KOSFO is back
After Poseidon left KS, Jupe has decided to take control of KOSFO and it's now back active again. First major tournament started today (15 August 2015) and it's KOSFO Newcomers Championship. It's hosted to bring in fresh players in the ranking. You can read about it on the tournaments page. After that, the Battle of Titans tournament will be hosted 10 September 2015 and after that it will be a new tournament almost every month, so it will be busy and a lot of fun!
Today, the draws was also made for the KOSFO Newcomers Championship. They look like this:
Jupe vs Aves
Myrmidon vs Sirjax
Dom vs Jonny
Reginaldus vs SuperDareDevil
It will be four exciting matches and we're looking forward to see them and how they end up like.
That's it for now!
First round draw KS Championship
The draw for the KS Championship has been done. The tournament will have a draw bracket, which can be found at the ''fixtures and results'' page. There you can see which fighter will meet who in which round eventually.
Current #1 ranked Reginaldus could have had a better draw when he got Derk as his first round opponent. Derk who is a multiple Major champion might knock out the #1 ranked very soon.
#2 ranked Poseidon will begin his campaign against America's SuperDareDevil, last called being not too active and therefore not seeded in the tournament.
Jupe, who got the #3 spot after reaching #3 in the competition battle, will face Iris in a clash of two KS LDR's.
The reigning KOSFO Cup champion RandomBlueGuy has a tough draw in Fearless-Soldier, who is not too active but can cause serious trouble for the Englishman.
The #5 ranked Jonny will face Holland's Gaby, who is #16 on the ranking and got a free ticket from KOSFO.
Scottland's Aves, the #6 ranked, will fight Myrmidon in her first round match. The Turk is known for being impatient in the KOSFO matches, so she'll be happy with that draw.
Malinda from England who is #7 ranked at the moment doesn't know her opponent yet, just like #8 ranked Jyles. Both will get an opponent that signs up for the tournament, meaning that they can have an easy or tough draw ahead of them.
The tournament will be very important, since in this tournament you can get the most points of all Majors. The next Major that will take place during summer is the Battle of Titans, a competition between the top 8 ranked in KOSFO Ranking. Who will be in these top 8 places is hard to tell before this tournament, but it's very important to get those points in the pocket too.
Change of KS Championship participants
With Slayaa leaving some things have changed in the ranking and also in the qualification spots for the KS Championship. The KOSFO has decided to take the current ranking after the KOSFO Competition battle for the qualification of this tournament. No fighters are harmed by this, there's only advantages. Here the list of the top 8 that qualified:
There were also 2 preliminaries listed, both haven't been fought though. The most active of those two matches are Myrmidon and Iris, so both are qualified for the tournament as well.
Also qualified are the top 2 non qualified from the Non Major Ranking. Those spots went to Derk and Fearless-Soldier. That means only 4 spots are left, since the KOSFO thinks there are not enough fighters available to have a tournament to give away these tickets, some active ranked fighters have been chosen to participate. Gaby was the only actually active fighter still on. SuperDareDevil has also been added as non seed since his activity is low. Last 2 spots are given away via signing up, first two signing up will compete in the event.
League part of KS Competition battle to an end
Today was the last day to fight for the Competition Battle, and this day was used a lot to get the last fights done before the inactivity cut was done. The 4 players that got a semi final ticket are Reginaldus, Jyles, Jupe and Poseidon. Reginaldus came first with an impressive 8 out of 9 points, only losing to Scottish Aves. Jyles came second with the same amount of points as Reginaldus, but lost to Regi and is therefor placed under the Estonian. The third place went to Jupe, who won 6 out of 9 matches and that's the same amount as Poseidon had. The Swede won against Poseidon though, so he was placed above him. Aves got the same amount as Poseidon and Jupe, but lost to both of them and that's why she's 5th. Jonny ended sixth after a slow start with losing multiple matches in a row. Seventh spot went to Dutchie Iris, who got 3 points because of the ones who were too inactive to participate and leaving. #8 went to SuperDareDevil, #9 to Slayaa and #10 to RBG. Slayaa left KS and lost all matches because of that and is also removed from ranking.
