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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?

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

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Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals | Who Will Move On?

The Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals are finally here!

Well, well, well we have found our final 8!

This year’s knock-out stages were a lot of fun for us watching, not so much for some of our crypto players who suffered devastating defeats (Andreas Antonopoulos anyone? Satoshi Nakamoto’s last-minute winning goal was so incredibly last minute it was hard to comprehend.)

And then there were the penalty shoot-outs — the word “exciting” doesn’t cut it. We had three deciders based on nail-biting penalty shoot-outs: Warren Buffet conceded to Justin Sun, Bill Barhydt to Charlie Lee and Tyler Winklevoss (shocking) to CryptoYoda. 

And while we are on CryptoYoda, let’s look at this closer. Tyler Winklevoss’s defeat to the Crypto World Cup host – can anyone understand this? T. Winklevoss is a kingpin in the world of crypto and to put it in context, the CryptoYoda was mocked by his own people for how poor he was at crypto (well, soccer). But hands up if you’re feeling sheepish now!

Now the host is heading into the quarterfinals and to re-iterate, not even his own people thought he could do it. I love a good underdog so even if the next game doesn’t bode well for him, CryptoYoda can definitely hold his head high and say he did his nation proud.

Our table below will quickly catch you up on who’s left in and who has been booted out:

Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals

Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals

And as we progress to the Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals we can now concisely see the top 8 and how the battle for a place in the semi’s will look:

Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals

July 6th

The quarterfinals will kick off on July 6th. The first semi-finalists will be decided on that day, and the other semi-finalists decided on the 7th. Today let’s analyze the matches of July 6th.

The first game will see Brad Garlinghouse against Charles Hoskinson at 7.00am PT. That same day has Cameron Winklevoss facing Satoshi Nakamoto at 11.00am PT.

Brad Garlinghouse v Charles Hoskinson 

Two very strong foes. There is injury doubt surrounding Garlinghouse after he limped off the pitch following his defeat of John McAfee. It remains to be seen if he will arrive in full-form to this game. Hoskinson, on the other hand, is incredibly strong in the striking position and all fears of injury on his side are now allayed, being described as only a “minor scare.” He will be a formidable foe for Garlinghouse, who cannot afford to miss a beat in this game.

Cameron Winklevoss v Satoshi Nakamoto

Neither side has faced a bigger test than this in this world cup thus far. C. Winklevoss is a six-time Crypto World Cup winner and remains to be an obvious favorite, although his performance this year doesn’t seem reflective of such an achievement. None-the-less here he is against Satoshi, who narrowly scraped into this round thanks to that last minute goal against Andreas Antonopoulos. It’s arguably an even game in terms of stats. I can’t call it.

>> Catch up with the Crypto World Cup Players Here!

Who Will Be Victorious?

We are down to the cream of the crop. I have placed no bets as this year’s tournament has proven to be anybody’s game and I already have a nervous disposition.

I wish all players a good and fair game (and keep the diving to a minimum lads, will you!?).

Here’s to the Crypto World Cup Quarterfinals!

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Cameron Winklevoss vs. Brian Armstrong

Day 18 of the Crypto World Cup was full of dramatics and broken hearts. Today’s big match was between Cameron Winklevoss and Brian Armstrong. Day 18’s second match was between Satoshi Nakamoto and Andreas Antonopoulos.

Yesterday, saw the losses and elimination of two defenders in the Crypto World Cup – John McAfee and Vitalik Buterin. Instead, Charles Hoskinson and Brad Garlinghouse have advanced and will face each other Tuesday in the Quarter Finals.

Meet the players of this year’s Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Cameron Winklevoss 2-0 Brian Armstrong

Cameron Winklevoss ended up on top of this match but received a tremendous amount of critique from fans and analysts. Soccer players and other professional athletes are known for their dramatics to pull a yellow card, and Winklevoss was laying on the drama thick today.

Winklevoss scored the first goal of the match in the 51st minute. Overall, there were six yellow cards in the match. The top 16 was set to have tough battles, and it did not disappoint. The pressure will only go up from here.

Cameron Winklevoss is set to face the other matches winner this coming Friday.

Match 2: Satoshi Nakamoto 3-2 Andreas Antonopoulos

The second match of the game was a tight race, with goals scored left and right. The first half of the match was silent, as neither opponent scored. Just after the half, Andreas Antonopoulos scored within the first three minutes.

Then, about four minutes later he scored again! Nakamoto retaliated back about ten minutes later, and the comeback began. Five minutes after the first goal, Nakamoto tied it up, and the fans had themselves a heated match! With two minutes to go in the match’s extended time, Nakomoto shoots one into the net.

What a match it was and Nakamoto ended up on top.

Satoshi Nakamoto will face Cameron Winklevoss, in the quarterfinals on Friday.

>> Check Out Day 17 of the Crypto World Cup

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Crypto World Cup Day 15

Day 15 of the Crypto World Cup had some neck-to-neck matches. There were four matches in total today but all eyes were on the Justin Sun vs. Satoshi Nakamoto match. Today’s matches concluded the final day of round one of the Crypto World Cup!

Meet the players of this year’s Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Jack Dorsey 0-1 Warren Buffett

Jack Dorsey came up short today as he lost to Warren Buffett by only one goal. It was a tight match and Buffett scored in the 74th minute. There were only two yellow cards the entire match.

Dorsey will not be moving on to the Round of 16. However, Buffett did make it past the first round of the Crypto World Cup and will face Justin Sun on Tuesday.

Match 2: Andreas Antonopoulos 0-1 Don Tapscott

Andreas Antonopoulos came up short today in his match against Don Tapscott. However, that didn’t really matter as Antonopoulos scored enough points in the previous matches of the first round to push himself to the top 16.

Tapscott scored in the 59th minute of the match and there was only one yellow card thrown.

Despite his best efforts, Tapscott did not make the cut. Antonopoulos will face off against Satoshi Nakamoto on Monday.

Match 3: Justin Sun 0-1 Satoshi Nakamoto

Justin Sun fell short today, losing to Satoshi Nakamoto 0-1. However, both players have scored enough points in the previous matches to push them through to the Round of 16.

Nakamoto scored in the 51st minute of the match and only two yellow cards were thrown all match.

Nakamoto will face off against Antonopoulos on Monday and Sun will face off against Buffett the following day.

Match 4: Tom Lee 1-2 Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb slid past Tom Lee today with a victory of 2-1. Neither competitor scored enough points in the beginning matches and this match was more of a “friendly” competition.

This is the end of the road for these two competitors in the Crypto World Cup.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post as we announce what other competitors in the Crypto World Cup made it to the Round of 16!

>> Crypto World Cup Day 14

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