It is hard to believe that it has already been two weeks since the end of the 2021 Spring League, and while the team is already busy preparing for our exciting plans this summer, we thought it would be great to recap and highlight some of the top battles from the Royale and Competitive 1v1 Tournaments, and to celebrate our 2021 Spring League Champions.
Streamed live on April 10th, the Royale Tournament was the first of the new season, and it did not disappoint, with plenty of dips, dives, hazard sauce and of course some edge-of-your-seat Battlesnake competition.
Things kicked-off with the Royale Gold division, where 32 Battlesnake’s entered into fierce competition for the crown. With nearly an hour of action, which even included a brief appearance by the infamous Badly Coded Snake, hungry hungry carlos ultimately claimed the first championship title of the 2021 season, defeating veteran Battlesnake competitors Polar Unicorn and Untimely Neglected Wearable in Game 5 of the Royale Gold finals.
You can check out hungry hungry carlos’s final battle of the Royale Gold division in the tweet below, or head over to play.battlesnake.com to re-live all of the amazing Royale Gold Battlesnake action.
With the stage set by some stellar Royale Gold battles, the Royale Premium tournament did not disappoint, with 11 top tier Battlesnake’s facing down each other, and some rather hazardous sauce, in epic competition. Seen as a shoe-in for the Royale Platinum crown, leaderboard dominator and relative newcomer Pretzel 🥨 put up an incredible fight throughout the competition; but was ultimately defeated in Game 5 against veteran Battlesnake Prüzze v2.
Is reading about the competition just not enough? Don’t worry! As always, you can catch the entire Royale Tournament on youtube.com/battlesnake.
Competitive 1v1 Tournament
Setting new records for live and unique stream viewers, and using a whole new competition format, the Competitive 1v1 Tournament took place live on April 17th, with more than 60 Battlesnake’s competing for the title of Champion across the Gold, Platinum and Elite divisions.
The 1v1 tournament kicked off with the Company Showdown, featuring 9 awesome Battlesnake’s from 5 equally awesome companies who support the Battlesnake Community. After two rounds of fierce competition, which saw Battlesnake’s from RBC, Certn and Rooof move on to the finals, it was Rusty by AdamZ representing Rooof who emerged as the Company Showdown champion.
Competitive 1v1 Gold
With 32 snakes competing in the Gold division alone, there was some intense competition, with 46 games setting the stage for the final head-to-head battle between DevSnake by MMazzocchi and The RBC Serpent 💰🌊🐍 by austinm1515. Another division finals full of edge-of-your-seat action, despite each snake putting up a valiant fight it took only three games to declare The RBC Serpent 💰🌊🐍 the winner of the Competitive 1v1 Gold division.
You can check out Round 3 of the final head-to-head between DevSnake and The RBC Serpent 💰🌊🐍 in the tweet below, or head over to play.battlesnake.com to catch the entire Competitive 1v1 Gold competition.
Competitive 1v1 Platinum
As with all the battles throughout the Company Showdown and Gold division, the Platinum level of the 1v1 Tournament continued to showcase some top tier bhumba’s, with many returning favorites to be found amongst the division bracket. Despite some incredible veteran Battlesnake’s in the mix; however, it was a relative newcomer — nibsnake by spectral — who defeated the well known Exploradora by unapersona in Game 3 of the Competitive 1v1 Platinum finals, claiming the division crown and title.
You can check out Round 3 of the final head-to-head between nibsnake and Exploradora in the tweet below, or head over to play.battlesnake.com to catch the all the Competitive 1v1 Platinum Battlesnake action.
Competitive 1v1 Elite
The last tournament bracket of the 2021 Spring League, the Competitive 1v1 Elite division saw the return of Royale Platinum finalists alongside veteran competitors and fan favorites from tournaments gone by. While we missed out on a much anticipated rematch between Pretzel 🥨 and Prüzze v2, we did get the chance to see Pretzel 🥨 take on another Battlesnake heavyweight from the 2020 Winter Classic —Snaky McSnakeface by kudu — who after four spectacular battles claimed the elusive Competitive 1v1 Elite division title.
You can check out Game 4 of the final head-to-head between Pretzel 🥨 and Snaky McSnakeface in the tweet below, or head over to play.battlesnake.com to catch the all the Competitive 1v1 Elite division Battlesnake action.
Want to check out the entire Competitive 1v1 Tournament for yourself? You can catch the competition recording right now on youtube.com/battlesnake
Thank You — and See You This Summer!
What an incredible end to an amazing first league of the 2021 Battlesnake Competitive Season; an end which wouldn’t have been possible without you — the equally amazing Battlesnake Community!
As always, we want to send a huge thank you out to all of the Battlesnake Developers, Tournament Competitors, and of course the fans who helped to make the 2021 Spring League a record-setting success!
Stay tuned to all of the Battlesnake social media channels for updates on what is coming in the rest of 2021, and in the meantime, stay safe and battle on!