Big part of KS Championship participants revealed
The KS Championship, starting June 10th, has 16 spots. Of these 16 spots, 10 have been announced already. The current top 8 of the KOSFO Ranking (without counting RandomBlueGuy) will be the seeds for this event. This means Regi, Poseidon, Jonny, Jupe, SuperDareDevil, Aves, Malinda and Slayaa will all receive a ticket for the event.
Also, the top 2 non qualified from Non Major Ranking right now will qualify, being Derk and Fearless-Soldier both very strong fighters the seeds don't want to draw against in first round.
The remaining spots will be filled by two preliminaries, between Turkish Myrmidon and Holland's Gaby and the other one between Mexico's Lion and Holland's Iris. These matches will be best of 5. These fights need to be finished before 31 May, otherwise the most active gets the ticket.
The last 4 spots will be awarded to the winners and finalists of two hosted tournaments, in which non qualified people can join ( the losers of the preliminaries are also allowed to join ).
RANDOMBLUEGUY TAKES KOSFO CUP TITLE
The first Major title of the year goes to England's RandomBlueGuy. RBG fought Poseidon in the KOSFO Cup final which wasn't that exciting at all. RBG got a quick 4-0 lead cause of some great timing, before Poseidon fought back to get 1 point on the scoreboard, but not starting a comeback as the Englishman made it 5-1 and takes the first price of this Major!
Also the next Major has started right away, all results of that Major can be viewed on the fixtures and results page.
An English vs Holland KOSFO Cup final
After Reginaldus gave RandomBlueGuy the win in their KOSFO Cup semi final, RBG will now move on to face Poseidon in the KOSFO Cup final. At stake is probably the #1 ranked position and the first Major title of the season. In a best of 9 match, both fighters will decide who takes the honor of being the first Major winner at the new KOSFO.
Another interrupted Non Major
Today was another active day for KS, and when the clan was thinking about what to do, they decided a Non Major should be hosted. This is exactly what happened. A recordbreaking 12 people joined in this Non Major, who were placed in 4 groups of 3. A long list of people joined in then, with Vulpix and BluePhantom being debutants. Also joining were #2 ranked Reginaldus, Jupe, Malinda, Dictator, Jyles, Aves, Jonny, Gaby, SuperDareDevil and Derk.
In the first round we had to say goodbye to BluePhantom, Malinda, Jonny and Gaby who all didn't manage to get at least second in their groups. All get +10 on the ranking for joining in though. During this group stage a clan called TKC decided to raid KS, which went 15-1 to KS. The delay for the tournament was not too big.
In the Quarter finals, #1's of groups met #2's of groups. In one of those matches #2 ranked Reginaldus secured a run to the #1 position by edging out Dictator 2-0. In another one, America's Jyles got rid of his last place on ranking by winning 2-0 to fellow American SuperDareDevil. The story of debutant Vulpix was over in this round too, as Jupe got a 2-0 victory over her. Meanwhile Derk showed himself at the KOSFO again by going to the semi final by beating Aves 2-0.
Jyles met Reginaldus in this semi final, first called really aiming for a final spot for the first time in KOSFO again after his past achievements in the KOSFO. This didn't happen for him as he lost 2-0 to in form Reginaldus, going to another final after already winning 3 tournaments before and getting the #1 position alone now. Sweden's Jupe met Derk in the other semi final, and after a very very long battle which was made a best of 1, the Swede won 1-0 because Derk froze and poofed.
In the long final between Jupe and Reginaldus, the Estonian got the first point making it 1-0 in his favor. Then another long fight happened, with Jupe becoming very low with Regi on 100%, but Regi couldn't finish Jupe off at that specific moment. Later on he did get the job done, and Regi won another tournament at the KOSFO, even his fourth in a row which is a massive achievement. That's why he will move to #1 ranked, having the points for KOSFO Cup not added yet, and he'll stay there for a long time for sure.
