meta Knight / Ike 
            



Notes

Singles:     

- SlayerZ returns with Peach and is currently on a 7 win streak and no losses so far.               
- Red Roy has played 251 matches so far, the most matches played in this ranking. 
- M to the Ekos is back to put in some work with Lucas for singles and doubles both. 
- Denti's score is 2012. He's had his new year's resolution all planned out.                               



Doubles:     

- nostalgia ULTRA. and Dark Buttercup lead doubles ladder with 31 wins and no losses so far.  
- Ike/Toon Link isn't a team you see everyday, but -DaVe- and kizzykash prove otherwise.  
- Despite both ladders picking up more activity, Doubles Ladder in particular could still use a boost. Perfect Week helped bolster the activity, but it's still not enough. 
- If you're still having problems joining Doubles Ladder, please check out Mar's blog on how to get around the glitch until further notice.   

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on November 30th. There’s plenty of time to join up if you haven't done already. We could definitely use more activity this season, so please join up and congratulations to everyone who has participated so far.
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts!


Hello everybody! Aside from my Halloween humor, I am back with another event. Halloween is approaching shortly, so we have been trying to make this year filled with activities. Aside from stocking up on hoards of candy, have you done anything fun? 

Halloween Costume Contest: First, there’s the Halloween Costume Contest, where you can dress up and show us your spooky and crazy costumes. More information about the Halloween Contest can be found here. 

Get-Together: Next, what would Halloween be without a little get-together? You can’t miss this year's Halloween party! At this event, we can all hang out and talk about spooky Halloween stories, play some Brawl, trade cards, and do whatever you feel like it as long as it remains within the site rules. So make sure you keep this weekend open, because it's going to take place on Sunday, November 4th. 

Smash Trivia: Along with socializing and brawling, Yoshinendo will also be there hosting his special trivia. These trivia question aren't as easy as you'd think, so you'd better be studying up on anything Smash related( and keep Google ready). Those who answer the questions correctly will get points, and at the end, will be awarded with badges and/or cards. 

Signature of the Week: It's been awhile since we had one of these, but Kawaii Desu Otter has returned to launch another Signature of the Week contest... this time, Halloween themed! Please participate here

SCHEDULE 

Date
: Sunday, November 4th 2012 

Time:8:00-12:00 EST 
         7:00-11:00 CST 
         6:00-10:00 MST 
         5:00-9:00  PST 

Location: Social chatroom 

So everybody, bring a good attitude, some fun conversation starters, and a fresh brain (we don't want zombies taking those) to prepare for the party of your life!


Hey everyone! I’m here to bring you another Bi-Weekly Ladder Update for this season. Before we get into the rankings I would like to remind you that the ladder will close at 11:59 PM on November 30th, which gives you just over 5 weeks to play the ladder and get the placing you’ve always wanted! As of now, the ladder hasn’t been too active, so if you still want to get your games in, now is the time to start preparing for that. Be advised that there is a minimum number of matches required to both get the badges and to qualify for playoffs, unlike past seasons. 

I’d also like to remind everyone that the Perfect Week for Doubles Ladder began yesterday. The details of this event are discussed here, but the reward will be a badge worth 750 points. There’s also a Doubles Weekend event scheduled for this coming weekend - this will also reward participants with a badge if they fulfill the requirements, so now is the time to get started with those. Don’t delay! 

If you have any questions, please send a message to Mocha or Lightlanayru. If I haven’t listed your character(s) correctly, please post here to make sure that we get them correct next time. That being said, let’s get to the rankings (Note: these were taken at 6:10 PM CST on Oct. 22). 

*Additional Note* Due to Content delay, these rankings were taken as of yesterday.

Brawl Singles: 


[01] nostalgia ULTRA. | Score: 2329 | Win/Loss Ratio: 46 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Marth 
[02] Dark Buttercup | Score: 2127 | Win/Loss Ratio: 29 - 7 | → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[03] Sync. | Score: 2026 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 2 | → Meta Knight 
[04] Megafox. | Score: 2015 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 1 | → Fox / Marth / Snake 
[05] CT ZeRo | Score: 1998 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 3 | → Meta Knight 
[06] Mr.Eric | Score: 1959 | Win/Loss Ratio: 96 - 90 | → Marth 
[07] Syco | Score: 1950 | Win/Loss Ratio: 45 - 18 | → Olimar 
[08] Udivine | Score: 1945 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 0 | → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight / Random? 
[09] Denti | Score: 1922 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 3 | → Olimar 
[10] Iron Fist Raffi-X | Score: 1904 | Win/Loss Ratio: 36 - 15 | → R.O.B. 
[11] Red Roy | Score: 1888 | Win/Loss Ratio: 118 - 98 | → Donkey Kong / King Dedede 
[12] Iota | Score: 1867 | Win/Loss Ratio: 51 - 17 | → Wario / Meta Knight 
[13] Toon Sage Naomi | Score: 1785 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 - 22 | → Meta Knight / Zero Suit Samus / Ice Climbers / Peach 
[14] M to the Ekos | Score: 1779 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 5 | → Lucas 
[15] _Quest_ | Score: 1769 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 3 | → Marth / Toon Link 
[16] K9s | Score: 1767 | Win/Loss Ratio: 54 -35 | → Meta Knight 
[17] Jbandrew | Score: 1766 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 5 | → Meta Knight 
[18] JpIsCrAzY | Score: 1758 | Win/Loss Ratio: 65 - 13 | → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[19] Seagull Joe | Score: 1725 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 10 | → Meta Knight / Wolf / Donkey Kong 
[20] ven | Score: 1722 | Win/Loss Ratio: 29 - 10 | → Zelda 
[21] RaiKameUme | Score: 1719 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 10 | → Meta Knight / Kirby 
[22] Strato Quake Angel Admiral Pit | Score: 1718 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 7 | → Pit 
[23] Saruhebi | Score: 1713 | Win/Loss Ratio: 77 - 35 | → Snake / Diddy / Toon Link 
[24] KHL | Score: 1697 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 -18 | → Meta Knight / Falco 
[25] Uno. | Score: 1692 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 9 | → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight / R.O.B. 
[26] Z | Score: 1689 | Win/Loss Ratio: 56 - 26 | → Falco / Donkey Kong / Random? 
[27] Ame | Score: 1676 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 12 | → Shiek / Falco 
[28] ×MÁR× | Score: 1670 | Win/Loss Ratio: 13 -11 | → Meta Knight / Diddy 
[29] Massimo Corteleoni | Score: 1635 | Win/Loss Ratio: 207 - 55 | → Olimar / Zero Suit Samus / Meta Knight 
[30] Yujiro of The Sun-Woo Clan | Score: 1634 | Win/Loss Ratio: 13 -1 | → Meta Knight 
[31] LOE1 The Legend | Score: 1634 | Win/Loss Ratio: 65 - 50 | → Wario 
[32] Scizor | Score: 1630 | Win/Loss Ratio: 32 -13 | → Meta Knight / Falco 


Brawl Doubles: 


[01] Basura [nostalgia ULTRA. / Dark Buttercup] | Score: 1878 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Toon Link 
[02] NO DUB MK? WHO CARES!? TOP 4 WE IN THERE! [Dilemma. / Negga] | Score: 1677 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 6 | → Meta Knight / Diddy / Kirby / Mr. Game and Watch 
[03] Whackamole [PentaSalia / Udivine] | Score: 1580 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 2 | → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight 
[04] doesnt matter [Uno. / WaDiRob] | Score: 1550 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 2 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Wario 
[05] We Runnin' back to the Top! [Fierce Deity Deku / FF Ori_bro] | Score: 1227 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 5 | → Meta Knight / Olimar 
[06] Somo [xzx / ccst] | Score: 1131 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 3 | → Wario / Rob 
[07] There will be cake [Fubuki Shirou / Foodies] | Score: 1043 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 2 → Kirby / Marth 
[08] ~♥~Double Deadly Divas!~♥~ [SlayerZ / Silly Kyle] | Score: 876 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 0 | → Peach / Peach 
[09] The Great Warriors [Prey God of all Saiyans / LNIAD] | Score: 875 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → R.O.B. / Meta Knight / Ike 
[10] KiraFlax’s Team [KiraFlax / K9s] | Score: 828 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 -5 | → Pit / R.O. B. / Meta Knight 
[11] HooDaBessBladez [GameofThronesFan2 / YingYangMasta] | Score: 683 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 3 → Diddy / ? 
[12] Iota’s Team [Iota / Serynder] | Score: 655 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 -1 | → Wario / Meta Knight 
[13] -YosMFD-‘s Team [-YosMFD- / ToxinTANK] | Score: 591 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 -2 | → Falco (?) / Pit [14] PK Misfire! [Koolzone / Hukster] | Score: 540 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 3 | → Luigi / Ness 
[15] kid craft 24 sonic master’s team [kid craft 24 sonic master / Atari1x8] | Score: 509 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 3 | → Sonic / Ness 
[16] Yes! No. Yes! [Ant / Sync.] | Score: 450 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 -1 | → Sonic / Meta Knight 



Comments: 


-Singles Ladder primarily features Meta Knight players, with at least 18 of the top 32 players using Meta Knight. At least there’s some variety otherwise, with Zelda, Lucas, Toon Link, Wolf and other characters making showings. 
-nostalgia ULTRA. is far ahead of the crowd, over 200 points above the next in line, Dark Buttercup (though Kirsi [DracoBlaze] will probably resurface from his 'withdrawn' status soon). 
-We have a new addition to the rankings since the last update: Udivine, with no losses and 25 wins. 
-nostalgia ULTRA., Dark Buttercup, M to the Ekos, Saruhebi and Dilemma are usually known as FOW, MJG, Mekos, Stridez and Zodi, for those of you who were wondering what their true identities are. 
-M to the Ekos is the highest ranked player in singles right now who is using a low tier - Lucas. 
-nostalgia ULTRA. and Dark Buttercup take 1st in Doubles Ladder with 20 wins and no losses. 
-Not much else to note about Doubles Ladder other than a reminder to pick up the activity. 

