Ponce's team wins the Twitch Rivals on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Last night was the first ever Twitch Rivals for Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Announced several weeks agoThis tournament pitted 48 content creators from the EMEA region against each other. At the end of a crazy evening, Ponce and his cronieswho represented France, were crowned European Champions!
The competition format
The group stage
In total, the 48 streakers were divided into 8 teams of 6. These rosters were first separated into two groups, A and B. During this first phase, all the teams were competing in 1v1In the course of a Grand Prix consisting of 4 races, the team members scored more or less points depending on their place in each race. Depending on the place obtained in each race, the team members scored more or less points. The team with the most points won the game. After the various matches, the final ranking was determined according to the number of wins and losses.
At the end of this stage, the TOP 2 were advancing to the Champions bracketThe other two teams entered the Consolation bracket.
The Champions Bracket
Since the French team has reached this bracket, we will not cover the Consolation bracket. If you want more information on how it works, go to the official tournament page.
For this stage, the knockout shaft which was favoured. Here again, the teams met in head-to-head matches during Grand Prix events. The difference was that each match consisted of 6 races, not just 4. Points were awarded in the same way as in the previous stage.
Who played for France?
We already knew that Ponce had been selected as captain for the French team. In addition, Stars also seemed to be part of the team, an assumption that was indeed confirmed. The two streamers were not alone, as the team was to consist of 6 members in total. The roster was completed by other regular Mario Kart players. Ponce and Etoiles were accompanied by Jirayalecochon, JimmyBoyy, Ultia and TheGuill84.
A great team that gave the other countries present during the evening a hard time!
Group stage results
In this first stage, the team found itself in Group A, with teams from Germany and Spain. At the end of the three matches, the French came out on top, accumulating 2 wins and 1 loss. It is fair to say that the team was extremely efficient!
|162 - 171
|207 - 121
|210 - 118
By finishing first in their group, the roster qualified for the Champions bracket. The rest of the competition was even more intense and full of twists and turns.
The French are European Champions!
During the semi-finalTeam Ponce took on the Team Saarof the Netherlands. This first match of the playoffs did not really pose any problems for the French, who won with 182 points ahead. Final score: 337 to 155.
The tricolour roster has therefore joined Grand Final of this Twitch Rivals. During this match, Ponce, Etoiles, Jirayalecochon, JimmyBoyy, Ultia and TheGuill84 took their revenge on the Spanish Team Rubius. While they had lost narrowly in the first round of the group stage, this time they dominated brilliantly. In the end, the French won the match with a lead of more than 100 points, with some great actions in the process. Final score: 302 to 190.
Finally, who doubted this great victory? The casters even praised the French performance in this tournament.
The final ranking
On their social networksThe team members did not fail to share their joy for this achievement, and we understand them completely. Congratulations again to our champions! For those who would like to watch the whole competition, the VOD is available on Ponce's Twitch channel.