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2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup
|2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup|
|Dates||March 23 – April 1 (5 days)|
|2012 4chan Winter Cup|
|2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup|
|2012 4chan Summer Cup|
The 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup was the third official 4chan Cup competition, and the inaugural Babby Cup, designed to act as a lower-tier qualification stage to major tournaments due to the increasing number of participating boards. It was held on the weekends of 23 - 25 March 2012 and 31 March - 1 April 2012.
The cup consisted of all the teams that wished to take part in the 2012 4chan Summer Cup that were not present in the previous cup. Teams performing in an official tournament for the first time were /3/, /an/, /cgl/, /cm/, /d/, /f/, /gif/, /lit/, /m/, /mlp/, /n/, /pol/, /r9k/, /sci/, /toy/, /vp/ and /y/. Teams replaced by the Second Founding would be reformed to participate in this cup.
This was the first official tournament to be run using new gold/silver/bronze regulations. See the format page for more information. This was also the first tournament to use a group stage, rather than a double-elimination bracket. There were 8 positions free in the Summer Cup, meaning that the top 8 teams of the 4chan Babby Cup advanced to the 2012 4chan Summer Cup. These were, in order of qualification: /m/, /3/, /sci/, /d/, /int/, /n/, /toy/ and /pol/.
The cup was won by /m/ in one of the most dominant cup displays in 4chan Cup history, after defeating /3/ in the final 4-2. /sci/ came third after defeating /d/ in the third place play-off. The Golden Boot was shared between /m/'s Gundam RX-78-2, /cgl/'s Dramu and /d/'s Haigure, who each scored ten goals each.
These were the following conditions for all Babby Cup games:
- 10 minutes per half
- All teams started with good condition, however fatigue accumulated *throughout the tournament.
- Card accumulation
- Extra time and Penalties in the knockout phase, not in the group stage
- Superstar player level
The following 20 teams were scheduled to participate in the tournament:
† /adv/ were disqualified from the competition for not completing their squad on time, and were to be replaced by the winners of the Preliminary Round.
As such, two teams were pre-qualification entries, with a play-off held to determine the single entrant:
The draw for the cup took place at an unknown time, however the "Babby Cup.xls" file where the seeds were discovered was last updated on March 17, 2012 at 19:09 GMT. Rankings determined the placement of competitors in four seeding pots, with the highest-ranked teams being placed in Pot 1, the next-highest in Pot 2 and so on until all pots were filled. The seeds were determined by performance in the 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup Friendlies, /pol/ was top seed as a result of having 2 wins and 1 draw, topping the 20 team chart with 7 points out of 3 games. Due to the disqualification of /adv/, it is assumed /toy/ were moved up to Pot 3 in their place and Preliminary Round winners /an/ were made the bottom seed.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
Starting with Pot 4, working up to Pot 1, teams were drawn into the groups such that each group contained a competitor from each pot, forming five groups of four teams each.
|17 March 2012||/an/||5–2||/po/|
Preliminary Round First Leg
|Spacebat 1', 49', 64', 74'
Mantis King 83'
| 22' X-Acto
89' Big Head Mode
|17 March 2012||/po/||1–1||/an/|
Preliminary Round Second Leg
|X-Acto 75'||12' Spacebat|
|23 March 2012||/vp/||0–2||/toy/|
| 14' Woody
73' Optimus Prime
|23 March 2012||/s/||1–2||/cgl/|
|BANNED 58'||78', 84' Dramu|
|24 March 2012||/vp/||1–1||/s/|
|Miror B 90+3'||70' Shorthair|
|24 March 2012||/toy/||1–1||/cgl/|
|Woody 16'||10' Dramu|
|25 March 2012||/s/||0–1||/toy/|
|25 March 2012||/cgl/||4–1||/vp/|
|Dramu 45+1', 73', 78'
|28' Miror B|
|23 March 2012||/pol/||4–2||/mlp/|
|Stormfront 25', 31', 51', 55'||65', 90+2' >Rape|
|23 March 2012||/r9k/||1–1||/sci/|
|Japanese Lettuce Hardcore 90+2'||66' Bill Nye|
|24 March 2012||/pol/||3–0||/r9k/|
|Stormfront 39', 52'
|24 March 2012||/mlp/||1–1||/sci/|
|>Rape 22'||88' Bill Nye|
|25 March 2012||/r9k/||2–0||/mlp/|
|Kissless Virgin 54'
|25 March 2012||/sci/||2–1||/pol/|
|Richard Feynman 58'
Richard Dawkins 76'
|23 March 2012||/m/||2–1||/soc/|
Getter Robo 44'
|88' TITS OR GTFO|
