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Playoffs have come once again and will be as exciting as ever. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

So without further ado, here are the cold hard facts about how this will get done.

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to schedule their own matches before the deadline of every round. If you are not able to schedule your match before the set time for chat, then you MUST be in chat to play your match(es). Failure to do so will put you in risk of being disqualified and thus given a loss for the round in question.
In addition to this, it is also the responsibility of ALL ladder players/teams to send the host of his/her playoffs event(Enrish) a PM about the outcome of the match right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the chat with you, you must PM him the results (not chat PM). We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.
Also, please make sure your inbox/outbox always has room. I will be updating everyone after every round (except days where there are two rounds) telling you who you play, when I expect the matches to be done, and more. If you are only in the Doubles playoffs, then the captains will be receiving the PMs.
I, and nobody else is your babysitter. Because of this I, Enrish, will most likely NOT be in the chat rooms most nights. I will try to have at least two staff members in the room at all times, but there shouldn't be a need for it. All you have to do is contact your opponent(s), schedule a time that works for both/all of you, play the set and PM me the results before the deadline. That's four easy steps. You don't only have a good 23 to 95 hours to get the match done, we scheduled a special hour just for you to get it done. If no referees are in the room when the scheduled time is up, your opponent isn't there and he/she didn't PM beforehand, please take a screenshot of the chat so we have proof they weren't there. Be warned though, if we find out you lied about their presence you will be disqualified.

Bracket Images
The bracket images for each playoffs event will be updated daily. In order to see the latest update, you will have to press ctrl+F5 while looking at the brackets. Don't forget this.

Europeans, we know this set schedule doesn't really work for you. Because of this, it is your job to get your matches in as early as possible so you can advance as far as possible.

Recent Season Changes
Every season, we look for ways on how to make the playoffs better for all and I think this time around we found some good ideas.
  1. Volunteered staff members will be monitoring the chats to prevent confusions. As stated about, they should not be needed, but in case of emergency there will, or should be 2-5 people in the chat rooms during the playoffs. They will, or should be the only people in their with bold referee name colors, so memorize the referee badge color so you know who to contact. Please keep in mind though that they are volunteers, and that there is no need to harass them if they weren't there to help you at the time. 
  2. To prevent some chaos and confusion, I have decided to divide up the two events into two different chat rooms. From now on, or at least for this playoffs season, singles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 3 from 8pm to 9pm EST and doubles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 4 from 9pm to 10pm EST. 
  3. On days there are two rounds that need to be played, there are two deadlines. The first match is expected to be done within thirty minutes of starting time, and the second round should be done within the hour. That would be 8:30pm EST and 9pm EST for singles, and 9:30pm EST and 10pm EST for doubles. If you have not appeared in the chat twenty minutes after the round was scheduled to start, you will be disqualified from that round. People who have opponents who are MIA(Missing In Action) at such time must screenshot it, send it to me through a PM, and inform the chat watcher. For days where there is only one round, if you have not appeared after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, you will be disqualified. Please follow the same procedure. If you are unable to make it, please PM me and your opponent(s) of that day. Falling three rounds behind could still get you disqualified.
  4. This was always suggested behind the scenes, but now it's time to leave it out in the open. If you are a participant in either playoffs please do not change your name until the playoffs are over. It makes it far more difficult to contact you.

Last Season's Changes
As stated above we are always looking for means of improvement. I honestly think last season was our best. We finally got a good schedule and I'm looking forward to a similar one this season. In the end though there were still some problems. Hopefully these new updates will fix that!
  1. You'll notice in the schedule below that we have the first scheduled match set for tomorrow. This will give people some time to get ahead of the game. To ensure that people take advantage of the extra time we offer rewards! 
  2. Card Rewards! 
    1. If you finish Round 1 by Monday, August 15th 11:59PM EST you will receive a pack of cards or a rare of my choice. 
    2. If you finish Round 6 by Sunday, August 21st 11:59PM EST you will receive a pack of cards or a rare of my choice.
  3. You have the option to obtain either one reward or both. This means that even if you don't complete the first round in time you can still complete the sixth round to claim one reward.

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Spring Playoffs 2011 Singles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10959.gif


All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Tuesday August 16th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Wednesday August 17th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday August 22nd. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Tuesday August 23rd. Round 6 and 7 of the single bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 24th. Round 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday August 29th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 31st. Losers finals  and Grand Finals will be played.





Allisbrawl Spring Playoffs 2011 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10960.gif



All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Tuesday August 16th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Wednesday August 17th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday August 22nd. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday August 23rd. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 24th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday August 29th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday August 31st. Losers finals and Grand Finals will be played.


This about wraps up the Playoffs article! I would like to apologize for posting this so late. The original plan was to get it posted by the second but problems arose that prevented us from doing so. We got this to you as soon as we could. And with that, let's wish all of the competitors good luck!
Playoffs have come once again to get another page in the history books. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

So without further ado, here are the cold hard facts about how this will get done.

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to schedule their own matches before the deadline of every round. If you are not able to schedule your match before the set time for chat, then you MUST be in chat to play your match(es). Failure to do so will put you in risk of being disqualified and thus given a loss for the round in question.
In addition to this, it is also the responsibility of ALL ladder players/teams to send the host of his/her playoffs event(Enrish) a PM about the outcome of the match right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the chat with you, you must PM him the results (not chat PM). We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.
Also, please make sure your inbox/outbox always has room. I will be updating everyone after every round (except days where there are two rounds) telling you who you play, when I expect the matches to be done, and more. If you are only in the Doubles playoffs, then the captains will be receiving the PMs.
I, and nobody else is your babysitter. Because of this I, Enrish, will most likely NOT be in the chat rooms most nights. I will try to have at least two staff members in the room at all times, but there shouldn't be a need for it. All you have to do is contact your opponent(s), schedule a time that works for both/all of you, play the set and PM me the results before the deadline. That's four easy steps. You don't only have a good 23 to 95 hours to get the match done, we scheduled a special hour just for you to get it done. If no referees are in the room when the scheduled time is up, your opponent isn't there and he/she didn't PM beforehand, please take a screenshot of the chat so we have proof they weren't there. Be warned though, if we find out you lied about their presence you will be disqualified.

Bracket Images
The bracket images for each playoffs event will be updated daily. In order to see the latest update, you will have to press ctrl+F5 while looking at the brackets. Don't forget this.

Europeans, we know this set schedule doesn't really work for you. Because of this, it is your job to get your matches in as early as possible so you can advance as far as possible.

Last Season Changes
Every season, we look for ways on how to make the playoffs better for all and I think this time around we found some good ideas.
  1. Volunteered staff members will be monitoring the chats to prevent confusions. As stated about, they should not be needed, but in case of emergency there will, or should be 2-5 people in the chat rooms during the playoffs. They will, or should be the only people in their with bold referee name colors, so memorize the referee badge color so you know who to contact. Please keep in mind though that they are volunteers, and that there is no need to harass them if they weren't there to help you at the time. 
  2. To prevent some chaos and confusion, I have decided to divide up the two events into two different chat rooms. From now on, or at least for this playoffs season, singles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 3 from 8pm to 9pm EST and doubles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 4 from 9pm to 10pm EST. 
  3. People have volunteered to record playoff matches. We will aim to have the finals recorded, but if you, whether you're a viewer or participant, have a match you would like to have recorded, please PM [We are currently looking for volunteers. This will be editted when they are found.] beforehand. Please give them as much time as possible to know about your request. Just like the staff members, they are voluntarily doing this, so please don't get mad if they're not there to record your matches. Also, besides the fact that they'll most likely have multiple requests, if participants in the match don't approve of their recording, then they obviously can't get into the room to record it. 
  4. On days there are two rounds that need to be played, there are two deadlines. The first match is expected to be done within thirty minutes of starting time, and the second round should be done within the hour. That would be 8:30pm EST and 9pm EST for singles, and 9:30pm EST and 10pm EST for doubles. If you have not appeared in the chat twenty minutes after the round was scheduled to start, you will be disqualified from that round. People who have opponents who are MIA(Missing In Action) at such time must screenshot it, send it to me through a PM, and inform the chat watcher. For days where there is only one round, if you have not appeared after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, you will be disqualified. Please follow the same procedure. If you are unable to make it, please PM me and your opponent(s) of that day. Falling three rounds behind could still get you disqualified.
  5. This was always suggested behind the scenes, but now it's time to leave it out in the open. If you are a participant in either playoffs please do not change your name until the playoffs are over. It makes it far more difficult to contact you.

This Season's Changes
As stated above we are always looking for means of improvement. I honestly think last season was our best, even with the time constraint. In the end though there were still some problems. Hopefully these new updates will fix that!
  1. You'll notice in the schedule below that we have the first scheduled match eight days after today. This will give people time to get ahead of the game. To ensure that people take advantage of the extra time we offer rewards!
  2. Card Rewards! 
    1. If you finish Round 2 by Friday, April 8th 11:59PM EST you will receive 100 coins.
    2. If you finish Round 4 by Sunday, April 10th 11:59PM EST you will receive a little pack of cards.
    3. If you finish Round 6 by Sunday, April 17th 11:59PM EST you will receive a rare of my choice.

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Winter Playoffs 2011 Singles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10317.gif


All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Monday April 11th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday April 12th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 13th. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Monday April 18th. Round 6 and 7 of the single bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 19th. Round 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 20th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 26th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday April 28th. Grandfinals!!!





Allisbrawl Winter Playoffs 2011 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket10316.gif



All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Monday April 11th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday April 12th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 13th. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday April 18th. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 19th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 20th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 26th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday April 28th. Grandfinals!!!


And with that, let's wish all of the competitors good luck! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is looking forward to following the playoffs as they progress.
Hey everyone, BF here with an red hot interview. I was able to sit down on Skype with FOW and M to the Ekos
about their doubles performance last season. Not only that I also got to chat with them about their doubles playstyle,
strategy, tournament placings, characters they enjoy using, and thoughts on doubles gameplay.

BF- First would you two mind introducing yourselves?

Mekos- No problem, my name is M to the Ekos (Mekos) for short. I'm a junior in college and I just
started playing Brawl competitively. I began going to tournaments in middle of 2010.

FOW- Sure, my name is Freddie Omar Williams, or FOW as most of you know. I was born and
raised in Las Vegas Nevada and that's what I rep. I first got into the smash scene when I
was 12, and I started going to "out of state tournaments" when I was 13.

BF- So you both aren't just Wifi players you actually go out there and show people what
your made of.

BF- Oh by the way would you mind telling me who you main in Brawl and maybe some secondaries?

Mekos- Haha of course! Me and FOW can't do half the stuff we can do online that we do offline.
I mainly just stick to Lucas. I've always enjoyed playing with him sense I got the game
because I have to much fun playing him. The only other character I tried was Pikachu, but that was when
the game first came out.

FOW- Well many of you know I main Ness and I'm possibly the best in the country and or maybe the
world. But, I'll let others decide on that. =) I also enjoy using Meta Knight and Falco as well.
I've learned from the 2 best Falcos around. SK92 and DEHF (Larry). When I was 14 I went to the majority
of my out of state tourneys. Now I'm just chillin' at home going to school, playing Wifi all the time since
I haven't been active.

Mekos - Yeah, FOW is definitely the best Ness. I tell people on the east coast about him and they say Shaky. They have never played FOW or seen him lately. I've watch both and FOW's playstyle is so unique and sick! He is one of the best players in the US no doubt!

BF- Ahh I see so we have a Team Earthbound going on, right? I would assume since you both main Earthbound characters.

FOW and Mekos- Yea of course Dangerous Lil Kids =)

BF- This may be a little off topic but it seems we have plenty of time. Would you mind telling me about
your first tournament you attended and how you felt about your placings?

Mekos- Tight well I got a good story I guess. My first tournament was MLG Colombus and I was really
really really nervous. My hands were shaking so bad I could barely move! I didn't know anyone and most of
the smashers there had there own crews and I was alone.I felt confident I would do alright and I personally don't care about singles because I main Lucas and Lucas In general... really doesn't have and approches and isn't a reliable singles
character to use. So I mainly focused on the doubles metagame to make my name known. I also used to play
competitive Halo 2 and I carried team awareness over over to brawl. Along with that I always brought my GC
controller to MLG Halo 2 tourneys in 2006 and played Melee dubs with M2K, Korean DJ, and Chilindude. Lol M2K asked me if I was
Taj. I used to play Melee a lot but I really didn't have a big scene out here where I live.

FOW- My first tournament was a VegasSmash Tournament at our local Play N Trade, since that was my
first tournament, I was extremely nervous in my matches and didn't win a single match.
PnT was where my first 20 tournaments or so were held, my second tourney and so on, I got the hang
of the competitive scene and began to gain confidence and more experience from each match.

BF- Ahh so it seems you both had the case of nervousness am I right?

FOW and Mekos- Ya you can say that hahaha.

BF- Well we basically got a brief rundown on how you all got into the competitive scene. Let me
ask you what your thought on doubles are rather then singles and possibly some strategy you
both put to action?

FOW- Doubles is more fun then singles in my opinion, and in teams there are a lot more options
for characters like Ness and Lucas to do things more freely and not get punished as much.

For example, Ness and Lucas have 40 frames of release grab so they can get punished if the opponent
release grabs them. In doubles of course they do not have that problem and infact can benefit if the
opposing team tries to release grab.

The person who grabs will most likely be punished
by the other player for their lack of knowing it's not singles.
Also in doubles you can save one another from being gimped. Plus Ness and Lucas just work great
on teams because their attacks compliment each other. In short, Ness and Lucas have less flaws
in doubles as they would have in singles.

Mekos- Well like FOW said. In doubles your character doesn't have as many flaws as you would in singles.
For example Lucas and Ness have an ok recovery that can be gimped by good players. In dubs we can cover each other
and help your partner get back on the stage. A smart dubs player will do that.

FOW - Our team has great teamwork and Mekos and I work well with each other. Our characters have a natural...uhh...natural...

Mekos - Synergy?

Fow - Yeah! They are naturally good cause they from the same universe icon_smile.
This is why we have a natural tendency to pull off wicked combos O_O


FOW- We also feel that while playing doubles each character has a roll they play.
I go aggro while mekos is a support/punisher.

Mekos - Yeah, I support Fow by covering him with various attacks. For example if he is sandwiched I will
pika fire or hit the person trying to jump him. I also support him by helping him recover and stock tanking.
I punish by having the technical skill help shield pressure, bait, zone trap, and punish bad spacing(rolls, air
dodge, etc)

Fow - As far as strats...Me and Mekos just rape naturally

Mekos - He's right. But I have analyzed our playstyle and have named out strats and tactics.
Some of them are healing, shield pressure, baiting, and pika domination! icon_eh lol

Fow - ....lol

Mekos - I'll just explain just one of them, "Shield Pressure".
 Me and Fow work together to pressure shields. We are quick and don't give an opponent time to regain there shields
 then one of us will go in for a really aggressive attack and they wont be able to block cuz of a small bubble.
 Then the other will follow up and we team combo constantly.
 We both have good awareness of the game to do this. Your spacing has to be good enough so you don't hit your partner.
 Most people don't have awareness for dubs.
 They just focus on themselves thats why if u watch even pros
 You see that they kill there partners at least once a match and get in each others way sometimes
 So I'm lucky to team with Fow who is a pro and has doubles awareness! Fow da bess ness!

