N G A D M 2017 — FINAL RESULTS 2017-10-27 09:48:39
Surprise! The Grand Finale is over and the judges have made their decision. A bit ahead of schedule, I am proud to announce. Give it up one more time for our Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch Hands of Fate: @Bosa, @ADR3-N, @Samulis, & @SkyeWint! Without our judges we wouldn't even be able to hold a contest, after all. And that brings me to my Co-Emcee, @TaintedLogic, who not only helped me PM somewhere in the region of 900 invitations, but also posted half of the results/new round threads and offered his own expertise as a contest judge. And hey, don't forget me — your very own Master of Ceremonies, @ChronoNomad. I am truly honored to have been a part of this incredible musical journey, and without further adding to the suspense, let's get straight to the results!
The 1st Place winner of the 2017 Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch is...
He has been an incredible competitor, wowing fans and foes alike with his ability to produce a host of complex and, dare I say, ridiculously catchy tracks. Add to that his fantastic sense of sportsmanship and camaraderie - even toward his most dangerous opponents - and you've got a truly winning combination. Despite this impressive victory, I have a feeling that he's just getting started.
The 2nd Place winners of this year's NGADM are, of course...
Our only team to survive this far into the contest, after being resurrected when @RetromanOMG made the decision to exit the competition, rallied bravely to fight their way here. As you will see later on, a mere difference of .25, just one quarter of a point, stood between them and the top spot. There can be no doubt about how incredibly talented this dynamic duo is.
The 3rd Place winner of the Audio Deathmatch is...
Combining his own unique style of music with fresh ideas and new elements has made him a fierce competitor this year. Although he may have taken the third spot this time around, it would behoove future competitors to come prepared. Such artistic evolution is most definitely to be feared.
4th Place goes to @steelside, who filled the Audio Portal with a whole bunch of insanely catchy Pop songs and intrigued us with his one-of-a-kind vocal style.
5th Place is awarded to @1f1n1ty, who not only earned the highest score in the Audition round, but also went up against some of the toughest competition.
And there you have it, folks! We hope that you've enjoyed the ride as much as we have. Feel free to congratulate our 2017 NGADM champions, tell them which tracks were your favorites, offer them paying gigs or long-time contracts, invite them to dinner...whatever!
Many thanks to @LucidShadowDreamer for being our trusty Scribe regarding all things Deathmatch! You can click HERE to view a breakdown of the stats from previous round, and watch this thread for a link to his newest post-round analysis.
We would also like to take a moment to thank the artist who created our epic poster art, @Ceevro! Which reminds me, as the 1st place winner, @FinnMK gets to have the original version mailed directly to him as an added bonus. Just PM Ceevro your address and it shall be yours, Finn! You've earned it. Please also PM me with the email address attached to your PayPal account. Same goes for @johnfn & ethansight, as well as @etherealwinds. Once that's done, your prizes can start being awarded!
And finally, if you would like to review anything Newgrounds Deathmatch 2017 related, pay a visit to the relevant news post HERE. You'll find links to each round, our Tournament bracket, Rules, FAQ, Prizes, and Schedule information all in one place. All the playlists, from the Round of 64 to the Grand Finale, can be found HERE. And you can find all the NGADM 2017 podcasts HERE, not to mention my own musical offerings. Because shameless plug.