Well, that’s it folks! Keep up the laddering.

Hello, AIB! It's been a while since I last made an announcement, but I can assure you I've been working on a LOT of new things along with the rest of the wonderful staff. As far as things that have been announced in the past, I promise they're coming. We've had Series 5 take off not too long ago and now we're going to have a collaboration event featuring several contests thrown together from AIB Ladder and TCG. I'm talking of course, about The Perfect Week! For those of you that missed out on the announcement, The Perfect Week is an event that takes place 7 days straight. The goal of the event is to beat 1 NEW/DIFFERENT opponent every day in the ladder, which is slightly modified from Barney's Perfect Week (if anybody here watches HIMYM). The same rules apply to Doubles Perfect Week. On top of all of this, it will be the same week as Singles Weekend and Doubles Weekend!


OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Oct 15- Oct 21: Singles Perfect Week 
Oct 19-Oct 21: Singles Weekend 
Oct 22-Oct 28: Doubles Perfect Week 
Oct 26: Doubles Night 
Oct 26-Oct 28: Doubles Weekend 


RULES:


Singles:

The Perfect Week: Beat 1 DIFFERENT person, every day, for 7 days straight and you will be rewarded for The Perfect Week.

Singles Weekend Warrior: Play 2 matches, every day, during Oct 19-21. You do not have to win these matches.


Doubles:

The Perfect Week: Same rules above apply; beat 1 DIFFERENT team, every day, for 7 days straight and the badge is yours.

Doubles Weekend Warrior: Play 2 matches, every day, during Oct 26-28. You do not have to win these matches.

Doubles Night: Play 3 matches on Oct 26. You do not have to win these matches.

***Staff teams will be showing up from 7-9 EST.

We are very limited on staff members, so we have another special announcement! If you manage to beat a team of staff members (regardless if they are teamed in doubles ladder) you will receive the Double Danger badge. This is mainly because most staff members are on teams with a regular member and aren't able to hand out this badge specifically for this reason. LADDER RULES APPLY; this means you may only challenge once per day, 2/3, etc. We are keeping a list of the people that we will play, so we'll know if you try to switch teams to steal the badge away (when you could just practice overnight and try again ;P lol).

SVK Skyviper and Foodies will count as staff members for this event!



SPECIAL RULE REGARDING TIMEZONES:

You may play YOUR respective timezone and still qualify for the badge. This is mainly addressing England, Germany, Norway/Sweden, and other EU territories, but people in USA can still do it. AIB is hosted from the west coast, so we have to go by west coast time on pretty much everything (ladder updates, daily cards, etc). I want this to be a fair event, and I would like it if everybody is able to be a winner. There's a 5-12 hour difference depending on where you live, and what part of Europe you're referring to; pretty much, I don't want them up at 7am the next day trying to get the badge just because AIB is biased.



Next up, Foodies has an announcement on behalf of all you card folks out there!


Cards:

There will also be card rewards for this event! Completing each event will give the following rewards:

Singles Perfect Week - series 5 cards: 3C, 2UC, 1R
Singles Weekend - 6 cards from all series (chance of what you get depends on rarities).
Doubles Perfect Week - series 5 cards: 9C, 6UC, 3R
Doubles Weekend - 18 cards from all series (chance of what you get depends on rarities).
Doubles Night - 3 cards from series 5 (Rarities by % chance)



BADGE REWARD LIST


Singles Perfect Week
Doubles Perfect Week
Double Danger
Double Dater
Singles Weekend Warrior
Staff Slayer
Doubles Weekend Warrior
Wifi Warrior


***All badges will be given out at the end of each week. If you qualify for a badge and have not received it, please PM Mocha, Sakram3nt, SVK Skyviper, lightlanayru, or Foodies. Please provide your ladder history as well. 


That's all on our end, and we hope to see all of you at the event!

Hello AiB, how are you all today? I hope life and school has been treating all of you well. We have Halloween coming up at the end of the month, and we can expect AiB to create some fun activities for everyone. Despite ladder being dead, SVK Skyviper  & Foodies will be providing us with a special surprise following up after this update which will hopefully help bolster ladder activity and site activity in general. 

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.   

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 3:00 pm CST on Monday [10/08/12].    


Current Rankings

Singles:    

[01] Kirsi | Score: 2115 | Win/Loss Ratio: 37 - 11 | → Meta Knight 
[02] nostalgia ULTRA. | Score: 2109 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Marth 
[03] Sync. | Score: 2066 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 2 | → Meta Knight  
[04] Dark Buttercup | Score: 2060 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 6 | → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[05] CT ZeRo | Score: 2038 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 3 | → Meta Knight
[06] Syco | Score: 1935 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 12 | → Olimar / Meta Knight 
[07] Mr.Eric | Score: 1907 | Win/Loss Ratio: 67 - 69 | → Marth
[08] ToxinTANK | Score: 1906 | Win/Loss Ratio: 59 - 27 | → Pit
[09] Denti | Score: 1886 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 2 | → Olimar / Meta Knight / Diddy
[10] Red Roy | Score: 1872 | Win/Loss Ratio : 96 - 81 | → Donkey Kong / King Dedede / Marth
[11] _Quest_ | Score: 1852 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 0 | → Marth
[12] Toon Sage Naomi | Score: 1834 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 - 22 | → Zero Suit Samus / Olimar / Meta Knight / Peach / Ice Climbers 
[13] K9s | Score: 1799 | Win/Loss Ratio: 42 - 21 | → Meta Knight
[14] Seagull Joe | Score: 1787 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 8 | → Wolf / Meta Knight / Donkey Kong
[15] jpIsCrAzY | Score: 1742 | Win/Loss Ratio: 55 - 11 | → Diddy / Meta Knight
[16] Jbandrew | Score: 1706 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 3 | → Meta Knight
[17] Z | Score: 1695 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 17 | → Falco / Fox / Donkey Kong / King Dedede
[18] ×MÁR× | Score: 1690 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 8 | → Meta Knight / Diddy 
[19] Cold_ArmS | Score: 1683 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 11 | → Meta Knight / Wario / Snake 
[20] Strato Quake Angel Admiral Pit | Score: 1682 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 4 | → Pit
[21] LOE1 The Legend | Score: 1680 | Win/Loss Ratio: 50 - 35 | → Wario / Meta Knight / Pikachu
[22] Sam_The_Freshest | Score: 1587 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 4 | → Meta Knight
[23] Pargol | Score: 1672 | Win/Loss Ratio: 33 - 8 | → Wario / Meta Knight
[24] Saruhebi | Score: 1672 | Win/Loss Ratio: 59 - 29 | → Diddy / Snake
[25] Massimo Corteleoni | Score: 1660 | Win/Loss Ratio: 142 - 36 | → Zero Suit Samus / Olimar 
[26] Scizor | Score: 1662 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 9 | → Meta Knight / Link / Falco
[27] The Legend of Henry | Score: 1640 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 2 | → Snake
[28] Triple R | Score: 1635 | Win/Loss Ratio: 22 - 8 | → Kirby
[29] KHL | Score: 1633 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 16 | → Meta Knight / Falco
[30] i Kon | Score: 1628 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 -2 |  → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[31] Uno. | Score: 1623 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 8 | → Meta Knight / Mr. Game and Watch / Rob
[32] thetantalus | Score: 1621 | Win/Loss Ratio: 49 - 42 | → Meta Knight / Donkey Kong

Doubles:    

[01] NO DUB MK? WHO CARES!? TOP 8 WE IN THERE! [Dilemma. / Negga] | Score: 1439 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 2 | → Meta Knight / Diddy / Kirby / Mr. Game and Watch
[02] doesnt matter [Uno. / WaDiRob] | Score: 1430 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 0 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Wario     
[03] Somo [xzx / ccst] | Score: 1196 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 1 | → Wario / Rob 
[04] Basura [nostalgia ULTRA. / Dark Buttercup] | Score: 1192 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Meta Knight
[05] Mcdonalds [PentaSalia / Keeby] | Score: 1008 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 3 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Meta Knight / Kirby
[06] We Runnin' back to the Top! [Fierce Deity Deku / FF Ori_bro] | Score: 917 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 2 | → Olimar / Meta Knight
[07] The Great Warriors [Prey God of all Saiyans / LNIAD] | Score: 896 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → R.O.B. / Meta Knight / Ike
[08] ~♥~Double Deadly Divas!~♥~ [SlayerZ / Silly Kyle] | Score: 894 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 0 | → Peach / Peach
[09] There will be cake [Fubuki Shirou / Foodies] | Score: 764 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 2  → Kirby / Marth
[10] HooDaBessBladez [GameofThronesFan2 / YingYangMasta] | Score: 705 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 3  → Diddy / ?
[11] PK Misfire! [Koolzone / Hukster] | Score: 642 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 1 | → Luigi / Ness 
[12] Yes! No. Yes! [Ant / Sync.] | Score: 470 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 -1 | → Sonic / Meta Knight
[13] -doubleD- [Aeli / Silent_Shadow_] | Score: 468 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 3 | → Ness / Rob / Snake / Marth
[14] Mucho Lag [The ViRu5 / Legit] | Score: 425 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 3 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Diddy / Meta Knight
[15] 1 of us is black and 1 of us is dark [Goten / Darkkflame] | Score: 356 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 0 | → Meta Knight? / Falco?  [16] Smike! [Small Ike / Ch33bDragonite] | Score: 352 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 3 | → Ike / ? 
           



