The March Madness Löwen Games were the Wiki's annual version of NCAA March Madness combined with the Löwen Games from "Last Grimm Standing". Starting in 2014, a Wesen bracket was made on challonge.com, and members and guests of the wiki could fill out their own bracket on Challonge to predict the results of the tournament. A few Wiki members, known as Reporters, were assigned matches for the tournament and they would write out how the match went down. In 2015, to try to make sure things were fair by avoiding the possibility of the reporters influencing the results based on their brackets, the polls on Challonge were used to help determine the outcome of the matches. Everyone who filled out a bracket could vote in the polls for each match up and the more votes one species got in a match, the better their chance was to win. For example, if one species received 85% of the votes, then they had an 85% chance of winning the fight when a reporter wrote the match. In 2014, all known Wesen at the time the tournament began, including those who appeared/were mentioned on the show, appeared in the comics, etc., were included in the bracket. However, starting in 2015 only Wesen who appeared on the show were eligible to be included. Starting in 2016, the defending Wesen champion was automatically seeded first in the next tournament.
All but one of the tournaments coincided with the real March Madness so that the rounds of each tournament occurred on the same day. The only exception was the final tournament in 2017, which began in early April to allow for the inclusion of any new Wesen featured in the final season of Grimm.
Final 4 History
Note: The number by each name is what their seed was in the tournament.
#14 Wasser Zahne
- Main article: Grimm Wiki:Löwen Games/2014
Final 4 (April 5)
Skalenzahne vs. Mordstier
|“|| Two very durable Wesen faced off in this Final Four match, both pulling off large upsets in order to reach this stage. I'm sure very few expected these Wesen to advance over the ones they defeated. However, one Wesen will not be making it out of this cage alive. Begin!
The Mordstier charges straight at the Skalenzahne, using his immense mass and long horns to try and gore the scaled Wesen. But the Skalenzahne is a veteran in the cage, and easily tumbles out of the way, tripping the bull Wesen into the bars and getting his horns lodged between them. Taking advantage of the temporarily incapacitated Wesen, the Skalenzahne beats the bull over the shoulder and back repeatedly until it is kicked hard in the chest. By quickly woging in and out of his Wesen form, the Mordstier is able to dislodge himself and turn to face the scaled Wesen. They both charge, the Mordstier running horns lowered while the Skalenzahne keeps his stance low, avoiding the horns by inches and grabbing the Mordstier form the side. They grapple with each other, trying to find a hold or any form of leverage to turn the tables in their favor. In the end, the Mordstier's superior strength allows him to shrug off the Skalenzahne and then grab and throw him against the bars. A loud breaking noise is heard, and the Skalenzahne groans weakly. The crocodile holds his ribs in pain, and his eyes flash in fear before they go blank when the Mordstier kicks his head into the bars. That's the final—and possibly fatal—blow.
Pflichttreue vs. Cracher-Mortel
|“||A speedy match, the Pflichttreue wasn't able to dodge the first blow. A likely defeat of an unlikely opponent made the fans laugh, though the other match is more highly anticipated.||”|
3rd Place Match (April 7)
|“||Despite the fact that the Skalenzahne and the Pflichttreue both lost in the Final 4, it was determined by the fans and the judges that a 3rd place winner needed to be determined. Because replacements could not be found in time, there was no fight so a voting system was used. With a result of 57% to 43% the Skalenzahne was determined as the 3rd place fighter and the Pflichttreue was 4th.||”|
Championship Match (April 7)
|“|| Welcome fight fans to the Championship Bout.