Fow - Yer da best lucas! that's why we rape icon_smile

BF-  "TEAM SPACING"? You seem to have created this word. Explain.

Mekos- Team spacing - Team spacing is when u are aware of what all 4 characters are doing and
you do and show this by...

1. Always being in a position to save/help your teammate
2. Having spacing so that you can follow-up and attack an opponent before they
can react after yer partner has hit them
3. You and your teammate working together to control
the zones of the map which will force yer opponents to get in each others way.

That's team spacing and if teams utilize that they will become a top level team.
Individual skill is less important than team spacing. This is why we dominate
dubs with low tiers even in high level play because safely most people don't have dubs awareness
and utilize team spacing. (Both of us offline and online)

BF - So tell me about your record here on AiB.

Fow - The last two season we got 2nd and 3rd in playoffs. We only really lose if I don't care
because it's Wifi or if it's really laggy. That's what happened last season. Our match against Choco and Tairbair was so laggy.

Mekos - Yeah lag spikes aren't to friendly to Lucas's and Ness's recovery. Oh yeah we have won every tourney we have entered.
We have done two. But it's Wifi tourneys so who cares lol.

Fow - We plan to team at Genesis 2

Mekos - Yeah hopefully everything goes well and we both can make it. I know we will do really good!

BF - Okay, well any shout outs?

Fow - I'll give a shout out to my sis Mimi, Sk92, Chunky, and all of NV!

Mekos - Chea! I give a shout out to My fam, God, the NC crew, Fino for hacking my wii, Nilik and Sano, Chunky, Slayers, Kami,
Joe, and my Carrie. We out! Le go!

BF- There you have it DANGEROUS LIL KIDS are hittin up GENESIS 2 be there alright! I KNOW I AM!
I reccently had a chance to sit down with winner of the Fall '10 AiB Singles Ladder, Ally, who also managed to pull off 2nd place in the AiB Fall '10 Doubles Ladder, along side his brother HolyNightmare, to talk about his achievements as well as some of his plans for the future.

Sumer:
I’d like to start off the interview by thanking you for taking the time to do this interview and to congratulate you on your recent accomplishments in the AiB Singles and Doubles Playoff tournaments.
We can start with an introduction for those who don’t know you and for others to become more familiar with you. Who are you on AiB and what character(s) do you main?

Ally: I am Ally, Mad Ally on Smashboards, I use Snake since I unlocked him from Brawl but Metaknight is sharing my main spot with Snake right now.

Sumer: I know you've pulled out your Wario against Mew2King in tourney before, and you're probably the best Falcon in North America. lol Are there any other characters you've been experimenting with, or might consider using in tourney soon, or do you think Meta Knight and Snake are more than enough?

Ally: I've been practicing some Marth and Ice climbers, and I could probably use a ton more characters but I'm really not confident enough to use em. Metaknight and Snake will most likely suffice.

Sumer: For those who are unaware, you teamed up with your brother HolyNightmare for this last playoff season, and managed to place 2nd in the Doubles Playoffs. I’d like to ask what you think helped you do so well in the Doubles Playoffs aside from both of your obviously impressive singles skills, and if perhaps any offline practice or strategies helped get you so far in the bracket?

Ally: Nothing really, we don't even play much together except if it's a tourney doubles tourney (offline) What didn't help us though is the lag coming from various people. Especially when we get WC people. It's unplayable =l johns lol

Sumer: lol Speaking of that.
Your team managed to beat the team of Tairbair and ChocoNaner in the Winner’s Bracket, but they ended up taking the tourney in the continuation set of Grand Finals. I’m sure lag was a huge factor in this outcome with both of them being West Coast players, but do you think any other factors like their team work or frustration from having to play so many sets resulted in the final outcome?

Ally: No, it was just lag, there was one game where we were winning with a big lead, lag came out , like REALLY bad + lag spikes and I think I couldn't do much for the whole stock till I died. Same happened some game where I buffered a BAIR and then a fair after being pushed off stage.

Sumer: You guys still did great regardless, although that's unfortunate. @.@
 
Ally: Yeah, it's w-e.

Sumer: Let’s move on to the Singles Bracket. You managed to take first place in this tournament. You haven’t played too much online since the last Winter Playoffs on AiB I believe, and yet you started late into this season and ended up getting first on the ladder and in the Playoffs. What do you think helped you pull this off, and was it as easy or hard as you thought it would be?

Ally: Ummm I did start kinda late, almost end of the ladder like usual, I didn't play much wifi until 3 days before Ladder finished. After that, I guess I got lucky for not choking.
I don't think anything really helped me.

Sumer: Nice.
Some people believe that a few of your past national performances weren’t as good as your previous ones due to you quitting wifi, but some are optimistic that you’ll start placing at the top consistently like you were in your prime when you were a top contender both online and offline. Do you think you’re future national and regional performances will benefit from you getting back into practicing regularly online and offline again?

Ally: Maybe, I will find out by playing wifi of course, I'm taking a break right now though and will be coming back on SiiS4 Ohio tournament 8th of January, I hope I win but I won't have practiced for it for sure.

Sumer: I'll probably be attending that as well, so we might get a chance to play against each other there. lol

Ally: Oh right, you're going. XD Michigan. Forgot you were from there.

Sumer: XD
It seemed like you and your brother did pretty well when you teamed at the last APEX, so I think you’d easily place in the top again if you teamed at a large offline tournament again. Are you planning to team up with him in any upcoming offline tournaments and maybe carry your online success from this playoff season offline? Or are there any other top players you’d like to or look forward to teaming with in any future tournaments?

Ally: If I do well through this year, I will probably team with my brother again for Apex 2012. I still team with him for Canadian tourneys and always win doubles nowadays. I don't know about teammates, I don't really have someone I want to team but I do like teaming with M2K, Anti, ADHD. Lee is awesome with me in teams too. Hmm I'm probably forgetting someone else... but that's all I remember.

Sumer: Those all sound like great team combinations. lol
I remember playing you and M2K first round of MLG Columbus. @.@
You mentioned attending SiiS4 next month, but which other upcoming offline tournaments currently have your attention and have you considering attending them? And is there any reason for this other than it probably having a large number of players so a possibility of winning more money? Maybe it being in a state you’ve never been in before or to see some friends from another coast that you don’t see too often?

Ally: lol it sucks for me because I have to bus everywhere, it costs me minimum 124$ RT the bus ticket to go to ANY U.S tournaments, so yes, attendance is important for me. If I was a millionaire, I wouldn't mind flying to Delaware and meet that one smasher. But that's not the case. My schedule right now is SiiS4 then KTAR4 then Pharaoh's tournament (Canada) then VC9 for January.

Sumer: Sounds like a busy schedule. lol

Ally: Nah, not that bad :-P

Sumer: Would you have any tips or advice you’d like to share with up-and-coming smashers to the scene or veteran players who are trying to improve in either singles or doubles play?

Ally: Yeah, expect cheap things to happen in tournaments, a lot of players play to win. Also if you think you've got all of your technical down. Try learning players habits if possible and possibly abusing them, you will get much more chances of winning, same goes with being patient sometimes and read.

Sumer: Sounds like some pretty good advice. :3
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview, and good luck in all of your future online and offline competitions! Would you like to share any shout outs to any players you respect or would like to acknowledge for helping you get to where you are today or for any other reason?

