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A few weeks have passed since I announced the 2010 AiB awards, and since then I’ve gotten a ton of replies from the community for what they wanted to see on this year’s awards, we’ve done our staff voting, and now I’d like to announce that the results are in and we have our winners!

Please remember that these awards are made solely for fun and to give our members a few laughs, so don’t feel offended for winning or not winning any awards. These are also made to inspire our members to be more active on the site so maybe next time you’ll be voted as the winner of one of these awards, but without further ado here are your 2010 categories and winners!

Friendliest AiBer: GOG – If you ever enter a chat this is the first person to greet you and ask how you’re doing. From greeting and helping new members, to talking to any member in the chat like he’s known them forever, GOG is definitely an easy pick for Friendliest AiBer. Rickety and lightlanayru came in tied at second for this award.

Biggest Lurker: Umbre – Whether you’re in a Skype group, on a chat, or posting on the forums. This guy always seems to pop in at the most unexpected times as if he was there the whole time. When it comes to not being noticed by appearing with a bang, Umbre’s got this down to a science.

Most Active AiBer: Zork – You see his forum posts, his multiple daily blogs, you see him chatting it up in the forum, entering tourneys, and even on other Allis sites. No matter what part of the site you visit you’ll have seen this guy posting or talking somewhere there.

Most Notorious AiBer: typh - nealdt - Carls493 - Kennispam – Yes..that’s a 4 way tie! This category was a tough one to choose a winner for since we have so many people you hear about daily, but we were able to narrow it down to 4. These members are talked about a lot on a daily basis, sometimes for good things sometimes not, but either way you can’t go a day without hearing about something one of these guys are up to.

PokéManiac: Midnite – This was a pretty easy pick. The holder of the Zorua and Jirachi unique badges, mod of the Pokémon board on the AiB forum, frequent tourney goer, and all out Pokémon fanatic, Midnite is a clear choice for this award. If someone’s talking about Pokémon or there’s some new news about a new game you’ll be sure to find this guy in the middle of the conversation.

Biggest Geek: jarvitz – He sure knows how to make a name for himself. This guy can be seen frequently talking about all things Pokémon or Smash related, currently hosts Scavenger Hunts on AiB, and is one of the co-hosts of Smash Trivia. From these activates he’s been given the title biggest geek by those who know him, so if you need any info about any of these topics then this is the guy to hit up.

Biggest Ego: Jem – The winner of the last award’s biggest ego category takes it for a second time! His ego was described to be the size of the moon last time, and although I think it’s gone down a bit since then, he still remains notorious for his title of having the Biggest Ego.

Best TO: Alex Strife – The host of the Viridian City tourneys as well as the Apex series doesn’t have the certified host badge for nothing. He’s shown his skills as a TO from hosting a ton of great and well run tourneys last year and this earns him the Best TO award for 2010.

Most Mysterious AiBer: Umbre – To follow suit with his Biggest Lurker award, Umbre bags himself the Most Mysterious AiBer award this year too. It can be pretty obvious from all of the lurking he does that a lot of the members who see him doing this would also think he’s a bit mysterious at times.

Chatty Kathy: jarvitz – He didn’t earn the Biggest Geek award by doing nothing. If you go to any chats or are a part of any AiB Skype groups, this guy’s always talking when he’s online. Sometimes people complain that he talks too much, but this can’t be helped for someone who’s so chatty all the time. Carls493 was a close second in this category, but jarvitz just managed to beat him out for it.

Best Run Tournament: Apex 2010 – Wins for Best Run Tournament of 2010. With MLG picking up Brawl this past year, and all of the other well run tourneys of the year, this was a tough choice, but it seems like the community run tourneys still managed to pull out the award in comparison to the professionally run tourneys of MLG. Good stuff Smash Community!

Cutest Couple on AiB: Tearbear & Shaybear – This matching names couple pulls out the Cutest Couple of 2010. Both ladder refs and on their spare time like to do..all those things couples do, but that’s why we voted them for this category. Who says dating people you work with isn’t good? It got these two the Cutest Couple award.

Best Dressed: __X__ – I think this award has a lot to do with how well he was dressed in his MLG Promo Card, but this pulled him off the best dressed award for 2010. Keep looking your best at tourneys, and you might be able to pull off this award next time, but if you don’t go to tourneys no one will see you, so make it out to more people!