As you all know this match will be between the Cracher-Mortel and the Mordstier. The Löwen have announced that because the tickets for this match were being sold for several hundred dollars a pair, that the Mordstier will be equipped with a face shield, which will fall off if he woges his head, (or if Cracher-Mortel pulls it hard) due to the construction of the head strap. The announcer explains that this should ensure an lengthy fight as neither Mordstier's butt or Cracher-Mortel's spit will end the fight in a few seconds. Both combatants warily circle each other before Cracher-Mortel suddenly reverses direction and spits towards the eyes of Mordstier. The green goo, lands on the face shield and Cracher-Mortel rushes towards his temporarily blinded opponent, by jerking his head backwards Mordstier is able to see the onrushing Cracher-Mortel and is able to dodge the charge, and grab Cracher-Mortel's arm. Mordstier then helped him into the bars with a kidney punch. While Cracher-Mortel was catching his breath and turning round, Mordstier wiped the goo off his visor using his jacket sleeve. The antagonists then circled each other again and this time Mordstier advanced towards Cracher-Mortel and once in kicking range launched a standing kick, which was easily dodged by Cracher Mortel who took advantage of his adversary's ungainly stance to try and snatch the face shield from his head. Mordstier had recovered from the kick much quicker than expected and was able to prevent the attempt while landing a punch on Cracher-Mortel's head. This sparked the trading of body punches with neither combatant able to land a decisive blow. The Löwen then called a time out (enforced by electric cattle prod and taser) and declared that they did not want a boxing match.
Round 2 follows after the sale of souvenirs.
|“|| And now for Round 2.
In order to make for some actual gladiatorial combat, both fighters have been allowed their own choice of weapon (within limits, I hear that a sub-machine gun and a an automatic rifle were originally requested), Cracher-Mortel has selected his cane, and Mordstier has selected a large two-headed axe.
The combatants enter the ring and once again circle the arena, both swinging their weapons. After several feints from each participant in which Mordstier is struck several times by the cane, and Cracher-Mortel narrowly avoids the ponderous axe. Mordstier suddenly leaps forwards swinging his axe like scythe before him, as he approaches Cracher-Mortel nimbly skips out of the way and as the axe is at the extreme end of its left arc strikes the back of Mordstier's right knee causing him to stumble and his axe strikes the ground. Rapidly Cracher-Mortel reveals that his cane is a sword-stick and stabs at Mordstier with a fencing lunge. Mordstier realizing his peril has woged and so the light blade bends against his armored skin. This causes his face shield to fall to the ground as the headstrap breaks. Mordstier has recovered control of his axe and throws it at Cracher-Mortel, who seeing the uncovered face of Mordstier woges and spits green goo towards Mordstier's unprotected face. Mordstier's axe strikes Cracher-Mortel under the chin decapitating him, while the goo strikes Mordstier full in the face causing him to collapse. After the ministrations of a Fuchsbau armed with a Piqure-Gigantesque, Mordstier is declared the winner.
The organizers would like it noted that since the Cracher-Mortel had no head, that this was the only way to have a winner.
- Main article: Grimm Wiki:Löwen Games/2015
Final 4 (April 4)
Gelumcaedus vs. Excandesco
|“|| Welcome to the Final Four dear audience.
This is the first semifinal presenting the Gelumcaedus vs. the Excandesco. Both contestants proved to be very clever fighters. The Gelumcaedus is raising his arms as if to say "I'm gonna be the Winner, Babe!" He clearly doesn't take the female as a threat, despite the fact that she made it this far. Granted, her big scar above her chest shows she might not be much of a hand-to-hand-combatant, but never underestimate an Excandesco. Especially, if you're coldblooded like the Gelumcaedus. And now, the ring is open! Of course the reptilian fighter tries to catch the woman by surprise with his enormous leap but she had enough time to prepare herself during his showing-off. She's already ignited the moment the Gelumcaedus touches her. He roars in pain but quickly these sounds fade away, like his crumpling skin. Our first finalist has been decided and now the Excandesco raises her arms in triumph.
|“||This was a very interesting and painful match for both fighters. Everyone figured this would be a quick match and it would come down to whoever could strike first with their signature attack. The Murciélago had a bit of an advantage when the match began because he was far enough away that the Manticore couldn't use his tail instantly to attack. The Murciélago opened his mouth as the Manticore charged. The Manticore seemed faster than normal; maybe from his adrenaline at an all time high. However, by the time he got close enough to attack the Murciélago, he had blood coming out of his eyes and ears from the screeching Murciélago. He was able to fight through it the best he could and land a deadly stinger attack through the mouth and out the back of the Murciélago's head.||”|
3rd Place Match (April 6)
Gelumcaedus vs. Murciélago
|“||Replacements for each species were quickly found after the previous Gelumcaedus and Murciélago both suffered brutal deaths in the final 4. Whoever chose the replacements did a terrible job as the Gelumcaedus was very overweight and slow. He may not have had much of a chance to begin with, but the Murciélago ended this match fast by opening her mouth to emit her signature sonic shriek, killing the Gelumcaedus as well as some unprepared fans in the stands.||”|
Championship Match (April 6)
|“|| The Löwen Games proudly presents the big finale of the 2015 tournament!