Ally: hmmm..Shoutouts to everybody who housed me/helped me with rides and fed me, I don't think I'm a big disturbance anyhow to house ;)
AND
SHOUT OUT TO THE ALLIED STATUS.
the end
Hey there, All is Brawl! This is Midnite, bringing you an interview with Nairo, who placed 5th in the Fall '10 Singles ladder and 5th in the playoffs. Now, before I start, I want to give a brief background of Nairo. He is Ksizzle's younger brother, and some of the major feats he has accomplished are placing first in doubles at MLG DC, 2nd in Viridian City 8 Singles, and 3rd in Viridian City 8 Doubles. Now, without further ado, here's the interview!


Continue reading Fall Ladder '10 Interview with Nairo
Hey, everyone! Are you guys beginning to get into the holiday spirit? Well, the time is now! The playoffs have arrived, and today's the day we shall congratulate the players and teams who have made it this far! For this fall season's ladders, we would like to congratulate our champion of the singles ladder, Ally; and the champions of the doubles ladder, Flame and Debom of "u lose to us Y"! Great job to you guys for making it to the top! As always, determined by rank, badges will be given out momentarily to these champions as well as to those who made it to the top 64 in singles and top 32 in doubles, but I would like to re-cap on those badges that are distributed (and yes, these come with the blue color for your usernames; though the top 8 are likely getting a different name color).


Singles:
  • 1st Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Champion
  • 2nd to 4th Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Top 4
  • 5th to 8th Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Top 8
  • 9th to 16th Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Top 16
  • 17th to 32nd Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Top 32
  • 33rd to 64th Place → 2010 Fall Ladder Top 64


Doubles:
  • 1st Place → 2010 Fall Doubles Ladder Champion
  • 2nd to 4th Place → 2010 Fall Doubles Ladder Top 4
  • 5th to 8th Place → 2010 Fall Doubles Ladder Top 8
  • 9th to 16th Place → 2010 Fall Doubles Ladder Top 16
  • 17th to 32nd Place → 2010 Fall Doubles Ladder Top 32


As this still goes, for all those who finished in the top 8 of the singles ladder will be given invitations to the AllisBrawl Pro Lounge. In addition, the top 4 players and top 2 teams will receive first round byes as they participate in the playoffs. We had 2,313 players on the singles ladder; and 394 teams (788 players) on the doubles ladder! Though there were actually still more players and teams during the last ladder season, this somewhat remained a heavy competition, wasn't it?

Let's check out the statistics for both ladders!


Fall Ladder Statistics


Singles:
  • Total Participants → 2,313 players
  • Best Win Streak Among the Top 64 → 39 wins by LukeMoonWalker
  • Most Wins in Top 64 → megafox112 (325 wins), 5th Best In Wisconsin (291 wins), Amaterasu Okami (273 wins), -lloD (148 wins), and raytay824 (146 wins).
  • Highest Win Percentages (%) → LukeMoonWalker and Orion tie with a percentage of 1.000, Sake (.980), xxpatgxx (.974), Bizkit (.958), and Rich Brown (.939).
  • Most Matches Played → megafox112 (480 matches), 5th Best In Wisconsin (466 matches), Amaterasu Okami (343 matches), HyperKeeby (240 matches), and PentaSalad (219 matches).


Doubles:
  • Total Participants → 394 teams (788 players)
  • Best Win Streak Among the Top 32 → 31 wins by "u lose to us Y"
  • Most Wins in Top 32 → "I hope you like pain" (87 wins), "DLK" (77 wins), "Green Team" (75 wins), "Team Red" (46 wins), and "If You Seek Aimeeee" (38 wins).
  • Highest Win Percentages (%) → We technically have 6 teams who were undefeated, so they have the highest percentages. They will still be recognized! These teams are as follows: "u lose to us Y", "Turnado", "IMA BAN YOU", "Unholy Allies", "Fix Your Connection", and "Cura's Team".
  • Most Matches Played → "I hope you like pain" (129 matches), "Green Team" (99 matches), "DLK" (92 matches), "Team Red" (76 matches), and "**** THE PERSON WHO WRITES THESE ARTICLES, THEY'RE ****TY" (44 matches).



Fall Ladder Final Rankings


There's no surprise we've got a veteran champion on here we all know, and it's none other than Ally! He has been crowed the singles ladder champ for the fifth time as of now. We also send our congrats to Flame and Debom of "u lose to us Y" for also being crowned as doubles ladder champs (and for being undefeated this season)! Debom is a veteran champion in this category, though this will be Flame's first time to earn his Fall Doubles Ladder Champion badge. Nicely done! Anyway, let's move on to the final standings! (Obviously, even on a congrats article, my apology still remains up here if I somehow don't get your mains correctly. Luckily this time around, I've received some assistance mostly for the singles part. I thank 5th Best-- I mean... Kenniswag for this one! ^^)


Singles:
  1. Ally (56 - 12) → Snake / Meta Knight
  2. ANTi (38 - 8) → Meta Knight
  3. hyperdabuz (57 - 7) → Olimar
  4. -lloD- (148 - 20) → Peach
  5. Nairo The Booty Warrior (38 - 12) → Meta Knight
  6. LukeMoonWalker (39 - 0) → Meta Knight
  7. Salem (34 - 9) → Zero Suit Samus
  8. The Addy (39 - 8) → King Dedede
  9. xxpatgxx (37 - 1) → Zero Suit Samus
  10. Tairbair (82 - 16) → Mr. Game & Watch
  11. Sake (50 - 1) → Snake / Marth
  12. ADHD (65 - 16) → Diddy Kong
  13. -DracoBlaze- (83 - 17) → Meta Knight
  14. Zebro (141 - 37) → Wario
  15. Ghost Nappa (62 - 31) → R.O.B.
  16. Zak (33 - 15) → Meta Knight / Snake
  17. MeroKnight (66 - 13) → Meta Knight
  18. Amaterasu Okami (273 - 70) → Snake
  19. raytay824 (146 - 53) → Marth
  20. SlayerZ (50 - 9) → Peach
  21. chiiiiiiiii (26 - 6) → Meta Knight
  22. Bizkit (23 - 1) → Snake
  23. Ramona Flowers (57 - 11) → Meta Knight
  24. Hedi_ (121 - 44) → Mr. Game & Watch / Wolf
  25. pkmonftw (145 - 60) → Olimar
  26. Kamii (67 - 20) → Lucario
  27. FishBait73 (54 - 15) → Meta Knight / Lucario
  28. Big_M (68 - 43) → Snake
  29. 5th Best In Wisconsin (291 - 175) → Sheik / Meta Knight
  30. Flame (41 - 17) → Falco / Meta Knight
  31. Don Papi DivA (63 - 26) → Meta Knight
  32. Mampam (33 - 3) → Diddy Kong
  33. mikeray4 (53 - 14) → Snake
  34. megafox112 (325 - 155) → Falco / Fox
  35. Atomsk (38 - 24) → Meta Knight
  36. Zazen Agenite (41 - 8) → Meta Knight
  37. Lingx2 (82 - 24) → King Dedede
  38. Smetsys (104 - 30) → Meta Knight
  39. PentaSalad (143 - 76) → Mr. Game & Watch
  40. HyperKeeby (132 - 108) → Kirby
  41. ccst (34 - 4) → R.O.B.
  42. HolyNightmare (20 - 4) → R.O.B.
  43. SoPelca (62 - 35) → Meta Knight / Falco
  44. Rich Brown (31 - 2) → Olimar / Meta Knight
  45. YoshQ (59 - 18) → Luigi / Meta Knight
  46. Player-1 (64 - 26) → Diddy Kong
  47. Triple R (93 - 89) → Kirby
  48. Renegade TX2000 (46 - 14) → Snake
  49. Rayquaza07 (16 - 2) → Snake
  50. Orion (12 - 0) → Meta Knight
  51. Pikabunz (25 - 5) → Pikachu
  52. chuky (89 - 61) → Mr. Game & Watch
  53. ven (72 - 51) → Zelda
  54. Captain L (80 - 24) → Pikachu
  55. AfroChimp (56 - 17) → Diddy Kong
  56. booty (75 - 25) → Olimar / Peach
  57. vVv Fino (131 - 49) → Olimar / Ice Climbers
  58. judge (50 - 19) → Wario
  59. Snopy (44 - 6) → Mr. Game & Watch / Pit
  60. DOOM PUERTO RICO (21 - 4) → Snake
  61. Waymas (39 - 4) → Wario
  62. KillLock (12 - 11) → Snake
  63. Death_Alex (94 - 18) → Olimar
  64. Vato_break (64 - 20) → Mario / Meta Knight