Notes

Singles:    

- _Quest_ with a 10-win streak and no losses so far. How long will he be able to keep his streak?    
- Massimo Corteleoni in the lead with the most amount of games played so far, 178, followed closely by Red Roy, who's at 177.          
- The two swordsmen go all Marth in their battles, congrats _Quest_ and Mr.Eric
- Strato Quake Angel Admiral Pit and ToxinTANK fire up their arrows and put our Uprising angel to war.
- Triple R goes all Kirby - likewise The Legend of Henry lurks in the shadows and goes all Snake.
- At least 22 Meta Knights are currently at the top of singles ladder.     



Doubles:    

- Dilemma. and Negga lead doubles ladder with only 2 losses so far. 
- Uno. and WaDiRob are at a 5 win streak and no losses so far.   
- Again, our ladder activity, especially for doubles, is so low that there's really not much to say other than pick up the activity guys.
- We've had issues with people breaking the Double Meta Knight ban. Remember guys, ONE Meta Knight per team.

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on November 30th. There’s plenty of time to join up if you haven't done already. We could definitely use more activity this season, so please join up and congratulations to everyone who has participated so far.
Hello AiB, hope everyone has been doing well. Seems like things have been both a progress and a hindrance as far as ladder goes. While we're taking up on the Double Meta Knight ban rule, we're also significantly increasing in activity. This has been happening even before the rule was imposed, however. I have never seen so little activity before. I mean, we don't even have a 16th place in doubles ladder right now. I understand we just started the season, but I think it would be great if we could pick up the activity guys.

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.  

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 4:30 pm CST on Sunday [9/16/12].   


Current Rankings

Singles:   

[01] Sync. | Score: 2232 | Win/Loss Ratio: 18 - 0 | → Meta Knight  
[02] Dark Buttercup | Score: 2067 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 5 | → Meta Knight / Diddy 
[03] Mr.Eric | Score: 1925 | Win/Loss Ratio: 34 - 21 | → Marth 
[04] Iota | Score: 1924 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 9 | → Wario / Mr. Game and Watch / Meta Knight / Rob
[05] Seagull Joe | Score: 1868 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 4 | → Wolf / Meta Knight / Donkey Kong
[06] Nostalgia. | Score: 1863 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Falco
[07] Syco | Score: 1786 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 8 | → Olimar / Meta Knight 
[08] Keeby | Score: 1782 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Kirby 
[09] Red Roy | Score: 1780 | Win/Loss Ratio: 46 - 39 | → Donkey Kong / King Dedede / Marth
[10] ×MÁR× | Score: 1728 | Win/Loss Ratio : 9 - 4 | → Meta Knight / Diddy 
[11] DracoBlaze | Score: 1714 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 0 | → Meta Knight 
[12] Gonzalo ZeRo | Score: 1712 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 1 | → Meta Knight
[13] Based Urkel | Score: 1681 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 7 | → Snake / Diddy
[14] jpIsCrAzY | Score: 1677 | Win/Loss Ratio: 41 - 10 | → Diddy / Meta Knight
[15] I Kon | Score: 1677 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 2 | → Diddy / Meta Knight   
[16] LOE1 The Legend | Score: 1645 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 17 | → Wario / Meta Knight
[17] toon sage of the north | Score: 1640 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 8 | → Ice Climbers / Peach
[18] thetantalus | Score: 1638 | Win/Loss Ratio: 36 - 30 | → Meta Knight / Donkey Kong 
[19] Uno. | Score: 1618 | Win/Loss Ratio: 17 - 6 | → Meta Knight / Rob
[20] TKila | Score: 1606 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 6 | → Olimar / Meta Knight
[21] Undead MegaIke | Score: 1591 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 8 | → Ike 
[22] Meek | Score: 1587 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 4 | → Sonic 
[23] _Quest_ | Score: 1580 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 0 | → Marth 
[24] ToxinTANK | Score: 1572 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 12 | → Pit 
[25] TheElectricGorilla, | Score: 1566 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 16 | → Diddy
[26] Mayo the shameful King Dedede| Score: 1555 | Win/Loss Ratio: 33 - 4 | → King Dedede
[27] dcold | Score: 1544 | Win/Loss Ratio: 18 - 12 | → Sheik 
[28] Anuar | Score: 1543 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 2 | → Olimar / Falco / Wario 
[29] Denti | Score: 1526 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 1 | → Olimar / Meta Knight / Diddy
[30] Massimo Corteleoni | Score: 1521 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 -6 |  → Zero Suit Samus 
[31] Melanoid | Score: 1512 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 9 | → Rob / Peach / Snake / Wario
[32] Nekokatsu | Score: 1511 | Win/Loss Ratio: 23 - 18 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Zelda

Doubles:   

[01] NO DUB MK? WHO CARES!? TOP 8 WE IN THERE! [Dilemma. / Negga] | Score: 1138 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Diddy / Kirby / Mr. Game and Watch 
[02] Somo [xzx / ccst] | Score: 1116 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 0 | → Wario? / Rob?
[03] There will be cake [Fubuki Shirou / Foodies] | Score: 939 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 0  → Kirby? / Marth
[04] The Great Warriors [Prey / LNIAD] | Score: 930 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → R.O.B. / Meta Knight? / Ike? 
[05] ~♥~Double Deadly Divas!~♥~ [SlayerZ / Silly Kyle] | Score: 924 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 0 | → Peach / Peach
[06] Mcdonalds [PentaSalia / Keeby] | Score: 688 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 - 1 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Meta Knight / Kirby 
[07] Yes! No. Yes! [Ant / Sync.] | Score: 502 | Win/Loss Ratio: 2 -1 | → Sonic / Meta Knight
[08] PK Misfire! [Koolzone / Hukster] | Score: 489 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 0 | → Luigi? / Ness
[09] doesnt matter [Uno. / WaDiRob] | Score: 449 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 0 | → Mr. Game and Watch? / Wario?
[10] Wifi sucks **** [Multy / toon sage of the north] | Score: 387 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 0 | → Lucario / Toon Link? 
[11] Smike! [Small Ike / Ch33bDragonite] | Score: 384 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 3 | → Ike / ?
[12] -doubleD- [Aeli / Silent_Shadow_] | Score: 365 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 2 | → Falco? / Snake? 
[13] Cpt.OrangeFox's team [Cpt.OrangeFox / Kayron] | Score: 363 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 1 | → Fox? / Fox? 
[14] AMERICAN JUSTICE! [Bloodynite / thetantalus] | Score: 286 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 3 | →  Ganondorf / Meta Knight
[15] Team Free~ [Admiral _iFox7i_ / spacepirate541] | Score: 226 | Win/Loss Ratio: 1 - 6 | → Fox? / Toon Link?
[16] . [. / .] | Score: 0 | Win/Loss Ratio: 0 - 0 | → . / .           



Notes

Singles:   

- Sync., Nostalgia., DracoBlaze, and -_Quest_ with a win streak and no losses so far. How long will they be able to keep their streak?   
- Red Roy is in the lead the most amount of games played so far, 88 matches.           
- Sheik is definitely an uncommon character on wifi, but dcold brings out the ninja to do some work
- Bananas everywhere! Quite a bit of Diddy this season.
- At least 17 Meta Knights are currently at the top of singles ladder.    



Doubles:   

- Dilemma. and Negga lead doubles ladder with no losses so far.
- The deadly divas make their way up on ladder as SlayerZ and Silly Kyle bring out their tea with double Peach
- With so little activity in doubles ladder at the moment, it's hard to say who used who exactly - since so little games were played. Let's hope the activity picks up this season. 

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on November 30th. There’s plenty of time to join up if you haven't done already. We could definitely use more activity this season, so please join up and congratulations to everyone who has participated so far.
Hello AiB, hope everyone has been doing well. It was tricky getting these rankings in at first due to the site crashing on Sunday, but now it's back and I've gotten everything done. This article opens up the last month of the ladder for this season. 

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 10:20 am CST on Tuesday [7/3/12].  


