Welcome!

an intro

Welcome to Snowflower's Guide to the Altador Cup! I'm Snowflower, the owner and creator of the guide. Here, you'll find a complete guide on everything relating to the Altador Cup! I've tried to be as complete with my information as possible, but if you do find something missing, or something that you think should be added, feel free to pitch your ideas toward me! I would like to gather as much useful information as I can.

This page was a very, very long task to complete, taking about a year. I began to create this page during Altador Cup V, and finished just in time for AC VI, on May 4th, 2011. It was released on the same day. I thank everyone who supported me during the process, and those who continue to support me.

The layout is best viewed in Chrome and Firefox, however, it does not work very well in Internet Explorer. If you're using Opera or Safari, please let me know how the layout looks! A screenshot of the site would be helpful.

How do I navigate the site? Pick from one of the options in the navigation above. "Daily coverage" will take you to day-to-day updates on the tournament during the Altador Cup. "Tournament" will take you to guides about the basics, the games, and other important parts of the AC. "Teams" will take you to information pages on different teams, and "sitely" will bring you to my sitely section, where you'll find my affiliates, listers, buttons, and credits. To scroll back up the navigation, you can click on the Chia to your right. To scroll to the top of the "chapter" you were reading, you can click the "Back to the Top" buttons provided at the end of each section.

Something is wrong! Just send a Neomail to chinesekoi22 with whatever troubles you, be it that you need a further explanation of something, or you can't access a certain area of the site, or what have you.

Who made the layout? I made the layout, with some help.

updates


Updates - Cleared every month.

July 1st, 2013 The results of the Altador Cup are in! Congratulations to Tyrannia in 1st, Altador in 2nd, and Roo Island in 3rd! Don't forget to check out the prize shop!

June 25th, 2013 + Updated the daily coverage.

June 24th, 2013 Aah! I'm sorry that I haven't updated in so long! It's been a really tough month, but I do have time to update now. ^^ I'll work on fixing the guides later on today.
+ Updated pretty much every guide on the site.





Tournament Activities

The Altador Cup, or AC (not air conditioning) began in June of 2006, shortly after the Altador Plot ended. The tournament usually lasts from June until July, and consists of eighteen teams, as listed below. The first game only included sixteen teams, since Shenkuu and Moltara hadn't been discovered yet. It has continued every year since, with six tournaments taking place since it was first introduced.
When you see a banner on the front page stating that the Altador Cup is here, that's your cue to sign up and choose a team! Once you choose, help your team down the road to victory by playing the tournament games! Although Yooyuball is the main event, I recommend playing all of the games a little bit to help your team excel in all of the categories.

Quick Jump: Yooyuball | Slushie Slinger | Make Some Noise! | Shootout Showdown | Ranks & Trophies | Staff Tournament


Yooyuball

Welcome to the main event of the Altador Cup! Yooyuball is some sort of strange sport that seems to be a cross of lacrosse and... who knows? Moving on though! In Yooyuball, the members of teams hailing from most of the Neopian lands aim to get a Yooyu into their opponents' goal. The Yooyu is carried in slings that look like rectangular-shaped trays with indentations in the middle. There are seven Yooyus that are used to play:

Regular Yooyu: Has no special effects. It will just travel to where you selected, if there isn't an obstacle in the way. Fire Yooyu: Similar to the regular Yooyu, but moves faster.
Snow Yooyu: Similar to the regular Yooyu, but moves slower. Darigan Yooyu: Travels in odd angles either opposite of where you click, above you, below you, or right where you aimed. It's pretty annoying.
Faerie Yooyu: Moves in a wide arc from one side of the stadium to the other. Clockwork Yooyu: Similar to the regular Yooyu, but will explode after 5-10 seconds if you don't score before then. It'll glow as a warning.
Mutant Yooyu: This yooyu will act like any of the other Yooyus at random.


Signing Up

Before you can start to play, you have to sign up for a team. Sign ups usually begin in the last week or two of May. You can tell when sign ups are open by looking at the front page of Neopets. A banner will normally appear announcing that the Altador Cup is on its way and that you should start signing up for a team. An example of one such banner can be seen to the left. When you click on the banner, you'll be taken to a page similar to the image below. Here you can look at all of the descriptions for the different teams. (You can also view my own version of the teams' information by clicking here!)





After choosing your team, you'll be able to practice all of the games before the actual tournament beings! You'll be playing against an odd team of Jelly Chias, like the one on the right, that claim to be from strange world called Jelly World. *cough* Kids these days... Anyway, you don't have to worry if you do poorly at these games during the practice rounds. Any scores you send won't count towards your final score/points. Get the feel for the controls without any fear!



The Beginning

Before the game begins, two buttons will appear, allowing you to choose which side of the field you'd like to play on. You can start on the left side and try to score in the right goal, or vice versa. After that, you can choose one of three different formations for your team: You can have your team captain in front of the rest of your players; two players in front of the other two; or three players in front of one.



Once you choose these two formations, you'll meet our Ixi and Grarrl commentators! Get used to them, because you'll be seeing them a lot! They'll introduce your team and your opponent before and after each game.

