No better way to kick off the year of the dragon than with the mighty Master Shaolin, forefront hero of the prime and pompous Praetorian infantry, to slyly seal his keeps on the blazing helm of champions as the monumental torch of the recently concluded Guild of the Month tournament, after a listlessly whitewashed 3-0 record against a nonetheless, cunning and caustic Cognoscenti camp in the action-flooded finals held this early January 2012.
To clash in testily battle showdowns were five proud legions: top-scorer Praetorians, led by Shaolin; number two seed Most Wanted Unico Hijo spearheaded by Kanchos Ft. Ayan; third highest point earner Seven Deadly Boobs by Shao Smith; rising tiger Rise Above Hate captained by Jeff Cena; and chipper Cognoscentiscoundrels logged by GrimJoe. The order of the matches was determined via a tabulated Economy scoring system based on the daily Wars of Emperium. As a rule, highest economy point grosser shall be assured of a slot in the finals, while the remaining four shall tightly contend for the other spot in the culminating fight of the tourney.
The first face-off commenced with Most Wanted Unico Hijo and Seven Deadly Boobs locked into a gripping combat; yet the former dustily disposed the latter in rapid two sets, and curtly continued to the penultimate portion of the guild war ladder.
Fourth and fifth placers went on to crash each other in the second part of the eliminations, and while Rise Above Hate soared higher in terms of economy wealth, the cunning Cognoscenti crushed the enemy in just two games, aggressively dispatching all other non-guild members in the arena for a smart walk towards the semis with a storm-swept and spirited momentum.
The semi-final phase was a hard-blown disorder for both contending guilds. Both groups strongly willed to dominate the other; however a more prominent Cognoscenti militia stepped out of the shadows to stressfully smash the other team, again in fantastic two sets. With this, the Cognoscentis were given another close step to seize the throne as the January GOM conquistadores.
With now thumping two robust and resolute armies in straight and slick sequence, the scrappy Cognoscentiheaded on to the fiasco-dipped finale, to untie an intently tight knot with the plucky Praetorian gangsters, to finally conclude a month-long struggle for the first-best guild of 2012. Yet, fate did not favour the Cognoscentison this instance, as the Praetorian predators squished their prey in a steadfast and serviceable three-set win, finally conquering an absolute triumph to be the first Guild of the Month winner for 2012.
Upon leading the Praetorians to its glorious goal, the sensational and unsheepish Shaolin as the guild master shall be granted the privilege to wear the blue-flamed Burning Helm, plus a few more extras such as a "Champion" Expert Ring , 10 billion zeny, and 30 megaphones. Meanwhile, first runner up Cognoscenti guild leader GrimJoe shall be conferred 6 billion zeny and 15 pieces of megaphones; and second runner-up Most Wanted Unico Hijo guild forerunner Kanchos Ft. Ayan shall be given 3 billion zeny and 5 Megaphones. These are why everyone should look out for who’s in and out, for choosing the best guild indeed has its rewards!
Congratulations to Shaolin and the Praetorians! And… Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone!