- "16 contenders... but only one can be king."
- ―The channel description
The King for a Day Tournament was a channel event hosted by SiIvaGunner. The event involves 16 characters nominated by the SiIvaGunner fanbase battling it out in an elimination bracket. The winner of the tournament, determined by the fanbase's votes, would receive their own special day to take over the SiIvaGunner channel.
On September 9, the King for a Day Tournament was suspended while the ending videos were still in production, but tournament-related rips still continued to trickle out. The proper tournament ending happened between October 7 and 8, and the winner of the tournament, Unregistered HyperCam 2, got its takeover on the next day, October 9.
The music released for the tournament was compiled in the album STRINGS OF FATE ~ SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament Original Soundtrack.
The King for a Day Tournament involves 16 fan-nominated characters battling it out to see who would win the right to takeover the SiIvaGunner channel for a day. In a parody of the Super Smash Bros. series and the battle royale genre, these 16 contestants fought 1-on-1 elimination matches (with each winner decided by a poll) until there was only one winner.
Throughout the tournament and after the tourney proper ended, the SiIvaGunner team released rips for each of the 16 characters (even after many of those characters were knocked out of the bracket), and for the tournament itself. These are unique among SiIvaGunner rips as mostly being entirely original arrangements or even original compositions, credited directly to the artists that made them.
Each contestant was also given a demo reel on Twitter and a playlist of music samples to inform fans on the types of rips each one had to offer.
After 15 matches and 11 days of matches, the final winner of the tournament was announced, and Unregistered HyperCam 2 won the tournament.
|Name||Jokes||Promotional Material||Date revealed||Selection|
| Ajit Pai||
||"The Harlem Shakeover"||July 17||Backroom|
||"Come On Again!"||July 17||Popular Fan Submission|
| Off the Hook ft. Glenna||
||"Splatoon Retro Medley"||July 17||Backroom|
|"Weird Al" Yankovic||
||"A Gaizin's Mantra"||July 18||Rippers' Choice|
| Unregistered HyperCam 2||
||"Paralyzer"||July 18||Unique Fan Submission|
||"Give Me the Fantasy"
|July 18||Rippers' Choice|
| Reggie Fils-Aimé||
||"American Crossing"||July 19||Backroom|
| Will Smith||
||"'Tis the Season to Get Jiggy"||July 19||Unique Fan Submission|
||"ZUN's Theme"||July 20||Popular Fan Submission|
| Dancing Alien Team||
||"Nunca Me Das Cositas"||July 20||Unique Fan Submission|
||"Five Million Fireflies"
|July 21||Popular Fan Submission|
| Wario Bros.||
||"Destruction Dance (Club Mix)"||July 22||Wario: Rippers' Choice
Waluigi: Popular Fan Submission
| King Dedede||
||"A Weird Race"||July 23||Popular Fan Submission|
| Solid Snake||
||"The Front Line (Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake)"
|July 24||Rippers' Choice|
| DJ Professor K||
||"Artificial Amateurs"||July 25||Unique Fan Submission|
||"We Dem Boyz"||July 27||Backroom|
|This article is not nice.|
Fighter reveals Edit
On July 13, the last rip before the event, "Bubble Man (Alpha Mix) - Mega Man 2", was uploaded. Afterwards, rip uploads were suspended until the end of the event.
On July 15, the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account announced that the team was taking submissions for a battle royale where 16 fan-nominated characters would battle it out for a chance to take over the channel for a day.
On July 17, submissions were closed and the first fighter was revealed.
On July 27, the final fighter was revealed. Later in the day, SiIvaGunner uploaded "SiIvaGunner presents... the KING FOR A DAY TOURNAMENT!", and released a Challonge page for the tournament.
On July 28, SiIvaGunner uploaded released the first rip of the tournament, "Training Mode".
