Altador Cup: Learn The Rules!
Looking for the definitive last word on the rules for all things related to the Altador Cup? Well then, you've come to the right place! Here, courtesy of the Altador Cup Committee itself, are the official rules and regulations for every aspect of Neopia's greatest sporting event. Contentious rules debates, begone!
This year, team sign-ups and the practice has started on Monday, May 25th. The practice round will last until June 2nd and the team sign-ups will end on June 4th. The practice session is then followed by a 26 day tournament schedule that runs from June 2nd until June 27th. The schedule consists of 2 game rounds with three practice days included. In this year's tournament, 18 teams hailing from the lands of Neopia will once again gather in Altador to compete in Yooyuball, along with three side games, Make Some Noise, Slushie Slinger, and Shootout Showdown.
The celebrated centrepiece of the Altador Cup is Yooyuball, which has been played in Altador for centuries. In Yooyuball, the object is to throw the ball into the opposing team's goal. Slings are used to carry and throw the ball, which is a curled-up Petpet called a Yooyu. Yooyus are native to Altador, and the strongest Yooyus are rigorously trained to participate in this prestigious tournament. Seven different types of Yooyu are used in the game, each of which has its own special attributes. Players never know which type of Yooyu will appear during the match, giving Yooyuball an element of unpredictability. Teams must be able to adjust their strategy and play depending on the type of Yooyu currently being used if they hope to be competitive in the Altador Cup.
To learn more about the history of the modern Altador Cup, please read the Neopedia entry.
The three highly respected Altadorians who make up the Altador Cup Rules Committee have been entrusted with the duty of ensuring that the rules of Yooyuball are being followed properly. Though their decisions have occasionally been unpopular, everyone can agree that the Rules Committee's dedication to their task makes the Altador Cup more fun and fairer for all those who participate. It is due to their hard work that the Altador Cup runs smoothly year after year and remains Neopia's most celebrated sporting event.
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