Monday, September 25, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 6

ARENA 01: [[Yūki Asuna]] Jibril
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 02: Nishikino Maki [[Takanashi Rikka]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 03: Aoyama Nanami [[Kasugano Sora]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 04: [[Shiina Mashiro]] Aqua
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 05: C.C. [[Aisaka Taiga]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 06: [[Kuroyukihime]] Doma Umaru
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 07: [[Emilia]] Illyasviel Von Einzbern
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 08: Nagato Yuki [[Yoshino]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 09: Sakura Chiyo [[Suzukaze Aoba]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 10: [[Tokisaki Kurumi]] Ram
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 11: Oshino Shinobu [[Tomori Nao]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 12: [[Yuigahama Yui]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 13: [[Megumin]] Kafū Chino
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 14: Takimoto Hifumi [[Saber]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 15: Yuzuriha Inori [[Aragaki Ayase]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2600
Over

ARENA 16: [[Korosensei]] Takasu Ryūji
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 17: Dazai Osamu [[Sakata Gintoki]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 18: [[Totsuka Saika]] Maō Sadao
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 19: [[Saitama]] Edward Elric
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 20: Natsume Takashi [[Yato]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 21: [[Lancer]] Bell Cranel
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 22: [[Tachibana Taki]] Sakamoto
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 23: Edogawa Conan [[Togashi Yūta]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 24: Itsuka Shidō [[Roy Mustang]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 25: [[Satō Kazuma]] Gilgamesh
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 26: Doma Taihei [[Felix Argyle]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 27: Okabe Rintarō [[Genos]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 28: [[Archer]] Araragi Koyomi
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 29: Heiwajima Shizuo [[Emiya Shirō]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ARENA 30: [[Shiba Tatsuya]] Akasaka Ryūnosuke
by <=1000
Over/Under: 3500
Under

ISML 2017 SPRING SEASONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ARENA 31: [[Nishimiya Shōko]] Chtholly Nota Seniorious
by <500
Over/Under: 2800
Under

ISML 2017 SPRING SEASON THIRD PLACE MATCH
ARENA 32: [[Izumi Sagiri]] Yamada Elf
by <700
Over/Under: 2300
Over

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Pangtinuous Ya Team: We Will Rise Again.



There are two things certain in Earthen society, in any nation, state, province, city, constituency, prefecture, and the like. They are taxes and death. The loss of something important is a part of the human spirit that we, as gamers, must understand, accept, and embrace. On November 2017, the Pangya Japan Server governed by GMO will finally close its doors and enter the annals of history. The decision to not allow the world to partake in Japan's ill-fated server and provide new memories for the world is a costly decision, a weight that is the responsibility of its developers to bear.

With Japan and Thailand signing off, there are no official Pangya servers, and the Pangya Celebrity server now becomes the main server of record. It is no longer the new way to play, but the only way to play. Pangya Celebrity is continuous and is now the successor to all of the official Pangya servers and will be the server that provides new content, perhaps new characters, maybe even a new map to swing for the heavens on.

I will let you know this. I do not have any sympathy for an organization that does not listen to the wishes of the world and open its doors to the public, like Square Enix does with Final Fantasy. The appeal to be let in was denied and those who were aggrieved now have their vengeance. So for those in Japan who are grieving the loss of the game, I stand with you in saying, if I was able to play on your server, I would feel the same way but I cannot shed any tear for anyone in charge who choose to let ignorance destroy the dreams of Pangyateers around the world.

I can only feel closure and a desire to march forward.

Pangya may be gone in Japan and Thailand, but through Celebrity, it is continuous. It is more than continuous, it's Pangtinuous. To this end, on my Twitch channel, HomuHomu2093, the Pangya live stream program is now given a name: The Pangtinuous Ya Team, a nod to my favorite rugby league radio program in Australia, the Continuous Call Team on 2GB.



There are two people who anchor the team, of who are twins, one and the same: Bongaboi Pangyatoy and Bangabae Everydae. Bongaboi is the main character, the Gift The Keeps on Giving, the advocate of fast players, a loyal subscriber and VIP, a proud weeberal that prides himself on giving out card packs and active items en masse. Bangabae is the over-obsessed leader, the sasaeng, the fujoshi twin sister who also has a life on Final Fantasy XIV as Kahori Harukawa of Psychic School Wars. Both are glasses, both are nerds, both are one and the same and have a relationship similar to the Kasugano twins of Yosuga no Sora, if not exact and a lot more romantic. Bongaboi (which is me) will do most of the tourneys and content promoting on the program but occasionally, Bangabae (the other me), will take over (only if playing as Lucia or Arin, all other characters mean Bonga is at the controls), and speak with just soundless text (no microphone installed on the desktop). So that is the background to the program. The other program on the channel is a FFXIV x Saimoe crossover program, The Misadventures.



