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Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals are Here! Who will Advance?

The Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals are Here!

It’s hard to believe that the Crypto World Cup semi-finals start tomorrow, July 10th. It feels like just yesterday the group stages were kicking off.

From then to now, the whole tournament has been fun to watch. Mostly because it played out differently than most years.

In the Crypto World Cup semi-finals, there is no Roger Ver, no Vitalik Buterin, and no Cameron Winklevoss. Three crypto players that – and this could be an understatement – did not rise to the occasion, despite the world expecting them to.

Putting the disappointment aside (cough, Brian Armstrong fans, cough), the Crypto World Cup semi-finals is likely to be a doozy. And we couldn’t be more excited.

Before we can get too excited, though, it’s important to remember the fallen crypto players:

Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals

Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can get talk about the crypto players that survived the group stages and the knockout stages without feeling dismissive.

Match 1: Charles Hoskinson vs. Satoshi Nakamoto

Tuesday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m.

Go figure that Satoshi Nakamoto made it to the Crypto World Cup semi-finals. He (or she) is, after all, the OG of crypto.

It wasn’t easy getting to this point, though. Satoshi Nakamoto continued to surprise the crypto community throughout the tournament, booting Andreas Antonopoulos out in the round of 16, and beating Cameron Winklevoss in the quarter-finals.

>> Charles Hoskinson and Satoshi Nakamoto Quarter-Finals

Meanwhile, Charles Hoskinson had a few surprises up his own sleeve. After booting Vitalik Buterin out of the tournament, Charles Hoskinson very much deserves to be in the semi-finals.

But who will be victorious on Tuesday?

Match 2: Justin Sun vs. Charlie Lee

Wednesday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m.

I don’t know about you, but this is the game I’m most looking forward to.

Justin Sun has made history just making it this far; the last time Justin Sun (who was randomly paired as England) made it to the World Cup semi-finals was 28 years ago, which is the age of Mr. Sun right now.

Justin Sun battled to get here, too. He beat Warren Buffet in, perhaps, one of the most nerve-wracking round of shootouts I’ve ever seen, and Willy Woo in the quarter-finals.

>> Justin Sun and Charlie Lee Quarter-Finals

Don’t get me wrong, Charlie Lee deserves ample credit too.

In the group stage, Charlie Lee beat Vitalik Buterin (a shock to many at the time, and probably still is). He then went on to beat the home crypto player, CryptoYoda, in the quarter-finals.

All eyes will be on Charles Hoskinson and Satoshi Nakamoto tomorrow, as their match will determine the future of both Charlie Lee and Justin Sun.

World Cup Bracket:

Crypto World Cup semi-finals

The Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals: Our Takeaway

Are any of your original bets still in the Crypto World Cup? If not, out of the remaining four, which crypto player are you going to support in the semi-finals?

Under our roof, we’ve got some Justin Sun fans… but that’s just us!

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Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals are Here! Who will Advance?

The Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals are Here!

It’s hard to believe that the Crypto World Cup semi-finals start tomorrow, July 10th. It feels like just yesterday the group stages were kicking off.

From then to now, the whole tournament has been fun to watch. Mostly because it played out differently than most years.

In the Crypto World Cup semi-finals, there is no Roger Ver, no Vitalik Buterin, and no Cameron Winklevoss. Three crypto players that – and this could be an understatement – did not rise to the occasion, despite the world expecting them to.

Putting the disappointment aside (cough, Brian Armstrong fans, cough), the Crypto World Cup semi-finals is likely to be a doozy. And we couldn’t be more excited.

Before we can get too excited, though, it’s important to remember the fallen crypto players:

Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals

Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can get talk about the crypto players that survived the group stages and the knockout stages without feeling dismissive.

Match 1: Charles Hoskinson vs. Satoshi Nakamoto

Tuesday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m.

Go figure that Satoshi Nakamoto made it to the Crypto World Cup semi-finals. He (or she) is, after all, the OG of crypto.

It wasn’t easy getting to this point, though. Satoshi Nakamoto continued to surprise the crypto community throughout the tournament, booting Andreas Antonopoulos out in the round of 16, and beating Cameron Winklevoss in the quarter-finals.

>> Charles Hoskinson and Satoshi Nakamoto Quarter-Finals

Meanwhile, Charles Hoskinson had a few surprises up his own sleeve. After booting Vitalik Buterin out of the tournament, Charles Hoskinson very much deserves to be in the semi-finals.

But who will be victorious on Tuesday?

Match 2: Justin Sun vs. Charlie Lee

Wednesday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m.

I don’t know about you, but this is the game I’m most looking forward to.

Justin Sun has made history just making it this far; the last time Justin Sun (who was randomly paired as England) made it to the World Cup semi-finals was 28 years ago, which is the age of Mr. Sun right now.