Round 1 Edit
On July 29, SiIvaGunner released the tutorial video "Vote Responsibly!!" and announced Round 1, Match 1 (King Dedede vs. "Weird Al" Yankovic) through a video. With the video (and every following video) came a link to a poll where fans could vote on the winner. Later in the day came an announcement for Match 2 (DJ Professor K vs. Etika). Later still came a rip for DJ Professor K, "Artificial Amateurs".
On July 30, the channel released the rip "FIGHTING KING (Main Theme)". Later in the day, SiIvaGunner released a video for Match 3 (Will Smith vs. Unregistered HyperCam 2). After that, SiIvaGunner announced Match 4 (Pitbull vs. ZUN). Later still, SiIvaGunner released rips for ZUN and Unregistered HyperCam 2: "Paralyzer" and "ZUN's Theme", respectively. After that, winners were announced for Matches 1 and 2: King Dedede and Etika, respectively.
On July 31, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Pitbull, "Give Me the Fantasy". Later in the day, SiIvaGunner announced Match 5 (Reggie Fils-Aimé vs. Dancing Alien Team). After that, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Dancing Alien Team, "Nunca Me Das Cositas". After that, SiIvaGunner announced Match 6 (Ajit Pai vs. Thanos) and announced the winners for Matches 3 and 4: Unregistered HyperCam 2 and ZUN, respectively. Finally, SiIvaGunner released a rip for the Will Smith, "'Tis the Season to Get Jiggy".
On August 1, SiIvaGunner released a video for Match 7 (Off the Hook vs. Solid Snake) and a rip for Ajit Pai, "The Harlem Shakeover". After that, SiIvaGunner released a video for Match 8 (Geno vs. Wario Bros.). Later still, winners were announced for Matches 5 and 6: Reggie and Thanos, respectively. Finally, the SiIvaGunner released rips for Off the Hook and the Wario Bros., "Splatoon Retro Medley" and "Destruction Dance (Club Mix)", respectively.
Round 2 Edit
On August 2, SiIvaGunner released a video for Round 2, Match 1 (King Dedede vs. Etika). Later, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Etika, "We Dem Boyz" and after that, a rip for "Weird Al", "A Gaizin's Mantra". SiIvaGunner then announced Match 2 (Unregistered HyperCam 2 vs. ZUN). After this, SiIvaGunner released additional rips for ZUN and Unregistered HyperCam 2: "U.N. Owen Was Her?" and "Fluffing a Duck", respectively. Later still, winners were announced for Matches 7 and 8: Off the Hook and Wario Bros., respectively. Finally, SiIvaGunner released the rip Channel Hub.
On August 3, SiIvaGunner announced Match 3 (Reggie Fils-Aimé vs. Thanos) and Match 4 (Off the Hook vs. the Wario Bros.). Additional rips were released for ZUN, Unregistered HyperCam 2, Wario Bros., and Off the Hook: "Satori's Mansion", "Spartan Combat", "Working in the Zone ~ Taco Zone", and "Fly Octo Fly (ft. Glenna)", respectively. Finally, winners were announced for Matches 1 and 2: King Dedede and Unregistered HyperCam 2, respectively.
On August 4, winners were announced for Matches 3 and 4: Reggie and Off the Hook, respectively. Afterwards, the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account announced a brief halt to the tournament, with semifinals beginning at 7PM EST on August 5, and 24 hours between matches, which will lead straight into the finals. This announcement was accompanied by the rip Resting King (All-Star Rest Area).
On August 5, the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account announced that it was taking submissions for King for a Day rips, including for eliminated characters, and provided a submission template. Later in the day, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Will Smith, "Bel Air Nu-Funk". Later in the day, SiIvaGunner released a video for the first match of the semifinals (King Dedede vs. Unregistered HyperCam 2). Shortly afterwards, SiIvaGunner released a rip for King Dedede, "A Weird Race". At the end of the day, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Unregistered HyperCam 2, "Scheming Weasel".