Most importantly, the program's mission is to salute and promote the legacy of Pangya and its lasting impact which is maintained and defended through the Celebrity server and its community, including the Papel Podcast featuring Michael "Atomicpang" Pearce. It is to remind the world that the dream will always live on, even if it dies. The game's Discord now has channels in different languages that reach out to its players from around the world. I believe that as a member of Pangya Celebrity, as a VIP and a subscriber, keeping the faith and believing in the Pangtinuous dream living on is now important, as another somber moment in the history of our great golf game (still the best) beckons.

Never live in fear of the inevitable. Death is a new beginning, in any form. An end yields a beginning. It is like a circle. It is continuous. It is Pangtinuous. And the Pangtinuous Ya Team will see to it that the future of Pangya is in good hands through the Celebrities that play it around the world.

Thank you Pangya Japan and Thailand. We will never forget you and we bid you farewell. Now, with the grace of Bongdal the Magnificent the Most High, it is our turn to lead the way into the future.

We will rise again.

In Pangya's name we pray...AMEN!



Saturday, September 23, 2017

ISML 2017: Iroha Isshiki, Levi Win Close Contests

ISML 2017: Iroha Isshiki, Levi Win Close Contests

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 23, 2017

A couple of upsets took place in the Spring Seasonal Semifinals of the 2017 International Saimoe League. In the Upset of the Round, Shouko Nishimiya prevailed 1397-1358 over Izumi Sagiri while in the other semifinal, Chtholly Nota Seniorious routed Elf Yamada 1753-911. Nishimiya will be tipped as the favorite for the ISML Spring Seasonal Diadem with a predicted margin of under 500 and a spread of under 2800 votes.

In the Female Division, Nao Tomori blew apart Ram 1393-1053, Mirai Kuriyama defeated Shinobu Oshino 1156-1008, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Yui Yuigahama 1561-1009, Saber slashed past Chino Kafuu 1270-1177, Ayase Aragaki eased past Hifumi Takimoto 1129-1001, Megumin exploded past Inori Yuzuriha 1423-1086, Megumi Katou leveled Kurisu Makise 1615-1010 and Yuuki Konno whipped past Azusa Nakano 1250-1011.

Shiro defeated Eriri Sawamura Spencer 1327-1149, Rin Tosaka ran past Utaha Kasumigaoka 1338-1213, Touka Yatogami dismantled Yuri Nakamura 1177-1095, Yukino Yukinoshita routed Kosaki Onodera 1573-740, Rem crushed Shino Asada 1542-1091, Mitsuha Miyamizu dismantled Kaori Miyazono 1377-1013 and Iroha Isshiki won a 1121-1112 thriller over Isla.

In the Male Division, Gilgamesh impaled Felix Argyle 1183-943, Genos stormed past Taihei Doma 994-892, Rintarou Okabe delivered a 1072-984 scalp of Kazuma Satou, Shirou Emiya prevailed over Koyomi Araragi 1033-957, Ryuunosuke Akasaka 968-773, Archer dominated Tatsuya Shiba 1211-857, Souma Yukihira defeated Subaru Natsuki 1181-906 and Kyon defeated Umetarou Nozaki 929-849.

Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Sorata Kanda 1126-838, Levi scored the closest victory of the round, a 1084-1082 nailbiter over Kiritsugu Emiya, Iskandar defeated Keima Katsuragi 974-892, Nagisa Shiota hammered Izayoi Sakamaki 1134-801, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Karma Akabana 1394-885, Touma Kamijou broke Monkey D. Luffy 1121-838 and Tomoya Okazaki cruised past Yuu Otosaka 1026-818.

Match Day 6 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 25, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Friday, September 22, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 5

ARENA 01: Ram [[Tomori Nao]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 02: Kuriyama Mirai [[Oshino Shinobu]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 03: Yuigahama Yui [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 04: Kafū Chino [[Saber]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 05: [[Aragaki Ayase]] Takimoto Hifumi
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 06: Yuzuriha Inori [[Megumin]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 07: Makise Kurisu [[Katō Megumi]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 08: Nakano Azusa [[Konno Yūki]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 09: Sawamura Spencer Eriri [[Shiro]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 10: Kasumigaoka Utaha [[Tōsaka Rin]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 11: [[Yatogami Tōka]] Nakamura Yuri
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 12: Onodera Kosaki [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 13: [[Rem]] Asada Shino
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 14: Miyazono Kaori [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 15: [[Isshiki Iroha]] Isla
by >=200
Over/Under: 2200
Over