Controls

To move your team members, you use the W A S D keys on the keyboard, or you can use your mouse to move them. Pressing the arrow keys or moving the mouse at the start of a game will set that to be the controls for the rest of the game. This is permanent until the game ends, so be careful! (You can, however, pick which you'd like to use in other games. It's not for the entire tournament, in other words.) To switch players, you click the left mouse button on the mouse to toggle to the player nearest the Yooyuball. If you're using the keyboard, then the selected team member will automatically switch. To select your goalkeeper in keyboard mode, press the 'L' or 'V' key. In mouse mode, click inside your goal. Pressing the 'Shift' key will move all of your team members into their original position, or the position you chose before the game even started (only if you're using the keyboard). Holding the left mouse button/spacebar will send your Yooyuball further when you throw it. You can also tap the spacebar/left mouse button to steal the ball from the opposing team. For an example, refer to the left-hand image.



Scoring Goals


For most Yooyuballs, like Regular, Snow, Fire, Mutant, and Clockwork, I like to move my scorer to just a little below the center of the net and score.
But for the Faerie Yooyuball, I usually move to the direct center and score. I don't fill my power bar up all the way, just to about the center. This doesn't work 100% of the time, however.
For the Darigan Yooyu, I move below the goal and above the bottom corner, and press the spacebar. There's a good chance that it'll either go directly into the net, or bounce off the bottom side of the stadium and into the net. On the other hand, it could go behind or in front of you as well. This works more effectively if you have the powerup that makes your goal bigger (more on that toward the bottom of this section).

Powerups

There are also powerups found throughout the game:

Name Picture Description
Speed Boost Gives you, quite obviously, a speed boost.
Freeze Opponent Freezes all of the other team's players.
Mystery Powerup Oooh... mysterious. It makes your teammates bigger.
Goal Expansion
Makes the other team's goal bigger, and thus making it easier for you to score. Drag and drop the image on the bottom to make it bigger.


And that concludes this very long part of the guide! If you have any questions, always feel free to Neomail chinesekoi22.




slushie slinger

In this game, you control a Tuskaninny running the concession stand! Each customer a specific flavor of slushie: Chokato, Zeenana, and what appears to be Aubergine. As you can see below, on the right hand wall are three slushie machines. To get a slushie, use your right arrow key to move towards the machines and use the up or down arrow keys to get to the machine that contains the customer's desired slushie.



Press the space bar to fill your cup with the slush, then turn back toward the counters. Use the up or down keys again to get to the end of the counter your customer is standing at. Press the space bar again to send the slushie sliding over to them. You're going to want to try to do this as quickly as possible, because the customers constantly move down the counters toward you! After it gets to them, they'll begin to drink the slushie.



Once the customer reaches the end of the counter, (aka, the end nearest to you) they'll become frustrated and leave, so be quick! However, if you're successful, when the customer has finished drinking their slushie, they will send the empty cup back to you. Using the same controls you used to send the slushie over, get to the end of the counter collect the cup before it hits the floor. The only difference from sending the cup over is that you don't have to press the space bar to collect it.



scoring

When you send a slushie to a customer and it matches what they asked for, you get 5 points. If you send a slushie that they didn't ask for, you get 2 points. Collecting any empty cups will earn you 3 points. If you fail to collect an empty cup, you lose a life. (Your lives are represented by the five green slushie cups at the top of the screen.) You also lose a life when a customer gets to the end of the counter and leaves the store.




make some noise!

This will be a very short section of the guide. Make Some Noise is a pretty simple game: You're given two different letter keys to press on your keyboard. Your goal is to fill up the sound meter all the way to the dark red wedge by pressing the keys as fast as you can. Pressing them alternatively or at the same time both work, so pick whichever works best for you!

Here is where you meet the famous Crazed Techo Fan, who is sporting your team's jersey. As the meter fills up, he'll cheer louder and louder until you reach the red wedge.

Sometimes, other keys will appear at the top of your screen for you to press for bonus points. Try your best to get these!

If you want to end the game before the 30 second time limit is up, just press the space bar. That's it! Good luck!














shootout showdown

This is another relatively easy game. Now, you must score goals without the goalie (a Jelly Chia) catching it and throwing it back. All you need is your space bar and arrow keys!

Press the space bar to fill up the meter, which is circled in purple. This will give you more power. To aim the Yooyuball, use the left or right arrow keys to shift it. When you're where you want to send the Yooyuball, press the spacebar. When you're aiming, I recommend moving it all the way to the left or right and scoring a goal when the goalie leaves, but you can do it any way you want.

Above the goal is a scoreboard with your time, how many shots you've taken, and how many shots you've actually scored (circled in blue and gold, respectively). You're going to want to try to have the same amount of shots taken as shots scored.

And that's it! Onto the staff tournament!












ranks & trophies

Ranks are gained by playing Slushie Slinger, Yooyuball, Make Some Noise, or Shootout Showdown and sending your score. Each game awards you a certain amount of points. Though nobody is quite sure how many points each game awards, the amount of games to play before your rank increases have been found. The easiest way to gain ranks, though, is to just play Yooyuball; it gives you the most points.
In order for your game to count, you must send your score, just like with any other Neopian game.

To make things clear, you do NOT have to play all of these games to get to your desired rank. For rank five, you could win a total of 184 YYB games OR play a total of 367 Slushie Slinger games.

Beginner - Everyone starts on this rank, no matter what.



Level 1 - Win 34 Yooyuball games, tie 100 Yooyuball games, play 67 Slushie Slinger games, play 400 Shootout Showdown games, or play 400 Make Some Noise games.