Both of our contestants have come a long way to be here with us for this glorious day. Or at least it would have been glorious, if the Manticore hadn't had a little encounter with the Murciélago in the final 4. That fight left him with a lot of wounds, deaf, and almost blind. However, a real Manticore is set on kill, no matter how badly he's hurt, right? Well, at least let's hope so. His opponent, a rare female Excandesco, had her share of almost deadly encounters too. The big scar across her chest tells us so. Although she's in better condition, never underestimate a Manticore which has absolutely nothing to lose. The organizer thought about giving the Excandesco some restraints, or so I've heard, to make the fight more even (and longer), but the Manticore proudly declined. Well, it's his neck on the line...
Last year's winner, the Mordstier, is watching the fight from a VIP box, and he's gonna give the signal for the fight to start. And there it is, the Mordstier drops the flag, and the fight is under way!
The Manticore lifts his tail and starts sniffing the air. Since he's almost blind, he seems to hope he'll find his way via his nose to his opponent, but didn't his sense of smell suffer as well? Maybe he's just putting up a show.
The woman, on the other hand, moves gracefully around the Manticore, keeping a fair distance between them. She seems to test the shortened abilities of the latter. He might be deaf, but he's not totally blind. His head follows her movements, slowly but steadily. She's faking an attack only to have her opponent turn to one side while trying an ambush his back, jumping and rolling in the sand. And since the Manticore used his tail, she has pretty much accomplished what she came for. The Excandesco grabs for his tail with flaming hands and burns the poisonous stinger to a crisp. But what's that? Instead of continuing and taking the win, she retreats for several meters and follows his agony with gleaming eyes. My, has she become a nasty one during this tournament, but from the looks the organizers are giving her, maybe she was encouraged to keep the fight going as long as possible?
The wounded Manticore roars in frustration and starts to swing the stump of his tail violently around him, hoping to get a piece of the Excandesco, but she's again moving carefully around him, teasing her opponent. He must have noticed a movement though, as he turns to her, and without a second thought, jumps in that direction. Uh, that must've hurt the woman. One of the Manticore claws hit her across the shoulder. Now she's mad. She sets her hands and arms on fire and launches for him, screeching out loud. Her whole body is radiating enormous heat, and the Manticore tries to move back to avoid getting burned. Now he doesn't need his eyes anymore, as he can literally feel her rage crawling over his skin. He tries to fend her off, but it's no use. Finally she grabs for his throat, and with a gargling sound, the Manticore falls down on his knees and keeps on burning.
The Excandesco is proclaimed the winner, and the audience pays their respect with a standing ovation. The organizer sends the Mordstier into the arena to crown his successor with a laurel wreath, and she raises her arms in triumph.
This concludes the 2015 Löwen Games, dear Ladies and Gentlemen. We hope you have enjoyed the fights and that you'll come again next year.
Until then, take care, bye-bye and Auf Wiedersehen, Everyone!
- Main article: Grimm Wiki:Löwen Games/2016
Final 4 (April 2)
Excandesco vs. Mauvais Dentes
|“|| The championship Excandesco has been doing very well! But now she is about to face one of the fiercest of all Wesen; the Mauvais Dentes. Sure, she anhillated one back last year, but this one was super determined to win! Once the Löwen signalled for the fight to start, she woged her hands, setting them on fire. The Mauvais Dentes clutched his wounded chest. He seemed much weaker than he was before... Perhaps he got an infection? The Excandesco waited for her opponent to make a move, but neither did. The Mauvais Dentes then suddenly collapsed... The Excandesco was unsure if he was just catting around. After all, he is a Mauvais Dentes. Anyways, she decided to approach him slowly. He wasn't moving, but he was still woged. She figured if she could just wrap her hands around his neck quickly then it would be game over. She charged with all her speed and grabbed at him, but the Mauvais Dentes quickly grabbed her and bit her throat!
