This week, @Nitro86382 put together all of the reviews for ya. I wrote everything in Divisions 1 and 2, and Nitro wrote 3 and 4. He and I both wrote Division 5. Expect to see something like this every week. Division 1 - by Matt Spoiler: WEC vs DY (505-479) With neither of these teams having any wins so far in the season, the fact that WEC came out with a win this week was crucial. Both teams used exceptional lineups, which already showed that the result would be close. This thrilling match began with WEC setting the score in their favor to 162-166, due to Zitrone and Ansgar coming out on top with 42 points each. Going into the next GP, WEC was able to keep their lead going, and Jut showed up at the end of the GP finishing it off with 38 points. This GP added 28 more points to DY’s deficit, which put WEC in the lead by 32. With the war coming to an end, DY was down to only 4 races to make a comeback. All of DY’s players performed well in the last GP, but Ansgar and Nizer from WEC topped their points as they both scored more than 40. DY still came out on top in the last GP by winning by 6, but this sadly wasn’t enough to win the match through WEC’s tremendous teamplay. Spoiler: Mp vs FA (451-533) Since both of these teams have a very similar skill level, nobody truly knew what the outcome of this match was going to be. Similar to the WEC vs DY match, Mp and FA used very strong lineups. FA also ended up getting all but one track pick. The first GP was truly compelling, as every race’s result was close. In the end, Mp was at a 4 point shortfall. Ice and Pyrus of Mp both managed to come out on top in this GP. The war was no longer close as the second GP progressed. FA really “went in” here, as all but one of their players scored 30 or higher. Chibi came out on top with 51, and FA suddenly took a 90 point overall lead. This match had obviously become much tougher for Mp after that GP. They were determined to make a comeback, but it was going to be quite difficult. Unfortunately, despite playing quite well, Mp only won the final GP by 8, which made the final result a vast +82 win for FA. Chibi ended up scoring an immense 132, and Kyser just barely broke 100. Spoiler: svc vs DVP (543-441) Svc has consistently finished at the top of Division 1 in past seasons, so before this match even started, DVP knew that it was going to be a tough one. The first GP set the mood for this strenuous war, with svc trumping DVP into a 66 shortage. Leo, Xander, and Roby all were at a deadlock in GP1; they all scored 40. GP2 didn’t go much better than GP1 for DVP, and none of DVP could score anything above 30. Xander appeared on the top once again with 43 points. The last GP was the only GP that DVP didn’t lose, but it clearly wasn’t enough for them to come out with a win. Svc won the match by a landslide amount of 102 points. Leo and Xander of svc scored more than 100, but Roby was the only DVP member that was able to match their points. Division 2 - by Matt Spoiler: mw vs wf (508-476) This match was to decide which of the two teams would get into a positive record for the season, as they were both at 1-0-1 before the war. Things started out greatly for mw, with Félix scoring 46 for his team and allowing them to win GP1 by 38. This clearly wasn’t the end of mw’s momentum, as Dayem topped GP2 with 55 points and they won the GP by 12. Wf was now at a 50 point loss, but they managed to shorten their loss in GP3 by getting tons of middle spots and winning the GP by 18. The final result was a 32 point win for Midnight Wasps. Mw is now 3rd in Division 2, and they will continue building their way up to the top. Félix and Dayem both were able to break 100 points in this war. Spoiler: GEN vs PM (562-422) || w/ Interview With both teams at the top of the division, this match was bound to be a crazy one. Things blasted off to an amazing start for GEN; they pleasantly won GP1 by 66 points and two of their players ended up scoring more than 40. This put PM in a rocky situation and it was going to take a lot of effort to try and make a comeback. GP2 didn’t exactly go well for PM either, despite only losing it by 2 points. Even though this is a small point difference, they couldn’t afford to add to GEN’s massive lead. PM’s very own Shad was able to score 44 in GP2, however. Going into the end of the war, GEN added a ton more points to their lead after winning GP3 by 72. All of GEN were able to score well here, especially Jordan with 51 points. GEN’s Jordan, Hyra, and Vantox were the top 3 players for individual scores, all breaking 100. Thanks to this massive win, and getting 10/12 track picks, Palingenesis has a nice lead in Division 2. Spoiler: BONUS: GEN Interview We asked a few GEN members that played in this match about how they felt during the