On August 6, the SiIvaGunner released additional rips for ZUN, King Dedede, and Unregistered HyperCam 2: "Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial", "Dedede Boss Battle: Star Allies & United Utopia", and "Everytime We Touch", respectively. Later in the day, SiIvaGunner announced the second match of the semifinals (Reggie Fils-Aimé vs. Off the Hook). After that, two more promo rips were released: "American Crossing" for Reggie, "Don't Slip!" for Off the Hook. Afterwards, the winner of the first match of the semifinals was revealed to be Unregistered HyperCam 2. Finally, SiIvaGunner released the rips "Remix 9" and "Altered King ~ EVENT CHALLENGE".
On August 7, SiIvaGunner released two rips for the Wario Bros.-- Tomorrow Hill and Body Rock—one for Unregistered HyperCam 2-- Awesome Plan—and one for Geno-- Come On Again!. Later, the winner was announced for the second match of the semifinals: Off the Hook. Afterwards, the @GiIvaSunner Twitter account announced another 24 hour halt to the tournament, with the final round beginning at 7PM EST on August 8.
On August 8, SiIvaGunner released a rip for Geno-- Dangerous Pathline -- and two for losing fighters-- "Final-Round Losers' Cypher" and "VS. FIGHTING REJECT TEAM". Later, SiIvaGunner opened the poll for the finals (Unregistered HyperCam 2 vs. Off the Hook). Afterwards, SiIvaGunner released a rip for each fighter: "Unreeeal Dreamscape 3" and "Ebb & Flow Inkantation". SiIvaGunner also released a rip for the Wario Bros., "Launchpad Labyrinth".
On August 9, SiIvaGunner released several more rips: "Kirby Bosses Retro Medley" for King Dedede, "Mirror Mansion 2" for the Wario Bros., "The Front Line" for Solid Snake, "Five Million Fireflies" for Thanos, "How 2 Do Anything" for Unregistered HyperCam 2, "Spiciest Calamari Inkantation" for Off the Hook, and "The Sound" for DJ Professor K.
Finally, on August 9 the winner of the tournament was revealed in "WINNER [Finals]": Unregistered HyperCam 2! This victory was accompanied by the release of the rip "Don't give up on your dreamscape".
Tournament-related rips still continued after the conclusion to the tournament proper. On August 10, Weird Al got another rip, "Hardware Store and More!", as did Etika, who got "Go Hard (Brooklyn)". The rip "SLAP THE NUTS!! (Bonus Game)" was also released on this day.
On August 11, Geno got the rip "An Adventure's Grand Finale". On August 13, the Wario Bros. got the rip "Wario's Cash 'n Stash", and Unregistered HyperCam 2 got the rip "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor". On August 14, Reggie got the rip "Deceptacon". On August 15, Thanos received the rip "Battle Royale". On August 16, Weird Al got the rip "Everybody Polkamon". On August 17, Will Smith got the rip "EDM Lit Machine". On August 18, Reggie got the rip "The Best Thing About It Is It's Free!". On August 19, the Dancing Alien Team got the rip "Sleep Paralysis". On August 20, Thanos got the rip "Fate of the Universe". On August 21, the Wario Bros. got the rip "For the Longest (Waluigi) Time". On August 22, King Dedede got the rip "Dedede's Two-Dimensional Cannon". On August 23, Reggie got the rip "This Is My Way". On August 26, Pitbull got the rip "Bit Bull". On August 27, Weird Al got the rip "Bedrock Anthem Boogie". On September 1, Etika got the rip "ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn". On September 3, Geno got the rip "Mario Story". On September 4, Solid Snake got the rip "Nuclear". On September 5, DJ Professor K got the rip "GRACE N GLORY". On September 6, Pitbull got the rip "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love". On September 7, Will Smith got the rip "Make Up Your Mind". Finally, on September 8, Thanos got the rip "Freak It".