Summary Semi Finals KOSFO Cup
Fatty first person in final
After a smooth and fast 4-0 victory over Belgium's Jonny, Poseidon was the first fighter this year to reach a Major final and with that a Champions League ticket as well. The Fatty got a quick 1-0 lead, then had some struggles in the second fight but still turning it around into a win. Then the match was pretty much played and Poseidon could quite easily go to a 4-0 victory.
RandomBlueGuy moves on to final
Just before the deadline RandomBlueGuy got a win after a withdraw from Reginaldus. They were fighting as the score hit 2-1 and Reginaldus had to leave, saying RandomBlueGuy was allowed to move to the final. The Englishman will face Poseidon for the first Major title this season.
Full field of players for KS Competition Battle
Within a day all 10 spots for the Competition Battle has been signed up for, with no debutants appearing in this Major tournament. 9 players that played in the KOSFO Cup will also fight in this Major, with American Jyles being the only one within the players that didn't compete in the Cup, which basically is the reason that he starts as the lowest ranked in this tournament.
The current #1 ranked Reginaldus will also join in, with other KOSFO Cup semi finalists Poseidon, Jonny and RandomBlueGuy also participating in the event. All hope to keep their nice spots on the ranking in this tournament.
Quarter Finalists Jupe, Iris, and Slayaa will also try to get into the top 4 in this competition, before trying to get higher in the ranking.
Scotland's Aves and America's SuperDareDevil also give it a try in this Major. Being pretty high ranked and could eventually aim for a top 3 spot in the ranking after this Major
The tournament will start as soon as the KOSFO Cup is over, all matches will be the best of 1!
Summary Quarter Finals KOSFO Cup
First match of the quarter finals was the one between Sweden's Jupe and England's RandomBlueGuy. Last called took a quick 3-0 lead against Jupe, but because of some confusement about how many fights were necessary the match finished later with 4-0. RandomBlueGuy got his well deserved ticket for the semi final.
Also to the next round is Reginaldus, who got a victory over Iris who will now enter the KOSFO Ranking after joining without being on it. The score at the end was 4-1, with Regi winning 4 fights the usual way and Iris winning one because Reginaldus went brb in the middle of the fight ( according to rule 3 this gives a win to the opponent ). Regi is well underway to defend his #1 position with the semi final ticket.
Third match of the Quarter Finals was Poseidon vs Slayaa who both had clear first round wins. In 4 quite long fights spread over 2 sessions on 2 days the Dutchman got the semi final ticket, when Slayaa will get 80 points for getting to the Quarter Final. With RBG, Reginaldus and Poseidon all three still in the race for the title, the #1 position after the Major is still not sure yet.
The last match was a very tight one. Malinda and Jonny paused the match when it was 2-2, and a couple of days later they continued. It became 3-3 in this match which meant a tie break in the first very close match of the KOSFO. This last fight went to Belgium's Jonny, which gave him a semi final ticket. The draw for this semi final will now be done.
Quarter Final draw KOSFO Cup
The Quarter Final draw for the KOSFO Cup has been made. The eight remaining fighters will start fighting their best of 7 matches right away.
The winner of the match between Reginaldus and Dictator will meet Iris in the quarter final, while RandomBlueGuy will meet Jupe.
The next quarter final is between Belgium's Jonny and England's Malinda, when the last Quarter Final match is fought between Poseidon and Slayaa.
Summary first round KOSFO Cup
The first battle fought in a Major since the restart was the one between SuperDareDevil and RandomBlueGuy. In a one-sided match last called got a 3-0 win and moves on to the quarter finals.
Second match of this year's KOSFO Cup was a clash between Holland's Poseidon and Scotland's Aves. Within 15 minutes the Fatty claimed his spot in the quarter finals with a 3-0 win, with Aves getting 60 points for qualifying.
Lion had to withdraw from the KOSFO Cup, because of computer problems. This means that his opponent, Iris, gets a free round and is qualified for the quarter finals without fighting a single fight in KOSFO so far.