Looks like the Excandesco has met her demise. But not without putting severe third degree burns on the Mauvais Dentes's shoulders.
|“|| Coming into this battle, the Wasser Zahne needed all the rest she could get. Not all the burns on her face and chest blistered and formed scabs, as it appears some of the wounds have become infected. Needless to say, I don't think the Löwen care very much to clean the pool in the arena, at least not while the games are underway. At this point in the competition, you'd have to pay me an Unbezahlbar's ransom to go jump in those filthy waters! The Wasser Zahne takes a quick look over at the pool, and it doesn't look like she cares much at all about the conditions. Her opponent is introduced, and he is hopping on his feet, pumped and ready to go for this one!
With the Löwen's signal, the fight is underway, and the Wasser Zahne quickly woges and stays near the pool. The Uhranuti woges as well and heads towards the Wasser Zahne. She tries to grab him by his shoulders, but he knocks both of her arms away out to each side and delivers a front kick to the Wasser Zahn's stomach. She roars in pain as if salt has just been poured into a wound, but she fights back, practically on instinct alone! The Uhranuti is suddenly on the defensive, forced to block several punches and slashing strikes aimed at his gut and face. He manages to dodge some haymakers and quickly makes use of the space around him, backing up a few feet. Both fighters reset, but it is clear that the Wasser Zahne is fighting through some pain here. Her movements are stiff and not as light or quick as the Uhranuti's. After a few seconds, the Uhranuti charges back in, seemingly confident in going on the attack again, but the Wasser Zahne manages to move out of the way of some slashing talons.
Suddenly, the Uhranuti turns around to face the Wasser Zahne, but his back is now facing the pool edge––not where he wants to be right now. The Wasser Zahne's eyes appear to widen for a moment as she realizes she has the Uhranuti right where she wants him. As she walks up to him, he tries to run past her and escape, but she catches him with her left arm across the body and impressively throws the Uhranuti back! He's thrown into the cesspool––excuse me, the pool, he's been thrown in the pool! My, oh my, I would have been willing to bet some serious cash that the Wasser Zahne would have been the first one to enter the pool––and there she goes, slithering into the pool now, her head fins visible above the surface. The Uhranuti comes to the surface gasping for air, and he quickly swims to the pool edge. From behind him comes the Wasser Zahne! Ooh, he's in trouble now! He's desperately trying to hang onto the pool edge, but the Wasser Zahne grabs his legs and is determined to pull him under! Those talons of his are coming in handy here! The Wasser Zahne, possibly not at full strength, is trying with all her might to separate him from that pool ledge, but the Uhranuti's grip is not giving! The Wasser Zahne tries to now use the wall of the pool edge as leverage to kick off from, but the Uhranuti takes advantage of the brief moment and slashes her across the face. He now kicks her away from him, as she is grabbing her face. With no time to waste, the Uhranuti goes all in here and jumps from the ledge onto the Wasser Zahne, his talons flying! Another bloody struggle ensues under the water... and it looks like we have our winner! The Uhranuti has done it! A worthy finalist in this year's tournament if there ever was one, I'm looking forward to seeing what the other half of the championship match will look like in a few days.
3rd Place Match (April 4)
|“|| Ladies and Gentlemen, this year’s March madness is coming to an end. After 82 matches with 84 competitors this was the biggest tournament we had so far. There had been a lot of excellent fighters and match-up as well as some really big disappointments. But since most of the participants were no professional fighter that was to be expected I guess.
Now there are only two matches left.
This year it was decided, that we have replacement fighters for the 3rd place match, since... you know, it's a battle-royal and the dead can hardly fight... So, now we have the first replacement-fight in the history of the Löwen Games, but I doubt the competitors are as happy about that fact as we are.
This brings us finally to the fight at hand - the bronze match featuring an Excandesco and a Wasser Zahne. Both men have been waiting for their chance to fight since the beginning of the tournament. For every species the Löwen cat... ehem, engage a male and a female; except for the Huntha Lami what's-their-name perhaps... whatever, at the beginning of the tournament it is tossed up which of them fights in the battle and the other one is taken care of. It seems they both have been treated fairly well and are ready for their fight. I’ve been told they used the length of their… stay and trained within the catacombs.