On September 9, in the video "ONE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT...", SiIvaGunner announced that the channel would return to its regular upload schedule before the tournament's proper ending videos and takeover. There were still occasional tournament-related videos, however; on September 19, the Solid Snake rip "Snake Eater" was released, and on October 3, the King Dedede rip "Journey to King" was released.
October 7 saw a mass release of tournament-related videos, starting with a video compiling the fighters' victory fanfares and VS. lines, including those that couldn't be used in the actual tournament. This was followed by a stand-alone upload of the VS. screen music, by individual uploads of all fighters' victory themes (again including unused ones), and by the release of the track Last Fighter Standing...
On October 8, SiIvaGunner released an album of the music produced for the tournament, STRINGS OF FATE ~ SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament Original Soundtrack, which was accompanied by a playable minigame and by a package of bonus art, including concept art and rough sketches. The album was first announced in the video ONE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT (for real this time), which also provided information on how the fighters were chosen, as well as credits for the various artists and backroom members who worked on the tournament. The songs Staff Roll and FINAL DESTINATION were also uploaded on this day.
- Main article: Unregistered HyperCam 2 takeover
Note: Times are in EDT.
- MtH: Ajit Pai (render), Reggie (render), ZUN (render)
- fluffySlipper: D.A.T, "Weird Al" Yankovic
- Chase: DJ Prof. K
- Eevee: Etika, Geno (render), King Dedede, Off the Hook (render)
- LarryInc64: Pitbull (render), Will Smith, Ajit Pai, Reggie, Fighting Polygon Geno and Weird Al in "VS. FIGHTING REJECT TEAM"
- Coach: Solid Snake (render), Thanos, Fighting Polygon DJ Professor K in "VS. FIGHTING REJECT TEAM"
- 813N: Unregistered HyperCam 2
- SparkBag: Wario Bros.
- SuperKirbylover: Geno
- Dead Line: Off the Hook
- Sonicheroesfan1: Pitbull
- Lenox: ZUN
- Seanatar: Solid Snake
- Hinchy is the main announcer for the tournament videos, with Agent providing the "Get ready for the next battle!" clip and some parts of the voiceover during the final round.
- Hideki Naganuma retweeted the reveal tweet for DJ Professor K, the character themed around his music, on his official Twitter page.
- The Etika character was a bait-and-switch for Monika from Doki Doki Literature Club!, whose silhouette appears instead of Etika's. The DDLC character had previously been teased since the beginning of Season 3 up until the end of the Nostalgia Critic takeover, where it was revealed it was a bait-and-switch.
- The artist of the outline explained that there was never a full illustration for the outline, however they have made a reverse bait-and-switch of Etika's outline with a Monika sketch.
- Chaze the Chat explained how the team selected the fighters in a Tweet:
- The contestants for the King for a Day Tournament were chosen like this:
- 4 were chosen due to popularity from the email submissions.
- 4 were chosen due to the potential of the character from at least one email.
- 4 were ideas from rippers.
- 4 were ideas from backroom.
- He also noted that "rippers chose Wario, and the fans chose Waluigi, so they were combined into a single character on the rippers' side." 
- The contestants for the King for a Day Tournament were chosen like this:
- The package of bonus art (available from https://highquality.rip/kfadost) contains an early version of the VS screen with GRAND DAD and a strange fusion between Mr. Krabs and Garnet.
- Ajit Pai's character is based on Ajit Pai, the current chairman for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who is infamous for his controversial stance against (and eventual elimination of) protections on net neutrality. Many supporters of net neutrality argue that internet service providers can use the lack of protections to throttle internet connections, hence the "slow internet" rips. Pai has become an internet meme as a result of his reputation for being a sellout to said internet service providers, and for his video "PSA from Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai", a response to the "trolls" in support of net neutrality.
- In this video, he gives a list of "7 Things You Can Still Do on the Internet After Net Neutrality" while twirling a fidget spinner and holding a NERF gun. He also does the "Harlem Shake" in this video.