Most Creative Username(s)
: Mango – I think this award was solidified after getting super mod powers and being able to freely change around his user name, but for those who know him they’ve seen the slew of names this guy has come up with, each one being more creative than the one before.

AiB Contributor Ninja: TheEnigmaLiesBroken – With the idea and creation of the AiB TCG, and all the work he’s put into this and other things around the site behind the scenes, Enigma really does deserve the Contributor Ninja award for 2010. Anyone who’s participated in the TCG so far has been effected by him, so it’s a pretty easy pick. That being said, a majority of the staff does a lot of behind the scenes work and contributed a lot, and I’d like to acknowledge Enrish for all of his work he’s put into the site this past year as a close second in the category.

Best Unique Badge: not THAT Mango – This was a close category, but Mango’s badge pulls off a win for the second time in a row. For those of you who thought of another Mango when I announced the winner of the Most Creative Username category then that’s proof of this awards validity.

Most Humble Member: GOG – The friendliest Member of the year also comes on top as the most humble member. He doesn’t ask for anything in exchange for the things he does for the community or for his efforts he puts in to try and make AiB a more friendly place. __X__ and Midnite were tied for second in this category.

Funniest AiBer: TheEnigmaLiesBroken – From his jokes he makes in the chat, to his funny avatars, and the things you can find on his profile, Enigma pulls of the award for Funniest AiBer of 2010. This was a really close category and two other hilarious members, Malcolm and Fats, came in tied at second this year.

Most Intelligent AiBer: HyugaRicdeau – With a Master’s Degree in physics, and an overall intelligent member, Hyuga takes this award. He’s always up for debate, so if anyone is every interested in a intellectual talk, feel free to hit him up.

Strangest Member: Admiral Pit – Everyone knows this members name, and some more than others. I think to the members who don’t know him too well, they find him a little strange until they get to know him, but either way Admiral Pit comes out on top for the Strangest Member of 2010.

Most Improved Smasher
: Nairo – Everyone should know this players name by now. First place in doubles at MLG DC, a consistent top placer in his region, and on his region’s PR. ksizzle’s little brother has definitely made a name for himself this past year and has earned the Most Improved Smasher award.

Favorite Writer
: Sumer – It feels a little weird writing about myself, but I guess I won this award from how much writing I’ve done this past year. I’m glad everyone enjoy my articles and everything else I wrote this year to vote me Favorite Writer from last year, and I’ll keep it up to hopefully win again next year!

Best Avatar(s)
: Zork – For those who don’t pay too much attention to his avatars, I don’t really know too many people who change them as much as this guy. He even made a blog to keep track of all of the avatars he’s gone through once, and the list was longer than most people would have gone through in 5 years.

Artist of the Year
: ninoflors – She definitely deserves this award from all of the contests she’s entered this year. She’s won SotW contests, Banner Contests, and other art contests as well. I even got the pleasure of teaming up with her for a SotW collaboration contest and saw firsthand how skilled of an artist she is.

Most Helpful/Reliable Member: Enrish – If you ever need help with anything, have a question, or just want a nice person to talk to about a problem, this is the guy to go to. He’s helped out this site and its member a ton this year and really does deserve this award for all of the hard work he’s put into this site.

Best Troll: nealdt – This was a pretty close category, but an unexpected pick comes up on top! Everyone knows nealdt, and he’s pulled some pretty wacky pranks on us in the past from changing all of our avatars, reversing our names, and a list of other things. He might not be a troll in the sense of making people angry, but he surely wins the category from how much he likes to mess with all of us.

I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and thank everyone who took the time to vote and help decide on the winners. Remember that these are just for fun and I hope you got some enjoyment out of reading this. I look forward to another wacky year on AiB with all of you and hope to see some new names make it on the awards list next year!

One last thing; As a special reward to all of the winners this year, I’ll be giving out card packs for the TCG to all of the winners as a thank you for making AiB such a fun and unique place to be a part of.
Happy New Year to all of you here on AllisBrawl. This year has been one of the biggest for AiB and Smash in general. I’ll be joined by Rich Brown and Zolga to re-cap all of this year’s happenings on AiB, the Smash Scene, and give you all another New Year’s resolution challenge to try out for 2011.

This past year on AiB has been one with a lot of changes and improvements that’s made the site much more fun and given our members a lot more to do around the site. We’ll try to improve and add on to the site even more in the future, but I’ll touch on just some of the cool new things added to the site during 2010.