Level 2 - Win 67 Yooyuball games, tie 200 Yooyuball games, play 134 Slushie Slinger games, play 800 Shootout Showdown games, or play 800 Make Some Noise games.



Level 3 - Win 100 Yooyuball games, tie 300 Yooyuball games, play 200 Slushie Slinger games, play 1,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 1,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 4 - Win 134 Yooyuball games, tie 400 Yooyuball games, play 267 Slushie Slinger games, play 1,600 Shootout Showdown games, or play 1,600 Make Some Noise games.



Level 5 - Win 184 Yooyuball games, tie 550 Yooyuball games, play 367 Slushie Slinger games, play 2,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 2,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 6 - Win 234 Yooyuball games, tie 700 Yooyuball games, play 467 Slushie Slinger games, play 2,800 Shootout Showdown games, or play 2,800 Make Some Noise games.



Level 7 - Win 284 Yooyuball games, tie 850 Yooyuball games, play 567 Slushie Slinger games, play 3,400 Shootout Showdown games, or play 3,400 Make Some Noise games.



Level 8 - Win 334 Yooyuball games, tie 1,000 Yooyuball games, play 667 Slushie Slinger games, play 4,000 Shootout Showdown games, or play 4,000 Make Some Noise games.



Level 9 - Win 400 Yooyuball games, tie 1,200 Yooyuball games, play 800 Slushie Slinger games, play 4,800 Shootout Showdown games, or play 4,800 Make Some Noise games.



Level 10 - Win 467 Yooyuball games, tie 1,400 Yooyuball games, play 934 Slushie Slinger games, play 5,600 Shootout Showdown games, or play 5,600 Make Some Noise games.



Level 11 - Win 534 Yooyuball games, tie 1,600 Yooyuball games, play 1,067 Slushie Slinger games, play 6,400 Shootout Showdown games, or play 6,400 Make Some Noise games.



Level 12 - Win 600 Yooyuball games, tie 1,800 Yooyuball games, play 1,200 Slushie Slinger games, play 7,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 7,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 13 - Win 684 Yooyuball games, tie 2,050 Yooyuball games, play 1,367 Slushie Slinger games, play 8,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 8,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 14 - Win 767 Yooyuball games, tie 2,300 Yooyuball games, play 1,534 Slushie Slinger games, play 9,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 9,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 15 - Win 850 Yooyuball games, tie 2,550 Yooyuball games, play 1,700 Slushie Slinger games, play 10,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 10,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 16 - Win 934 Yooyuball games, tie 2,800 Yooyuball games, play 1,867 Slushie Slinger games, play 11,200 Shootout Showdown games, or play 11,200 Make Some Noise games.



Level 17 - Win 1,034 Yooyuball games, tie 3,100 Yooyuball games, play 2,067 Slushie Slinger games, play 12,400 Shootout Showdown games, or play 12,400 Make Some Noise games.



Level 18 - Win 1,134 Yooyuball games, tie 3,400 Yooyuball games, play 2,267 Slushie Slinger games, play 13,600 Shootout Showdown games, or play 13,600 Make Some Noise games.



Level 19 - Win 1,234 Yooyuball games, tie 3,700 Yooyuball games, play 2,467 Slushie Slinger games, play 14,800 Shootout Showdown games, or play 14,800 Make Some Noise games.



Level 20 - Win 1,334 Yooyuball games, tie 4,000 Yooyuball games, play 2,667 Slushie Slinger games, play 16,000 Shootout Showdown games, or play 16,000 Make Some Noise games.



Altador Cup Player (Avatar) - Get to at least Rank 1.




Trophies

Trophies are also awarded to users who participated in the Altador Cup. The trophies may be awarded based on your team's placement, and what rank (see above) you reached.

Prizes

After the finals have been announced, you'll be awarded your trophy, the site theme, and the prize shop will open. You buy prizes with different ammounts of points that you've collected from playing games and from the staff tournament. Prizes in the shop vary, but always include a Yooyu of some sort, and a paint brush. The brush is usually based on the winning team of last year; for example, Krawk Island won the AC IV, and the year after, a Pirate Paint Brush appeared in the shop. These prizes are always among the most expensive items there.




staff tournament

In this year's staff tournament, you must choose staff members from different teams and combine them to make one large team that you are the captain of! At the end of each week, on Friday, you are awarded points based on how well your members played. The better they play, the higher your points. These points also count toward your prize shop points.

The staff members are divided into three groups: Goalies, Defenders, and Forwards. You have to pick one goalie, two defenders, and two forwards.

Forwards


Blitzkrieg - Blitzkrieg scores for Tyrannia this season!


Lawyerbot - The Usuki-loving Lawyerbot plays for Brightvale.

Viola - Viola plays for the popular Krawk Island.

Señormalo - Señormalo plays for the firey Moltara.


Dragona - She plays for a team where you'll need a lot of socks- Terror Mountain!

Comastar - Comastar plays for Darigan Citadel.

DJ Skellington - DJ Skellington is the Pumpkin King for the Haunted Woods.

Defenders


El Picklesaur - Here, we have El Picklesaur playing for Altador!


Marketing Maggie - Marketing Maggie plays as the defender for Faerieland.

Mr. Insane - Mr. Insane here plays for Kiko Lake. *Cheese rainbows!

Undutchable - Playing as a defender, Undutchable supports Team Kreludor.

Kid Hawk - Representing the team that took ACV, we have Kid Hawk!


