Babby (competition level)
|Founded||March 23, 2012|
|Number of teams||32|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Relegation to||Qualifiers (aka Fetus)|
|Events||Spring Babby Cup, Autumn Babby Cup|
|Most championships||2 Titles|
|2021 4chan Autumn Babby Cup|
Babby refers to the secondary level of 4chan Cup competition, below Elite. There are two Babby competitions in each annual cycle, the Spring Babby Cup and Autumn Babby Cup. At the conclusion of the 2020 4chan Autumn Babby Cup there have been eighteen Babby tournaments, the first of which was the 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup.
The Elite level was at one time the only competition level in the 4chan Cup. With the Third Founding and a larger number of competing teams, it came to be supplemented by the Babby level.
There have been eighteen events at Babby level, up to and including the 2020 4chan Autumn Babby Cup. The first Babby cup was the 2012 4chan Spring Babby Cup, which featured 22 teams competing in five groups of four teams in a group stage format following a two-team qualifier. The top eight teams then competed in a single-elimination bracket. As more teams were founded and sought participation in the Babbies, the format for the 2012 4chan Autumn Babby Cup expanded to eight groups of four, with 16 teams being promoted to the knockouts, mirroring the format of the Elites. The 2014 4chan Spring Babby Cup brought forth yet another influx of new teams, leading to a fifth pot being established and five teams playing in each group, a format commonly referred to as a "Megababby." This format was scrapped in the 2016 4chan Spring Babby Cup in favor of an expanded Babby qualifiers (i.e. Fetus), and re-implemented for the 2018 4chan Spring Babby Cup. 2021 4chan Spring Babby Cup was cancelled presumably because the 2021 4chan Summer Cup will have a unique format as the 10th anniversary edition of the 4chan Cup, and will contain more than 32 teams in the competition, making the Babby Cup's qualification process pointless.
a: This cup was cancelled.