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Crypto World Cup Day 12

Well, that’s it, folks! Day 12 of the Crypto World Cup has concluded, and the competition is heating up. 

Monday’s matches saw Brad Garlinghouse shut out CryptoYoda, putting the Ripple CEO at 9 points. We also saw David Sønstebø defeat Erik Voorhees in injury time, a cruel end to a game that favored Voorhees. Next, Tim Draper and John McAfee faced off in a mediocre game. The day ended with Tyler Winklevoss playing Zhao Changpeng. The game ended in a tie. 

If you’re behind in our Crypto World Cup, you can meet all the players here! 

Match 1: Brad Garlinghouse 3-0 CryptoYoda 

Match 1 started off in Brad Garlinghouse’s favor, and it continued that way for the entire game. Less than thirty minutes into the first half, Brad Garlinghouse was up 2-0. The opposing team’s panic was evident, as a card was given to CryptoYoda 13 minutes after Garlinghouse’s second goal. 

Halftime came and went, and the score was still 2-0 to Brad Garlinghouse. Garlinghouse clearly switched to defense in this half. After all, there’s no need to score another goal when you’re up 2-0; you need to make sure the opposite team can’t get an equalizer. 

And that’s exactly what Brad Garlinghouse did; CryptoYoda wasn’t able to equalize in the second half. After spending the remaining half defending, Brad Garlinghouse got antsy for another goal: he scored off a corner at the 90th minute. 

Takeaway:

Brad Garlinghouse: Leader of Group A; 9 Points

>> Read About Crypto World Cup Day 11 

Match 2: David Sønstebø 2-1 Erik Voorhees 

Needless to say, this game was a nail-biter. For the majority of the match, it was Erik Voorhees’ game. The American startup founder scored less than thirty minutes into the game — the ball was lofted over the goalie at the 22nd minute. 

But then the atmosphere changed. Erik Voorhees gave up a penalty just before the half-time whistle blew, and that was the start of the David Sønstebø comeback. 

David Sønstebø started the second-half strong, and it was apparent Erik Voorhees had lost the confidence he started the game with. At the 95th minute (5 minutes injury time) David Sønstebø drilled the ball into the far left corner of the net, winning the game. 

Takeaway:

David Sønstebø: Third Place on Group A Table; 3 Points 

Match 3: Tim Draper 1-1 John McAfee 

This game wasn’t as exciting as some of today’s other matches. However, both Tim Draper and John McAfee still put up a good fight — it just wasn’t enough for either crypto player to take on the title of ‘winner.’ 

On the stroke of half-time, John McAfee took the lead, making the game 1-0. And for the majority of the second half, the score remained that way. John McAfee focused both on offense and defense, while Tim Draper attempted to up his offensive game.

And just when it looked like John McAfee was going to get a sneaky win, Tim Draper scored a penalty 3 minutes into stoppage time. The crowd was on their feet. Could John McAfee score another before the whistle blew?

Sadly, no. The game ended 1-1, disappointing fans around the world.

Takeaway: 

Tim Draper: 3rd Place in Group B; 4 Points 

John McAfee: 2nd Place in Group B; 5 Points 

Match 3: Tyler Winklevoss 2-2 Zhao Changpeng 

Yet another game on Monday ended in a tie. This was an odd game — it started out strong, with Zhao Changpeng scoring in the 14th minute and Tyler Winklevoss equalizing 5 minutes later. 

And then the game slowed down. There were no more goals before or directly after the first-half. Both Tyler Winklevoss and Zhao Changpeng tried, but there wasn’t another goal until the 80th minute. 

That’s when it looked like the game was in the Zhao Changpeng bag. With roughly 10 minutes left in the left, plus stoppage time, Zhao Changpeng was leading the match, and it seemed like the odds were good. 

But a minute into stoppage time, after Winklevoss made a few substitutions, the American entrepreneur managed to equalize, making the final score 2-2. 

Takeaway: 

Tyler Winklevoss: Leader of Group B; 9 Points

Zhao Changpeng: Bottom of Group B; 1 Point 

The Crypto World Cup 

Did you have a favorite match of the day? Check back in tomorrow for more results! 

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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

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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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