war. “First race we top 5'd, which really set the tone.” - GEN Jake “We were able to capitalize on the track picks throughout GP1 and they really couldn't come back after that, especially since we kept on getting more track picks.” - GEN Jordan “It was funny when I picked dEA out of boredom.” - GEN Darren Spoiler: GT vs ARC (458-466) Some very surprising events can occur in MKU, and what happened after this match was no exception. But first, let's talk about the match itself. Starting in GP1, GT earned themselves a comfortable lead of 38 points, with Iouls at the top of the charts scoring 46. ARC refused to fall this quickly, however, so they stepped up their game in GP2 by shortening their overall deficit to just 10 points, a number they could work with. Things didn’t go as planned in GP3, sadly, as GT brought in a 42-point winning GP. This allowed GT to win the match by 52, as believed, but then the MKU Staff popped out the ruleset and caught GT Royal using an unregistered NNID. Due to this, his points did not count, so the final result was ARC with an 8 point win. Division 3 - by Nitro Spoiler: HB vs >>-> (523-461) A match that could have really gone either way, with Aerilate trying to get off on the right foot after their rocky start to the division and HB hoping to keep their win streak after a forfeit Week 2 and a heartbreaking loss to YTP week one. GP1 was extremely close with HB barely edging out and gaining a 4 point lead on Aerilate. The MVP of the GP was Swift with a fantastic 51, and Dashi not too far behind with a 45. GP2 HB made their lead now formidable by gaining another 26 points on Aerilate. Swift still showing what he's made of scored 48 for the GP, giving him 99 after only 2 GPs! The last GP sealed the deal for HB, doubling their lead on Aerilate and then some for a final score of 523-461. Swift scored a flawless GP, giving him an astounding 159 total, MVPing for HB and the whole war by a mile. Aerilate's MVP was Dashi with a heartbreaking 99 and Arix in a close second for his team with 93. Spoiler: ytp vs AR (542-442) Two of the most solid French teams went head to head in a interesting war that AR hoped to break their loss streak with. GP1 Team Poop gained a solid 44 point lead on AR, with 5/6 of YTP scoring 30+ and AR doing not so hot, as Jerem was their MVP for the GP with 32. GP2 however was much closer, with YTP only gaining 10 points on AR. Spudd and Micka both scored 40+ for Team Poop GP2, and Jerem MVPing the GP for AR again with 35. GP3 had a similar +/- as GP1 with Team Poop gaining another 46 points on AR, giving YTP a very solid 100 point lead on Alliance Rainbow in the end. Spudd ended up MVPing the war with a very good 114, and AR having only 87 pts by Jerem for their MVP. Spoiler: sG vs HD (502-482) || w/ Interview Everyone knew that this would be a very close match that would end up deciding which team had the 1st place spot for the division. Both sG and HD used very solid LUs, with HD taking advantage of their old friend Dugo returning to the clan. GP1 created a lot of tension with HD pulling out and gaining an 8 point lead on Serene Grace. High Definition had a very consistent GP with most scoring around 25 and sG having more varied scores, with Sgt. Guy scoring a fantastic 46. GP2 was a big comeback GP for Serene Grace, as they got a 22 point lead for the GP, giving them a close but redemptive 14 point lead in total. Bryce took Sgt.'s spot as MVP of 46 points and Hunter of HD close behind with a 40 for the GP. GP3 was yet again a close GP, but went in sG's favor by 6 points, leaving sG with a still close 20 point lead for the whole war. Sgt. Guy redeemed himself for GP3 and scored a 43 for the GP, scoring 113 and getting second to sG's own Bryce, who scored a massive 119. Spoiler: BONUS: Input from sG "Honestly, I thought things weren't going to go so well after the third race ended. Although we did get one decent race in those 3 races, we were completely off on races 1 and 3, getting bottom 4 and bottom 5 which was a huge kill. However, we all knew that every race was a new race, and the tables can still turn. We kept that same thought every race, and the entire war was tied before the last 2 races. We pulled some great plays and managed to take a win. We were all extremely pleased with our win, and are excited to play HD week 8." - sG Blaze "We didn't get the best of starts to the war (getting bottom 4 on rDKJ and bottom 5 on rRRy), we could've have played better gp1 for sure. When me and Bryce had top 2, one of us was getting blued for sure The teamwork was really on point during the whole war. I think it's unfortunate for HD that Rookie could only play 10/12 races, because things may or may not have went differently. Item wise I'd give the edge to HD, they got a bit