Doubles:
  1. u lose to us Y [Flame / Debom] (31 - 0) → Snake / Meta Knight
  2. DLK [LukeMoonWalker / M to the Ekos] (77 - 15) → Ness / Lucas
  3. Turnado [Auro / SlayerZ] (21 - 0) → Meta Knight / Peach
  4. **** THE PERSON WHO WRITES THESE ARTICLES, THEY'RE ****TY [mikeray4 / hinkage] (34 - 10) → Snake / Meta Knight
  5. If You Seek Aimeeee [FAE / Kamii] (38 - 5) → Lucas / Lucario
  6. IMA BAN YOU [Tairbair / ChocoNaner] (11 - 0) → Meta Knight / Diddy Kong
  7. I hope you like pain [HyperKeeby / Admiral Arban] (87 - 42) → Kirby / Diddy Kong / Meta Knight
  8. Green Team [Amaterasu Okami / BF-HCS] (75 - 24) → Snake / Ness
  9. Unholy Allies [HolyNightmare / Ally] (6 - 0) → R.O.B. / Snake
  10. Supers [Smash God / -lloD-] (15 - 3) → Meta Knight / Peach
  11. we rage hard at wifi [hyperdabuz / Ghost Nappa] (8 - 1) → Olimar / R.O.B.
  12. Blast it with Piss [Izumi / Sakram3nt] (18 - 9) → Random? / Donkey Kong
  13. Team Red [SuperMarioMC / SkOaRaAn] (46 - 30) → Mr. Game & Watch / Marth
  14. Yummeh [joe ST / BengalsRZ] (8 - 2) → Meta Knight / Marth
  15. The Real We Red [Legan / Smetsys] (13 - 8) → Marth / Lucario / Meta Knight
  16. WE MADE IT INTO THE PLAYOFFS, PLAYING ON THE LAST DAY ONLY!!!!!! [Ryu92 / Salem] (13 - 2) → ? / ?
  17. Space dat tilt and b air [Rayquaza07 / Hedi_] (13 - 2) → Meta Knight / Wolf
  18. hai sexy~~ [booty / Negga] (9 - 4) → ? / ?
  19. We Main Low Tiers [Shiro H / Lucar] (21 - 6) → Wolf / Fox
  20. Another Reflection. [Kyleisreal / Zebro] (15 - 10) → Snake / Wario
  21. The Avatar and The Firelord [Chimpakt / LightSide] (11 - 2) → Diddy Kong / Random?
  22. Fix Your Connection [NAKAT / MegaPlox] (9 - 0) → Fox / Meta Knight
  23. Rape At Night [Solid Soul / pkmonftw] (19 - 6) → Meta Knight / Snake
  24. LATA'S [ThuG85 / uncleNG] (22 - 18) → Mr. Game & Watch / Meta Knight
  25. Sexy Beasts [AfroTwist VanillaPie / GardoTwist ChocolatePie] (26 - 8) → Link / ?
  26. Brick's team [Brick / Z] (12 - 4) → Pikachu
  27. Secret Lovers [mura / YoshQ] (12 - 4) → Peach / Luigi
  28. Smexeon Twins [-DracoBlaze- / -Randum-] (17 - 9) → Meta Knight
  29. Cura's team [Cura / judge] (7 - 0) → Random? / Wario
  30. Yum [Meekspeedy / SonicMaster5] (4 - 1) → Sonic
  31. U.S.S Constitution! [CsxMark / Masho] (15 - 22) → Random?
  32. FROM WHO!?! [milesg2g / UrbanMenace] (6 - 10) → ? / Pikachu



Closure / Playoffs Info

These players and teams listed above (who are in the top 60 in singles and top 30 in doubles) have made it to the playoffs, and will be competing for over a total of $525 in prize money. The playoffs definitely begin tonight! While you're reading this, you shall refer to Enrish's article for the complete details and brackets right here. And for a few similar reminders, it is mandatory for all participants to be on time for their matches and to send PMs of their results to their respective hosts (which is Enrish for both singles and doubles)! If for some reason some of you cannot make it to the scheduled times, then you should send a PM to your host and your opponent about your situation. Of course, you'll be allowed to try to get matches in as early as possible (this especially goes for you Europeans out there!), so there are no worries. To conclude this, we congratulate every participant once more for making it this far! We wish you all the best of luck! Have fun~! :3
Playoffs have come once again and will be as exciting as ever. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

So without further ado, here are the cold hard facts about how this will get done.

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to schedule their own matches before the deadline of every round. If you are not able to schedule your match before the set time for chat, then you MUST be in chat to play your match(es). Failure to do so will put you in risk of being disqualified and thus given a loss for the round in question.
In addition to this, it is also the responsibility of ALL ladder players/teams to send the host of his/her playoffs event(Enrish) a PM about the outcome of the match right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the singles chat with you, you must PM him the results (not chat PM). We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.
Also, please make sure your inbox/outbox always has room. I will be updating everyone after every round (except days where there are two rounds) telling you who you play, when I expect the matches to be done, and more. If you are only in the Doubles playoffs, then the captains will be receiving the PMs.
I, and nobody else is your babysitter. Because of this, I will most likely NOT be in the chat rooms most nights. I will try to have at least two staff members in the room at all times, but there shouldn't be a need for it. All you have to do is contact your opponent(s), schedule a time that works for both/all of you, play the set and PM me the results before the deadline. That's four easy steps. You don't only have a good 23 to 95 hours to get the match done, we scheduled a special hour just for you to get it done. If no referees are in the room when the scheduled time is up, your opponent isn't there and he/she didn't PM beforehand, please take a screenshot of the chat so we have proof they weren't there. Be warned though, if we find out you lied about their presence you will be disqualified.

Bracket images.
The bracket images for each playoffs event will be updated daily. In order to see the latest update, you will have to press ctrl+F5 while looking at the brackets. Don't forget this.

Europeans, we know this set schedule doesn't really work for you. Because of this, it is your job to get your matches in as early as possible so you can advance as far as possible.

Some new changes
Every season, we look for ways on how to make the playoffs better for all and I think this time around we found some good ideas.
  1. Volunteered staff members will be monitoring the chats to prevent confusions. As stated about, they should not be needed, but in case of emergency there will, or should be 2-5 people in the chat rooms during the playoffs. They will, or should be the only people in their with bold referee name colors, so memorize the referee badge color so you know who to contact. Please keep in mind though that they are volunteers, and that there is no need to harass them if they weren't there to help you at the time. 
  2. To prevent some chaos and confusion, I have decided to divide up the two events into two different chat rooms. From now on, or at least for this playoffs season, singles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 3 from 8pm to 9pm EST and doubles playoffs will take place in Tournament Chat 4 from 9pm to 10pm EST. 
  3. Two very special people have volunteered to record playoff matches. We will aim to have the finals recorded, but if you, whether you're a viewer or participant, have a match you would like to have recorded, please PM kyleisreal or Nicki Minaj beforehand. Please give them as much time as possible to know about your request. Just like the staff members, they are voluntarily doing this, so please don't get mad if they're not there to record your matches. Also, besides the fact that they'll most likely have multiple requests if participants in the match don't approve of their recording, then they obviously can't get into the room to record it. 
  4. On days there are two rounds that need to be played, there are two deadlines. The first match is expected to be done within thirty minutes of starting time, and the second round should be done within the hour. That would be 8:30pm EST and 9pm EST for singles, and 9:30pm EST and 10pm EST for doubles. If you have not appeared in the chat twenty minutes after the round was scheduled to start, you will be disqualified from that round. People who have opponents who are MIA(Missing In Action) at such time must screenshot it, send it to me through a PM, and inform the chat watcher. For days where there is only one round, if you have not appeared after 30 minutes of the scheduled time, you will be disqualified. Please follow the same procedure. If you are unable to make it, please PM me and your opponent(s) of that day. Falling three rounds behind could still get you disqualified.
  5. This was always suggested behind the scenes, but now it's time to leave it out in the open. If you are a participant in either playoffs please do not change your name until the playoffs are over. It makes it far more difficult to contact you.


Events specifics


Allisbrawl Fall Ladder 2010 Singles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket9766.gif


All players meet up in Tournament Chat 3 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Monday December 6th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday December 7th. Round 3 and round 4 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 8th. Round 5 of the singles bracket will be played.

Thursday December 9th. Round 6 of the single bracket will be played.

Monday December 13th. Round 7 and 8 of the singles bracket will be played.

Tuesday December 14th. Round 9 and 10 of the singles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 15th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday December 16th. Grandfinals!!!





Allisbrawl Fall Ladder 2010 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket: http://allisbrawl.com/brackets/bracket9767.gif



All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 9 PM EST the following dates:

Monday December 6th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Tuesday December 7th. Round 3 and round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 8th. Round 5 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Thursday December 9th. Round 6 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Monday December 13th. Round 7 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday December 14th. Round 8 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday December 15th. Losers finals will be played.

Thursday December 16th. Grandfinals!!!


And with that, let's wish all of the competitors good luck! I'm sure I'm not the only one who is looking forward to following the playoffs as they progress.

Continue reading Fall Playoffs Are Here!!!
I recently got a chance to sit down with fellow Michigan brawler Flame and fellow Wolf main Kain to interview them on how well they’ve performed during the most recent Doubles Ladder Play Offs.

Continue reading Spring '10 Doubles Playoffs Interview w/ Flame & Kain
I got a chance to talk with the most recent All is Brawl Doubles Ladder champions judge and Raffi-X for an entertaining and informative interview. They managed to secure first place last season with a 30-5 record, and I got to find out just how they pulled that off. I hope you enjoy the interview!

Continue reading Spring Ladder Doubles '10 Interview w/ Raffi-X & judge
Playoffs have come once again and although we are running a little behind I assure you they will be as exciting as ever. After many months of epic battles and stunning upsets 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out vs each other to show us all who's really the best.

Continue reading Spring Playoffs Are Here!!! Lets Get Things Rollin'.
I recently got a chance to sit down with xxpatgxx and -lloD- for an interview about the recently complete AiB Singles Ladder season. For those who are unaware, xxpatgxx took 4th place in the last ladder season, and -lloD- ended the season with a 3rd place finish. With the intro aside, on to the interview!

Continue reading Spring Ladder '10 Interview w/ xxpatgxx & -lloD-
Welcome to the second Winter Ladder Update! As always, the weeks after the the first are filled with lots of changes. Many previously ranked players are dropped as new people come in and take their places, which sometimes creates a good amount of different characters, instead of only high tier characters. Of course, that still doesn't change the fact that there will be a lot up there, but seeing change is nice sometimes eh? We would also like to apologize for the lateness on the last update and hope this one isn't posted too late for you all this time! Anyways, this one is the most recent, showing the top 16/32 placings on each ladder, where all the players battle it out for a chance to play in the playoffs at the end of the season! At this point, no one knows yet, but let's take a look at the current rankings this past week has given us!

Singles Ladder Rankings
  1. --[1]Atomsk (117 - 4): King Dedede / Meta Knight
  2. /\[4]dabuz (27 - 4): Olimar
  3. --[3]Raffi-X (81 - 28): R.O.B.
  4. \/[2]xxpatgxx (40 - 1): Zero Suit Samus
  5. --[5]Krystedez (44 - 19): Wario
  6. /\[9]HolyNightmare (25 - 10): R.O.B. / Meta Knight
  7. /\[22]llodownedu (37 - 9): Peach
  8. /\[12]CutestLilLucario (66 - 35): Lucario
  9. /\[14]mikeray4 (46 - 13): Snake
  10. \/[6]Halz E Fresh (25 - 2): Snake
  11. --[11]Pikabunz (40 - 23): Pikachu
  12. /\[17]MegaPlox (17 - 6): Fox
  13. /\[NR]MeroKnight (23 - 3): Meta Knight
  14. \/[7]Takeover1806 (31 - 17): Snake
  15. /\[NR]Jtails (44 - 18): Meta Knight
  16. /\[25]Player-1 (52 - 19): Diddy Kong
  17. \/[13]Jbandrew (17 - 6): Luigi
  18. \/[10]ViceGrip (20 - 2): Ness
  19. --[19]Bizkit (15 - 2): Snake
  20. \/[8]Stingers (50 - 12): R.O.B.
  21. /\[NR]TeeVee (19 - 2): Wario / R.O.B.
  22. \/[15]narutoakatyrell (28 - 1): Meta Knight / Fox
  23. /\[NR]LiKanG (27 - 5): Snake
  24. /\[NR]Negga (28 - 2): Diddy Kong
  25. /\[NR]chuky (71 - 45): Lucas / Mr. Game & Watch
  26. /\[NR]Cheese (28 - 1): Ice Climbers / Meta Knight
  27. \/[16]co18 (14 - 3): King Dedede   
  28. \/[18]kaak (40 - 5): Mr. Game & Watch
  29. \/[20]Vex Kasrani (11 - 3): King Dedede
  30. /\[NR]Okami_Sky (112 - 14): Zero Suit Samus
  31. /\[NR]raidos (64 - 22): Ice Climbers
  32. /\[NR]addy (18 - 3): King Dedede
Doubles Ladder Rankings
  1. /\[2]poppin sucks on wifi. he will john alot, lol wut a scr00b. (21 - 2)
  2. \/[1]We want to be the very best! (15 - 3)
  3. /\[10]=3 (10 - 1)
  4. /\[NR]-Rensis 2000- (10 - 2)
  5. /\[NR]iCario (6 - 0)
  6. /\[NR]snaaaaaaaaaaake (10 - 5)
  7. /\[NR][=gringos=] (6 - 1)
  8. /\[NR]Big Saske (6 - 4)
  9. \/[5]~T3h ChuK33b33z~ (19 - 6)
  10. \/[4]Green Team <!--3 (10 - 3) <br /-->
  11. \/[8]leffen's team (5 - 0)
  12. \/[6]Sexy Beasts! (16 - 5)
  13. /\[NR]Dat Azz (8 - 2)
  14. /\[NR]OhMyLLOD (4 - 0)
  15. /\[NR]The Hart of a Pimp (10 - 3)
  16. \/[3]My Good Sir (8 - 2)
  • /\: Moved up from last week
  • \/: Moved down from last week
  • --: Retained the same position from last week
  • [NR]: Was Not Ranked from last week
  • Singles Notes
    • Atomsk continues to hold 1st place quite well, with only 4 losses so far! Dabuz seems to be slowly catching up to him as well!
    • The following players have dropped out of last week's rankings: [21]Serin, [23]Shinato, [24]Amaterasu Okami, [26]-Coco-, [27]-Mav-, [28]Ally, [29]roodenslayer, [30]Broken, [31]Green_Beast, and [32]Waymas.
    • There are now 6 Meta Knights on the top 32, and surprisingly, 4 R.O.B. players now!
    • Cheese manages to place in the rankings using his Fail Climbers! Nice Job!
    • Top 5 players with the highest win % are xxpatgxx (.976), Atomsk (.967), narutoakatyrell (.966), Cheese (.966), and Negga (.933)
    • Top 5 players with the most wins are: Atomsk (117), Okami_Sky (112), Raffi-X (81), chuky (71), and CutestLilLucario (66).
    • The amount of registered players on the ladder have increased by about 400, bringing the count to 1532! Join in guys!
    • These rankings were taken at 5:00 PM ET on Friday, January 15, 2010.
    Doubles Notes
    • There are now 253 teams registered on the doubles ladder. Doubles has always seemed to have a low amount of teams registered, despite the amount of complaints people had for AiB not having one. Hmm.
    • "poppin sucks on wifi. he will john alot, lol wut a scr00b.", mikeray4 and Bizkit, have taken 1st place now on the rankings with 21 wins and 2 losses!
    • Half of the previous ranking's teams were replaced with new teams now! It doesn't take much at the moment to get into the rankings for doubles as long as you win!
    • iCario, leffen's team, and OhMyLLOD, are currently the only teams which are undefeated.
    The season just started, so there are basically 3 months left until the end of the season, when playoffs will take place! So try out the ladder if you haven't and have some fun! Remember, there is actually money to be won at the end of the season if you make it that far and win -- $375 in total to be exact! A lot of people already have started and gotten high up in the ranks with no problem at all! Maybe one of you can do the same? Anyways, the ladder is running smoothly in this wonderful winter season. There are a lot of new names and also old names! Some may even pop up back again next week as some players are dropped in their rankings, but to the current top 32 and 16, we congratulate you all for your hard work for now! Hopefully you all can keep your placings or even aim higher if you're not 1st already! We wish you all good luck for anyone seeking to be at the top and make it to playoffs!
    Welcome to the first Winter Ladder Update! After a month of a holiday ladder, we are finally back to the real deal! Did everyone have a good time during the holidays? Well anyways, it's time to give you all another report on our new season ladder as it kicks off with a bang! Like any normal season, these players are in it to win and hope to enter the playoffs for a chance at over $350 in prizes! Looking into the rankings already, there are already some recognizable names at the top! Well anyways, let's see what our first week of the new season has in store!
    Singles Ladder Rankings
    1. Atomsk (99 - 2): Meta Knight
    2. xxpatgxx (37 - 1): Zero Suit Samus
    3. Raffi-X (43 - 12): R.O.B.
    4. dabuz (14 - 2): Olimar
    5. Krystedez (38 - 15): Wario
    6. Halz E Fresh (25 - 2): Snake
    7. Takeover1806 (31 - 17): Snake
    8. Stingers (36 - 7): R.O.B.
    9. Pingu (12 - 3): R.O.B. / Meta Knight
    10. ViceGrip (18 - 1): Ness
    11. Pikabunz (34 - 20): Pikachu
    12. CutestLilLucario (44 - 25): Lucario
    13. Jbandrew (16 - 5): Luigi
    14. mikeray4 (29 - 11): Snake
    15. narutoakatyrell (26 - 1): Meta Knight / Fox
    16. co18 (13 - 2): King Dedede   
    17. MegaPlox (10 - 3): Fox  
    18. kaak (21 - 2): Mr. Game and Watch
    19. Bizkit (13 - 2): Snake
    20. Vex Kasrani (72 - 28): King Dedede
    21. Serin (19 - 16): King Dedede
    22. llodownedu (15 - 3): Peach
    23. Shinato (29 - 19): Falco
    24. Amaterasu Okami (100 - 20): Snake
    25. Player-1 (28 - 7): Diddy Kong
    26. -Coco- (13 - 6): Olimar
    27. -Mav- (54 - 40): Meta Knight
    28. Ally (11 - 2): Meta Knight
    29. roodenslayer (16 - 14): Falco
    30. Broken (11 - 0): Wolf
    31. Green_Beast (29 - 11): Olimar
    32. Waymas (17 - 2): Wario
    Doubles Ladder Rankings
    1. We want to be the very best! (10 - 1)
    2. poppin sucks on wifi. he will john alot, lol wut a scr00b. (7 - 1)
    3. My Good Sir (6 - 0)
    4. Green Team <!--3 (5 - 0)  <br /-->
    5. ~T3h ChuK33b33z~ (10 - 4)
    6. Sexy Beasts! (9 - 3)
    7. INTERRACIAL BRAWL (3 - 2)
    8. leffen's team (3 - 0)
    9. ***-O-Tron (2- 1)
    10. =3 (3 - 0) 
    11. REAL NIIGAS DO WHAT THEY DO, BIITCHES DO WAT DEY CAN DO (4 - 2)
    12. Tango's team (3 - 0)
    13. flapjack and knuckles (3 - 0)
    14. ~Wii Kil Suckerz 2~ (4 - 5)
    15. Between me and you i like balls (1 - 2)
    16. Luigi-Dude_LZS's team (4 - 7)
    Singles Notes
    • Atomsk takes 1st place quickly and has been there since day 1! His score difference from 2nd place is a huge gap, making many wonder if anyone can surpass him, and maybe possibly break his current 53 win streak!
    • It seems that this week actually has a more diverse cast of main characters, what with players such as ViceGrip bringing out his Ness again!
    • There are an equal number of Meta Knight and Snake players (5) on the top 32.
    • Top 5 players with the highest win % are Broken (1.000), Atomsk (9.80), xxpatgxx (9.74), narutoakatyrell (9.63), and ViceGrip (9.47)
    • Top 5 players with the most wins are: Amaterasu Okami (100...really?!), Atomsk (99), -Mav- (54), CutestLilLucario (44), and Raffi-X (43).
    • There are currently 1211 registered members on the singles ladder so far! The number will continue to increase like always.
    • These rankings were taken at 7:00 AM ET on Friday, January 8, 2010.
    Doubles Notes
    • So far, there are only 185 teams registered on the doubles ladder. C'mon guys! You can join in!
    • Currently "We want to be the very best," CutestLilLucario and Pikabunz, are in 1st place right now
    • Looking at the amount of matches throughout the top 16, it doesn't seem there has been much to play at the moment, so many teams still have their streaks. Maybe that will change soon?
    The season just started, so there are basically 3 months left until the end of the season, when playoffs will take place! So try out the ladder if you haven't and have some fun! Remember, there is actually money to be won at the end of the season if you make it that far and win -- $375 in total to be exact! A lot of people already have started and gotten high up in the ranks with no problem at all! Maybe one of you can do the same? Anyways, the ladder is running smoothly in this wonderful winter season. There are a lot of new names and also old names! Some may even pop up back again next week as some players are dropped in their rankings, but to the current top 32 and 16, we congratulate you all for your hard work for now! Hopefully you all can keep your placings or even aim higher if you're not 1st already! We wish you all good luck for anyone seeking to be at the top and make it to playoffs!

    Umbre: Who are you two on AiB? And what are your mains?
     
    Rizakor: Hi. I'm Rizakor, and I main Meta Knight. icon_biggrin
     
    FightAdamantEevee: I'm FightAdamantEevee and I main Pit and Lucas ^^
     
    Umbre: What do you like most about the AiB ladder? (its strong points)
     
    FightAdamantEevee: Meeting new people and teams, and using it for experience.
     