|23 March 2012||/int/||1–1||/y/|
|Putin 73'||23' DELETE YOUR MISSFIRES|
|24 March 2012||/m/||2–1||/int/|
Gundam RX-78-2 67'
|45' >Argentina >White|
|24 March 2012||/soc/||1–1||/y/|
|Time Line 44'||29' DELETE YOUR MISSFIRES|
|25 March 2012||/int/||3–0||/soc/|
|Putin 69', 88'
'86 Maradona 76'
|25 March 2012||/y/||2–2||/m/|
DELETE YOUR MISSFIRES 79'
| 29' Alteisen
76' Gundam RX-78-2
|23 March 2012||/n/||0–3||/gif/|
| 4' Sauce
|24 March 2012||/lit/||2–2||/cm/|
|David Foster Wallace 45'
Ayn Rand 50'
| 66' Dio Brando
|24 March 2012||/n/||3–1||/lit/|
|SLAM THE STEM 57'
I LIKE TRAINS 61'
Old Steel 10-Speed 83'
|89' Ayn Rand|
|24 March 2012||/gif/||1–1||/cm/|
|SAUCE 62'||45+2' Soldier Blue|
|25 March 2012||/lit/||1–2||/gif/|
|Albert Camus 45+2'||75', 90+3' Source|
|25 March 2012||/cm/||1–2||/n/|
|Griffith 2'||14', 39' DAT Framework|
|24 March 2012||/3/||0–4||/d/|
| 15' NO WESTERN
73', 79', 90+3' Haigure
|24 March 2012||/f/||2–2||/an/|
|DA HOOD 10'
| 16' Mantis King
|24 March 2012||/3/||3–1||/f/|
|Super Deep Throat 2'
3DS Max 21'
|61' YES YES|
|25 March 2012||/d/||2–1||/an/|
|Haigure 69', 90+2'||86' Tibetan Fox|
|25 March 2012||/f/||2–2||/d/|
|DA HOOD 25', 61'|| 12' Haigure
|25 March 2012||/an/||1–2||/3/|
|Lightwave 69'|| 4' Maya
45+1' INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Summer Cup Final Seed Qualifiers
The PES tournament format was such that, with a non-divisible number of teams qualifying for the knockout stages, a preliminary round was formed. Two matches, one on each side of the draw, would be played for the right to progress to the quarter finals and the 2012 4chan Summer Cup.
The selection of teams for the preliminaries and the draw did not take into account any performance or final standing in the group stages, and was made on a totally random basis. The teams to participate in the qualifiers were /cgl/, /toy/, /sci/ and /gif/.
|31 March 2012||/cgl/||4–4 (a.e.t.)||/toy/|
Summer Cup Finals Qualifier 1
|Dramu 5', 23', 54', 105'|| 34' (pen.), 47', 95' Woody
|31 March 2012||/sci/||1–0||/gif/|
Summer Cup Finals Qualifier 2
|Bill Nye 23'|
|31 March 2012||/pol/||0–5||/m/|
| 4', 21' Gundam RX-78-2
29', 42', 82' Alteisen
|31 March 2012||/toy/||0–4||/d/|
| 37' Dracula Penis
49', 79' Haigure
90+0' Melon Fuck
|31 March 2012||/3/||5–4 (a.e.t.)||/int/|
|3DS MAX 21', 26'
Maya 62', 120+3'
| 29', 47' Putin
90+3' >Argentina >White
|31 March 2012||/sci/||3–0||/n/|
|Bill Nye 14', 67'
>Biology >Hard Science 75'
|31 March 2012||/m/||4–2||/d/|
|Gundam RX-78-2 5', 11', 70'
XXXX Corruptions 35' (o.g.)
|18', 77' Melon Fuck|
|31 March 2012||/3/||2–1||/sci/|
|3DS MAX 30'
|75' Bill Nye|
Third Place Match
|31 March 2012||/d/||2–2 (a.e.t.)||/sci/|
|Haigure 34', 83'||50', 90' Richard Feynman|
|1 April 2012||/m/||4–2||/3/|
|Gundam RX-78-2 5', 71', 85'
| 31' Maya
38' 3DS MAX
A match was played between the winners of the Summer Cup and Babby Cup, /a/ vs /m/ for exhibition purposes
|1 April 2012||/a/||1–2||/m/|
Impact of Dragongate
- Main Article: Dragongate
/cm/, /n/ and /y/ were retroactively disqualified from this competition for being significantly influenced by Dragonfag. Their results in this tournament were judged to be void
and their opponents were awarded wins. The aforementioned teams received no ranking points for their participation in this tournament.
- Main article: 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup statistics
/an/ striker Spacebat was the first player to score a goal (and hat-trick) in the competition, in their 5-2 win against /po/ in the Preliminary Round. /toy/'s Woody scored the first goal of the tournament proper in a 2-0 win over /vp/. The first hat-trick of the tournament proper was scored by Stormfront in a 4-2 win for /pol/ against /mlp/. /f/ midfielder Super Deep Throat was credited with the first own goal of the tournament, in his side's 3-1 defeat at the hands of /3/. The three top scorers in the tournament had ten goals each. The Golden Boot was shared between the three players (Haigure of /d/, Gundam RX-78-2 of /m/ and Dramu of /cgl/); as no accurate records of assists were kept it is impossible to know who is the outright winner from the tiebreaker. 149 goals were scored at the 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup, an average of 3.55 goals per game.
Matches significantly influenced by Dragonfag were rendered illegitimate in light of rulings stemming from Dragongate. Dragonfag-managed teams are exempt from classification in post-tournament rankings.