Current Rankings

Singles:  

[01] Nairo | Score: 2349 | Win/Loss Ratio: 73 - 2 | → Meta Knight 
[02] DracoBlaze | Score: 2217 | Win/Loss Ratio: 87 - 14 | → Meta Knight / Snake
[03] PentaSalia | Score: 2120 | Win/Loss Ratio: 57 - 11 | → Mr. Game and Watch
[04] Iota | Score: 1990 | Win/Loss Ratio: 131 - 22 | → Wario / Mr. Game and Watch
[05] _Quest_ | Score: 1985 | Win/Loss Ratio: 346 - 44 | → Toon Link / Marth / Sonic 
[06] Denti | Score: 1971 | Win/Loss Ratio: 37 - 12 | → Olimar
[07] Megafox. | Score: 1948 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 2 | → Fox / Snake 
[08] Keeby | Score: 1889 | Win/Loss Ratio: 133 - 90 | → Meta Knight / Kirby
[09] Salem | Score: 1889 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 0 | → Zero Suit Samus
[10] ×MÁR× | Score: 1881 | Win/Loss Ratio : 38 - 36 | → Meta Knight / Diddy
[11] Raffi-X | Score: 1851 | Win/Loss Ratio: 45 - 34 | → R.O.B.
[12] MC PE | Score: 1838 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 12 | → Wolf
[13] EMINEM | Score: 1836 | Win/Loss Ratio: 30 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Falco
[14] Meek | Score: 1820 | Win/Loss Ratio: 37 - 15 | → Sonic
[15] Mr.Eric | Score: 1813 | Win/Loss Ratio: 130 - 136 | → Marth / Snake
[16] Fluttershy | Score: 1809 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 3 | → Pikachu
[17] toilethumour | Score: 1804 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 1 | → Meta Knight
[18] dabuz the horrible | Score: 1800 | Win/Loss Ratio: 10 - 2 | → Olimar
[19] The Legend of Henry | Score: 1792 | Win/Loss Ratio: 68 - 26 | → Snake
[20] Uno. | Score: 1783 | Win/Loss Ratio: 47 - 12 | → Mr. Game and Watch
[21] lloD | Score: 1781 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 5 | → Peach  
[22] Syco | Score: 1773 | Win/Loss Ratio: 67 - 20 | → Olimar
[23] YoshQ | Score: 1770 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 8 | → Luigi / Snake
[24] SlayerZ | Score: 1765 | Win/Loss Ratio: 17 - 3 | → Peach
[25] Sam_The_Freshest | Score: 1750 | Win/Loss Ratio: 73 - 71 | → Meta Knight / Snake
[26] FishBait73 | Score: 1743 | Win/Loss Ratio: 43 - 22 | → Meta Knight / Lucario / Wario
[27] Richi | Score: 1742 | Win/Loss Ratio: 14 - 3 | → Lucario 
[28] -Remix- | Score: 1739 | Win/Loss Ratio: 16 - 9 | → Toon Link
[29] DOOM THE MAD SNAKE | Score: 1727 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 14 | → Snake
[30] ven | Score: 1724 | Win/Loss Ratio: 120 -59 |  → Zelda  
[31] PzO | Score: 1722 | Win/Loss Ratio: 34 - 20 | → Meta Knight
[32] CutestLilLucario | Score: 1706 | Win/Loss Ratio: 126 - 74 | → Lucario

Doubles:  

[01] The Person Who Does The Ladder Updates Has Nothing Better To Do! [EMINEM / WaDiRob] | Score: 1793 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Wario 
[02] For NaTeSBound [HiiiPoWeR Kyleisreal / Nairo] | Score: 1547 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 4 | → Meta Knight / Snake / Donkey Kong
[03] 4 Lora (麗) [GenosSamus / BlazerKarby] | Score: 1492 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 9  → Meta Knight / Kirby / Snake / Samus 
[04] Bacon Strips & Bacon Strips & Bacon Strips [Taste / Negga] | Score: 1480 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 2 | → R.O.B. / Mr. Game and Watch 
[05] so like this is good **** [Goten / Jules] | Score: 1453 | Win/Loss Ratio: 12 - 6 | → Meta Knight / Meta Knight
[06] Here we go again... [Dilemma / Keebyi | Score: 1420 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Meta Knight 
[07] Two Swords [Foodies /_Quest_] | Score: 1418 | Win/Loss Ratio: 37 -20 | → Marth / Toon Link
[08] 火All Fired Up火 [MiniFox / Ikeboy] | Score: 1392 | Win/Loss Ratio: 17 - 6 | → Meta Knight / Fox / Snake / Pikachu 
[09] Wario Bros. [Wafty / LOE1] | Score: 1274 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 25 | → Wario / Wario  
[10] Green Team Forever❤ [Amaterasu Okami / Doogi] | Score: 1202 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 3 | → Snake / Ness 
[11] **** this [The Champion Adam Gibson / Party Associate hinkage] | Score: 1193 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 6 | → Snake / Meta Knight
[12] Nos Gusta [El Dude / Shrimp] | Score: 1175 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 0 | → ? / ?
[13] Murderous Melody [Red Roy/ Music Box] | Score: 1106 | Win/Loss Ratio: 21 - 4 | → Ike / Zero Suit Samus 
[14] Otori + Kakera [Nostalgia./ Dark Buttercup] | Score: 1087 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 1 | →  Meta Knight / Snake / Marth
[15] young black males with negative disposition [GnG Sinnyboo242 / NearZzz] | Score: 1053 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Toon Link 
[16] weeee [Sam_The_Freshest / _ForsaKen_] | Score: 1011 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 4 | → Meta Knight / Snake 



Notes

Singles:  

- EMINEM and Salem with a win streak and no losses so far. How long will they be able to keep their streak?  
- _Quest_ with 384 matches played so far!  
- ×MÁR× is the only Diddy Kong, Raffi-X is the only R.O.B., ven the only Zelda, and Fluttershy the only Pikachu at the moment active in top 32 singles.
- Quite a bit of Wario and Snake this season.
- At least 11 Meta Knights are currently at the top of singles ladder.   



Doubles:  

- EMINEM and WaDiRob lead doubles ladder with their Meta Knight / Wario team and only one loss so far 
- Those two aren't the only teams using Wario - Wafty and LOE1 are wafting in with their double Wario team. Hold your noses!
- Props to GenoSamus for being the only Samus in doubles ladder right now. Low tiers in dubs aren't easy to come by.
- Red Roy and Music Box with a unique Ike / Zero Suit team. 
- At least 12 Meta Knights are currently at the top of doubles ladder, and at least 3 are confirmed double Meta Knight teams. 

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on July 31. There’s still time to catch up on your score if you’re behind on decay, and to join the ladder if you haven’t already. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ladder. Keep working hard, and have a great upcoming 4th of July everyone!
Hello, everyone! Now that the new ladder season is upon us, it's time to start the traditional ladder updates back up. The ladder's already been through a few twists and turns, and I predict many more will occur over the course of it. Without further ado, let's introduce this update's notable players and teams! (Note: these rankings taken from today's stats, at 11:45 AM, and are based on feedback, signatures (if applicable), and past experiences (for those that most likely will never change their crew). If anything needs to be corrected, let me know with a comment in this article or PM. Also, our supply of replays has been bone dry for the longest time. If any of you have anything you want to show off, send a message to lightlanayru, Mocha, Horse, or myself.)

Singles Rankings

*1. Nairo (2407, with 51-0; Character(s): Meta Knight)*
2. DracoBlaze (2174, with 20-3; Character(s): Meta Knight and Snake)
3. PentaSalia (1999, with 25-4; Character(s): Mr. Game and Watch)
4. Denti (1930, with 15-3; Character(s): Olimar)
5. TyphoonX (1911, with 23-15; Character(s): R.O.B.)
6. Iota (1833, with 29-6; Character(s): Wario)
7. _Quest_ (1813, with 80-13; Character(s): Toon Link and Marth)
8. Zénîth (1801, with 17-13; Character(s): Diddy Kong)
9. Jtails (1800, with 20-2; Character(s): Meta Knight)
10. ThunderK9 (1791, with 54-33; Character(s): Falco)
11 MC PE (1786, with 13-3; Character(s): Meta Knight)
12. EMINEM (1738, with 19-0; Character(s): Mario)
13. ven (1734, with 37-12; Character(s): Zelda)
14. Sangoten (1726, with 15-5; Characters(s): Pikachu)
15. National Champion Megaike (1723, with 51-35; Characters(s): Ike and Snake)
16. Keeby (1723, with 51-35; Characters(s): Meta Knight/Mr. Game and Watch/Kirby)
17. OG Syco (1708, with 21-4; Character(s): Olimar)
18. Sam_The_Freshest (1697, with 27-17; Character(s): Meta Knight)
19. Mr.Eric (1659, with 37-45; Character(s): Marth/Falco)
20. The Legend of Henry (1650, with 15-3; Character(s): Snake)
21. Bizkit (1634, with 15-1; Character(s): Snake)
22. Mysterion (1620, with 14-3; Character(s): Mr. Game and Watch)
23. Prof3ssor MGW (1596, with 7-0; Character(s): Olimar)
24. DOOM THE MAD SNAKE (1590, with 12-2; Character(s): Snake)
25. Alphicans (1581, with 10-2; Character(s): Mr. Game and Watch)
26. DreamKnight (1578, with 26-25; Character(s): Meta Knight and Kirby)
27. Waymas (1559, with 11-2; Character(s): Wario and Olimar)
28. Anuar (1556, with 25-9; Character(s): Olimar)
29. Meek (1550, with 13-4; Character(s): Sonic)
30. Dusk (1549, with 24-22; Character(s): Wolf)
31. khrizred (1547, with 15-6; Character(s): Snake)
32. ikemastr37 (1542, with 22-13; Character(s): Ike)

NOTES:
-Nairo certainly has an impressive streak as he's lounging in first place. Will it ever end?
-Aside from Nairo, players that have a clean streak are EMINEM and Prof3ssor MGW. Nice work!
-There are many rarely-used characters, but out of everyone in the past updates, Pikachu seems to almost never show up. Shoutout to Sangoten for representing the electric rodent!