ARENA 16: [[Gilgamesh]] Felix Argyle
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 17: [[Genos]] Doma Taihei
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 18: Okabe Rintarō [[Satō Kazuma]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 19: [[Araragi Koyomi]] Emiya Shirō
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 20: Akasaka Ryūnosuke [[Heiwajima Shizuo]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 21: Shiba Tatsuya [[Archer]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 22: Natsuki Subaru [[Yukihira Sōma]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 23: [[Kyon]] Nozaki Umetarō
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 24: Kanda Sorata [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 25: Levi [[Emiya Kiritsugu]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 26: [[Katsuragi Keima]] Iskandar
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 27: Sakamaki Izayoi [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 28: [[Hikigaya Hachiman]] Akabane Karma
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 29: Monkey D. Luffy [[Kamijō Tōma]]
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 30: [[Otosaka Yū]] Okazaki Tomoya
by <=800
Over/Under: 2500
Under

ARENA 31: [[Izumi Sagiri]] Nishimiya Shōko
by >=400
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 32: Chtholly Nota Seniorious [[Yamada Elf]]
by <=500
Over/Under: 2000
Over

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ISML 2017: Isla Wins A Thriller, Yato Cuts It Close

ISML 2017: Isla Wins A Thriller, Yato Cuts It Close

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 21, 2017

Match Day 4 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Utaha Kasumigaoka rumbled past Yuri Nakamura 1163-775, Yukino Yukinoshita stormed past Tohka Yatogami 1253 702, Rin Tosaka routed Kosaki Onodera 1209-798, Mitsuha Miyamizu prevailed over Shino Asada 1048-977, Isla won a 908-883 thriller over Kaori Miyazono, Rem hammered Iroha Isshiki 1244-829, RIkka Takanashi bulldozed past Jibril 1017-896 and Sora Kasugano eased past Maki Nishikino 1002-835.

Asuna Yuuki slashed past Nanami Aoyama 1293-777, Taiga Aisaka roared past Aqua in a 1094-912 Upset of the Round, Umaru Doma prevailed over C.C. 1013-915, Mashiro Shiina dominated Kuroyukihime 1247-692, Illyasviel von Einzbern whipped past Yoshino 1033-906, Aoba Suzukaze overran Yuki Nagato 946-827 and Emilia thumped Chiyo Sakura 1265-820.

In the Male Division, Levi defeated Iskandar 924-767, Nagisa Shiota dismissed Keima Katsuragi 880-691, Kiritsugu Emiya defeated Izayoi Sakamaki 891-773, Karma Akabane eased past Touma Kamijou 933-7902, Tomoya Okazaki thumped Monkey d. Luffy 915-655, Hachima Hikigaya routed Yuu Otosaka 1160-556, Gintoki Sakata prevailed over Ryuuji Takasu 843-783 and Sadao Maou rolled past Osamu Dazai 800-616.

Korosensei thumped Saika Totsuka 1073-707, Yato won the closest race of the round, a 809-794 nailbiter over Edward Elric, Takashi Natsume prevailed over Bell Cranel 893-790, Saitama punched Lancer 1046-645, Yuuta Togashi stormed past Sakamoto 946-756, Roy Mustang won an 828-785 barnburner Conan Edogawa and Taki Tachibana crushed Shidou Itsuka 1055-696.

In Spring Seasonal action, Chtholly Nota Seniorious annihilated Muramasa Senjuu 1354-604 and Elf Yamada defeated Zero 1057-816.

Match Day 5 of the 2017 International Saimoe League is scheduled for September 21, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Emerald Match Day 4

ARENA 01: [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Nakamura Yuri
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 02: Yatogami Tōka [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 03: [[Tōsaka Rin]] Onodera Kosaki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 04: Asada Shino [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 05: Isla [[Miyazono Kaori]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 06: Isshiki Iroha [[Rem]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 07: [[Jibril]] Takanashi Rikka
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 08: [[Kasugano Sora]] Nishikino Maki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 09: Aoyama Nanami [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 10: [[Aqua]] Aisaka Taiga
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 11: Doma Umaru [[C.C.]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 12: Kuroyukihime [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 13: [[Illyasviel Von Einzbern]] Yoshino
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 14: [[Suzukaze Aoba]] Nagato Yuki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 15: Sakura Chiyo [[Emilia]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2100
Over

ARENA 16: [[Levi]] Iskandar
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 17: Katsuragi Keima [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 18: [[Emiya Kiritsugu]] Sakamaki Izayoi
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 19: Akabane Karma [[Kamijō Tōma]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 20: [[Okazaki Tomoya]] Monkey D. Luffy
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 21: Otosaka Yū [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 22: Takasu Ryūji [[Sakata Gintoki]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 23: Maō Sadao [[Dazai Osamu]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 24: Totsuka Saika [[Korosensei]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 25: Edward Elric [[Yato]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 26: Bell Cranel [[Natsume Takashi]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 27: Lancer [[Saitama]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 28: Sakamoto [[Togashi Yūta]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 29: [[Roy Mustang]] Edogawa Conan
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 30: Itsuka Shidō [[Tachibana Taki]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 31: Chtholly Nota Seniorious [[Senjū Muramasa]]
by >=900
Over/Under: 1800
Over

ARENA 32: [[Yamada Elf]] Zero
by <=1000
Over/Under: 1800
Over