Subordinate Prime - For Mystery Island, we have Subordinate Prime.

Bancha Ninja - Bancha Ninja is Shenkuu's staff player.

Goalies


Jimmy James - Super effective against Fire Yooyus.

Breik - Breik of Meridell doth be their goalie.

Socktastic - Another sock-loving staff member, Socktastic plays for Roo Island.

Snarkie - Snarkie returns this year as a Virtupets supporter and a goalie.


Picking a team is simple: Visit the main Altador Cup page, click on the link that says "Staff Tournament." Pick your team by clicking the staff members, then clicking "Add Player." And you're done!



Teams

Here, you'll find bios of all the teams. This includes team weaknesses, team members, and popular chatgroups for you to join during the season. Just click on one of the teams to get started!

In the past, some team members were awarded with special titles at the end of the Altador Cup. However, this no longer occurs. If you're interested in them, I recommend checking out Jellyneo's Book of Ages for more info!

Quick Jump:


Team Altador

From: Altador
Leader: Trapper Remis
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Trapper Remis, Salayne Ritad, Lyvon Cibaire, Winberto Seliz, Foltaggio
Best/Worst Placements: 2nd in ACVIII and ACIII, 17th in ACV and ACVII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: T☼GA


Trapper Remis
Species: Poogle
Position: Center defence, team leader
Strengths: Toughness, speed, stealing the ball
Weaknesses: Passing

Salayne Ritad

Species: Elephante
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Size, strong instincts, good hands
Weaknesses: Speed

Lyvon Cibaire

Species: Gelert
Position: Left defence
Strengths: Energy, speed, tackling
Weaknesses: Inexperience

Winberto Seliz

Species: Wocky
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Quickness, toughness, scoring
Weaknesses: Defending

Foltaggio

Species: Mynci
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Passing, guarding, strength
Weaknesses: Is frustrated by his own expectations



Brightvale

From: Brightvale
Leader: Montecito
Participation: All Altador Cups with the exception of ACIV.
Players: Montecito, Orie Dinelle, Reb Weemelott, Gordo Gunnels, Kayn Hireck
Best/Worst Placements: 8th in ACI, 16th in ACIII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: BoB


Montecito
Species: Kacheek
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Craftiness, tenacity, tackling
Weaknesses: Size, conducting running plays

Gordo Gunnels

Species: Grarrl
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Tackling, size, strength
Weaknesses: Laziness, passing

Orie Dinelle

Species: Ogrin
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Speed, strong instincts, good hands
Weaknesses: Stamina

Reb Weemelott

Species: Nimmo
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Speed, toughness, craftiness
Weaknesses: Scoring

Kayn Hireck

Species: Skeith
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Quickness, craftiness, scoring
Weaknesses: Inconsistency



Darigan Citadel

From: Darigan Citadel
Leader: Layton Vickles
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Layton Vickles, Reshar Collifey, Tormo "The Terror" Frein, Kep Bonnefie, Tandrak Shaye
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACII, 7th in ACIII and ACIV.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: DC Minions, The Darigan Headquarters, D.A.R.K. Legion


Layton Vickles
Species: Hissi
Position: Left forward, team leader
Strengths: Scoring, conducting running plays, quickness
Weaknesses: Strength

Reshar Collifey

Species: Jetsam
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Speed, energy, good hands
Weaknesses: Inexperience

Tormo "The Terror" Frein
Species: Bruce
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Tackling, guarding, determination
Weaknesses: Scoring, passing

Kep Bonnefie

Species: Buzz
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Stealing the ball, tackling, experience
Weaknesses: Scoring, strength

Tandrak Shaye

Species: Gelert
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Passing, consistency, guarding
Weaknesses: Scoring, is injury-prone



Faerieland

From: Faerieland
Leader: Kakoni Worrill
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Kakoni Worrill, Valtonous Rea, Elbin Kroe, Delma Harrence, Ciona Broan
Best/Worst Placements: 15th in ACII, ACIII, ACV, and ACVI. 17th in ACVII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: FLUFF, FAY


Kakoni Worrill
Species: Bruce
Position: Right forward, team leader
Strengths: Passing, running plays, speed
Weaknesses: Strength, scoring

Valtonous Rae

Species: Uni
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Consistency, passing, craftiness
Weaknesses: Speed

Elbin Kroe

Species: Shoyru
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Stealing the ball, tenacity, passing
Weaknesses: Consistency, is injury-prone

Delma Harrence

Species: Zafara
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Stamina, guarding, craftiness
Weaknesses: Speed

Ciona Broan

Species: Kyrii
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Tackling, blocking, toughness
Weaknesses: Focusing, stealing the ball



Haunted Woods

Awards: Best Defensive Team and Most Unattractive Uniform (ACI)
Leader: Krell Vitor
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Krell Vitor, Fanetti, Wan Dirx, "Brains" Mortigan, Zo Junior
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACI, 12th in ACV.
Default Alignment: 1+3
Chatgroups: OHWD


Krell Vitor
Species: Kyrii
Position: Left defender, team leader
Strengths: Guarding, leadership, tenacity
Weaknesses: Scoring

Fanetti

Species: Meerca
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Speed, jumping, good hands
Weaknesses: Size

Wan Dirx

Species: Techo
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Toughness, tackling, guarding
Weaknesses: Scoring, inexperience

Brains Mortigan

Species: Usul
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Strength, stamina, tenacity
Weaknesses: Speed, intelligence