Doubles Rankings

*1. Top 16 Or Else (Players: Blazer + Iota; 1581, with 16-0; Characters: Meta Knight and Wario/Mr. Game and Watch)*

2. The Person Who Does The Ladder Updates Has Nothing Better To Do! (Players: EMINEM + WaDiRob; 1574, with 19-1; Characters: double Wario)
3. Naturally. (Players: BlazinAlex AKA Guy Cecil + DracoBlaze; 1471, with 7-0; Characters: Marth/King Dedede and Meta Knight/Snake)
4. Bacon Strips & Bacon Strips & Bacon Strips (Players: Taste + Negga; 1386, with 11-1; Characters: Ganondorf and Mr. Game and Watch/Diddy Kong)
5. Murderous Melody (Players: Roy Flare-Blade + Miz Mango; 1332, with 21-2; Characters: Ike and Samus)
6. Green Team Forever ♥ (Players: Amaterasu Okami + Doogi; 1232, with 6-1; Characters: Snake and Ness)
7. 火All Fired Up火 (Players: MiniFox + Ikeboy; 1216, with 10-2; Characters: Pikachu and Meta Knight/Snake/Donkey Kong)
8. 4 Lora (麗) (Players: GenoSamus + Karby; 1188, with 9-3; Characters: Samus and Kirby)
9. Doomsday (Players: -Randum- + -Serebii-; 1161, with 4-1; Characters: Mr. Game and Watch/Meta Knight and Meta Knight)
10. Wario Bros. (Players: Wafty + LOE1; 1094, with 12-13; Characters: Double Wario)
11. i am running out of team names...... (Players: Goten + Jules; 1072, with 4-1; Characters: Meta Knight/Snake and Olimar)
12. Two Swords (Players: Foodies + _Quest_; 1062, with 10-12; Characters: Double Marth)
13. Otori + Kakera (Players: Nostalgia. + Promises; 1033, with 5-0; Characters: Ness/Meta Knight and Meta Knight)
14. weeee (Players: Sam_The_Freshest + _ForsaKen_; 1023, with 6-2; Characters: Meta Knight and Snake)
15. Top 16 with badges (Players: Sakram3nt + kokomo; 917, with 4-5; Characters: Double Donkey Kong)
16. Somo (Players: xzx + ccst; 858, with 2-1; Characters: Wario and R.O.B.)

NOTES:
-Only two teams have a perfect record: Naturally. and Otori + Kakera.
-Seems like two teams are going all-out with double Wario. I wonder which team will come out on top by the end of this ladder?
-I'm surprised to see only six or so Meta Knights in this batch of teams. Hooray for variety!
-It's good to see a few teams have met the playoffs requirements so early. We realize that it's hard to get matches in Doubles ladder, but we'll definitely hook the rest of you up!

That's it for this ladder update. The season's still young, and it may end later depending on when neal arrives. Play your hearts out, and I'll see you next time, All is Brawl!

P.S. Shoutout to the second-place team! You guys are awesome!
Hiya, AiB! Well, it is that time again. While it has been awhile since I last whipped up an article, it is my turn to bring you the next ladder update for this season! Hopefully, this will be an attempt to keep the content alive. Let's see how things go for this week!

And just to let you know, if there are any corrections to fix here, please let me know and it'll be fixed asap. Your character mains are based on what's given via your profile and ladder feedback. Lastly, if you have any ladder matches to show off on, you can PM your video links to me, Mocha, Minty Pony, or Invinciboy.

Note: These rankings have been taken on March 11, 2012 at 4:15 am PST.



Current Rankings

Singles:

[01]|[01] : Ally (26 - 0) → Snake
[02]|[03] : DracoBlaze (40 - 9) → Meta Knight
[03]|[02] : Gonzalo ZeRo (42 - 9) → Meta Knight
[04]|[04] : ANTi (35 - 0) → Meta Knight / Diddy Kong / Marth
[05]|[05] : Denti (110 - 24) → Olimar
[06]|[06] : SlayerZ (28 - 5) → Peach
[07]|[NR] : juiceAllied (29 - 12) → Meta Knight / Random?
[08]|[07] : PentaSalia (92 - 40) → Mr. Game & Watch
[09]|[08] : Epar (15 - 1) → Meta Knight
[10]|[26] : WaDiRob (47 - 11) → Mr. Game & Watch / Wario / R.O.B.
[11]|[10] : lloD (24 - 1) → Peach
[12]|[NR] : M to the Ekos (28 - 3) → Lucas
[13]|[11] : LoF NAKAT (19 - 0) → Falco / Snake / Olimar / Meta Knight
[14]|[14] : wonf (30 - 13) → Marth
[15]|[NR] : Iota (22 - 10) → Wario
[16]|[18] : Keeby (87 - 80) → Kirby
[17]|[NR] : Jbandrew (26 - 10) → Meta Knight
[18]|[12] : Zorai (57 - 34) → Meta Knight / Marth
[19]|[31] : Krystedez (38 - 10) → Pit
[20]|[15] : Uno. (81 - 27) → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight
[21]|[25] : 809 (30 - 4) → Meta Knight
[22]|[16] : Nilik (27 - 7) → Random?
[23]|[NR] : Bizkit (45 - 7) → Snake / Meta Knight
[24]|[NR] : Kain (15 - 3) → Wolf
[25]|[NR] : _Quest_ (111 - 10) → Toon Link / Marth
[26]|[20] : Raffi-X (24 - 13) → R.O.B.
[27]|[28] : Skyward Tearbear (10 - 1) → Meta Knight / Random?
[28]|[23] : Axel (28 - 36) → Diddy Kong / Meta Knight
[29]|[17] : Anuar (63 - 8) → Olimar / Snake
[30]|[NR] : DR MoNrA (23 - 7) → Meta Knight / Snake
[31]|[21] : PatG (24 - 9) → Falco
[32]|[NR] : The LCie Kyleisreal (15 - 3) → Snake

Doubles:
[01]|[01] : Otori + Kakera [Epar / MJG] (42 - 1) → Meta Knight
[02]|[03] : Satisfaction [-Randum- / Purgatory] (15 - 5) → Meta Knight
[03]|[02] : Aloeism [Keeby / Waldo] (40 - 10) → Kirby / Meta Knight / Ike / Snake
[04]|[04] : Haters make us famous [Smetsys / DracoBlaze] (32 - 6) → Meta Knight
[05]|[08] : Explosive Elegance [Diska / Mocha] (18 - 4) → Snake / Zelda
[06]|[NR] : MEGABUS+JANSPORT [SAS / 809] (13 - 4) → Meta Knight
[07]|[15] : 11bpoAA290ooQwYcwu8642c [Ali. / Negga] (11 - 9) → Meta Knight / Mr. Game & Watch
[08]|[09] : DIP [Zak / Eden] (5 - 1) → Meta Knight / Random?
[09]|[16] : A New World Order. [The LCie Kyleisreal / NotMegafox] (5 - 1) → Snake / Fox
[10]|[05] : If it lags its you [Axel / wonf] (10 - 8) → Diddy Kong / Meta Knight
[11]|[11] : Game&Gas [Uli / superbeans] (19 - 17) → Mr. Game & Watch / Wario
[12]|[07] : Mc Bunz. [Sam_The_Freshest / MC PE] (7 - 2) → Meta Knight / Snake / Wolf
[13]|[NR] : watr [Goten / Jules] (10 - 11) → ? / Snake
[14]|[NR] : SKEET SKEET! [juiceAllied / Deltacod] (4 - 2) → Meta Knight
[15]|[10] : 8J [SmashGOD / lloD] (9 - 6) → Samus / Peach
[16]|[NR] : Autopilot Crew [-Zodi- / GnG Sinnyboo242] (6 - 7) → Meta Knight



Notes


(Notes? All I see here is Meta Knight EVERYWHERE! lol xD Though in all seriousness...)

Singles:
- It seems anyone STILL has yet to hunt down Ally and ANTi, as they are marvelouslly obtaining their undefeated winning streaks despite their inactivity.
- An unranked player from the last update, _Quest_, currently has the most wins, using mostly Toon Link and Marth.
- Meanwhile, Lucas is still rarely seen, and M to the Ekos is representing him hardcore. He is currently placing 12th at this time. Will he keep going?
- Also sneaking up in the rankings is Kain with his Wolf, as he is placing 24th.

Doubles:
- Otori + Kakera are still maintaining their first place position. Who will snag the top of the ladder from them?
- It is such a rare case to see Zelda in these rankings!  Props to her and Diska, as they are continuing to push further up.
- The rankings pretty much lack variety, so there is not much else to note.

Just a reminder that this season's ladder will close on March 31st, so time's a-tickin'. Catch up and maintain your scores when you can. And if you haven't joined the ladder yet, you should join inf you want to show off some skills! Congratulations to those who have made it in this bi-weekly update. I hope you all have a good day today! Until next time, see ya~
Hello, AiB! It's been awhile since I've written a ladder article for the site, but I've recently received a request to write another article - so it looks like I'll be alternating with lightlanayru, Invinciboy, and Minty Horse. I've taken the time to make sure the scores/rankings/characters are as accurate as possible. If I missed any character someone used, please let me know. It also helps to have pointers on signatures, ladder feedback, and profile as to the character that was used in ladder. 

I want to remind everyone that if you have any replays of your best ladder matches and you’d like to share it and have it featured on here for the ladder updates, feel free to send them to me or Trish via PMs.

Side-note: These top rankings have been taken on 8:00 pm CST on Saturday [02/25/12]. 


