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Gurucontest

The Guru Contest is not for the weak of heart

This article was the Article of the Week for the week of 5/14/06.

Guru Contests are bracket competitions held between the Contest experts (hence "Gurus") who reside in Board 8's Stats Topic. Ngamer and Ulti have run Guru competitions for every bracket since the '04 Game Contest.

The latest Guru scoreboard as well as final results from all past seasons can be found at thengamer.com/guru.

Past Guru Champions Edit

Guru Nomination Choices Edit

Starting with the 2006 BSE Contest, a stipulation was added to Guru signups saying that everyone who enters the competition is required to save one nominate for the next season's bracket, to be spent on an entrant of the Guru winner's choice. Here is a listing of what entrants were backed by the Gurus, and how they fared.

  • Characters 2006 - Toadette, as chosen by Z1mZum
    • After CJay limited the bracket to only 32 male characters, Z1m picked an obscure girl in the hopes of sneaking her into one of the 32 slots on the Female side of the bracket, but Toadette ended up just missing the cut.
  • Characters 2007 - Wario, as chosen by Rufus Shinra
    • Massive support made Wario the 4th most-nommed Character on Board 8 and earned him a respectable #6 seed (out of 16) in the 128 character bracket. Wario survived past Captain Falcon and Banjo before getting his face handed to him by Fox and Sephiroth in Round Two.
  • Characters 2008 - Altair, as chosen by Explicit Content
    • EC regretted this choice, as he made it before the release of Assassin's Creed, a game that ended up badly disappointing him. Nevertheless the rally was a huge success: Altair was the #1 most-nommed character on B8, earned a very impressive #2 seed in the bracket, and pulled off nice upsets over Lucario and Marth to earn a spot in Round Three.
  • Games 2009 - Super Mario World: Yoshi's Island, as chosen by FastFalcon
    • Despite some initial grumbling (there was hesitation about putting another Mario title into what was expected to be only a 64 game bracket), everyone supported YI, making it one of B8's top picks for the season. SMW2 made it into the bracket as a #10 seed, but was embarrassed in R1 by Chrono Trigger before being dealt one of the bloodiest SFF beatdowns ever in R2 by Super Mario 64.
  • Characters 2009 - Prinny, as chosen by KrahenProphet
    • Prinny received over 200 nominations, which was just enough to avoid the vote-ins which decided the bracket's final 28 spots. It successfully entered the Contest as a #13 seed and lost in Round 1 to #4 seed Ike, earning a very respectable 37.51% in the 2010 X-Stats.
  • Games 2010 - WWF No Mercy, as chosen by Dr Football
    • Football assumed that the next Contest would be a Character Battle, and ran a small tournament to determine which character would earn a free pass into the next Contest. Chocobo defeated Goomba in an epic final match to earn the official nomination spot. ...unfortunately for Chocobo, SB instead announced a third Games Contest, and Football picked WWF No Mercy as the Guru representative. It got a very impressive 6 seed, but was embarrassed by Fire Emblem: PoR, gaining less than 30% of the votes and finishing dead last in the X-Stats.
  • Rivals 2011 - Mega Man X vs Zero, as chosen by Black Turtle
    • BT was initially unhappy about having to "waste" his Guru pick on what he thought was a dumb Contest idea, and was even more upset after hearing that SB was probably not going to allow Mario vs Sonic. But he ended up making a great choice: despite SB refusing to add them to the suggestion list, X/Zero was one of the most successful rallies in B8 history, earning the rivals a #1 seed in the final bracket. The duo made a nice run, defeating Sub-Zero/Scorpion and holding up well against Mario/Bowser to finish #8 on the final x-stats for the season.
  • Characters 2013 - Yuri Lowell, as chosen by SuperNiceDog
    • SND was originally leaning toward legendary Pokemon Lugia immediately following the 2011 contest. But then, as the nomination period opened on 5/7/13, he changed his pick to Yuri. It was his favorite character and he believed that Yuri could avenge his poor 2010 performance (when he drew an extremely unfortunate opponent in Tifa).
  • Games 2015 - Sonic 3 & Knuckles, as chosen by raytan
    • S3&K did extremely well in the nomination phase, easily earning a spot in the top 100 games (as confirmed by SB) despite over 42k noms being sent in site wide. However it missed the bracket because SB gave weight to outside factors like Metacritic scores and GameFAQs user ratings to determine every game's final seeding. The version of S3&K on the GameFAQs database is technically a PC port so it scored very poorly in those areas and couldn't crack the top 128 as a result, much to the dismay of B8 who considered it to have been kept out on a technicality.
  • Characters 2016? - ???, as chosen by DpObliVion
    • More info TBD once the Contest is announced

All-Time Guru Rankings Edit

Though 235 Gurus have competed over the years, only 15 True Gurus have been involved in every competition since Spring 2004. They have been bolded on this list. In order, the Top 25 on the All-Time Guru Rankings are...

  1. UltimaterializerX - 822 points
  2. King Morgoth - 820
  3. Sir Chris - 790
  4. FastFalcon - 787
  5. ChichiriMuyo - 781
  6. swirldude - 763
  7. Haste2 - 761
  8. charmander - 760
  9. Ngamer - 751
  10. Heroic Mario - 749
  11. red sox - 736
  12. Team Rocket Elite - 736
  13. cyko - 703
  14. Ringworm - 695
  15. yoblazer - 684
  16. Z1mZum - 676
  17. Yesmar - 672
  18. fett - 664
  19. DomaDragoon - 651
  20. MasterMage - 638
  21. HaRRicH - 626
  22. Aprosenf - 618
  23. Mac Arrowny - 616
  24. steve illumina - 614
  25. Sephirot - 611

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