Zo Junior

Species: Korbat
Position: Center forward
Strengths: Speed, being a "clutch" performer, scoring
Weaknesses: Size, guarding



Kiko Lake

From: Kiko Lake
Leader: Poke Cellers
Participation: All Altador Cups with the exception of ACIII.
Players: Poke Cellers, Erli Quinnock, Meela Kitah, Holbie Pinnock, Ditan Colb
Best/Worst Placements: 6th in ACVII, 16th in ACV.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: KLOWNS, SOAK


Poke Cellers
Species: Kiko
Position: Left defender, team leader
Strengths: Stealing, passing, strength
Weaknesses: Scoring, size

Erli Quinnock

Species: Peophin
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Intelligence, consistency, strength
Weaknesses: Speed

Meela Kitah

Species: Kiko
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Guarding, scoring
Weaknesses: Passing, inexperience

Holbie Pinnock

Species: Kiko
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Speed, scoring, tackling
Weaknesses: Inexperience

Ditan Colb

Species: Kiko
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Speed, ability to handle pressure
Weaknesses: Laziness, inconsistency



Krawk Island

From: Krawk Island
Leader: Garven Hale
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Garven Hale, Feldon "Dinksy" Collibridge, Ealyn Hawkshanks, Nitri Cassale, Zayle Sufhaux
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACIV, 7th in ACV and ACVII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: KILL, KI YYB


Garven Hale
Species: Bori
Position: Goalkeeper, team leader
Strengths: Consistency, speed, being a "clutch" performer
Weaknesses: Passing

Feldon "Dinksy" Collibridge

Species: Shoyru
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Quickness, versatility
Weaknesses: Size, inexperience

Ealyn Hawkshanks

Species: Quiggle
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Passing, craftiness, conducting running plays
Weaknesses: Scoring, size

Nitri Cassale

Species: Moehog
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Passing, guarding, and tackling
Weaknesses: Gets frustrated by expectations, is injury-prone

Zayle Sufhaux

Species: Grundo
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Guarding, passing, determination
Weaknesses: Inexperience



Kreludor

From: Kreludor
Leader: Derlyn Fonnet
Participation: All Altador Cups with the exception of ACII.
Players: Derlyn Fonnet, Jurin T, Coco Metrone, Qlydae Wegg, Zenor Kevix
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACVII, 9th in ACI.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: KSG


Derlyn Fonnet
Species: Gnorbu
Position: Left defender, team leader
Strengths: Tackling, passing, scoring
Weaknesses: Size, inexperience

Jurin T

Species: Ruki
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Energy, good reflexes, athleticism
Weaknesses: Lack of athletic IQ, no hands (How is he a goalkeeper? o_O)

Coco Metrone

Species: Ogrin
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Speed, craftiness, ability to handle pressure
Weaknesses: Tackling, persistency

Qlydae Wegg

Species: Grundo
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Passing, jumping, reflexes
Weaknesses: Lack of concentration and leadership

Zenor Kevix

Species: Grundo
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Speed, energy, conducting running plays
Weaknesses: Size, strength



Lost Desert

Awards: Nominated for Best Defensive Team in ACI; won Special Achievement: Make Some Noise in ACIII
Leader: Leera Heggle
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Leera Heggle, Luvea Trivon, Vonde Cayle, Rhee Solters, Derbi Azar
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACV, 12th in ACVIII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: SoLiD, S.A.N.D.Y.


Leera Heggle
Species: Kau
Position: Goalkeeper, team leader
Strengths: Energy, strong instincts, strength
Weaknesses: Speed

Luvea Trivon

Species: Draik
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Passing, tackling, consistency
Weaknesses: Inexperience, scoring

Vonde Kayle

Species: Wocky
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Passing, scoring, tackling
Weaknesses: Jumping

Rhee Solters

Species: Kiko
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Guarding, agility, tenacity
Weaknesses: Hands, size

Derbi Azar

Species: Scorchio
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Craftiness, scoring, passing
Weaknesses: Inexperience



Maraqua

From: Maraqua
Leader: Elon Hughlis
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Elon Hughlis, Tonie Plessix, Oten Runeu, Lamelle Turow, Barit Jowes
Best/Worst Placements: 5th in ACVI and ACV, 10th in ACI and ACII.
Default Alignment: 1+3
Chatgroups: We Are Maraqua


Elon Hughlis
Species: Aisha
Position: Center forward, team leader
Strengths: Toughness, being a "clutch" performer, scoring
Weaknesses: Passing, leadership skills (O_o)

Tonie Plessix

Species: Koi
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Strong instincts, size, good reflexes
Weaknesses: Speed, stamina

Oten Runeu

Species: Skeith
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Size, tenacity, strength
Weaknesses: Scoring, craftiness

Lamelle Turrow

Species: Kiko
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Stealing the ball, tenacity, strength
Weaknesses: Size, guarding

Barit Jowes

Species: Techo
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Guarding, blocking, consistency
Weaknesses: Scoring, inexperience



Meridell

From: Meridell
Leader:Wizard" Windelle
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players:Wizard" Windelle, Yoris Obbles, Ilsa Ellits, Fiorina, Ethel Boortz
Best/Worst Placements: 3rd in ACVII (bypassing even Team Darigan!), 11th in ACIV
Default Alignment: 3+1
Chatgroups: Meridell All-Knighters, MSG