Current Rankings

Singles: 

[01] Ally | Score: 2302 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 0 | → Snake / Meta Knight / Falco
[02] Gonzalo ZeRo | Score: 2244 | Win/Loss Ratio: 40 - 8 | → Meta Knight 
[03] DracoBlaze | Score: 2233 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 7 | → Meta Knight / Snake / Falco
[04] ANTi | Score: 2169 | Win/Loss Ratio: 35 - 0 | → Meta Knight / Diddy / Marth 
[05] Denti | Score: 2133 | Win/Loss Ratio: 106 - 22 | → Olimar
[06] SlayerZ | Score: 2108 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 3 | → Peach
[07] BFAA PentaUmai | Score: 2043 | Win/Loss Ratio: 53 - 20 | → Mr. Game and Watch 
[08] Epar | Score: 2017 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 1 | → Meta Knight
[09] Negga | Score: 1948 | Win/Loss Ratio: 29 - 2 | → Diddy
[10] lloD | Score: 1934 | Win/Loss Ratio: 20 - 1 | → Peach
[11] LoF NAKAT | Score: 1903 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 0 | → Falco / Snake / Olimar / Meta Knight
[12] Zorai | Score: 1899 | Win/Loss Ratio: 57 - 34 | → Meta Knight / Marth
[13] E.J. | Score: 1894 | Win/Loss Ratio : 60 - 5 | → Sheik 
[14] wonf | Score: 1880 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 12 | → Marth 
[15] Uno. | Score: 1867 | Win/Loss Ratio: 69 - 19 | → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight / Rob 
[16] Nilik | Score: 1864 | Win/Loss Ratio: 27 - 7 | → Random 
[17] Anuar | Score: 1863 | Win/Loss Ratio: 56 - 6 | → Olimar / Snake
[18] Keeby | Score: 1839 | Win/Loss Ratio: 58 - 54 | → Kirby 
[19] Kain | Score: 1841 | Win/Loss Ratio: 15 - 3 | → Wolf 
[20] Raffi-X | Score: 1837 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 13 | → Rob
[21] PatG | Score: 1822 | Win/Loss Ratio: 24 - 9 | → Falco 
[22] Tairu | Score: 1819 | Win/Loss Ratio: 87 - 24 | → Falco
[23] xMARx | Score: 1815 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 28 | → Diddy / Meta Knight 
[24] Professor Genki | Score: 1809 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 5 | → Fox / Falco / Snake
[25] 809 | Score: 1794 | Win/Loss Ratio: 28 - 4 | → Meta Knight
[26] WaDiRob | Score: 1808 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 6 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Wario / Rob
[27] Vato_break | Score: 1784 | Win/Loss Ratio: 36 -13 |  → Diddy / Mario
[28] Skyward Tearbear | Score: 1775 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 1 | → Olimar / Meta Knight
[29] TheLegendaryJash | Score: 1761 | Win/Loss Ratio: 25 - 5 | → Toon Link
[30] Masho | Score: 1759 | Win/Loss Ratio: 53 - 16 | → Marth / King Dedede / Rob
[31] Krystedez | Score: 1751 | Win/Loss Ratio: 30 - 10 | → Pit
[32] joe ST | Score: 1745 | Win/Loss Ratio: 37 - 12 | → Meta Knight / Snake / Falco


Doubles: 

[01] Otori + Kakera [Epar / MJG] | Score: 1988 | Win/Loss Ratio: 31 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Meta Knight
[02] Aloeism [Keeby / Waldo] | Score: 1829 | Win/Loss Ratio: 32 - 7 | → Kirby / Meta Knight / Snake / Ike
[03] Satisfaction [-Randum- / Purgatory] | Score: 1689 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 5  → Meta Knight / Meta Knight 
[04] Haters make us famous [Colette / DracoBlaze] | Score: 1661 | Win/Loss Ratio: 26 - 5 | → Meta Knight / Meta Knight
[05] If it lags its you [xMARx / wonf] | Score: 1449 | Win/Loss Ratio: 9 - 5 | → Diddy / Meta Knight / Sonic
[06] -No Fear- [ZodiTheForSaken / BFAA PentaUmai | Score: 1403 | Win/Loss Ratio: 11 - 14 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Meta Knight
[07] Mc Bunz. [Sam_The_Freshest / MC PE] | Score: 1381 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 -2 | → Meta Knight / Snake / Captain Falcon
[08] Explosive Elegance [Diska / Mocha] | Score: 1349 | Win/Loss Ratio: 7 - 3 | → Snake / Zelda 
[09] DIP [Zak / Eden] | Score: 1337 | Win/Loss Ratio: 4 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Random 
[10] 8J [SmashGOD / lloD] | Score: 1283 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 5 | → Samus / Peach
[11] Game&Gas [Uli / superbeans] | Score: 1236 | Win/Loss Ratio: 13 - 12 | → Mr. Game and Watch / Wario
[12] Speeeeed Up [Blazer / XxGeexX] | Score: 1224 | Win/Loss Ratio: 8 - 1 | → Meta Knight / Sonic
[13] Oblivion [Crow./ Blaze.] | Score: 1208 | Win/Loss Ratio: 19 - 19 | → Peach / Snake 
[14] Sexy Beasts [AfroTwist BananaPie/ Gardex] | Score: 1204 | Win/Loss Ratio: 6 - 1 | →  Link, Pikachu / Mr. Game and Watch
[15] <- XVVV -> [RnaD / Negga] | Score: 1199 | Win/Loss Ratio: 5 - 5 | → Meta Knight / Mr. Game and Watch 
[16] | A New World Order [The LCie Kyleisreal / Professor Genki] | Score: 1100 | Win/Loss Ratio: 3 - 0 | → Snake / Fox



Notes

Singles: 

- Ally and ANTi with an amazing win streak and no losses so far. How long will they be able to keep their streak? 
- Denti with 128 matches played so far! 
- Sheik, who you rarely hear about in ladder, is sneaking herself in the placings by E.J.
- Uno. with 69 wins. Game and Watch likes lucky numbers... will he maintain it?
- At least 13 Meta Knights are currently at the top of singles ladder.   



Doubles: 

- FOW and MJG lead doubles ladder with their almost unbeatable double Meta Knight team with only one loss so far
- Some random Zelda teleports out of nowhere into doubles ladder with her ma - *ahem* I mean, Snake. Are Mocha and Diska actually Riot and Bizkit in disguise?
- Girl power... lloD and SmashGOD show some femme fatale with their Peach and Samus teams
- Looks like Foxhound has come back to haunt Snake and join him as KyleisReal and MegaFox bring out their Snake and Fox
- Again, at least 13 Meta Knights are currently at the top of doubles ladder.

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Remember, this season’s ladder ends on March 31st. There’s still time to catch up on your score if you’re behind on decay, and to join the ladder if you haven’t already. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the ladder. Keep working hard, and have a great upcoming Spring Break everyone (:
Hello there again, All is Brawl! Now that the trick-or-treating is over, a new holiday with even more food is upon us. In addition, schools are getting closer to letting kids out for winter vacation (but not before final exams!) Isn't Fall lovely? But enough of all that; there's a contest at hand! Let's get to it!

Last edition's results: ken2 was the mystery user of #33. He joined the site on July 23, 2010, mains Diddy Kong in Mario Kart Wii, and his favorite board game of all time is Taboo. ShadowHero, Foodies, Cpt.OrangeFox, SkOaRaAn, and Mocha were the first five to guess correctly, so congrats to them! By the way, if you wish to see the results of a WTU right after they happen, check this group out!

Rules:
1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your
WTU Featured User badge.
2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this.
3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.)
4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer.
5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (PST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted.
6. The first five that send the correct username get the
WTU Winner badge! Keep in mind, however, that some veterans may come back to compete. Work fast, but don’t give up!

And now, I present you all with this week's mystery submission. Good luck!

"So it was November 28th, 2003. I was in Ohio. It was Winter and we got news about a chance of having a snowstorm outside. I doubted it. My brother was playing outside in the snow as my grandma was watching him. I was chilling. Later on, I was looking for my brother and went to my grandma to ask where did he go. She said, "I thought he came in." I said, "Seriously? He could be freezing as heck out there!" So I came outside. It was freezing as hell outside and I could barely see due to the strong snow. After an hour. I cried and fell on my knees to the ground. Then I got up and sniffed as I walked home. Suddenly, I fell in the snow on something, looked down and it was my brother! Very relieved, I picked him up and ran in the house to get a blanket for him. He seemed to be fine and was going to be okay. Though, he had a cold. A cold is bad, but it's a good thing he is safe."

In addition to what's above, this user...
-is in the group Skype Club!
-Has a "k" somewhere in the username.
-joined the site in Spring 2009.

And the questions you need to answer about this user are as follows:
1. When exactly did this user join the site?
2. How many tournaments has this user been to?
3. What is this user's favorite color combination?

So tell me…WHO’S THAT USER?! Good luck to all, use your time wisely, and pay attention to the clues/questions! >;D

P.S. If you wish to send in a submission to be featured in future WTUs, feel free to do so! Your submission should look similar to those that have been featured before in terms of content, so...yeah.
by Mocha Oct 23 2011, 6:07PM
Psychology of Gamers

  

Introduction


Hey AiB, it's been awhile since I've written anything for you guys, the last article being a ladder update. Hopefully I'll be able to write more of those for you in the future, however, with this article, I'm hoping to take a step further and have a bit more variety in my writing. That, and applying my interests in Psychology, gaming, and writing all into one.
I’m working on getting a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and I'm currently taking a couple of Psychology classes at my university. One of them is Social Psychology, which is basically about how mental processes and behavior are influenced by other people. What does this have to do with Brawl?

Everything!

Whether you realize it or not, Brawlers are constantly being influenced by others. People can influence them to play a certain character, to not play a certain character, to abuse a move, to use it less because they are getting punished for it, to intentionally annoy each other so that they play worse, to encourage - I mean, this could go on and on. I don't think some of us realize just how much another individual can change how we play.

There are several factors that play a huge role in how people influence us or in how we play.