A major change we all went through early this year was a new layout introduces to AiB. It was a little different at first, but I’ve definitely gotten more use to it, and really like how it displays all of the current featured content all in one place without too much looking or scrolling. We even introduced an art panel to it and might even make more additions to it next year to make it even better.

Blogs have always been a popular function of this site, and they’ve only become more popular this past year with more members blogging more frequently. The featured blogs feature was added so members could check the front page and keep up to date on important or interesting topics from blogs they might not have otherwise seen without it and I really like this addition.

With a new year comes new mods, and we’ve had a fair share of new mods this year as old mods retired as well. I even became a mod this year and it’s been an interesting year on AiB seeing how things are run behind the scenes as well as being a part of making the site better and more fun for the members, so I’m glad I’ve had a chance to do that this year.

After joining the staff I helped in introducing a cool new group for all of the Pokemon fans on this site with the creation of the AiB Pokemon League. This group allowed our members to take on Gym leaders and earn badges just like a real Pokemon League, and I’ve been having a lot of fun taking on the league as well as being a gym leader myself and taking challenges from members.

How many of us remember back in the day when trading cards were big and all of your friends were collecting cards and got you into it too. Well, AiB introduced its very own TCG this year with the launch of the AiB trading card game system. This allows members to collect and trade Smash cards with other members and gives a nostalgic feeling of the good old days at the same time.

We even had an unexpected surprise this year with the launch of a brand new Allis site when AllisCoD was announced. This is a cool new site for CoD or first person shooter fans in general, and although it’s still starting out it’s looking like a promising site that will let members compete to see who has the best CoD skills among AiB and AiCoD members.

Our members got to enjoy the release of a brand new skin for AiB this year with the introduction of the Rising Sun skin. This is a cool new skin created by Amethia who has announced the launch of two other skins he has created, the Volcanic and Acid skins, which will be launched sometime early this year, so keep an eye out for those while you enjoy the Rising Sun skin for now.

Along with all of the new features and groups we’ve added here on AiB for our members also comes a plethora of contests and challenges to keep our members entertained and having fun while visiting the site. Along with the regular contests frequently hosted this year we brought back the Halloween Pumpkin Contest this year, started up Scavenger Hunts again to challenge the knowledge of our users, introduced a new challenge in the form of the Who’s That User? Competitions, and also created the brand new Holiday Cookie competition. Look forward to participating in these contests again in 2011 along with any new contests or competitions we can think up for next year to make the site even more fun for everyone who visits it.

With all of the new happening on AiB this past year out of the way, here’s Rich Brown’s review of Smash’s influence offline and on the community during this past year:

2010 was an incredible year for Smash. The MLG Circuit,
Japan’s first time in the US, and the various new challengers to M2K’s
dominance were just a part of the highlights from the national tourney scene
this year. Here’s a quick recap of some of the nationals that took place this
year, as well as a look ahead to 2011:  

January 17th: POUND IV:


1: ADHD (Diddy)
2: Mew2King (Metaknight)
3: Ally (Snake/Metaknight)
4: KSizzle (Metaknight/Lucario)
5: Shadow_111 (Metaknight)
5: Judge (Metaknight)
7: Havok (Metaknight)
7: Logic (Olimar)

Summary: The new year kicked off with a national
hosted by Plank which attracted nearly the entire right side of the United
States, as well as So Cal pros DEHF and Havok. The top 8 featured 6 MKs, with
the only non MK mains/secondaries being ADHD with Diddy Kong (1st)
and Logic with Olimar (7th). Ksizzle came out of nowhere and beat
Ally, ultimately taking 4th place, while Shadow took out many top
players including NEO, Lee Martin, and Judge. ADHD ultimately won the
tournament, beating Mew2King in winners and grand finals.

Most Memorable Moment: Just about anyone who thinks
of Pound IV thinks of what happened at 8:15 in this match of DEHF vs. Chudat:
. Prior to the tournament, many people considered DEHF a legitimate threat to
win the tournament. He seemed poised to advance to the next round, but Chu
stayed patient and was able to force an unbelievable off stage gimp. Would DEHF
ever recover from such a heart breaking loss at a national?…..

