KSI Spirit Week 2016 Recap: Karaoke and Rocket League

KSI Spirit Week 2016 Day 2 hit a few technical difficulties, but KSI’s members shined through. Read the recap here!

The second night of Spirit Week 2016 got off to a rocky start, as the organizer’s faced technical difficulties with the stream. Luckily, they were able to get things back on track in no time.

When things got rolling, competition flared. Great singers wowed the judges and their fellow members while Rocket League players braved continued Xbox-based issues to crown a winner.

Karaoke

I was honored with a spot in the Xbox One party for the first half of the performances of the karaoke competition. There were several good performances, but I could only listen to the first six sadly.

Everyone gave excellent performances, but there were a few that stood out from the rest.

KSI LadyJenny gained the spotlight with her beautiful rendition of “Part of Their World” from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid”.

Following her was KSI DemonicWidow, who gave an amazing cover of Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life”.

Somewhat later in the event, KSI Courtney N gave an outrageous performance with the “Campfire Song” from the Nickelodeon show “Sponge-Bob Square-Pants”, which brought a smile to everyone in the party.

The judges also commented on KSI BS Mastamind’s low voice by saying, “It was just shocking how low his voice got, and it was so smooth.”

KSI FuzzyMeep 7 even gave us a hilarious performance with a British pop song, and I can’t even think of any description to give it.

Accross the board, everyone performed very well, and I would like to give a shout out to the following who weren’t listed above, but participated in this wonderfully fun event: KSI Philosophy, KSI Ronin 77, KSI NIGHTMARE21, KSI Alley, KSI Squids117x, KSI AtomXGen, KSI LinkedSiren, KSI Robbikill, KSI Danerys, KSI Rowen Snipe, KSI Chicago 7 and KSI Blood.

The results were not updated until Friday evening, due to technical difficulties.

EO’s KSI Ronin 77 took first, DL’s KSI BSmastamind took second and ES’ KSI LadyJenny took home third place for their prospective divisions. The point values for those victories are not included in the standings for this story, but they were added on the Day 3 Recap.

Rocket League

I wasn’t able to sit in for the Rocket League tournament, but from what I gathered, it was definitely a fight to remember.

Although it was a tough competition, EO came out on top and snagged first place. Even though they performed amazingly, DM finished in second place with LS closely behind them in third place.

EO breezed to the finals with wins over DM, WI and LS. Despite losing their first game, DM regained their composure and rolled through the one-loss side of the bracket and stealing the first game of the finals to force a winner-take-all final game, which EO escaped with a 2-0 victory.

“It was a tough fight, and it was really sweaty in the final game with DM,” KSI Primal Rage, the EO Rocket League team captain, said. “Making it to the final game felt really good. We participated in Weekend Warfare a couple weeks back, and our play was hit or miss, so making it to the finals in this tournament really meant a lot to us”

Primal Rage recognized the competition and was grateful the community was able to witness their win.

“I would like to give a shout out to everyone who participated and made this event so great. Thanks to KSI Mpliers 7 for streaming, and to KSI EmraldBoa 7 for hosting the games,” KSI Primal Rage said.

EO’s strategy consisted of KSI Primal rage as the goalie, KSI Ronin 77 as the “assist king” who set up the shots, and AlphaDynasty who drove the shots home as their striker.

Senior Director and lobby host KSI Greg 7 also wanted to give a special shout out to AlphaDynasty.

“He is one of our newest members, and he has done a great job participating in this event,” KSI Greg 7 said. “He made a huge impact on this game. I see a name change in his future”.

Despite EO’s victory, DM, LS and the other competitors have nothing to feel ashamed about. Through the connection issues that plagued the tournament, they battled and made their divisions and community proud.

The bracket is below:

 

Standings

Following half of Day 2, LS is in first place with 9 points. WI is in second with 8 points. DM is in third with 7 points.

Competition has been fierce and the difference between a top-3 finish and a middle-of-the-pack finish might be a razor slim margin.

What’s Next

On Friday, we move to the Xbox 360. There will be tournaments on Black Ops 2 and Halo: Reach. Teams must be submitted on the forums by 7 p.m. EST.

The prize for reaching 800 followers on Twitter (@KSIGlobalGaming) should be given out as well, Friday.

Karaoke winners, as announce above, will be announced, and KSI Greg 7 expects another game of QuipLash, a game similar to Cards Against Humanity.

Please spread the word about the stream, which begins at 7:30 p.m. EST, and keep following social media and the KSI News site for all your information.

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