 Personality



Lifestory: For example, when Brawl first came out, I used my usual favorite two mains that I had used in Melee. But I wanted to toy around with the other characters, especially the newer ones. I picked up Meta Knight at the time, and actually enjoyed using him because I liked the idea of an amazing aerial character - not even knowing back then that his ground game was nothing to scoff at either. Meta Knight was my 'pocket character' or my 'third main', however, it didn't take long before people started to complain to me about how broken he was, and not just to me, but to everyone in general. I was conflicted; did I really want to keep using this character who had supposedly caused so much harm? Or should I pick up another pocket character and keep using my mains?

I had in fact, become so discouraged about Meta Knight, that I grew to dislike him to the point where I felt 'cheap' when I used him. I wasn't even taking into account that there would be other people who had no problem using Meta Knight, and that they would play cheap too. My mentality was strict and stubborn, "Well just because they play cheap, it doesn't mean I have to." I've found that I wasn't the only player with this train of thought. Some of these people ended up using characters that were hindered by the onslaught of higher tiers/MK, others used high tiers themselves and went far in the tournament scene, yet continued to struggle with MK. Whatever the case was, the very subject of Meta Knight would have me look away and shake my head. I didn't stop using him because I felt like it. It was clear that in this situation, other people had influenced me to make that decision.


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Again, this goes back to personality. You can put someone else in my shoes, and they wouldn't have given a rat's rear about people complaining about Meta Knight. In fact, others would become even more encouraged to use him - may that be to irritate others, may that be to win, or maybe they just have fun with the character.

People with the 'pleasing personality', or the knack for wanting to please others without much consideration into what you want - can be taken advantage of by other players so that they don't play to their full potential. If someone complains about how retarded your upsmash is, then the pleasing person will limit the usage because they don't want to be a bother for that person. If someone complains that all you do is grab, then you find yourself grabbing considerably less, and then you wonder why you've started playing worse all the sudden.

If you don't care about pleasing others, you'll keep playing how you've been doing, because it's working for you. Or you'll abuse the move(s) that have been bothering your opponent, and find yourself 2 or 3-stocking them, because you're exploiting their frustration. This of course, doesn't apply to everyone, and not every opponent is going to be raging between matches. But these are just some examples to show how personalities alone can be influenced by others, and how they affect your gameplay. There are also players with good sportsmanship, who won't try to put the other down, and have either little or no complaining. When both players display this, then both can usually play well against each other as far as psychologically well is concerned. This does not mean that a Ganon player is going to be consistently beating Sheik simply because he's mentally focused and not being bothered during the game.


Emotions

 


You’ve probably heard of stories where people ‘throw their controller’ or break their plasma television after losing to their opponent. Perhaps they even got physically violent with their opponent. These people tend to do poor in a tournament environment, and possibly get disqualified, depending on the degree of aggression. These players also have a knack for being ‘bad’ players, not because they lack skill per say, but because they’re usually too stubborn to try and work on overcoming their frustration and learn from their mistakes. These players can be of any age, however can be common among children and teenagers who are first adjusting to competitive play. This immature attitude either matures itself with time, and the player learns that they need to be more self-controlled. Or this attitude continues, and the player eventually gives up on the game and moves onto something else. One can argue that video games can help contribute to someone’s normally aggressive behavior and actually help mature the player not just as a gamer, but a person.

Another emotion that can be a result of doing badly against an opponent is depression, and a constant attack on their own self esteem. In some ways, this can be more dangerous than being very angry. These individuals sometimes have more in their life going on than just getting sad over a game – they have problems in the home environment, with parents, siblings, students at school, or all of these. They are generally extroverts online (friendly and active), and introverts otherwise. Gaming can be considered an ‘escape’ for them from the constant gloomy environment they’re succumbed in. These gamers sometimes have a low self-esteem, and are the ones that are very hard on themselves about almost anything, especially the games they play, because they put so much dedication into them. These are the ones that say ‘I suck.’ or ‘I don’t know why you would bother with playing someone as bad as me.’ They are sometimes criticized for taking the game ‘too seriously’ or for being ‘too emo.’  I believe these players can overcome this misery with encouragement from others, and a growing self-need to feel more confident with themselves in general. Mocking and bringing these gamers down is a poor way to help. Pointing out to them that a game shouldn’t be taken so seriously isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it’s more like how you do this. Be clear and honest, but be kinder with your words. No, this doesn’t mean you should overdo it and become the sponge to soak in all their problems constantly, but being a bit more delicate and understanding won’t kill you.

Finally, there are people who don’t really get enraged or depressed, and are either pretty neutral between matches, or they’ll laugh off their losses and move on. These gamers tend to be friendly and have a good sense of humor. They may not have the perfect social life, but they don’t usually threaten to kill anyone, or themselves – for losing in a game. This isn’t implying that all gamers with this pleasant attitude are saints. However, these gamers have the potential to become excellent examples and role models for other gamers who struggle with their emotions. These gamers can become decent tournament hosts, moderators, and other leadership positions.



Habits

   


Lifestory: When I went to Hobo 33, a local tournament here in Texas, I observed the gamers there and studied how they played; what helped them focus, what distracted them, etc. Out of all the players there, one guy stood out to me among them. He was the only player there who had his headphones on, listening to music, while playing. For some people, this would be incredibly distracting from the game. I was curious about this, so after I played a match with him, I asked him how he was able to focus on the game. He lowered his head phones around his neck, and said, “Oh no, this is exactly how I’m able to focus.”

Habits can seem unusual to some people, and perfectly normal to others. Habits have the potential to affect game play in such a way that an entire match can make a difference to the individual. I have come across many different habits people have, as well as my own when it comes to playing Brawl. I specifically pointed out Brawl, because I have my own set of particular habits for this game, compared to other games.

The size of a television for example, can affect game play to some players. People who are used to playing on a larger screen, and with amazing graphics, will find themselves squinting and shaking their head at a television twice or more smaller than what they’re used to during a tournament. Likewise, a player who’s used to playing on a smaller screen will find larger televisions too ‘big’, and will be overwhelmed by how much space there is on the screen, even though the space doesn’t literally change the size of the stages themselves. Others, like me, are used to many television sizes, and aren’t affected much by the changes, while others are able to adapt fairly quickly, whether they’re used to or not – the television size making no difference in how they play.

Sounds for me make a huge deal in how I play. Similarly to the example I provided in this section, the guy at the tournament was able to focus only with his headphones on. Other players can’t concentrate like this at all. Although I like to have music when I play, I would rather the music be part of the game itself, or a custom music on the game (though it can be argued that some custom songs are distracting) rather than having my headphones on, blocking out all other sounds. I find myself very ‘attached’ to the sounds of the game, as in the actual sounds; jumping, powershielding, moves, etc. For some strange reason, if I don’t hear those sounds while I’m playing, I seem to play more uncomfortable. Even things like listening to the buttons of my controller being tapped and having rumble on my controller whenever I use a smash have an effect in how I play. I’ve grown so used to these things, that playing otherwise would throw me off.

Character and stage textures, or some kind of hack in the game can also contribute to how someone plays. For some people, character and stage hacks hardly make any difference. For others, they find it distracting, and are either more comfortable with their own hacks, or no hacks. Then of course, those that have gotten too used to their hacks, may have a difficult time with the default game’s textures. In addition to textures however, even a default game’s color can cause some interesting results on the player. You sometimes hear of people say, ‘Oh, I lost because I didn’t use my red Falcon.’ (which to many people, are considered johns) or stuff like, ‘I HAVE to be blue Pikachu to do well with him.’ While some people would laugh at these silly statements, for some players, having their desired color is almost like another character for them.


Conclusion

 



I bet a couple of the factors that I pointed out are merely glimpses of just how things can affect game play. I feel like these are, however, the more obvious ones when you glance at it from a general and psychological perspective. Keep in mind that none of this, especially in the ‘Emotions’ section, are things set in stone, and that everyone who has a particular lifestyle and personality are always like this. I realize that everyone is different, and that someone within a harsh environment, for example, can actually be extremely cheerful people. I’m just looking at this from a typical standpoint, based on my experiences, both of my own and other people’s experiences, and applying this with what I’ve learned and with what I’m still learning in Psychology. I hope you have all learned something from this, or at least, I hope this has made you think about interesting things you don’t normally think about. Or even ask yourself a couple of questions. What helps you play well? What distracts you? How do you make a comeback?

I also hope that I can someday make some kind of guide, or a helpful essay giving some suggestions to people in how they can improve as gamers, which, as I stated before, can even go as far as to improve themselves as a person.

Hello, ladderers and non-ladderers! With Genesis 2 out of the way, we can get back to what really matters: wifi! icon_biggrin *shot and nuked* Trish thought that since she covered for me while I was on vacation (that was ladder update #4), I could do another ladder update to even things out. How can I refuse now that I'm back home with an awesome computer and the peace and quiet I've been desiring for a month?! *ahem* Anyway, there were some major changes since the last ladder update, so let's not dally any longer! (These rankings were recorded today, July 24th, at 12:10 PM, and are based on profiles and feedback. If any corrections need to be made, please let me know with a comment.)

