Yesterday, Binerexis and I had the opportunity to put our skills to the test not only in front of dozens of Xbox Live strangers, but also in front of a live audience at LiveStream.com. Behind a barrage of heckling, taunting, and an uncomfortable amount of praying, two top tier titans squared off to find out who would triumph.
In the end, I did manage to take the gold medal, finishing the two-hour marathon session with a lead of 13,360 points. But the real winner
was wasn’t me; it was one lucky reader who insisted on keeping a sad meme alive, wagering I’d secure victory with a lead of over 9,000 points.
At this point, 99% of you realize you’ve lost, but if you weren’t able to join in on the stream, head past the break to congratulate the real winner and watch archived footage of our high score duel, with guest commentary by Serge T3 and Xiant.
Congratulations to Ninjalemon
With other 250 entries, the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood contest was one of the most popular promotions on the site since Golden Wrenches fell from the sky and into my lap. Unfortunately for most gaming gamblers, the vast majority of entries predicted extremely close games; most comments expected the outcome to fall well within 1,200 points on either side.
Ninjalemon boldly proclaimed I’d win by “over 9,000 points.” While I was flattered, I didn’t think it would come to that. But, to be fair, another commenter named “Joe” had predicted Binerexis would win by the same lead. And though some other entries did foretell a landslide victory, over 50 contest entries were found to originate from the same IP address, instantly disqualifying them and marking them as key targets for the site’s terrible, unforgiving malware.
Ninjalemon will have his choice of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood version for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or the Steam Digital Deluxe package. Congratulations!
Thanks to everyone who entered and watched live
Of course, this fun little experiment wouldn’t have been possible without the participation of hundreds of Top Tier Tactics readers like you. Thanks for voting, for watching the stream, and for keeping us company during our technical difficulties and long-winded diatribes. With your help, we were able to establish that while America is clearly the greatest country on Earth, the United Kingdom isn’t that bad (barring Wales).
Didn’t get a chance to watch the big game as events unfolded?
You can still watch the stream archive by visiting the Top Tier Tactics LiveStream channel.
Thanks to Binerexis, Serge T3, and Xiant
I hope that by now, everyone understands I’m not actually a complete asshole, and that all jarring jabs are meant only as jests. Binerexis put up a great fight with even greater banter. I know he was at a slight disadvantage, both in-game and in real life as he powered through illness to compete. We will cross swords on the field of battle again, whether it’s in Brotherhood, Bomberman, or another game.
While I take a second to thank Serge and Xiant for their help, I’d also like to ask: what other kinds of streaming events would you like to see the Top Tier Tactics staff try? Serge T3 vs me in Super Street Fighter 4 or Starcraft 2? Everyone vs everyone in Megaman 8-bit Deathmatch? Should we set up a Minecraft server or a country in the land of Farmville? Let us know!