Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it, the 2018 Turkey Bowl. There was no rest after the feast. Members watched the parade, ate their food and had less than a day to gear up for the competition. And oh, it was good this year.
Turkey Bowl opened on Friday with a highly anticipated Black Ops 4 tournament as well as the customary UNO competition. Day 2 featured 2v2’s on both Halo 5 and Rocket League, coupled with a Destiny 2 Free For All. Turkey Bowl cruised to a close on Sunday with Custom Races on GTA 5. As with any major KSI event, our News Writers were there to cover the action and give you the recaps.
Whether you took part in Turkey Bowl or not, take a minute and read through the results. Check out how your division placed and be sure to congratulate the winners!
Black Ops 4 – Free For All
The end of the year marks our season of new games, and with those came CoD Black Ops 4. This Free-for-all brought some triumphs and big heartaches. Add in a whole lot of Diamond guns, different maps, and intense battles and we got a major slaughter festival! The event started with a few separate lobbies, and merged into one to host the final 5. The competition in this FFA was fierce, and there was even a shield on shield battle. Congratulations to the winners of this event, and long live the bragging rights until the next Black Ops 4 FFA is hosted!
Check out our coverage of the event: Black Ops 4 FFA
- Hosts: KSI Galahad, KSI Aion, KSI DropShot 7
- Streamer: KSI Kalakoi 77
- 1st Place: KSI Deimos (WD)
- 2nd Place: Crispea (WD)
- 3rd Place: KSI Dundarrach (DL)
UNO – Free For All
This years Turkey Bowl will prove to be the best one yet! One of today’s dual events was the Uno FFA. There were a lot of triumphs, losses, and a whole lot of big bullies. Today’s events were hosted by the great T&E staff, and our productions streamers, who all worked their butts off to pull this event through and make it amazing!
Check out our coverage of the event: Uno Final Table
- Hosts: KSI Igan o7, KSI W1CKED 7, KSI YAMATO
- Streamer: KSI ShadowFoxx
- 1st Place: KSI Gruntier 7 (DM)
- 2nd Place: KSI SkyChild (WD)
- 3rd Place: KSI Skarzx 77 (SL)
Rocket League – 2v2
Day 2 of Turkey Bowl brought us some exciting events, with the Rocket League 2v2 being among the ranks of tonight’s trio of events. Yesterday’s events were real nail biters with some close matches and heartbreaking defeats! All of the Rocket League teams played their hearts out and put up a good fight, but ultimately the winning top 3 teams all came from Divine Warriors!
- Hosts: KSI W1CKED 7, KSI Galahad
- Streamer: KSI MeShell 7
- 1st Place: KSI Artifice & KSI x Nutty (DW)
- 2nd Place: xXSIL3NTW0LFXx & KSI pandaman (DW)
- 3rd Place: KSI D2ADLLAMA2 & A Hot Moneyshot (DW)
Destiny 2 – Free For All
As one of our trio of events hosted tonight, the Destiny 2 FFA proved to be spectacular! With guardians flying everywhere, it was a close run between Gibbs, Breakfast, and Orbital. These three were fighting neck and neck the whole match. However, that ended when Orbital went on a 10 kill streak, securing the win! We appreciate everyone who participated, along with all their hard work and dedication to make this year’s Turkey bowl great and full of excitement.
- Hosts: KSI YAMATO, KSI Igan o7
- 1st Place: KSI Orbital JP (DM)
- 2nd Place: KSI Breakfast 7
- 3rd Place: Gibbayyyyyyyy (DL)
Halo 5 – 2v2 Slayer
As the last part of our trio of events hosted tonight, Halo 2v2 Slayer proved to live up to it’s hyped brutality! There were a lot of triumphs, losses, and a whole bunch of action among our battling teams.
- Hosts: KSI ShadowFoxx, KSI Aion
- Streamer: KSI Bane 7
- 1st Place: TheProksimitee & xlcor ssj10 (LS)
- 2nd Place: KSI ODINN 7 & KSI ToxiaN (LS)
- 3rd Place: KSI Fear Meta 7 & KSI ninja dm80 (DM)
Grand Theft Auto 5 – Custom Races
Tonight’s final event, and rounding out the end of Turkey Bowl, is Grand Theft Auto 5 Custom Races. This action packed and fast paced competition brought us some fierce showdowns. All the contestants certainly came in style with their souped-up whips. Each lobby competed with the bottom 2 contestants being eliminated after each round until there were only 3 drivers left. These three spectacular drivers that were brought into the final competition of the event were KSI CR4ZYJ4Y89, KSI VENUM 7, and Wild Ghost Fox. After the sweaty, mad, and erratic driving was finally over, KSI Venum 7 came out the reigning champion, and heir to ALL the bragging rights!
- Hosts: KSI DropShot 7, KSI ShadowFoxx
- Streamer: KSI Bane 7
- 1st Place: KSI VENUM 7 (DW)
- 2nd Place: Wild Ghost Fox (DM)
- 3rd Place: KSI CR4ZYJ4Y89 (LS)
With every major event that KSI hosts, we have the famously known Forums Challenge. Wednesday night saw the start of this first and last Turkey Bowl event. Right out of the gate ES started the lead strong, coming out the first night with 30 votes. As the weekend events took place however, their lead would slowly give way to the giant votes thrown out by WD and DM. At the end of the Turkey Bowl, Wicked Destruction walked away with the lead, winning the Forums Challenge with a voting tally of 69. Demonic Mayhem came in second place with a voting score of 43, while Eternal Souls rounded out the votes in third with a score of 35. Thank you to all 236 members who took the time to come and support their divisions by voting!
That’s All Folks!
Sunday concluded our yearly Turkey Bowl extravaganza! We have seen some adrenaline pumping matches this year, along with some competition that required hardcore concentration. The overall theme was friendly competition, filled with the thankfulness of our fellow members. Throughout all of the events there was a lot of positive reinforcement and encouragement on the streams, really representing what KSI means and stands for. Thank you to all of the members who came out in full force, showing support for their divisions and departments, whether it was to play in an event or watch and cheer on the fellow man. Congratulations to all of the winning teams as well! To the Tournaments and Events staff, thank you for yet another successful host and streaming event, as we couldn’t have done this without you! To all our members, we hope you had a great time, and holiday, (for those Americans), and look forward to seeing all at our next big event! And remember, you can always check out our Twitch Channel: KSILIVE and KSILive2 for all of our live streamed events!