Justin Sun battled to get here, too. He beat Warren Buffet in, perhaps, one of the most nerve-wracking round of shootouts I’ve ever seen, and Willy Woo in the quarter-finals.

>> Justin Sun and Charlie Lee Quarter-Finals

Don’t get me wrong, Charlie Lee deserves ample credit too.

In the group stage, Charlie Lee beat Vitalik Buterin (a shock to many at the time, and probably still is). He then went on to beat the home crypto player, CryptoYoda, in the quarter-finals.

All eyes will be on Charles Hoskinson and Satoshi Nakamoto tomorrow, as their match will determine the future of both Charlie Lee and Justin Sun.

World Cup Bracket:

Crypto World Cup semi-finals

The Crypto World Cup Semi-Finals: Our Takeaway

Are any of your original bets still in the Crypto World Cup? If not, out of the remaining four, which crypto player are you going to support in the semi-finals?

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Crypto World Cup Day 19

Day 19 of the Crypto World Cup is over, and so is the fourth day of the round of 16. 

The games today were definitely something else. While the score count remained low, the matches saw other things occur that made up for that. However, those things weren’t necessarily all good. 

Let’s dive in. If you missed it, here’s who is playing in the round of 16. 

Check Out the Results and Highlights of Today’s Games 

Match 1: Willy Woo 1-0 David Schwartz 

This match was a tough one. For the most part, the game was working in favor of David Schwartz. He dominated possession and had more shots on goal than Willy Woo. The exact difference was 18 to 12. 

Despite all of this, David Schwartz was not able to break through the defense of Willy Woo. 

Still, Willy Woo wasn’t able to kick-start its own offense until the 66th minute. And even then, the goal boiled down to the fact that the ball deflected off David Schwartz and went in. 

>>> Day 18 of the Crypto World Cup 

At the end of the day, David Schwartz could be considered the real winner. He dominated the game, and the deciding goal went in under unfortunate circumstances. That said, even though Willy Woo didn’t create chances or dominate possession – like David – he got the job done. At this stage of the tournament, that’s all you want, really. 

Match 2: Justin Sun 1 (4) – 1 (3) Warren Buffet 

Well, that was an aggressive game. And an intense game. Basically, it hit us all in the feels. 

The first half was dominated by Justin Sun, but the game was scoreless when the halftime whistle blew. In the half, Warren Buffet was all over Justin Sun, throwing shoulders, and, at one point, a headbutt. He was handed yellow card after yellow card.

In the second half, Warren Buffet did not shy away from the tackles, which ultimately led to his downfall. In the 57th minute, Buffet pulled down Justin Sun in the box, rewarding the latter with a penalty. Justin Sun curled the ball into the net, making the game 1-0. 

And then it happened. Justin Sun fans around the world collapsed to their knees (literally and figuratively) when, in the 93rd minute, Warren Buffet scored on a corner, making the score 1-1. The game was forced to go into overtime. 

Overtime did nothing. The game moved onto shootouts, and that’s where it ended. Justin Sun won the shootouts 4-3. 

God Save the Queen, Justin Sun prevails!

The Crypto World Cup Takeaway: 

Check back tomorrow for more World Cup match results. Who do you think is going to go all the way? 

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Crypto World Cup | Eliminations and Round of 16 World Cup Bracket

It’s here – the moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived!

Group stages of the Crypto World Cup are over, which means we’re moving onto the best part of the tournament: the knockout stages.

No more weak crypto players or unfair matches (though there will be a few: looking at you Andreas Antonopoulos vs. Satoshi Nakamoto). At this point in the Crypto World Cup, we have the best of the best playing against each other. You can count on these games being fast-paced and well-played.

Before we look at the Crypto World Cup Bracket, however, let’s have a moment to reflect on all the crypto players lost.

Crypto World Cup Eliminations: No Round of 16 For You!

There are a few crypto players that have been eliminated that I personally was hoping would go far. For instance, Tiffany Hayden (who was randomly drawn as Australia) was eliminated.

Overall, however, the biggest shocker of the Crypto World Cup is the absence of Roger Ver in the knockout stages.

Here are all the crypto players that were not able to move to the round of 16:

Crypto World Cup

Crypto World Cup

Crypto World Cup: Next Round Speculation

For the crypto representatives that did advance to the knockout stages, there are definitely going to be some interesting matches. Some are going to be must-watches, like Tyler Winklevoss vs. CryptoYoda.

However, there are a few games that are not the most glamorous of matchups. Take Willy Woo vs. David Schwartz: both crypto players looked good during group stages, but there isn’t anything to make one drop everything they’re doing to watch the upcoming match.