The big match of first round between Slayaa and Derk became a best of 3 instead of 5. Slayaa won this match with a 2-0 victory over the 2 time Major winner and will now see who she meets in the Quarter finals.
Malinda automatically won, because of multiple times denying to fight by Myrmidon. Also Jonny got an auto win because of inactivity over CataleyaSistah, and the same goes for Jupe who wins against Spawn.
The match between Reginaldus and Dictator gets more time to finish.
2 fighters on top of KOSFO now
The announced Non Major of today had 8 people joining in, with Jonny, SDD, Reginaldus, and yesterday's winner RandomBlueGuy who all fought yesterday as well being among them. Beside them were also recently joined Malinda and Aves, but also Myrmidon and former #4 ranked Jupe. In the first round yesterday's winner and current #1 ranked RandomBlue faces SuperDareDevil, but immediately there came an end to his winning streak when he lost 2-1 to the American. Meanwhile the former #4 ranked Jupe lost to debutant Aves with a clear 2-1, as expected. Another debutant, Malinda, didn't have such a great start like Aves by going down 1-2 to Jonny. Reginaldus got a win by Dert giving up after a long fight. In the semi's Regi did win in a usual way by defeating SDD 2-0. Jonny, who himself says to never get passed round 1, also won his semi-final, against Aves with 2-1. The final between Belgium's Jonny and Estonia's Regi was a quick one, as Regi won it quite easily with 2-0. With this win Regi is numer 1 together with Blue!
Battle of Titans to be played in summer, first KS Tour Event scheduled
At the first version of KOSFO, the summer was an empty period in which barely any tournaments were played simply because a lot of people were not at home and able to play.
Still the summer period is usually a pretty active period in Sherwood and that's why the KOSFO decided to put one of the Majors this summer. The Battle of Titans, which features the top 8 ranked fighters, will have approximately 2 months to be finished, which should be enough even with the vacations of fighters.
This Major was the only one that could possibly be organised in summer, because it has a competition system, meaning there won't have to be inactivity cuts and surely not when it can take 2 months. It does mean the top 8 won't have too much rest, but this shouldn't afffect too much of course.
Like always a lot of Non Majors will be hosted during this period as well, so in that way also non top 8 have a chance to still get points.
Also, the first KS Tour event of the restart is scheduled. The tournament, famous for being a one day tournament but having best of 5 matches, will be hosted 29 March at 8 PM CET.
This year, the KOSFO will restart counting points for KS Tour Events after 5 hosted events, meaning that when someone gets 50 points in KS Tour event #1 and gets 30 points in KS Tour event #1 after #5 has been finished, this person will get 20 points less on ranking than before the event. This is to avoid having fighters walk away from the rest too far and new fighters not having a fair chance to become high in the rankings. As from this year the KS Tour events will also count for the Non Major ranking, which means you can qualify for the Non Major Championship tournament later this year by doing well in these tournaments.
Another nice fact to know is that right after the upcoming first KS Tour event, the 16 qualifiers for the KOSFO Cup will be announced and the draw will be made with the tournament commencing 3 days later.
KOSFO starts new serie of tournaments
The Keepers of Souls Fighting Organisation has scheduled a new serie of tournaments that will be called the KS Tour events. The KS Tour events can be seen as one day Sub Majors in which there will be a time and date for on which it will take place. A KS Tour event is different from a Non Major tournament, which is also a one day tournament. A KS Tour event has a longer format, which will be best of 5 and has no group stage in the first round. Points given for a KS Tour event are higher than points given for a Non Major. A winner of a Non Major achieves 50 points for winning it, when a winner of a KS Tour event wins 90 points for winning it. A total summary of a KS Tour event point system:
Winner - 90points
Finalist - 80 points
Semi Finalist - 60 points
Quarter Finalist - 50 points
Joining in - 30 points
The KS Tour events dates will be at the top of this page at ''Calendar''. You can write them down somewhere or simply look at the Calendar multiple times a week.