- Pai is known for having a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brand mug that he drinks out of.
- Geno's appearance in the brawl may be a nod to fan support of the character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate prior to its release.
- The line used to introduce "Weird Al" ("He doesn't care if you're full...") is a reference to his parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" called "Eat It".
- The Unregistered HyperCam 2 character is a reference to the banner displayed on any recording by the free version of the HyperCam 2 screen capture software. It was used extensively during 2005-2009 YouTube in low-quality tutorials. The character's design is modeled after HyperCam's old "camcorder on disc" logo, with the saw blade representing the disc.
- Concept art for a character named Hyperchan, a gijinka version of Unregistered HyperCam 2, exists. Based on the amount, she was likely planned to represent Unregistered HyperCam 2 prior to being cut.
- Pitbull's character references a minor meme involving his self-proclaimed title of "Mr. Worldwide", a phrase he says in almost all of his songs.
- Reggie Fils-Aimé's character description references Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. - Mii Character Announce Trailer", in which Fils-Aimé and Satoru Iwata have an anime-style fight sequence. The line "his body is ready" is a reference to a quote of his while demonstrating the Wii Fit at the E3 press conference held on July 11, 2007: "My... my body is ready."
- The mention of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a reference to an advertisement of the game called "Reggie's Animal Crossing: New Leaf Home Tour"
- The mention of Fortnite is a reference to Fortnite's port to Nintendo Switch, which Reggie announced in a Nintendo Direct stream.
- Dancing Alien Team's taunt to Reggie Fils-Aim is "Disque tienes listo el cuerpo? Tonces ábrete el culo, gordo. Which translates to; "Is your body ready? Then open your ass, fatso."
- Will Smith's character description almost exclusively references his character from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- One of the rip types mentions references to "Fesh Pince", a YTP of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
- ZUN's description references his love of alcohol, and his frequent instrumental use of Romantic Tp. in his musics (most known in Touhou).
- In his artwork, besides the noticeable trumpet, he's also holding a gourd possibly taken from Suika Ibuki, a character from Touhou Project.
- The Dancing Alien Team is composed of three memes:
- The green alien on the lower right is "Marcianito 100% Real No Fake", a .gif commonly associated with the song "Nunca me faltes"
- The green alien on the lower left is "Dame Tu Cosita", an animation made by ArtNoux to accompany the song "Introduccion B (El Cosita Remix)", which eventually became "Dame Tu Cosita".
- The metallic one on the top is Howard the Alien / Money Longer Alien, who is associated with the Lil Uzi Vert song "Money Longer."
- Thanos's character description references his limited-time appearance in Fortnite, where players could emote as Thanos and perform whimsical out-of-character dance moves. This has spawned the video "Thanos dance", which shows Thanos dancing to "Fireflies" by Owl City.
- Solid Snake's rather endowed backside is a reference to fans realizing that Solid Snake's bottom had been shrunk in between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- The line used to introduce him ("He kept you waiting...") is a reference to a recurring quote of Snake's, "Kept you waiting, huh?"
- ↑ This is a reference to a Tweet by Xarlable on the first revealed fighter, which reads: "[The team denying Ajit Pai to call himself the "Harlem Shakeover"] is some bullshit, the staff must atone for this sin by having the next character be solid snakeover" (Tweet)
See also Edit
- Category:King for a Day Tournament for all pages related to this event
- Category:SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament for the playlist of rips and announcement videos
- ↑ Tweet. @LarryInc64. August 8, 2018.
- ↑ Tweet. @KallMeCoach. August 8, 2018.
- ↑ Don't Slip! Orange Inkling Remix!!, Hinchy's own Soundcloud upload
- ↑ Comment left by Hinchy.
- ↑ @Hideki_Naganuma. Twitter feed. 25 Jun 2018.
- ↑ @Eivuiee Tweet.
- ↑ @the8bits. Tweet
- ↑ "@the8bits. Tweet"