(Fun Fact: Chu came to So Cal for a regional a couple months
later, and faced DEHF again. The same exact thing almost happened again. Link:

Notable Upsets:

Chudat over DEHF:
Ksizzle over Ally:

April 16-18: MLG ORLANDO:


1: Mew2King - $2,500
2: Ally - $1,500
3: Tyrant - $1,000
4: ESAM - $700
5: DSF - $500
6: ADHD - $350
7: DEHF - $250
8: Big Lou - $200

Summary: One of the biggest happenings for Brawl this
year was getting picked up on the MLG circuit. The MLG circuit attracted just
about every top smasher from every region in the United States. MLG Orlando was
the first tournament in the series. The top 2 was somewhat predictable with
legendary smashers Mew2King and Ally taking 1st and 2nd,
as well as West Coast’s number 1 player Tyrant placing 3rd.

Final match of MLG Orlando. Mew2King vs Ally:

Most Memorable Moment: The most memorable moment of
this tournament is really more of a completely unexpected tournament run by two
players who were previously relatively unknown at the national level: ESAM
(pikachu) and Big Lou (Luigi). ESAM’s pikachu got sent to losers early by ADHD,
but he then charged through a losers bracket which included Fatal (New
England’s number 1 player), Big Lou (one of Georgia’s top players) and DSF (top
West Coast MK). Big Lou’s Luigi beat MikeHaze twice (best Marth in the US) and
Atomsk (one of NJ’s top players) to slide into the top 8.

Notable Upsets:

MK18 over Ksizzle
Chaz over Lain
Big Lou over MikeHAZE
Big Lou over Atomsk

June 4th-6th: MLG COLUMBUS:


1: Mew2King (MW) - Meta Knight - $2,500
2: Ally (CAN)- Snake - $1,500
3: NickRiddle (SE)- Zero Suit Samus - $1,000
4: LeeMartin (SW)- Meta Knight/Lucario - $700
5: -Dojo- (SW) -Meta Knight - $500
6: Gnes (SW)- Diddy Kong - $350
7: Tearbear (WC)- Meta Knight - $250
8: ESAM (SE)- Pikachu - $200

Summary: MLG Columbus was the second stop on the
circuit. Mew2King and Ally once again took the top spots, reinforcing the fact
that they are leagues above the rest of the community. Nick Riddle, however,
did take an impressive 2-0 win against Ally in winners semis, after which he
announced at the end of this
that he is “kinda the best in the world.” Lee Martin had an
impressive 4th place finish after a series of large tournaments
where he was unable to quite break into the top 8. TX’s top 2 players Dojo and
Gnes took 5th and 6th respectively, while Tearbear
(ranked Metaknight from So Cal) surprised a lot of people with his 7th
place finish. ESAM proved his Orlando placing wasn’t a fluke by once again
placing into the top 8.

Most Memorable Moment: The Most Memorable Moment from
this tournament actually came from a match very early in losers bracket
MikeHAZE vs Ook:
. Ook counterpicked Green Greens in game 3, so MikeHAZE switched to DDD to
counter Ook’s DK. The rest is history.

Notable Upsets:

Nick Riddle over Ally:
Ook over MikeHAZE:
Arty over Dojo
San over Rich Brown

Aug 6th: APEX 2010:


1st - DEHF (Falco)
2nd - Brood (Olimar)
3rd - Mew2King (Meta Knight)
4th - Lee Martin (Lucario/MK)
5th - Ally (Snake)
6th - Lain (Ice Climbers)
7th - Atomsk (Ice Climbers/D3/Wario)
8th - Rain (Falco/MK)  

Summary: This was the most incredible tournament of
2010. Hosted by Alex Strife, this tournament brought Japan’s top players,
including Rain (Falco) and Brood (Olimar), to the United States for the first
time. There were so many incredible matches, including Rain vs Lee Martin going
last hit (
and DEHF beating Mew2King for the first time (
DEHF had a death bracket which included Gnes, Sweetpea (top Japanese diddy),
Atomsk, Mew2King, and Brood, but he tore through every one of them like a pro,
ultimately becoming the champion this incredible national event.