Wizard" Windelle
Species: Techo
Position: Center forward, team leader
Strengths: Passing, conducting running plays, intelligence
Weaknesses: Scoring, blocking

Yoris Obbles

Species: Jubjub
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Energy, stamina, strength
Weaknesses: Inexperience, athletic IQ

Ilsa Ellits

Species: Ixi
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Passing, tackling, strength
Weaknesses: Scoring

Fiorina

Species: Eyrie
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Stealing the ball, scoring, strength
Weaknesses: Tackling, versatility

Ethel Boortz

Species: Ixi
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Toughness, scoring, tackling
Weaknesses: Speed, inexperience



Moltara

From: Moltara
Leader: Aldric Beign
Participation: All Altador Cups starting with ACV.
Players: Aldric Beign, Harlis Neyhbol, Tulah Kisner, Vere Polnicek, Zax Bannet
Best/Worst Placements: 15th in ACVII, 18th in both ACV, ACVI, and ACVIII.
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: ROOT, GEARS


Aldric Beign
Species: Kougra
Position: Left forward, team leader
Strengths: Leadership, scoring
Weaknesses: Inexperience, passing

Harlis Neyhbol

Species: Grarrl
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Good hands, reflexes, passing
Weaknesses: Consistency, nerves

Tulah Kisner

Species: Acara
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Passing, tackling, speed
Weaknesses: Guarding, is easily frustrated

Vere Polnicek

Species: Yurble
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Speed, tackling, strength
Weaknesses: Consistency, hands

Zax Bannet

Species: Scorchio
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Stamina, speed, guarding
Weaknesses: Craftiness, is easily fooled



Mystery Island

Awards: Best Offensive Team; nominated for Most Exciting Team to Watch (both in ACI)
Leader: Volgoth
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Volgoth, Lor Benneveldt, Teylor Nix, Selmon Woulf, Vela Binal
Best/Worst Placements: 2nd in ACVII; 15th in ACVIII
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: MIYP (possibly)


Volgoth
Species: Mynci
Position: Right forward, team leader
Strengths: Size, tackling, scoring
Weaknesses: Craftiness, passing

Lor Benneveldt

Species: Flotsam
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Good reflexes, good instincts, passing
Weaknesses: Speed, stamina

Teylor Nix

Species: Nimmo
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Passing, scoring, guarding
Weaknesses: Being a "clutch" performer

Selmon Woulf

Species: Xweetok
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Toughness, strength, tackling
Weaknesses: Passing, quickness

Vela Binal

Species: Lenny
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Tackling, speed, stealing the ball
Weaknesses: Scoring, inexperience



Roo Island

Awards: Most Sportsmanlike Team; nominated for Best Offensive Team and Most Unattractive Uniforms (all in ACI)
Leader: Lilo Blumario
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Lilo Blumario, Clutch Billaban, Jair Tollet, Fenny Vail, Squeaky Tressif
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACIII; 14th in ACVII
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: Rooligans


Lilo Blumario
Species: Blumaroo
Position: Right forward, team leader
Strengths: Leadership, being a "clutch" performer, scoring
Weaknesses: Strength, jumping (a Blumaroo that can't jump!)

Clutch Billaban

Species: Pteri
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Speed, jumping
Weaknesses: Consistency

Jair Tollet

Species: Eyrie
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Passing, scoring, experience
Weaknesses: Tackling, stamina

Fenny Vail

Species: Usul
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Scoring, passing, versatility
Weaknesses: Strength, size

Squeaky Tressif

Species: Lupe
Position: Right defence
Strengths: Guarding, consistency, leadership
Weaknesses: Scoring



Shenkuu

From: Shenkuu
Leader: Mirsha Grelinek
Participation: All Altador Cups starting with ACII.
Players: Mirsha Grelinek, Xana DiLanche, Timu, Antola Maeir, Larcy Phu
Best/Worst Placements: 2nd in ACIV; 16th in ACVII
Default Alignment: 1+3
Chatgroups: SoS, Shenkuu SKoreboard


Mirsha Grelinek
Species: Gnorbu
Position: Left forward, team leader
Strengths: Speed, conducting running plays, scoring
Weaknesses: Strength, consistency

Xana DiLanche

Species: Lutari
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Speed, has good hands, energy
Weaknesses: Inexperience, gets nervous before games

Timu

Species: Lupe
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Tenacity, craftiness, guarding
Weaknesses: Scoring
Nickname: The Paint Brush, for her ability to guard

Antola Maeir

Species: Zafara
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Speed, blocking, jumping
Weaknesses: Is easily fooled, inconsistency

Larcy Phu

Species: Grundo
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Tackling, tenacity, craftiness
Weaknesses: Plays dirty



Terror Mountain

From: Terror Mountain
Leader: Prytariel
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Prytariel, Minae Mitora, Rinok Fitel, Evrem Guilako, Osielle Lidel
Best/Worst Placements: 7th in ACVIII; 15th in ACI
Default Alignment: 3+1
Chatgroups: The Terrors of Terror Mountain


Prytariel
Species: Aisha
Position: Center forward, team leader
Strengths: Passing, guarding, is a "clutch" performer
Weaknesses: Concentration, scoring

Minae Mitora

Species: Chia
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Good reflexes, has steady hands
Weaknesses: Laziness, speed, concentration

