With 6 weeks of competition behind us and only 2 weeks to go, we are getting a much better idea of what to expect in the Fall League finale—and it looks like it will be a Battlesnake tournament for the record books!
Top Tier Bhumbas of the Week
Throughout these leaderboard updates we've focused heavily on the Top 10 overall competitors, but with potential Elite, Platinum and Gold brackets becoming much more evident, we thought this week would be a great chance to check out some of the top competitors in each of those tiers instead.
Top Elite Tier Bhumbas
The top of the leaderboard has remained much the same this week, with Prüzze v2 and Salazar Slitherin fighting for the top spot, and the ghostly WhitishMeteor holding steady in 3rd place for the 6th week in a row.
With Nessegrev-gamma and haspid claiming the 4th and 5th spots, the biggest surprise this week is the absence of Cobra Kai Never Die, who after sitting in 4th for weeks has dropped to the 7th on the leaderboard.
What does this mean for the Elite Tournament? Considering how strong all of these Battlesnakes have been to date, it's likely that we will see one of them claim the ultimate title of 2021 Fall League Elite Champion.
Just how strong is the Elite level of competition? Check out a recent battle below featuring current 2021 Fall League Elite Tier leader Prüzze v2:
Top Platinum Tier Bhumbas
With only a few hundred points separating most of the Battlesnakes in this tier, we're excited to see well known developers (like coreyja & The Blue Book) as well as some new competitors (like ambadoom, cod3m0nk & jacno) represented amongst the Top Platinum Tier Bhumbas, with the latter all having joined Battlesnake during the 2021 Fall League competition.
What does this mean for the Platinum Tournament? With so many newcomers, this is a bit of a wildcard tournament, but considering how quickly many of them have climbed the ladder, we are likely so see some strong competition during each of the tournament days later this month.
Just how strong is the Platinum level of competition? Check out a recent battle below featuring current Platinum Tier leader Devious Devin:
Top Gold Tier Bhumbas
While the Platinum Tier featured many Battlesnake newcomers, in the Gold Tier we again see many familiar faces with unapersona, md-hexdrive, Dr. Polar Humenn, altersaddle & xavierraffin all veteran competitors with records stretching back as far as the 2020 Stay Home and Code event.
What does this mean for Gold Tournament? Well, if our experience in watching many of these competitors in the past is any indication, it means this may be one of the strongest Gold Tier Tournaments we have ever seen.
Just how strong is the Gold level of competition? Check out a recent battle below featuring current Gold Tier leader Exploradora:
Fan Favorite(s) of the Week
While there may be more than 10,000 points separating Pruzze v2 and Demifemme (She or They pronouns) on the Fall League leaderboard, in the hearts of Battlesnake fans there is no difference at all, as both of these fierce competitors break the 6 way fan favorite tie from the last update and claim the 15 cheers needed to become the Fan Favorites of the week!
Casters Crown Championship
If you've caught any of the recent Snake Pit Live! streams, you'd know that all season long we've been running the Caster's Crown Championship, a head-to-head competition between the Houses of Aileen, Curtis, Joe and Chris to determine who is the ultimate 2021 Fall League Caster.
While the Crown has yet to be placed upon anyone's head, the points have been tallied from the latest Snake Pit Live! episode and it seems the House of Aileen may be set to claim the crown for the second league in a row.
Don't Miss the Competitive Tournament Early Rounds
Streaming live on Battlesnake.TV on November 13th at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET, the early rounds of the Competitive Tournament is your first chance to check the amazing level tournament play in this league and what to expect in the 2021 Fall League finals on November 20th.