    Rizakor: Yeah, I really enjoy meeting new people! The ladder helps me learn a lot of match-ups too, which has been improving my offline game.
     
    Umbre: Yeah, ladder is good for meeting new people. Match-ups are always important too.
     
    What drives you to play online? (why do you play online/ladder)
     
    FightAdamantEevee: Mom johns, she's sick. I can't go anywhere offline as of now. Therefore, Wi-Fi is my only way to play anyone.
     
    Rizakor: Brawl is honestly my favorite game at the moment, and I can't always play offline on school days, so I just play online. Ladder is fun because you monitor your progress with points and try to get the best streak you can. It also leads to playoffs, which is full of tough players and I absolutely thrive for competition, I love it.
     
    Umbre: Do you use online as a way to practice for offline? (during the times you two play offline)

    FightAdamantEevee: My next tournament is January 30th. I guess I could say I'm using Wi-Fi to practice for this. Other than that, I don't use it to practice for offline.
     
    FightAdamantEevee: My next offline tournament*
     
    Rizakor: Oh definitely. I can honestly say I've improved by a significant amount by playing online, but it's important to apply what you learn online to your offline play. For instance, Snake used to be my worst match-up, but by playing so many on Wi-Fi, Snake has become one of my best and favorite match-ups.
     
    Umbre: Yeah, Wi-Fi can be helpful in those ways.
     
    You've gotten pretty far into the bracket, and recently ended up into losers. How does it feel to be pretty far into the bracket?
     
    FightAdamantEevee: It feels pretty good. I didn't think we'd make it this far, honestly, but Smash God and llodownedu are a really good team, so I wasn't surprised that we lost. icon_razz Good luck to those two in the finals, btw. ^^
     
    Rizakor: FAE and I were very optimistic, and before a match we always tell each other "Let's win this one!" and any time we get a win we celebrate with "Oh you did great that last match!" We try not to get intimidated by tough teams, and just play to the best of our ability. It feels great, I'm glad we're in this far and hopefully we get further. Seriously, Smash God and llodownedu are a great team, I gotta give it up to them <3.
     
    Umbre: Yeah, they're a good team.
     
    Who's the toughest team you've played online?
     
    Rizakor: There have been a couple of tough teams, but I'd have to say Smash God and llodownedu are the toughest so far. They work great together and they're really precise. A few other teams that were tough for us were Ally’s+ Holy's team and Mango254's team.
     
    Umbre: What's the toughest character combo for you to face online?
     
    Rizakor: Personally, I can't stand a Diddy and Meta Knight team. Two of my worst match-ups, and together they're extremely difficult, especially on FD. I'd probably ban it, but yeah, definitely don't like Diddy/Meta teams.
     
    FightAdamantEevee: GnW and Wario. GnW rapes my characters and I can never seem to hit Wario in doubles, then wind up getting punished with a fart. It's a frikkin scary team. :/ Also, Wario has good DI and GnW can bucket brake, so it's really hard to kill them. They both have a nice supply of kill moves as well, and Pit+MK = light team.
     
    Umbre: Pretty good combination of characters; pretty understandable.
     
    Ok, final question, coming up;
     
    Do you have any advice for the people/teams out there who wish to improve in doubles?
     
    Rizakor: Mhm. You should ask your teammate a couple important questions such as: Are you a defensive or offensive player? What's your favorite CPs? What stages are you bad on? Aside from that, practice, practice, and more practice. The more you play with your teammate, the more you understand them and the better you'll be able to follow up whenever they hit the opponents towards you. If you're facing a character you don't like, let your teammate handle them while you take on the other. And please don't bash on your opponent if he/she makes a mistake that costs the game. I've seen a lot of teams do that, and I hate it because we all make mistakes, and if you honestly can't take it anymore, find a new partner. Stay optimistic, and NEVER give up. Comebacks DO happen. :]
     
    FightAdamantEevee: Well, the most important thing is to make sure that you don't treat 2v2's as two 1v1's. Teamwork is involved, and is a major element of doubles. Also make sure that you have general team strategies such as “Mainly I'll be doing ‘x’ and you'll be doing ‘y’” Example: As Snake I'll be going defensive and stock tanking, so you can feel free to go aggressive. However, don't be afraid to change it if it doesn't work against a certain team. It's good to change styles every now and then, especially if it's more efficient and works better. Also, have mini, easy-to-execute combos such as a throw to aerial or attack that will hit. Throws are so easy to combo out of in doubles it's not even funny. Also, if you keep getting followed by a match-up that you dislike, have your partner handle them, and you take the other guy. There's not really a point in fighting a match-up that you know you can't play unless the opponent's partner is the same or a worse match-up. Lastly, support your teammate when they need it. For example, if you see your partner getting beaten badly for a few moments or getting ganged up on, don't sit back and watch until you see the outcome. Go in and help out. And if you see your partner at a high %, try to shield off the opponents so your partner can live longer. That's about it ^^
     
    Umbre: Ok, very good responses to that.
     
    Well, the interview is now over. Thank you two for taking the time for the interview, and good luck in the rest of your playoffs matches.
     
    FightAdamantEevee: No problem, and thanks =D
     
    Rizakor: Thank you! XD

    Umbre: Well, if you're ready, I'll get this started.

    ChocoNaner: Ok. :O

    Umbre: Start off simple. Who are you on AiB? And what character do you main?

    ChocoNaner: ChocoNaner, and I main Diddy.

    Umbre: Bananas. Everyone hates them.
        
    What do you like most about the AiB ladder? (its strong points)

    ChocoNaner: The AiB ladder gives off a lot of match-up experience if you fight the right people and sometimes it's fun when you and your opponent agree to special terms like a low-tier match on certain stages. :3

    Umbre: That it does.
      
    What drives you to play online? (why do you play online/ladder)

    ChocoNaner: Part of it is because lack of transportation to offline tournaments and because I know that I probably won't ever be able to fight some people offline so online is the only way. -.-

    Umbre: Ahah, I saw you via livestream at a tourney a week or two ago. Way to step up for those SoCal Diddys.
        
    Do you use online as a way to practice for offline? (during the times you go offline)

    ChocoNaner: Definitely. Online is similar to training mode to me, it helps know what moves are bad and what won't work in a non-laggy environment. Also helps if you have them reading skillz. ;O

    Umbre: So far, it looks like you're the farthest placing Diddy in the bracket. How does that make you feel?

    ChocoNaner: I'm meh on that cuz I know ADHD got dq'd, p1's first match was a diddy ditto, and jokes got dq'd too. :S But now I'm focused on fighting through loser's and trying to outplace the diddys that are still in. :0

    Umbre: Guarantee you'll do fine. ;p
           
    Who's the toughest opponent you've played online?

    ChocoNaner: Toughest online would be dabuz, no doubt.

    Umbre: What about toughest character for you to fight online?

    ChocoNaner: That would differ on the level of lag and how the opponent plays. But in general I'd say Wolf. :X

    Umbre: Wolf's side taunt comes in handy vs. that statement. ;p (just kidding)
        
    Ok, last question;
        
    Do you have any advice for the people out there who wish to improve?

    ChocoNaner: Never give up and always try new things. Giving up because you're a stock down or are losing by a high amount of % isn't going to help. Don't give up: there's always a chance for an upset/comeback. And if you repeat something too many times better players will murder you; try to mix things up and take risks. Those are 2 major things that both offline+online have taught me. :]

    Umbre
    : Wise words.
        
    Well, that's it for this interview. Hopefully, I'll talk to you again some other time. ;p

    ChocoNaner: Hopefully. ;O