Most Memorable Moment: While DEHF was the champion
over everyone, the most memorable moment unquestionably was Mew2King vs Brood,
game 5 of losers finals:
The live stream swelled to about 3,000 viewers during this set. Prior to this
tournament, Japan hyped Rain as their best player, while Brood flew under the
radar. Brood went from getting 3 stocked game 1 to adapting and ultimately
securing a completely unexpected losers finals victory over the nation’s top

Notable Upsets:

Brood over M2K:
Brood over Ally:
DEHF over M2K:
San over Gnes:

August 27th-29th: MLG RALEIGH:


1: Mew2King (MW)- Meta Knight - $2,500
2: LeeMartin (S) - Toon Link/Meta Knight/Lucario - $1,500
3: Felix (WC) - Diddy Kong - $1,000
4: Seibrik (S)- Meta Knight - $700
5: NickRiddle (S) - Zero Suit Samus - $500
6: TyRaNt (WC)- Meta Knight - $350
7: DEHF (WC) - Falco - $250
8: Havok (WC)- Meta Knight/Marth - $200

Summary: While Mew2King continued his unprecedented
dominance over the competitive scene, the rest of the results at MLG Raleigh
were nuts. There was also plenty of controversy to go around. One of the
stories which grabbed headlines was the pause DQs which took place during
Cheese vs Nick Riddle and Cheese vs Will. Both Nick Riddle and Will were forced
to forfeit games due to inadvertently pausing. Ally, Atomsk, ADHD, and
NinjaLink were all DQed from winners due to being late for their match, which
made for some interesting results. On the positive side: Havok, a top player
from the West Coast, finally broke into the top 8 after receiving extremely
difficult brackets at the first two MLG events. Havok surprised everyone by
knocking out Ally very early on in the loser’s bracket, causing Ally to place 17th.
Felix, one of the top players from the Pac NW, also came out of nowhere and
took names including MikeHAZE, ESAM, Tyrant, and Seibrik.

Most Memorable Moment: Lee Martin had an amazing
weekend at MLG Raleigh, building upon his impressive showing at MLG Columbus by
taking out a myriad of top players including Sean (top Nor Cal player), Zex (1st
in Nor Cal), Big Lou, Tyrant, Seibrik, and Felix, only losing to Mew2King.
However, the best moment probably came in Grand Finals, where Lee Martin
decided to display his knowledge of characters and pick Toon Link. His TL
caught Mew2King off guard and brutally destroyed him, drawing quite a laugh and
much appreciation from the crowd.

Notable Upsets:
Cheese over Nick Riddle
Havok over Ally
Felix over Tyrant

Oct 14th-16th: MLG D.C.:


1: The_ADHD (EC) - Diddy - $2,500
2: RichBrown (WC) - Olimar - $1,500
3: Mew2King (MW) - Meta Knight - $1,000
4: ESAM (SE) - Pikachu - $700
5: FatalMatt (EC) - Snake - $500
6: MikeHaze (WC) - Marth - $350
7: HavokZ (WC) - Meta Knight/Marth/Snake - $250
8: AllyOrNotAlly (CAN) - Snake - $200

Summary: MLG D.C. found a way to top the insane
results of the previous MLG events. The top 8 featured some fresh faces with
ADHD, Rich Brown, Fatal, and MikeHAZE all placing into the top 8 for the first
time. MikeHAZE beat Anti (one of the best Metaknight mains in the nation) and
also beat Ally early in the bracket, continuing his dominance over Ally which
dates back to Evo 2009. Fatal beat Tyrant to get revenge from their set at MLG
Raleigh. ESAM was knocked into losers early by Havok (who got another
impressive top 8 finish) but then tore through the most horrific losers bracket
ever seen, beating Nick Riddle, Lee Martin, Tyrant, Ally, and MikeHAZE (and
nearly beat Mew2King) to finish 4th.

Most Memorable Moment: Rich Brown and ADHD both stole
the show and made history by becoming the first players ever to hand Mew2King a
loss at an MLG Brawl event. ADHD and Rich Brown probably had the most
impressive runs of all throughout the tournament, with ADHD beating Lee Martin,
Havok, MikeHaze, and Rich Brown, while Rich Brown beat Tearbear, Mew2King,
Atomsk, Fatal, and ADHD in winners bracket.