Rinok Fitel

Species: Bori
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Tackling, speed, strength
Weaknesses: Inexperience, athletic IQ

Evrem Guilako

Species: Scorchio
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Speed, scoring, tenacity
Weaknesses: Size, strength

Osielle Lidel

Species: Buzz
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Scoring, speed, leadership
Weaknesses: Inexperience, blocking



Tyrannia

Awards: ACI: Most Sportsmanlike Team and Most Unattractive Uniform (nominated). ACIII: Special Achievement: Slushie Slinger (won).
Leader: Loryche
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Loryche, Mor Gollog, Scrap Taggert, Wila Benne, Spikes Barmie
Best/Worst Placements: 1st in ACVIII; 11th in ACI, ACII, and ACIII
Default Alignment: 3+1
Chatgroups: Tic-Tac


Loryche
Species: Chomby
Position: Center forward, team leader
Strengths: Conducting running plays, passing, leadership
Weaknesses: Speed, scoring

Mor Gollog

Species: Moehog
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Stamina, strong instincts, passing
Weaknesses: Quickness, hands

Scrap Taggert

Species: Moehog
Position: Center defender
Strengths: Passing, guarding, strength
Weaknesses: Is injury-prone

Wila Benne

Species: Tonu
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Experience, scoring, good at stealing the ball
Weaknesses: Blocking, concentration

Spikes Barmie

Species: Krawk
Position: Right forward
Strengths: Scoring, speed, tackling
Weaknesses: Is easily fooled, plays dirty



Virtupets

From: Virtupets
Leader: Keetra Deile
Participation: All Altador Cups.
Players: Keetra Deile, Goltron Mk I, Sela Pretore, Weldar Xupenfarb, XL Striker 3.8
Best/Worst Placements: 6th in ACV; 16th in ACII and ACVIII
Default Alignment: 2+2
Chatgroups: ViPZ


Keetra Deile
Species: Cybunny
Position: Right forward, team leader
Strengths: Experience, speed, scoring
Weaknesses: Strength

Goltron Mk I

Species: Tuskaninny-Robot
Position: Goalkeeper
Strengths: Consistency, good hands, durability
Weaknesses: Is easily fooled, athletic IQ

Sela Pretore

Species: Xweetok
Position: Left defender
Strengths: Energy, tenacity, speed
Weaknesses: Inexperience

Weldar Xupenfarb

Species: Grundo
Position: Right defender
Strengths: Tackling, blocking, strength
Weaknesses: Speed

XL Striker 3.8

Species: Wocky-Robot
Position: Left forward
Strengths: Consistency, conducting running plays, energy
Weaknesses: Fails to step in during "clutch" situations




Daily Coverage


Quick Jump: Match Line-Up | Team Predictions | Team Comparisons | NC Mall Activities


match line-up


I live on the east coast, so I'm on EST. Sorry for any inconveniences. :C

JUNE 25TH, 2013
VS VS
VS VS
VS VS
VS VS
VS



team predictions



My predictions for the end of the game, and my reasonings. For now, my reasonings are very brief, because at this current moment I don't have much time to write a more detailed description. Those will come later.

1st

2nd

3rd

Team Tyrannia
So far, Tyrannia has been first in all of the brackets they've participated in.
Team Altador
Altador has climbed surprisingly high this year, and has only missed first place in every bracket once.
Team Roo Island
Roo has been able to reach first in only one bracket, but still places high in the rankings.


4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

??? ??? ??? ??? ???


9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

??? ??? ??? ??? ???


14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

??? ??? ??? ??? ???



team comparisons



A record of the outcomes of previous games.

AC I 14th 8th 2nd 16th 1st 13th 3rd 9th 5th 10th 7th - 6th 4th - 15th 11th 12th
AC II 13th 12th 1st 15th 7th 14th 4th - 5th 9th 8th - 6th 2nd 3rd 10th 11th 16th
AC III 13th 16th 7th 15th 8th - 2nd 6th 3rd 10th 5th - 9th 1st 4th 12th 11th 14th
AC IV 15th - 7th 16th 10th 14th 1st 4th 3rd 5th 11th - 6th 9th 2nd 13th 8th 12th
AC V 17th 13th 3rd 15th 12th 16th 7th 2nd 1st 5th 8th 18th 14th 4th 11th 9th 10th 6th
AC VI 17th 12th 7th 15th 11th 16th 2nd 3rd 13th 4th 5th 18th 14th 9th 10th 8th 6th 1st
AC VII 17th 12th 4th 17th 9th 6th 7th 1st 5th 8th 3rd 15th 2nd 14th 16th 11th 10th 13th
AC VIII 2nd 11th 5th 16th 9th 14th 4th 7th 12th 9th 6th 18th 15th 3rd 12th 7th 1st 16th



nc mall activities



Every year, TNT releases an optional part of the Altador Cup that takes place in the NC Mall, or Neocash Mall. To participate, it is required that you purchase (with real money) Neocash. Then, using the NC, an object from the NC Mall has to be purchased. This object usually serves as a pass, allowing you to access this event. Sadly, this means that users living in countries that do not sell Neocash cannot participate. :( Luckily, however, the event is completely optional, and won't affect your overall score/points at the end of the Altador Cup. Don't worry!

This year, TNT introduces us to the Fanatic's Museum! As you can see in the below screenshot, there are four different rooms you can visit: the Yooyu Gardens, the Winning Look, the Make Some Noise Hall, and the Scholar's Retreat. The corresponding passes to each room were released gradually, meaning that initially, there was only one room to enter, growing as each pass was released. All four rooms are now open!