Both female representatives fought a good tournament and deserve our respect, especially our former champion. She came across a Wildesheer, a Musai, a Königschlange, a Löwen and only failed against the Mauvais Dentes, who is fighting for the title in the match coming after this. The Wasser Zahne had some likewise formidable opponents: a Murciélago, a Dämonfeuer, a Siegbarste and a Hässlich before she got her best by the Uhranuti. So both men have a name to live up to.
The Löwen decorated the arena with their banner and the VIP-lounge is filled with distinguished looking people drinking Champagne.
The Excandesco and the Wasser Zahne take their places and wait for the signal to start the fight. The other match-ups were less formal, but this is finale after all. And here it comes.
As soon as they are told to start both Wesen woges, albeit the Excandesco only sets his arms on fire. The Wasser Zahne keeps his distance for now, eyes his competitor and flexing his fingers with his sharp claws extended. The Excadesco is circling his shoulders and the flames fizzles and radiate incredible heat. He opens his arms as if to say ‘come on, try me’. But the Wasser Zahne doesn’t fall for it. Oh, now I see what he’s up to – he circled the Fire Wesen so that the pool is right behind him. Either the Excandesco has forgotten about that or he simply don’t care. I guess it’s the latter as he simply shrugs and invites the Wasser Zahne again to attack him. He won’t have to ask a third time, as the Water Wesen dash towards the fire. A split second before the fiery hands impact he dodges, slides on the sand and spins around to immediately attack the Excandesco from behind. His claws meet with the left shoulder and leave bloody marks. Wow, if the fire Wesen hadn’t moved he probably would be one head down. But now he’s mad and sets his whole body on fire. The Wasser Zahne was still to close with his claws still sticking in his competitors flesh and gets severely burned. He cries out in pain and sinks to his knees. The flesh on his right hand has practically turned to coal… ouch…
The Excandesco slowly turns around to face his opponent. You can’t see his face through the flames, but I’m pretty sure he must display a nasty grin. He sets one foot ahead the other, slowly, calmly, following the Wasser Zahne who crawls desperately backwards on his feet and one hand. Seems like he wants to try and get into the water – how shameful. But wait, upon reaching the waters edge the Wasser Zahne doesn’t try to jump into the pool but he splashes a handful of the liquid into the Excandesco’s face. What did he thought he would accomplish doing that? The water merely vaporizes in the heat and… oh, now I get it. It really does hinder the sight of the Excandesco - as it turns into a cloud of steam! The fire Wesen lifts his hand annoyed to drive it away. The Wasser Zahne instantly jumps to his feet and tries to push his competitor into the water with his already burned hand. Sadly he was a bit too slow though it was a nice trick. The Excandesco simply grabs the arm and pulls the Wasser Zahne with him into and under the water while his whole body is still burning white hot. The water starts to bubble almost immediately. The Excandesco doesn’t seem to mind one bit, but the place that started as a possible advantage for the Wasser Zahne turns out to be a deadly trap, as he is obviously boiled to death. The Excandesco rises from pool and raises his arms in triumph. Until he recognizes the guards that lifts their weapons. Didn’t he know? Only the champion him or herself is allowed to life. As his flames slowly die so does he. The water is still steaming hot. And… hmmm smells a bit like Bouillabaisse… There, now I’m hungry. Maybe I can grab a snack before the finale starts?
Championship Match (April 4)
Mauvais Dentes vs.
|“|| Ladies and Gentlemenn, today, we present to you two incredible fighters. First, entering the arena now is the fierce, the feisty, the formidable – Uhranuti! He has come a long way in this tournament, defeating a Klaustreich, a Pflichttreue, a Manticore, a Höllentier, and in his last fight, a Wasser Zahne! It’s a testament to his resourcefulness that he has found so many ways to defeat his opponents and show up for this fight in relatively good health.