M2K vs Rich Brown:
M2K vs ADHD:

Notable Upsets:

Rich Brown over M2K:
MikeHAZE over Anti:
JuneBug over DEHF:
SlikVik over NickRiddle:

Nov 4th-6th: MLG Dallas:


1st (9) Gnes -Diddy Kong - $12,500
2nd (3) TyRaNt - Meta Knight - $7,500
3rd (2) ESAM - Pikachu - $5,000
4th (1) Ally - Snake - $3,500
5th (11) Espy - Sonic - $2,500
6th (12) _X_ - Sonic - $1,750
7th (4) LeeMartin - Meta Knight/Lucario - $1,250
8th (7) Atomsk92 - King Dedede/Ice Climbers/Meta Knight$1,000

Summary: Prior to this event, there was some serious
controversy involving Mew2King and ADHD. Apparently both players agreed to a
split of some sort, which was highly frowned upon by MLG, causing both players
to be banned from MLG Dallas. With the only two MLG winners both banned from
the final event, everyone knew the results would be interesting. Gnes, who had
been quietly destroying his local scene since getting 6th at MLG
Columbus, beasted through the entire tournament, only losing one game (ESAM,
who yet again got an impressive placing) the entire tournament. Tyrant also had
a very impressive run, returning to the top by beating DEHF, X, Ally, and ESAM
after losing to Espy early in losers. Ally also earned a solid placing, beating
Lee Martin and Espy to secure 4th place. Atomsk also finally placed
into the top 8 after placing just outside top 8 at every single MLG event.

Most Memorable Moment: No one prepared for was the
complete rampage Espy and X went on at MLG Dallas. Both Sonic mains tore
through some intense brackets to shock the entire smash world by taking 5th
and 6th. Espy’s victories included DEHF, Rich Brown, and Tyrant,
while X’s victories included Seibrik, Dojo and Lee Martin.

Notable Upsets:

Espy over Rich Brown:
Espy over Tyrant:
Espy over DEHF:
X over Dojo:
X over Lee Martin:

What 2011 has in store for smash
Feb 19th-21st: POUND V:

Location: Arlington, VA

Plank is bringing his legendary smash series back for
another round! Plank is doing some pretty amazing things for this tournament,
and many top pros from around the nation will be in attendance? And if you’re
worried about being eliminated too early because so many pros will be there,
there is also an amateur buy-in tournament for people who got eliminated from
pools, so everyone has a shot to go home happy!

March 18th-20th: WHOBO 3:

Location: Houston, TX
Xyro’s largely successful World Hobo tournament! Many top
pros who don’t travel much, including Gnes, Dojo, Razer, and Espy will all be
in attendance. They will all no doubt be ready to defend their home turf!

July 11th-13th: Genesis 2:

Location: Antioch, CA
In summer 2009, DBR brought us one of the most epic smash
brothers tournaments in history, and this summer they plan to make it even
better! If you only go to one tournament all summer, make it this one. Just do
it, this is a can’t-miss-absolutely-must-attend-tournament. Take my word for

There you have it smashers! We had an amazing year, and we
have plenty more to look forward to in 2011. Support your local scene, practice
up, and come out to these big events!

Now that you’ve caught up with everything on AiB and in the Smash Scene that’s happened in 2010 we would like to leave you all with another Zolga’s New Year’s Challenge for this year to give you something to strive for in 2011:

"It's that time of year again! The New Year is upon us and it's a good time to make some changes.

This year I propose that everyone makes an effort to get involved in their area's offline scene. There are a vast amount of users on AiB that haven't really tried to do this. How often have you passed up a tournament just because you didn't feel like it or didn't want to travel a little bit to get there? There are some out there that legitimately can't but that can't be true for every WiFi player and casual player out there. I am also guilty of not really trying that hard (which I hope to rectify in the coming year).

As you can see by Rich's review of Smash over the past year there were a ton of great moments in the community this year. You can be a part of the new ones too!
No one is forcing you to become more involved but honestly, what have you got to lose?

2011 is looking to be a good year with a lot of great upcoming events. Do your best to get out there!"
That's right ladies and gentlemen. The AiB Awards are back in action to show the highlights of 2010, as we move forward in life. Brawl and the community has developed so much such our last awards. Brawl became a part of MLG? SAY WHAAAT?! Gnes made how much money at one event? Who dat Booty Warrior be? M2K and Ally still wiping the floor with everyone? And who dis ADHD guy be? Many things have happened on this site and in the community in general. From Valdens losing 65 lbs while the community supported him*ego fed*, to the AiB Trading Card System being introduced, and us getting new staff. 2010 is just one of the many great years we've all spent together, and let's hope there's many more to come, so let's remember and cherish these memories than with the second annual AiB Award Ceremony! Just like last time, we'd like your input. We already have categories we're bringing back, and new categories we're introducing, but I want to see what you guys can come up with. You, the community, mean so much to us that we are asking for your help in deciding categories for the awards. An example would be “Laziest Admin of AiB” (which we hope Neal would win, but you never know…) Any and all ideas you have, we will take. I hope you all look forward to this exciting end of the year entertainment! I know I can’t wait!