luckier then us. Overall it was a really fun war to play I wish the best for HD for the rest the season " - sG Sgt. Guy Division 4 - by Nitro Spoiler: Hc vs W-K (495-489) A match that most knew would probably be the most interesting of the week for D4 had a very close outcome that determined who would lose their winning streak in the division. GP1 had a result that was about as close as you can get, with Hyrule Clan gaining a very small 2 point lead on Wii Kings. Kyoto MVP'd the GP with a massive 50, leaving everyone else in the dust going into GP2. GP2 Hyrule Clan took off running with their lead, gaining another 50 points on Wii Kings. The MVP of the GP was Hc's Zak with 43, and Play not far behind with 38. GP3 seemed like it would be a surefire win for Hc, but W-K turned around massively and got a +46 GP over Hyrule Clan, leaving a very close final score of 495-489, a mere 6 point win for the Frenchies. Kyoto redeemed himself GP3 by getting a solid 41 points, giving him the MVP with 125 total points. Hyrule Clan did very well with half of their LU breaking 100, and the other half getting around 60-65 points. Spoiler: O vs DY (607-378) A match that was destined to be rough for DY due to people leaving got even worse due to unfortunate disconnections. GP1 Oracles gained a formidable 40 point lead on Dynamite Omega. Mitch as always put up a good fight and scored a very good 43 GP1, with Flammie not too far behind scoring 36. GP2 Oracles took off running with their lead and gained an immense 100 points on Dynamite Omega, leaving them in the dust. Mitch scored a massive 51 for the GP, leaving him with 94 after only 2 GPs! DY Omega's MVP for the GP was Lorde-obsessed Joe, who scored 33. GP3 Oracles kept up the pace and gained another 88 points on Dynamite Omega, leaving DY 228 points behind at the end of the match. This GP, Mitch matched his GP1 score by getting another 43 points, giving him 137 for the MVP of the match. DY Omega's MVP was Joel, with 92 and Joe just one point behind him having 91. Spoiler: DVP vs ARC (496-488) This match was bound to be interesting, with the champs of the division going against a clan maybe viewed as an underdog team of the division. GP1 was very close with ARC managing to edge out and gain 8 points on DVP. No one really stood out too much individually this GP, with Sam getting 39 to MVP the GP. GP2 ARC added another 6 points to their lead over the Phoenixes. DVP's Chris was the MVP of this GP with 41, and ARC's MrC not all too far behind getting 36. GP3 was a big comeback for DVP though, as they got a +22 GP to Arcadia. This left Divine Phoenix 2 with a 8 point lead to finish out the intense war. GP3 Sam came back and scored 47 for the GP, leaving him with 116 total points and the MVP for the war. ARC didn't have a person who stood out individually, but their whole LU was extremely consistent with their points, having everyone score somewhere between 74 and 87. Division 5 - by Nitro and Matt Spoiler: R vs YF (475-509) MKU is a world full of upsets, and this week D5 got a very surprising one when Rated R and Yoshi Family went head to head. GP1 Rated R got a 22 point lead on Yoshi Family, with YF's Fifi "going in" and scoring a massive 54 points for the GP. Rated R had some solid GP scores with Sinic getting 39 and Hydro getting 37. GP2 was a massive comeback GP for YF, as they gained a huge 54 points on Rated R, giving them the lead. Fifi yet again scored a fantastic GP, getting 41, and Azuza getting the best score for R with 35. GP3 settled the score with YF gaining a small sliver of 2 points on Rated R, making the final score +34 for Yoshi Family. Fifi kept his fantastic pace and scored 44 for GP3, giving him an immense score of 143 and the MVP. Rated R's Azuza got a fantastic 41 for GP3, giving him 109 and the 2nd place spot overall. Spoiler: Qnt vs Snc (461-523) As some would possibly predict, this match was the essence of life (not really, this is Mario Kart!). When both forces of Essence collided this week, some impressive results came out of it. Snc was able to dominate the first GP, winning it by a solid 28 points. That’s always a great way to start off a match. Kayne topped GP1 with a nice 41 points. Qnt still couldn’t keep up with Snc in GP2, as Snc added another 24 points to their lead. Croissant, despite not being French, used their baguette powers and won the GP with 48 points. Snc had a comfortable lead at this point, but they didn’t completely lay off. GP3 was still a winning GP for them; they won it by 10 points. Ace brought his Shy Guy all the way up to first place in the final GP. Despite never winning a GP, Qnt’s Hayashi still scored more than anyone else in the war, getting a massive 108 points. Thanks for reading, Nitro and I worked our asses off this week.