Singles Rankings

1. DracoBlaze (123-27; Meta Knight/Snake/Diddy Kong)
2. SlayerZ (29-2; Peach)
3. Nairo The Booty Warrior (27-3; Meta Knight)
4. lloD (92-15; Peach)
5. ANTi (22-3; Diddy Kong)
6. Childish Gambino (42-12; Meta Knight)
7. Toronto Joe (47-18; Meta Knight)
8. Kamii (35-5; Lucario)
9. Atomsk (25-1; King Dedede)
10. ADHD (74-18; Diddy Kong)
11. FOW the Creator (26-3; Meta Knight)
12. Waldo (53-5; Ike/Snake)
13. Jbandrew (114-54; Random)
14. Patg (21-1; Lucario/Zero Suit Samus)
15. vVv Zero (80-30; Meta Knight)
16. dabunz (22-3; Olimar)
17. HolyNightmare (29-4; R.O.B.)
18. FishBait73 (58-19; Meta Knight)
19. Anuar (87-18; Olimar)
20. Amaterasu Okami (87-16; Snake)
21. Krystedez (128-75; Pit)
22. Ally (11-0; Snake)
23. Jtails (42-16; Meta Knight)
24. Killer Zebra (80-24; Wario)
25. Trevonte (33-11; Snake)
26. Z (165-74; Pikachu/Random)
27. Ramona Flowers (29-9; Meta Knight)
28. Tearbear (29-7; Random)
29. Negga (22-3; Diddy Kong)
30. FILIP (173-71; Falco)
31. Luckay4Lyphe (110-23; Pit/Pikachu)
32. Vato_break (50-12; Diddy Kong/Meta Knight)

Notes: -Looks like ANTi lost his first place title to DracoBlaze and fell a bit behind. Will he be able to get back to the top before the ladder ends?
-FOW's invincible streak has come to an end, and now Ally is the only undefeated player in the top 32!
-Speaking of streaks, Waldo has the highest winning steak (27). Keep up the good work, bro!
-Falco seems to be the rarity in this bunch, as FILIP is the only one noted to use him either all the time or frequently. Keep representing the Falcos, dude!

Doubles Rankings

1. Midwest da besssss (Sinnyboo242 & Childish Gambino; 56-14; double Meta Knight/Meta Knight and Wario/Meta Knight and Mr. Game and Watch)
2. You would't take us srsly if u knew who we mained (FOW the Creator & Alex the Destroyer; 16-4; Meta Knight and King Dedede)
3. Megapaw (Megafox & Paw; 37-14; Fox and Zero Suit Samus)
4. Rick (Actual Champ Adam Gibson & Trained Stalemate Associate hinkage; 11-0; Snake and Meta Knight)
5. WIFIWARRIORS (DracoBlaze & Eight-O-Nine; 14-6; double Meta Knight)
6. Team Red (SuperMarioMC & SkOaRaAn; 36-15; Mr. Game and Watch and Marth)
7. The Eh? Team (Meekspeedy & Toronto Joe; 4-1; Sonic and Meta Knight)
8. You better ban Frigate mother ****ers!! (Masho & MaizE; 11-7; double R.O.B.)
9. Waldo is going to carry me....and Zodi i'll be back son. (Kyleisreal & Waldo; 8-4; double Snake/Snake and Ike)
10. Anaconda Malt Liquor (Super Saiyajin & lloD; 9-3; Meta Knight and Peach)
11. KiLL BiLL Vol.1! (-TeQ- the Creator & Bio; 8-1; Snake and Zero Suit Samus)
12. ({[Forever Guiding]}) - §Infinite Tornado§ (-Randum- & El Fudge; 7-4; Lucas/Lucario and Meta Knight)
13. Bunny rape (Fox & Alureon; 6-6; Snake and Meta Knight/double Meta Knight/Meta Knight and Zero Suit Samus/Snake and Zero Suit Samus)
14. U JELLY? (Davidlazer & Keeby; 26-23; Meta Knight and Kirby)
15. Making our way downtown walking fast faces past&we're homebound (Demento & ZVenom; 3-2; Random and ?)
16. icon_surprised (Solid Soul & JerMetalex; 9-6; double Meta Knight/Snake and Meta Knight)

Notes: -Looks like no one can dethrone the mighty team of Sinnyboo242 and Childish Gambino. Isn't there any team out there that can prove me wrong?
-Adam Gibson and hinkage are still undefeated with a record of 11-0. Keep up the good work, you two!
-Several new teams have made it on the ranks for this edition. How many more will pop up as time goes by?
-For this ladder, Sonic is the odd-one-out. Meekspeedy seems to be the only player in this entourage that uses him frequently. If you all want to beat his team, better step it up!
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Listen up, everyone! You've got one week left to play your faces off. Different shades of arrogance and worry pervade the atmosphere, but you shouldn't let it get to you. Keep a stiff upper lip, keep your shorts on, and try your best to go for the gold in these last few days of the Spring Ladder '11. Until the next season, All is Brawl, peace out!

P.S. We're still looking for replays to showcase, so if you have any, please send them to me or lightlanayru.
Hello everyone! After an extended period of having to use my 3DS to access the Internet, I am finally back on a main PC. Thanks a lot for covering for me, Trish! You can take a rest for this one, as I want to make up for lost ground. Let's get started, shall we?

On a side-note, don't believe what Trish said about me in the last ladder update; while I do have an intense hatred for that putrid pink piece of...*ahem* waste, that won't stop me for accepting your replays if they have Kirby in them. We didn't any this week, but feel free to send any you have to myself or lightlanayru. When Mocha returns from her break, we'll let you all know.

Now for the rankings! These were observed at 9:20 PM on July 2nd, as well as updated with the character corrections you all mentioned in the previous update. If there's still some incorrect information, feel free to let me know.

Singles:

1. ANTi (21-2; Diddy Kong)
2. FOW the Creator (15-0; Meta Knight)
3. SlayerZ (25-2; Peach)
4. DracoBlaze (83-21; Meta Knight)
5. lloD (86-14; Peach)
6. Nairo The Booty Warrior (24-3; Meta Knight)
7. Toronto Joe (46-17; Meta Knight)
8. Kamii (35-5; Lucario)
9. judge (61-8; Wario/Marth/Meta Knight)
10. Atomsk (23-0; King Dedede)
11. vVv ZeRo (67-15; Meta Knight) 
12. MJG (36-12; Meta Knight)
13. Waldo (50-5; Ike/Snake)
14. HolyNightmare (29-4; R.O.B.) 
15. FishBait73 (58-19; Meta Knight)
16. Anuar (71-11; Olimar)
17. Amaterasu Okami (87-16; Snake) 
18. ADHD The Booty Assassin (49-12; Diddy Kong) 
19. Killer Zebra (78-23; Wario)
20. Krystedez (101-65; Pit)
21. Raffi-X (22-8; R.O.B.)
22. FILIP (169-68; Falco)
23. Keeby (68-62; Kirby/Meta Knight)
24. Z (139-65; Pikachu/Random)
25. Jbandrew (81-48; Random)
26. Fox (28-16; Snake)
27. Vato_break (47-11; Diddy Kong/Meta Knight)
28. Flame (16-2; Meta Knight/Snake/Falco/King Dedede) 
29. Luckay4Lyphe (106-23; Pit/Pikachu)
30. Bio (48-25; Zero Suit Samus)
31. Tearbear (27-7; Random)
32. SuperMarioMC (83-13; Mr. Game and Watch)

Doubles:

1. Midwest dabesssss (Sinnyboo242 and MJG; 42-10; double Meta Knight)
2. Rick (Adam Gibson and Trained Stalemate Associate hinkage; 10-0; Snake and Meta Knight)
3. You better ban Frigate mother ****ers! (Masho and MaizE-Geika; 9-6; double R.O.B.)
4. Team Red (SuperMarioMC and SkOaRaAn; 27-11; Mr. Game and Watch and Marth)
5. U JELLY? (Davidlazer and Keeby; 24-14; Meta Knight and Kirby) 
6. Nanas, Nips, & Nuts (mura and Negga; 16-10; Peach and Diddy Kong) 
7. WIFIWARRIORS (DracoBlaze and Eight-O-Nine; 8-4; double Meta Knight) 
8. ({[Forever Guiding]}) - §Infinite Tornado§ (-Randum- and El Fudge; 6-4; Lucas/Lucario and Meta Knight)
9. Megapaw (MegaFox and Paw; 22-11; Fox and Zero Suit Samus) 
10. Nannerz and Nadoz (Rayquaza07 and ×MÁR×; 4-0; Meta Knight and Diddy Kong)
11. So Fabulous~ (SlayerZ and Pugstradamus; 3-1; Peach and ?) 
12. Zobrai (Zorai and Killer Zebra; 9-1; Marth and Wario) 
13. You would't take us srsly if u knew who we mained (FOW the Creator and Alex the Destroyer; 4-2; double Meta Knight) 
14. GreenTeam R.I.P Henry-Sake (Amaterasu Okami and BF-Doogi R.I.P Henry-Sake; 13-5; Snake and Meta Knight/Ness) 
15. lolutah (KingJuan1 and XDDD; 5-6; Random and Wolf) 
16. Sexy Beasts (AfroTwist VanillaPie and GardoTwist ChocolatePie; 7-5; Snake/Link and Mr. Game and Watch)

Singles Notes:

-I find it amusing that ANTi and FOW are still holding their positions, despite their last activity being in early June. C'mon, players, step it up!
-Waldo has the highest win streak this time (24 wins) as he continues to represent the Ike community. Keep up the good work, sir!
-FOW and Atomsk are the only ones with no losses at all. Nice job, guys!

Doubles Notes:

-Rick and Nannerz and Nadoz are the only two teams without any losses. Can anyone end their streaks? We'll just have to wait and see.
-Midwest dabesssss continues to hold their first place spot, while Rick took second place from You better ban Frigate mother ****ers!

There's only one month left of ladder, as it ends on August 1st. I encourage everyone currently in ladder to keep up the good work and continue to go for the gold, and those not in ladder to give it a try sometime. Peace out, AiB! icon_smile