And now, his opponent – the relentless, ruthless, and fearsome Mauvais Dentes! Boy, the crowd seems to love him! He has shed quite a lot of blood with those sharp canines as the tournament has progressed, slaying a Yaguaraté, a Naiad, a Fulcré, a Steinadler, and most notably, last year’s champion, the female Excandesco. After her last match, she was apparently brought back to life with a Two-Headed Snake, so she is actually here in the crowd to watch this match and pass the torch to the winner and champion of this fight. The expression on her face is rather serious, as she perhaps wishes she could be in this fight once more, but she respectfully applauded both competitors as they entered the arena. I should note, the Mauvais Dentes is not hiding his injuries from his last fight with the Excandesco, as he has both his shoulders heavily bandaged.
Both fighters walk up to each other now in the ring to shake the other’s hand, but this is quickly turning into a stare down! They might be exchanging a handshake, but their eyes are exchanging looks of extreme intensity! They are separated a few feet from one another, and the Löwen is about to signal the match... Here... we... GO!
Both contestants woge, and they both snarl at each other immediately. They get in a stance ready for the other to make the first move, but both are being patient, holding their ground. The Uhranuti is well aware of how the Mauvais Dentes played some mind games in his last fight and appears to have his head on a swivel, ready for anything, but the Mauvais Dentes hasn’t made a move yet, possibly trying to get a read on what his opponent is thinking. With that, the Uhranuti starts to close in, his talons raised, ready to strike. The Mauvais Dentes lets out a loud growl as the Uhranuti comes closer, but the Uhranuti presses on, determined to now make the first move, and quickly slashes up high at his opponent. The Mauvais Dentes jumps back to dodge the strike and goes for a leg sweep. The Uhranuti just gets his feet out of the way, jumping over the Mauvais Dentes’ legs. The Mauvais Dentes gets back on his feet and slashes at the Uhranuti’s chest, but the Uhranuti blocks his arm and goes to punch the Mauvais Dentes in the face. The Mauvais Dentes blocks that and goes in for a lethal bite! Wow, trying to end this match early, but Uhranuti manages to duck out of the way and kicks the Mauvais Dentes in the gut, landing the first blow.
The Mauvais Dentes clutches his stomach briefly, but I think he surprised the Uhranuti with his aggressive tactic. The Uhranuti seems to be enraged by this and lets out a terrible battle cry, which gets the crowd cheering here! The Mauvais Dentes reacts quickly though and delivers a powerful side kick right to the Uhranuti’s sternum, sending him flying quite an impressive distance! He gets up quickly but barely has any time to dust himself off as the Mauvais Dentes is coming in for more! The Uhranuti raises his talons and the two are slashing at each other like crazy! The Uhranuti land’s a nasty slash to the Mauvais Dentes’ chest, but he counters with a punch to the Uhranuti’s face! The Uhranuti slashes the Mauvais Dentes’ gut now, and he counters again with another punch to the Uhranuti and a head butt as well! The Uhranuti staggers backwards a bit, his arms out to the side to maintain his balance, and the Mauvais Dentes sees the opening—he slashes at the Uhranuti’s chest, and both competitors now are absolutely staining this arena red! The Uhranuti cries out in pain, feeling his first serious wound of the tournament. The Mauvais Dentes now opens his mouth wide, flashing those horrible teeth of his, but the Uhranuti, perhaps on sheer instinct, slashes at the Mauvais Dentes’ face to keep him back, leaving three long lacerations on the side of his face. The Mauvais Dentes’ head snaps back at the force of the blow, but he stays on his feet. He growls as he slowly turns his head back towards the Uhranuti, who is quickly charging back at the Mauvais Dentes. I don’t know where either fighter is finding the will to keep fighting, but neither one is backing down!
