|The IGPX Action Reports Archive
|Episode 22 Action Reports
Last week, the 2049 IG-1 Regular Season finally finished. Audiences
around the world are heating up for the playoffs, as 4 teams are tied
in amount of points in unprecedented results at the end of the
season. That heat is sure to get hotter as the season's
champion-determining-finals are awaiting fans just after the
The other day, to facilitate fans' excitement, the format of the
playoffs was announced. The first race is against two teams who
tied in their regular season race, which might seem like fate, but is
more likely a deliberate way of supplying fan service. That first
race is Team Sledge Mama vs. Team White Snow. The now
prohibited attack that Team White Snow used against Team Sledge
Mama makes you forget that this team only just rose up to the IG-1
this year. That attack they used on Team Sledge Mama was said to
be "like watching turnips getting plucked from the ground". After
this attack, while Yamma did finish first, the other two pilots retired
in a tragic outcome for Team Sledge Mama. In this 'rematch', fans
are awaiting how much of each team's strength will be shown. The
second playoffs race will be Team Satomi vs. Team Velshtein.
There are journalists who are going as far to say that this match is
"The playoffs to determine all truth", saying this in response to
what is being said about this match: "The Return of the 2048 Finals".
However, if we reflect on this year's regular season, you'll see that
that prediction will likely prove itself incorrect. Team Velshtein
pulled their trump card of the "Indoraga Mano" last year. Team
Satomi has Amy Stapleton, who was only just released from the
hospital recently. And Team Sledge Mama has Yamma, who can
almost taste a potential early retirement. Looking at last year's
results, one would think that the team who was in the IG-1 for the
first time (Team Satomi) will be vying for that top spot again this
year. This idea should at least be taken into consideration by the
In the 26-year history of the IGPX, this is the first time for four
teams to be tied and competing for both slots in the final race. The
playoffs are about to begin, and we couldn't be more excited!
|Report #02: 4 Teams Tied in Unprecedented Playoffs
-Who will be able to stay in and go on to the finals?
|2049 IGPX All-Star Festival Performance Zone
This year, the IGPX All-Star Festival, which is eagerly anticipated by
audiences, was held.
Due to a schedule change at the start of the season, the festival
was held when the regular season was already completed finished.
With so many free-for-all fights from the regular season, combined
with 4 teams tied in the playoffs (a first in IGPX history), the amount
of attendees was expected to be higher than last year.
All teams and their sponsors participate in the All-Star Festival,
which includes three zones for fans to enjoy. They are the
Exhibition, Attraction and Performance Zones. Among these three
zones, the well-roundedness of the Performance Zone was this
year's centerpiece. In a typical season, the All-Star Festival would
be in the midst of the regular season, so it was assumed that teams
would avoid burning out their mechs thus hiding their mech's true
abilities. But this year was different. In the Perfomance Races, the
two teams that aren't in the playoffs knew that this was their last
chance to show off their mechs this season. Consequently, some
of the teams who made it to the playoffs knew this would be their
last time to test their mechs in a realistic setting in preparation for
the finals. So it was interesting that this year, the Performance
Races were split into three types, one for each type of
mech-Forward, Midfielder and Defender, with unique courses for
And thanks to Team Skylark's main sponsor, Radiosity Sealant, this
year's All-Star Festival also featured a fashion show. Each team
would select a representative for their team to show off one of their
pilots. The featured fashion included elegant dresses and stylish
suits. With some of the pilots also dressing in more wacky garb,
this event surely pleased many attendees.
In what seemed to be a reflection of the fans' joy, 4 of the top 5
pilots from the Performance Races were also in the fashion show.
Furthermore, the winner chosen for the "Best Performance" award
in the fashion show was Liz Ricarro. Liz's dress tore during the
show, but she effectively overcame the accident which could have
been utter turmoil for her chances of winning.
Liz winning continues Team Satomi's winning streak for the All-Star
Festivals, with Takeshi winning last year. The finals are next week,
and the hurdle for Team Satomi to win two years in a row must be
much higher than it was for them to have won two years in a row at
this All-Star Festival.
|Report #01: The 2049 IGPX All-Star Festival
-Team Satomi has just won the performance round, yet again!
|2049 IG-1 Regular Season Full Results Grid
1st = 15 points
2nd = 7 points
3rd = 5 points
4th = 3 points
5th = 2 points
6th = 1 point
R = Pilot retired mid-race
|How to read the results grid: To determine how a team did on each race, first choose a column, corresponding to each team at the top of the chart. Then
choose a team they fought against using the choice of teams from the leftmost column. The results shown are how each member placed in that race.
For example, to find out how Team Satomi did during their match against Team Skylark in the 2049 season, look at the second column from the left (Team
Satomi's column of results) and then look at the row under the "vs Skylark" heading. It reads,
"Win 1-2-R (22P)"
This means that Team Satomi won that match, with their pilots placing 1st and 2nd and one pilot retiring mid-race. To find out how Team Skylark did in
that same match, look at the column for Team Skylark and then look at the column under the "vs Satomi" heading. It reads,
"Loss 3-4-5 (10P)"
This means that Team Skylark lost that match, with their pilots placing 3rd, 4th and 5th.