The Endurance Challenge, one of several fan-made Star Realms Leagues, just wrapped up its 4th Season.
- Description: In the Endurance Challenge you start with 100 “health”, and are matched up with other players in Swiss-like pairings. If you win, your health doesn’t change. If you lose, your health is reduced by the point differential by which you lost, e.g., if you lost 25 to -13, then 38 pts would be subtracted from your health.
- When your health is reduced to 0 or lower, you’re out. Last player standing wins.
- Special Rules: Due to the nature of this event, we enforce a few specific rules, e.g., you must always play all your cards, and you must always use all damage you generate on your turn. In other words, no withholding damage or cards in order to artificially extend a game.
What’s in a Season: A Season consists of 5 separate Endurance Challenge (EC) events, followed by an Endurance Invitation Challenge (EIC) which includes the top 32 performers over the 5 events of that season.
The Season 4 results!
Season 4 Invitational (EIC 4) Winner: Hypaspist
EIC 4 was a 3-stage event that included the top 32 performers of the 5 events of Season 4.
In Stage 1, the 32 players were organized into 8 groups of 4. Players played each other player in their group once. The 12 players with the lowest cumulative point differential among all their games were eliminated.
In Stage 2, the remaining 20 players were matched up against another player according to Swiss-like pairings (e.g., 2 players with the highest cumulative point differential are matched up, etc.). Beginning after round 2, the 4 players with the lowest cumulative point differential are eliminated, until only 4 players remain.
In Stage 3, the final 4 players play each other 3 times. The player with the highest cumulative point differential from all 9 games is the winner.
In EIC 4, Hypaspist was joined by stips, nearlygod, & Bungo in Stage 3. Hypaspist took first place, with nearlygod coming in second.
Winners of EC 16-20
Season 4 also included 5 individual Endurance Challenge events…EC 16 thru EC 20. Here are the results of those events.
EC 20 Winner: SabelA
- SabelA won with a net point differential of 307 pts
- Zwivix and Lux16 also made the finals
EC 19 Winner: Dusto
- Dusto won with a net point differential of 502 pts
- MightyStig and ColinMacLeod also made the finals
EC 18 Winner: jshirland
- jshirland won with a net point differential of 629 pts, which is 2nd best all-time!
- Bungo and CCKinnison also made the finals
EC 17 Winner: Deegan
- Deegan won with a net point differential of 667 pts, which is a league record!
- Wheels and EvilOverLord also made the finals
EC 16 Winner: Wheels
- Wheels won with a net point differential of 349 pts
- bryistupid also made the finals
Lifetime KOs through Season 4
A “KO” is when a player wins by 100+ pt differential in a single game.
1. Jimenhimself (6)
1. Nimral (6)
1. Vidarrr (6)
4. Deegan (5)
4. SonofThoth95 (5)
4. rawlinpa (5)
4. Zwivix (5)
8. bwlandry (4)
8. Carnie (4)
8. CrankyDay (4)
8. dommola (4)
8. Tunaslap (4)
13. 11 players tied at (3)
Interested in participating in the next Endurance Challenge Event? Join the Facebook Group and watch for the next signup event. The first event of Season 5 will start around Feb. 28th.