The Alienware Awesome Cup 2 was won by BOOM!

Some of you have suspected this might happen for a long time, as BOOM has risen to the top of the Qualifiers as soon as they started competing. Still, they faced stiff competition as matches were heating up in finals played last weekend.

But despite a great showing from newcomer Spade & His Incredible Team and AAC veteran team .ion. None could stop the Brazilian team BOOM from reaching the grand finale versus .ion. After BOOM showed their prowess in their first match, .ion made a strong comeback in the second.

However, in the final match team BOOM scored a resounding victory against .ion and thereby won the tourney!

Final standings:

1st Brazil team BOOM $1.800 – 3x Alienware Alpha
2nd Europe .ion $900 – 3x Alienware Alpha
3rd Europe Spade & His Incredible Team $900
4th Canada Team BO$$ $450

A huge thank you to everyone who played in the Alienware Awesome Cup 2! We hope you all had a good time, we sure did. For all records, standings, replays and VODs, check out the amazing Awesome Cup Site provided by our friends at Gosu gamers.

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Update 2.10: Seismic Shift is here!

The new update is now live! If you haven’t done so, fire up Steam and watch it grab the new version automagically. As we’re continously pushing Awesomenauts forward, 2.10 is a kickass new update that improves existing elements in a big way while also adding some new cherries to the pie.patch210_outnow

Both the adjusted Sorona and the overhauled Voltar will give everyone more flexibility in approaches and playstyles. Our hottest map, Sorona, has a slimmed down midsection which drastically improves the pushing experience. It also received new openings in the jungle areas, making defending and attacking that last turret a lot more fun.

Voltar got the biggest changes however. All skills of this classic character have been completely overhauled while retaining their original spirit. With a new dual targetting base attack, individually launchable attack drones and a sweet bursting healpot, Voltar truly remade himself. He had the technology, as he told us many times.

Additionally, the replays also received some kickass new features: Kill-Cam and Replay-to-Video. Enabling players to quickly view their proudest moments as well as their most embarassing. After which they can render them to a video and share them with the world!

As for the cherries, I think we can all agree the new skins are both Awesome! Voltar Bonaparte make Voltar the cunning ruler he was always meant to be while Gnariachi shows off the amazing musical talent of Gnaw and his amazing Mariachi Weedlings. Check him out in the video!

For a more extensive list of details on this update see the Vault.
And for a full list of everything that has changed see the Patch Notes.

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Patch 2.9: Nibbs is here! And she’s gonna set the stars on fire!

Great news! We just launched Awesomenauts 2.9 onto Steam! That means that the long-awaited fifth Starstorm ‘Naut is now available! Hide everything flameable, because Nibbs is here… and she’s gonna set the stars on fire!

Nibbs is the fifth character to join the Starstorm line-up, and she was unlocked as one of the stretch goals of this crowdfunding campaign.

With Nibbs we’re also presenting the most powerful Zurian in the Universe: He-Zurian! Riding his trusted Battle Nibbs into the frey, he will stop at nothing to rid the galaxy from the evil Skreeletor!

But that’s not all, patch 2.9 brings a droppod-load of balance changes and even a few complete character overhauls. Gnaw’s plants are now on a timer and can be buffed by his spit attack and Ayla’s rage ability got some reworks as well!

For the full 2.9 patch notes listing all the changes, head on over to our forums and for the awesome Nibbs’ Premium Skin check out the Steam store!

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99c is the Alienware Awesome Cup Grand Champion!

The Awesome Cup is over for this time around and the International mix of 99 Cents is the winning team, taking home three Alienware Alphas as well as some additional cash.awesomecupwinner

After going through the winner bracket, 99 Cents kept up their dominating streak and conquered the championship title, only losing one game of the whole tournament. It was Team BOOM who managed to take the sole game victory over the champions, finishing in second place. Despite their name, 99 Cents proved to be worth a lot more.

Their core strategy revolved around Froggy G, Coco as well as a tankier crowd controller such as Skolldir or Scoop. It proved to be a winning strategy as the bracket can show. VODs and replays of the playoffs games will available here at the Awesome Cup site in a few days. Finals bracket can be found here.

Total prize pool value $5,560
($1960 cash + $2040 Alienware Alphas + $1,560 Awesomenauts Steam items)

1st – International 99 Cents – $600 + 3x Alienware Alphas (value $680 each)
2nd – Brazil Team BOOM – $900
3rd – Canada Team BO$$ – $460
4th – Europe Ion
5th – Europe Gal-o Shengen, United Kingdom Allstars
7thUnited States Team APE, International Latin American Gamers

All teams finishing first to eight also earned 15 copies of Awesomenauts as well as three copies of Costume Party 2 each. Winning teams will be contacted with further information regarding prizes.

Ronimo Games would like to extend special thanks to Alienware, ESChamp, GosuGamers, SlowWolf and Four Court Jester and to everyone who participated in the tournament and the qualifiers!

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Alienware Awesome Cup Qualifier #3

The Alienware Awesome Cup Qualifiers continue! If you are in the qualifiers make sure to check in before registration ends (today 16:45 CET)! You can follow a nifty guide on how that works here.

For those who aren’t in there, don’t worry you can still join in on the fun! Today at 19:00 CET there will be an epic live show over at hosted by FourCourtJester and Slow Wolf, where they will be discussing the highlights of today’s qualifier matches for you!

Watch live video from RonimoGames on www.twitch.tv

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