The Uhranuti, like a falcon clutching its prey, grabs on to the Mauvais Dentes’ bandaged shoulders in a grapple, digging his talons deep into his flesh! The Mauvais Dentes lets out a roar that shakes this arena, and he head butts the Uhranuti immediately. The Uhranuti’s talons are still buried in each shoulder, and the Mauvais Dentes now sinks his teeth into the Uhranuti’s left wrist, his teeth piercing straight through the other side!! Oh, I think I’m gonna be sick! The Uhranuti finally lets go of his grip and grabs his left hand, but the Mauvais Dentes has tasted blood and wants some more! He delivers an upward slash to the Uhranuti’s face and pounces on top of him, bringing him to the ground, his right hand firmly planted on top of the Uhranuti’s bloody chest. He slides his hand up to the Uhranuti’s throat and let’s out another roar, and the crowd is going crazy! What’s this? The Mauvais Dentes now turns his head to look back at the Löwen standing in the first row, who has his hand held in the air, his thumb out to the side. This is it folks, the moment of truth! The Löwen flashes a smile and slowly turns his thumb... UP! He is letting the Uhranuti live?! Perhaps out of pure respect, the Löwen organizer is showing a rare moment of mercy here. I’m not sure he’s going to last much longer anyways, as he continues to lose blood, but the Mauvais Dentes roars victoriously and gets off his opponent, who remains on the ground, staring at the sky above with a glassy look on his face.
The Mauvais Dentes, wounded, battered, and bruised, holds his shoulder with one arm as he raises the other, pumping it in the air in victory! The Excandesco comes down to the arena and salutes the new champion, placing a laurel wreath on his head. The crowd gives the Mauvais Dentes a standing ovation, who now has all the time he’ll need to heal from his battle wounds.
Thanks to all who have watched, supported, and cheered on the competitors, it was another wild and fun tournament this year for sure. This concludes the 2016 Löwen Games, Ladies and Gentlemen, we hope you enjoyed it! Until we pack this arena again, take care!
- Main article: Grimm Wiki:Löwen Games/2017
Final 4 (April 15)
|“||Both Wesen came into this match in relatively good health, and, being a Final 4 contest, it was all the more anticipated. Both fighters were all about intimidation before the match started: the Manticore woged and flexed his tail while roaring towards the sky (the Löwen definitely enjoyed that!), and the Drang-Zorn woged, bared his teeth, and snarled menacingly in response. If only the fight was actually as interesting and dramatic as the pre-match action... as soon as the match started, once again, the Manticore took advantage of his opponent being overly aggressive. The Drang-Zorn came in charging like he was shot out of a cannon, but the Manticore, ever-patient, waited for the perfect moment to strike with his tail. The Drang-Zorn was wildly slashing his arms as he came running in, so the Manticore actually stabbed the Drang-Zorn in his left forearm rather than in his chest. Still, the Drang-Zorn reared back in pain as his arm seemed to go limp, the Manticore's neurotoxins already starting to take effect. With the Drang-Zorn's chest now exposed, the Manticore stabbed him once again, this time hitting his target. The Drang-Zorn's eyes widened as he grabbed the Manticore's tail with his right hand, collapsing to his knees; the Manticore then removed his tail and the Drang-Zorn fell to the ground. Quickly, the Löwen in charge of supervising the match sent a Hexenbiest into the arena, where she used a Two-Headed Snake to save the Drang-Zorn's life. This might have actually been the most exciting part of the match, at least momentarily, but the Löwen called off both fighters from fighting again, indicating the Drang-Zorn had merely been revived so he could fight in the Bronze Match. (The Hexenbiest helped, of course, by telekinetically pushing the Manticore and Drang-Zorn away from each other.) The excitement is already building of course for the final Championship Fight, but at least the spectators have one other fight to look forward to!||”|
Wildesheer vs. Cracher-Mortel
|“|| Back in 2014, the Cracher-Mortel made it all the way to the championship match, but lost to the Mordstier. In the years since, the Cracher-Mortels have all made it to at least the sweet 16, but this is the first year since the initial tournament that a Cracher-Mortel has made it to the final 4. The Cracher-Mortel this year has done very well in his fights, only having a little bit of trouble so far. He has faced some tough competition, such as the Matança Zumbido, which was a very tough opponent to have to start the tournament with.
The Wildesheer's over the years have collected a good amount of wins, but this is the first year that one made it all the way to the final 4. Unfortunately, that is as far as he will get. The Cracher-Mortel's determination to try to collect his species' first championship, mixed with the Wildesheer's newly infected wound (the wound was originally caused back in the sweet 16, but became infected after the elite 8), drove him to victory, and for the first time since 2014, there is a Cracher-Mortel in the championship! Will the result be different this year? Or will this Cracher-Mortel also fall in the finals?
