Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome! On behalf of Exodar and many other nations here, thank you for joining us. My name is Carrera, and I will be closing out the games for you tonight. And if you whistle like that again, your backside will require amputation to remove my hoof.
To start the proceedings this evening, we have four very special awards to hand out. After all was said and done, and the judges had cast their votes on every single outfit, they were then asked to pick one in particular -or, their Judge’s Choice. All four had the same response: how the heck do I pick just one??? So, each approached it from the perspective of the outfits that most impressed them, but failed to make it to the podium this year. What better time to hand out these awards than during our closing ceremonies?
“It was really difficult to pick just one outfit for Judge’s Choice. There were over 400 outfits to choose from, many of them just amazing. I finally decided to limit myself to my top picks for each event, as long as that top pick didn’t actually win a medal. It was still a tough choice, but I decided on Freestyle entry 28! (I still have no idea who created which outfit. Darn anonymity!) I love this outfit. I tend to go for outfits that are brightly colored or visually dramatic in some way because I want my characters to stand out, so I love the high contrast gold and black here. I also like the limited color palette and how all the golds match each other in color and lustre. The way the shield seems to pick up the design from the legs is fantastic. Oh, and the model is a female Tauren, which is about the most awesome thing ever. I love how the black of the outfit blends into the black of her fur. It makes me want to roll a black-furred female Tauren Paladin/Warrior just so I can recreate this look.” -Khizzara
“This was difficult and easy paradoxically. When judging the events and the multitudes of entrants, for me, I had to work to narrow it down and create a matrix to strive for fairness and balance as much as possible. But this entrant doesn’t really fit in the Olympics athletism, and she’s not shown with a cycle, or any of the extra attention to details that many contestants put forth. But, this was one of the first entrants I just thought to myself, “Yeah! If this rock-and-roll grandma were a character in a story, she is someone I would love to know!” I just dig her style. She reminds me of the grandmother in Napolean Dynamite–a strong lady who doesn’t take any gruff, and goes riding on the dunes with her much-younger boyfriend. Sexiness is a state of mind, and that is cool indeed.” -Matty
“Okay, I had fainted when I read this but they finally brought me around, lol! Pick another! I have about 30 favorites! But I went back and looked closely at my perfect 10′s. Okay, you can see I was heavily influenced by Catwynn on this one. Went back and forth between this and another contestant but, yep, human male archer number 6!” -Tome of the Ancient
“To pick one outfit out of over 450 is an insurmountable task. You could ask me a dozen times to do this and there’s a good chance I’d have a different answer every time. But, after looking through all the entries again I remembered something about this outfit. When I first saw it, my jaw dropped. The colours immediately jumped out at me. It was an amazing blend and used a staff I wouldn’t dream of building an outfit around (it wasn’t the only one either). I scored it a perfect ten and remember my genuine surprise when it didn’t win a medal.” -JD Kenada
Also, we have the award for the highest score of the entire Transmogolympic Games. With a score just a half point shy of perfection, Lower City’s Fencing competitor won this award with a whopping 39.5!!! Remember to celebrate this incredible accomplishment with your new Nightsaber Cub!
Before we hand out the medals, there’s one more award we’d like to take the time to hand out. Organizers explained this award would be given way back when the games began. To understand how this winner was chosen, we’re going to try to explain the formula. Each event, points were handed out not based on score, but based on position in the standings. So, a person who finished first received 47 points for that event and a person in forty-seventh received a single point. We then tallied the combined points of all nine events. It was possible to not win a medal, but finish first in this particular award. In the end, the winner of this award was one of the Gold medal winners during the games (and a silver). This faction only finished outside the top twenty once, and finished in the top five three times. That defines consistency, and as such the Argent Dawn deserves to be recognized for that effort! Congratulations!
An auspicious performance of this magnitude deserves to be rewarded, and our friends at the local pet rescue have responded in kind. On behalf of them, I would like to present you with a Gregarious Grell, Purple Puff, Sand Scarab, and Nightsaber Cub!
*round of applause*
Of course, that brings us to our final recognition. I need to pause for a moment just to recognize all forty seven participants we had. Each brought amazing and unique ideas to the table. Each outfit more stunning than the previous one, and so incredibly difficult to judge. When the qualifying started two months ago no one really knew what to expect. That you were only half of the original entries should give you reason to hold your heads high -completing the outfits in the span of time was not an easy task and none of you cut corners. You all delivered. It’s because of that, that we wanted each and every one of the athletes recognized for all to see, and to share those outfits with anyone and everyone. So please join me in the reveal of the Transmogolympic Games official website.
…now then, there is the final matter. With so many entries and nine events, the games were a challenge. Several factions picked up more than one medal though. But one not only picked up a couple of medals, they won gold twice and even added a bronze medal to ensure they stood tallest in the end. To ensure, they owned the podium. For that very reason, it puts a big smile on my face to congratulate Lower City as the winner of the inaugural Transmogolympic Games!
With the victory at the games, you will receive an Owned! Loot Card where you can carry on your celebration by planting flags over fallen enemies on the battlefield, reminding them no one messes with the Transmoggers!
…well, that concludes the first ever Transmogolympic Games. We hope you’ve enjoyed our extensive coverage this year, and we once again applaud all the participants and organizers for a great event. See you again. Good night.