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PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 14:17 Reply with quote Back to top

Thought I would start off a discussion thread for the finals of the 17th UI, and (probably) the last Major with big bloated teams. Please disagree with my picks!

Barak Varr Dungeon Dwellers
(Chaos Dwarf - 1830TV)
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Valen

vs

Well Cultured Gentlemen

(Orc - 2340TV)
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Java


Even with a long shopping list, the CDs will struggle to come with the sheer fatness of the orcs. The inevitable 0-2 grind to the orcs is my guess.

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Médecins Sans Frontières
(Nurgle - 2410TV)
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Menonaloco

vs

Tyrannosaurus Pecs

(Lizardman - 1950TV)
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Drdeath

A well-developed Nurgle team should crush a less well-prepared lizard team. 2-1 to the nurgles.

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Wandering Feathers
(High Elf - 2670TV)
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Bram

vs

C64 Games I Played

(Human - 2130TV)
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Sideshowbob

Humans can usually like their chances against elves... but not when the elves have 4 ST4 AG4 players. Gulp. Could be 3-0 or 4-0 to the high elves.

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Ultimate Marvel Superheroes
(Wood Elf - 2390TV)
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Petew

vs

Gezwirbelte Bärte

(Chaos Dwarf - 2340TV)
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Jokaero

An interesting game! The CDs ahve 4 Diving Tackle Stand Firm dwarves to annoy the wood elves, but a single Blitz! or 1 in 9 ball fail could spell doom for the CDs. A tough game to call, but I will go out on my own limb and predict 2-1 to the woodies.

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Woodhead Wanderers
(Wood Elf - 2560TV)
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Rawlf

vs

What A Shambles!

(Shambling Undead - 1860TV)
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Beanbelly

Undead outmatched here. 3-0 to the wood elves.

***

Zufbar Hammerers
(Dwarf - 1900TV)
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Proff70

vs

Bjornhaven Berserkers

(Norse - 2000TV)
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Dacoach

This should be a good game, but overall, I don't feel the dwarves have the weapons to deal with the norse strength and claw. 2-1 to the norse.

***

Obfuscate
(Dark Elf - 2150TV)
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Thresh

vs

Disturbed,the

(Orc - 2420TV)
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Asteflix

Ugly orcs, with a coach who loves bullying elves. Whilst I would be very hopeful for a wizard fuelled upset, I can't help but feel that it will be a 2-1 grind toward the orcish inevitable.

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More Bones
(Khemri Tomb Kings - 2080TV)
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Twyllenimor

vs

Jurassic Juggernauts

(Lizardman - 2550TV)
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Captainmalkor

Fat lizards with silly skinks won't struggle with Khemri here. A safe 2-0 lizard win.

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(Edited thanks to Alex!)

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SideshowBob



Joined: Aug 02, 2003

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:15 Reply with quote Back to top

I like 7 out of 8 picks!
DrDeath



Joined: Mar 27, 2011

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:23 Reply with quote Back to top

I like 7 out of the 8 picks too Very Happy
PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:28 Reply with quote Back to top

I would be very happy with an upset from either of you!

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Strider84



Joined: Jun 03, 2009

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:37 Reply with quote Back to top

Nice summary

make sure you make use of this awesome match banner tool from koodah, then we can see races and coaches behind the teams right away:

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SideshowBob



Joined: Aug 02, 2003

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:53 Reply with quote Back to top

Edited, double post


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Jokaero



Joined: Dec 24, 2004

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:54 Reply with quote Back to top

OK then, our game is scheduled for Monday 22:00 servertime. Bring some rocks and aim for the Wardancers while the team will focus solely on killing the tree. Twisted Evil Won't bring 4 claws for nothing, will we? Laughing They can't do worse than in the qualifier final... or can they? Wink

Come and find out!

Ultimate Marvel Superheroes
(Wood Elf - 2390TV)
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Petew

vs

Gezwirbelte Bärte

(Chaos Dwarf - 2340TV)
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Jokaero


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PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 16:59 Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Alex!

And Joka - you can have the tree!!!! (Groot is there to sacrifice himself for the team.)

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Rawlf



Joined: Jul 15, 2007

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 18:30 Reply with quote Back to top

Love this thread and the predictions! Thanks for not putting any pressure on me at all... Laughing

The match I am looking forward to the most is PeteW vs. Jokaero. Both coaches are FUMBBL Cup winners, Joka even current champ and only two time title holder. Two absolute cornerstones of FUMBBL majors since they exist. If someone asks you to explain what FUMBBL majors are like, link him to this match. Would have made a worthy final, this one.

MenonaLoco vs DrDeath will be a blast, too. It wouldnt be a FUMBBL major if there was no monstrous Nurgle team in it. Uusiverikulho, Gefährliche Raubtiere, Gift of the Gab are big shoes to fill but MSF fits in very well. DrDeath's Lizardmen may not be very impressive by these standards, but if you follow the Blackbox trophy you know why you shouldn't underestimate DrDeath. And if the wiz has a good day the game can come around real quick.

Finally, shoutout to bram and his Wandering Feathers. Remember this tourney is held in Ulthuan, they must be the proud, cheered on heroes here with their rich history. A true paragon for all BB2016 teams at this era's sunset.
PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 18:58 Reply with quote Back to top

Rawlf wrote:
... Two absolute cornerstones of FUMBBL majors since they exist....


One very old corner and one much newer and prettier corner!

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PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 22:04 Reply with quote Back to top

Rawlf wrote:
Love this thread and the predictions! Thanks for not putting any pressure on me at all... Laughing


And I seem to recall you winning a Major with this team a few years ago...

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gamelsetlmatch



Joined: Mar 05, 2013

Post   Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 00:20 Reply with quote Back to top

PeteW wrote:
Thanks Alex!

And Joka - you can have the tree!!!! (Groot is there to sacrifice himself for the team.)


By Tree, he meant your whole Tream

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Java



Joined: Jan 27, 2018

Post   Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 10:18 Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks, I guess?

Me and valen are facing off at 1600 on Monday
DaCoach



Joined: Jul 22, 2004

Post   Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 10:37 Reply with quote Back to top

Bloated old norsemen at 21 Tuesday
SideshowBob



Joined: Aug 02, 2003

Post   Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 10:55 Reply with quote Back to top

Humans due to prove stupid prediction wrong against bloated tournament host race on Sunday 19:00 Smile
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