Credit goes out to Enrish for the great intro you all just read; unfortunately he’s a pretty busy guy, so I’ll be running the awards this year and announcing the winners when they’re decided upon. For those of you who weren’t around or too active around the time of the previous AiB Awards, here’s a list of some of the categories from last time for you to get an idea of what we’re looking for as far as potential new categories go for this year:

Friendliest AiBer
Most Notorious AiBer
Biggest Geek
****iest AiBer (overconfident lol)
Biggest Ego
Most Mysterious AiBer
Chatty Kathy
Best Run Tournament
Cutest Couple on AiB
Best Dressed
AiB Contributor Ninja
Funniest AiBer
Most Intelligent AiBer
Strangest Member
Favorite Writer
Artist of the Year
Most Helpful/Reliable Member

As Enrish stated above, we want community input on which categories you might want removed or if you have a great idea for a new category. I'm hoping to see some cool and creative new ideas out of all of you, and be sure to look forward to the announcement of this year’s AiB award winners!
Playoffs are as expected sneaking up on us yet again. After some harsh months of fierce battles and storms, 60 of our finest singles ladder participants and 30 of our best doubles teams are ready and eager to duke it out Vs eachother to show us all who's really the best.

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

Important pre-words:

It is every players/teams own responsibility to show up in the chats and meet with their opponents at the scheduled time. 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 a PM about the outcome of the match, right after it gets done. Even if the host is in the singles chat with you. We need to be certain that nothing is overlooked or forgotten. Failure in sending this PM can result in reprimands as stated above.

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. It is rumored that the sun sets earlier in Europe than in America. This will cause some timezone trouble, so the European players/teams and their opponents will need to schedule a time that will work out for both parts. So watch out for Euros!

Events specifics

Allisbrawl Winter Ladder 2010 Singles.
Host: The740
Send The740 a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Singles Playoffs bracket:

All players meet up in Tournament Chat 4 at 8 PM EST  the following dates:

Thursday April 8th. Round 1 and round 2 of the singles bracket will be played out.

Monday April 12th. Round 3 of the singles bracket will be played. Winners and losers.

Tuesday April 13th. Round 4 of the singles bracket will be played. Winners and losers.

Wednesday April 14th. Round 5 of the losers bracket and Winners Finals will be played.

Thursday April 15th. Round 7 and 8 of the Losers bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 21th. Round 9 and 10 of the Losers bracket will be played.

Thursday April 22nd. Losers finals and Grand Finals will be played.

Allisbrawl Winter Ladder 2010 Doubles.
Host: Enrish
Send Enrish a PM on AiB Via clicking this text
Link to Doubles Playoffs bracket:

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

Thursday April 8th. Round 1 and round 2 of the doubles bracket will be played out.

Monday April 12th. Round 3 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Tuesday April 13th. Round 4 of the doubles bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 14th. Round 5 of losers bracket and winners finals will be played.

Thursday april 15th. Round 6 and 7 of losers bracket will be played.

Wednesday April 21th. Round 8 in losers bracket and Losers finals will be played.

Thursday April 22nd. Grandfinals.

And with that, lets 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.
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!
    Happy New Year people of AiB!

    Some of you may remember that a year ago I ran an event that required you to main your most hated character. I can assure you that this year's theme is going to be even better.

    As I'm sure you all know within the competitive community you can play Singles or Doubles.
    There are people who love Singles and have never thought to branch out and there are those who love Doubles and can't play without working as a team.
    I bet that if those people honestly tried they could find something about the other mode that they enjoyed.
    I challenge you to play that other game mode for an entire month(or even longer if you'd like). This doesn't mean you aren't allowed to play your old way but
    you just have to spend more time in the mode you are unfamiliar with.

    This year I also have another challenge for you all to attempt.
    When people think of Smash they usually imagine two(or four) characters fighting to take each other's stocks.
    What people don't think about are the players that spend hours just trying to improve their time by half a second on a Target Test.
    I'm talking about Stadium players, the overlooked part of the Smash community.
    I challenge you to learn how to play Stadium(Stadium players I encourage you to try giving the Competitive scene a chance).

    Please join this group if you want to participate!