3rd Place Match (April 16)
Drang-Zorn vs. Wildesheer
|“|| Ladies and gentlemen, this tournament is slowly coming to an end. Only two fights left in this years competition. We have seen a lot of exciting fights, bloody and brutal, but we also have endured far too many disappointing matches. Hopefully this one won't be on of the latter.
In the left corner entering the Drang-Zorn has overcome a Taureus-Armenta, a Fuchsbau, an Anubis and most notably - an Ataktos Fuse. He died in his encounter with the Manticore, who's fighting for the Championship in the match coming after this, but was revived for the bronze match. The Drang-Zorn still looks rather beaten up as the treatment he got after his last fight was only for reviving, not to heal him. In the right corner the Wildesheer defeated an El Cucuy, a Barbatus Ossifrage, an Inugami, a Fuchsteufelswild an a Blutbad only to be stopped in his attempt to get the laurel wrath by the Cracher-Mortel. Since the Wildesheer is alive and kicking the Löwen must have had a Hexenbiest tread him with the Piqure-Gigantesque. The Löwen lifts his arm and... the fight is open! Both competitor seems to have a lot built up energy or maybe they are just furious because they were overcome in their respective fights. Who knows, the audience probably won't care as long as they get to see a wild fight. And it is for sure. Both slashing, attacking, retracting and kicking. The Drang-Zorn is the first one who shows signs of fatigue. The Wildesheer is apparently enjoying this fight, trying to keep it going as long as possible. He probably knows, he won't survive this day anyway so he want's to have as much fun as he can. But alas, soon it's obvious, that the Drang-Zorn has not much strength left. After a very nasty blow to his abdomen he falls to his knees, arms crossed over his belly, his head sinking. The Wildesheer nods in acknowledgement of his opponents fighting skills and rips the Drang-Zorn's throat out. He even collects the skalp before the Löwen declares him the winner of this fight and gives the security a sign to proceed with skalping the Wildesheer himself thus killing him. As the rules say - only the champion is allowed to survive these games. With the bronze match being over, let's proceed to the Championship Match. Who's gonna take the wreath this year? Can't hardly wait...
Championship Match (April 16)
|“|| Ladies and gentleman, Wesen and Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen, welcome to the Championship Match of the 2017 Löwen Games!!! We bring this match to you live, and due to the particular significance of this year's Championship Match, the Löwen have accordingly pulled out all the stops to make this fight match the hype that's been leading up to it! Here's what we know: a circular cage has been brought out, probably no more than 50 feet across in diameter, and steel bars are practically the only thing separating the fighting arena from the crowd! That's right, the Löwen are going straight up old school in this one! Seven Löwen surround the perimeter of the cage to make sure overzealous spectators don't reach through the bars, but the cage resides in the middle of the arena and is absolutely surrounded by a huge crowd, at least 20 rows deep. I hope neither fighter in this match is claustrophobic!
Additionally, the Löwen have set this match up to be a best of 3 round championship fight. The chief supervising Löwen is in possession of a mysterious staff, and rumor has it that this staff... can actually revive the dead? We'll see soon enough if that's true, as we're left wondering how the Löwen plan to actually carry out this best of 3 round format, as well as where this staff came from...
Both fighters enter the cage in their human forms, both looking anxious to get this match underway. The crowd seems nearly split as to which fighter has the most support, as each fighter, first the Cracher-Mortel, then the Manticore, are introduced to a mix of cheers and boos, each fighter woging into their Wesen forms. The enclosed nature of the arena has got to be intimidating, but neither fighter is showing any signs of being spooked by their surroundings, purely focused on one another. Each fighter takes their positions on opposite ends of the cage and... the match is signaled to begin! HERE WE GO!
Exhausted, but victorious, the Manticore stands proud as the Löwen place a golden wreath upon his head... Congratulations to the Manticore, your new Löwen Games Champion! This is surely a match that will be talked about for ages! Thank you to everyone for your support along the way, and we hope this match was as exciting for you as it was for everyone here! I'm still curious about that Löwen's staff though... should we meet again, I hope to divulge to you more information about it! Thank you all once again! Auf Wiedersehen!!!''