Upon first entering the foyer, you will receive some exclusive NC Mall items! Depending on what team you joined, you will receive a Face Makeup, Crazy Wig, and Trousers and Cleats sporting your team colors.


the scholar's retreat


To access this room, a Scholar's Retreat pass needs to be bought from the NC Mall at the price of 700 NC.
Every day for the first week of the AC, a new prize was released relating to the Altador Cup. If you've just bought the pass and have only now realized that the prizes were already released, don't worry, you haven't wasted your money! If have the correct pass, you can access any of the previously released prizes as long as you do so before June 30th, 2013. The prizes that were released are as follows:
June 2nd June 3rd June 4th June 5th June 6th June 7th June 8th


the winning look


To access this room, a Winning Look pass needs to be bought from the NC Mall at the price of 700 NC.
Every day for the first week of the AC, a new prize was released relating to the Altador Cup. If you've just bought the pass and have only now realized that the prizes were already released, don't worry, you haven't wasted your money! If have the correct pass, you can access any of the previously released prizes as long as you do so before June 30th, 2013. The prizes that were released are as follows:
June 9th June 10th June 11th June 12th June 13th June 14th June 15th


the make some noise hall


To access this room, a Make Some Noise pass needs to be bought from the NC Mall at the price of 700 NC.
Every day for the first week of the AC, a new prize was released relating to the Altador Cup. If you've just bought the pass and have only now realized that the prizes were already released, don't worry, you haven't wasted your money! If have the correct pass, you can access any of the previously released prizes as long as you do so before June 30th, 2013. The prizes that were released are as follows:
June 16th June 17th June 18th June 19th June 20th June 21st June 22nd


the yooyu gardens


To access this room, a Yooyu Gardens pass needs to be bought from the NC Mall at the price of 700 NC.
Every day for the first week of the AC, a new prize was released relating to the Altador Cup. If you've just bought the pass and have only now realized that the prizes were already released, don't worry, you haven't wasted your money! If have the correct pass, you can access any of the previously released prizes as long as you do so before June 30th, 2013. The prizes that were released are as follows:
June 23rd June 24th June 25th June 26th June 27th June 28th June 29th


the collector's corner

To access this room, a Collector's Corner Flashback pass needs to be bought from the NC Mall at the price of 600 NC.
If you refer back to the screenshot of the Fanatic's Museum Foyer, you'll see another door on the first floor near the Scholar's Retreat. That's where you'll find the Collector's Corner! Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Corner will release an NC Mall item from previous Altador Cup events. The prizes that were released are as follows:
June 4th June 6th June 11th June 13th June 18th June 20th June 25th June 27th





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Requests are open. If you wish to become affiliates with me, feel free to send me a Neomail! I'm looking for mainly AC-related sites to be affies with.
If you would like to list me in your directory, or you have already, PLEASE send me a message.

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about the owner & site

Hi, I'm Snowflower! I started to create this page during the Altador Cup V, and finished just in time for AC VI. @_@ I've been an avid Shenkuu supporter for about four years now! Here is my userlookup if you're ever interested in chatting.
This page was a very, very long task to complete, taking about a year. It was finally finished and released on May 4th, 2011, less than a month before ACVI. I thank everyone who supported me during the process, and those who continue to support me. This layout that you're currently viewing is Layout V4: Sci-Fi. So far, I only know that it works in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. (Well, sort of for the last one. Some things tend to get a bit cut off.)
I've received some very nice comments from different users, and I'm glad if I've been any help to people! I always love to hear feedback about my site. If you see something that you think needs to be fixed, or if you have a better way of explaining something, I'll be happy to take a look. :)





credits & thanks

  • Layout, screenshots, leader pixels (tiny versions of the teams' logos), and content (with help from my own knowledge and other guides mentioned in the "Thanks" section) made by me. Ooh look, a nifty Copyright Law page!
  • Requests are Open,' and 'Neomail me' buttons from The Lunchbox.
  • Background from 49 Days.
  • Protected By the Neopets Police' button from The Neopets Police.
  • Current visitor counter from Whos Amung Us.
  • Total visitor counter from BoingDragon.
  • Shenkuu & Kreludor support pixels from Altador Cup Support Pixels.
  • Works in Chrome and Firefox pixels from Bonbon.
  • Picturesque for the PNGs used in the banner and for the Chia on the right.
  • Live. Laugh. Love. for the 'Back to the Top' pixels.
  • Neopets pictures by TNT, obviously.
I couldn't have made this guide as successful as it is without some assistance! I'd like to thank quite a few people for helping me do this:

  • Firstly, thanks to TNT for coming up with the Altador Cup! :)
  • Thanks to both Jellyneo and Sunnyneo for helping me find the rank calculations (how many games of YYB, Slushie Slinger, etc, you need to play before you get to a certain rank)
  • Thanks to The (Jellyneo) Book of Ages for helping me with information such as team and player awards, best/worst rankings, and some Altador Cup history.
  • Thanks to Neodex for helping me find the ACI trophies
  • Thanks to Dr. Sloth's Image Emporium for helping me find... Well, most of the team images.
  • Also, thanks to the people who made all the pixels and other useful resources used on this site. (listed in the sitely section)
Again, thank you to everyone here!





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