Moving forward, the public is divided. Many seem to believe that one side of the Crypto World Cup bracket is easier than the other.

Crypto Players on the Easy Side of the Bracket:

– Tyler Winklevoss, CryptoYoda, Charlie Lee, Bill Barhydt, Willy Woo, David Schwartz, Warren Buffett, and Justin Sun.

Crypto Players on the Difficult Side of the Bracket:

– Charles Hoskinson, Vitalik Buterin, Brad Garlinghouse, John McAfee, Cameron Winklevoss, Brian Armstrong, Satoshi Nakamoto, and Andreas Antonopoulos

Round of 16 World Cup Bracket: Onwards Crypto Troops!

That’s all speculation, though. Whether or not observers are right that things are looking easier for one side of the Crypto World Cup bracket, it’s still monumental for these players to have gotten this far. As we saw with Roger Ver, the tournament has a mind of its own – no matter how good at the game you’re supposed to be.

Here are the crypto players that advanced to the knockout stages. Note that the dates of each matchup have been provided:

Crypto World Cup

Crypto World Cup: Takeaway

From this point out, things are going to start getting a lot more intense. Crypto players are going to be less friendly with those that they know from the opposite team on the fields, and the overall intensity of matches is going to skyrocket.

As we move forward with the Crypto World Cup, we have two questions to ask: 1) how do you feel about the round of 16 World Cup bracket, and 2) who are you going to support as each crypto player makes their bid to make it to the quarter-finals?

Let us know in the comments below!

>> Crypto World Cup Recap of Matches

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Crypto World Cup Day 10

Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup has officially concluded, and it was quite the doozy! 

Saturday’s matches saw Satoshi Nakamoto alienate Jed McCaleb.  We also saw a tight game between Anthony Pompliano and Brian Armstrong, with the latter coming back in injury time. Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup ended with Roger Ver facing off with Willy Woo in what ended up being a nail-biting game.

If you don’t know yet, meet the players of our 2018 Crypto World Cup! 

Match 1: Satoshi Nakamoto 5-2 Jed McCaleb 

The game started off tight but quickly favored Satoshi Nakamoto. Both teams scored less than twenty minutes into the first half, with Satoshi Nakamoto slotting the ball into the bottom-left corner during a penalty in the 6th minute. 

Jed McCaleb came back in the 18th minute, but not before Satoshi Nakamoto slipped the ball through the legs of Mr. McCaleb, making the score 2-0 at the time. 

Satoshi Nakamoto went on to score 2 more goals in the second half, with the last being at the 90th minute. Jed McCaleb managed to get one more goal, 3 minutes into injury time. 

Takeaway:

Satoshi Nakamoto: 6 Points; Leader of Group G

Jed McCaleb: 0 Points; Bottom of Group G

>> Check Out Crypto World Cup Day 9!

Match 2: Brian Armstrong 2-1 Anthony Pompliano 

This was Brian Armstrong’s game. 12 minutes into the game and Brian Armstrong held 72% of possession. Armstrong scored his first goal in the 26th minute via a penalty. 

Second half was met with yellow cards, substitutions, and another goal for Brian Armstrong — eight yards out at the 66th minute. 

At this point, the game was in the Brian Armstrong bag. But 3 minutes into injury time, Anthony Pompliano managed to bang in a screamer from 20 yards out, making the score 2-1. The game was back on. However, with a remaining 3 minutes in stoppage time, Anthony Pompliano was not able to equalize. 

Takeaway: 

Brian Armstrong: 6 Points; Leader of Group F

Anthony Pompliano: 0 Points; Bottom of Group F 

Match 3: Roger Ver 2-1 Willy Woo 

Both teams took turns leading this match. Controversial crypto player Roger Ver started off the game strong, with Willy Woo failing to complete the majority of his passes. But at the 30-minute mark, the game began to favor Willy Woo. Roger Ver wasn’t able to maintain possession and Willy Woo managed to take the lead, clipping the ball over the goalie. 

Roger Ver must have given one inspirational half-time pep talk. After making a few subs, Roger Ver managed to equalize in the 48th minute, driving the ball home. At this point, the atmosphere had changed. All eyes were on Roger Ver. Could this crypto player make a comeback? 

And he did! In injury time, Willy Woo clumsily gave up a free-kick on the edge of the box, and Roger Ver drove it home, curling the ball into the far corner of the net. 

The game ended 2-1 to Roger Ver. 

Takeaway:

Roger Ver: 3 Points; Second in Group F; Behind Mexico 

Willy Woo: 3 Points; Third in Group F; Ahead of South Korea 

The Crypto World Cup 

It’s forecasted that by June 28th we will have our top 16 in the Crypto World Cup. Tune in tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week for more results!

Who’s going to be this year’s winner of the Crypto World Cup? Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

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