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"16 contenders... but only one can be king."
―The channel description

The King for a Day Tournament was a channel event hosted by SiIvaGunner in 2018. 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.

The music released for the tournament was compiled in the album STRINGS OF FATE ~ SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament Original Soundtrack.

Because of the event's popularity and positive reception, the SiIvaGunner team later produced the King for Another Day Tournament, the second and final tournament in the King for a Day series.

Background

This event follows through with its announcement during the King for a Day Tournament Break: In a parody of the Super Smash Bros. series and the battle royale genre, 16 contestants fought in 1-on-1 elimination matches (with each winner decided by a poll) until there was only one winner.

Contenders

Ajit Pai (LarryInc64).png
Ajit Pai
link=20px Ajit Pai
Geno (SuperKirbylover).png
Geno
link=20px Geno
Off the Hook (ft. Glenna) (Dead Line).png
Off the Hook ft. Glenna
link=20px Off the Hook
“Weird Al” Yankovic (thefluffyslipper).png
"Weird Al" Yankovic
link=20px "Weird Al" Yankovic
Unregistered Hypercam 2.png
Unregistered HyperCam 2
link=20px Unregistered HyperCam 2
Pitbull (Sonicheroesfan1).png
Pitbull
link=20px Pitbull
Rrejjie.png
Reggie Fils-Aimé
link=20px Reggie Fils-Aimé
Will Smith (LarryInc64).png
Will Smith
link=20px Will Smith
ZUN (Lenox).png
ZUN
link=20px ZUN
Dancing Alien Team (thefluffyslipper).png
Dancing Alien Team
link=20px Dancing Alien Team
Thanos (Coach).png
Thanos
link=20px Thanos
Wario Bros. (SparkBag).png
Wario Bros.
link=20px Wario Bros.
King Dedede (Eivuiee).png
King Dedede
link=20px King Dedede
Solid Snake (Seanatar).png
Solid Snake
link=20px Solid Snake
DJ Professor K (Chase)-0.png
DJ Professor K
link=20px DJ Professor K
Etika (Eivuiee).png
Etika
link=20px Etika

Theme

During this event, the channel's banner showed the lighthouse wearing the crown seen in the event's logo, with the background being the same fire aesthetic seen in the event's logo.

The channel description was also changed to give a description of the event:

16 contenders... but only one can be king.

SiIvaGunner: King for a Day is an all-out battle royale tournament, where sixteen fighters, chosen by the fans, will enter the fray. The winner--decided with YOUR vote--will get to run the SiIvaGunner channel for a day, complete with their own rips!

See all the fighter profiles!: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1019957481819140096

See the tournament bracket and make your predictions!: https://challonge.com/gy74k9z1

Rips uploaded

Throughout the tournament and after the tourney proper ended, the SiIvaGunner team released rips representing each of the 16 characters (even characters who 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, all placed under the fake game SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament.

The tournament matches and the winners of said matches were announced through several short videos that were uploaded in schedule. After 11 days and 15 matches, Unregistered HyperCam 2 was declared final winner of the tournament on August 9.

However, tournament arrangements continued to be uploaded after HyperCam's victory until September 9, when the event was suspended and normal rips resumed, with a few tournament arrangements being uploaded amidst the normal rips. The proper tournament ending happened between October 7 and 8, and the Unregistered HyperCam 2 Takeover occurred on the next day, October 9.

Schedule

Note: Times are in EDT (UTC−04:00).
 
Round 1Round 2SemifinalsFinal
 
              
 
July 29 (7 am)
 
 
King Dedede render.png King Dedede54.7%
 
August 2 (7 am)
 
Weird Al Yankovic render.png "Weird Al" Yankovic45.3%
 
King Dedede render.png King Dedede56%
 
July 29 (7 pm)
 
Etika render.png Etika44%
 
DJ Professor K render.png DJ Professor K35.9%
 
August 5 (7 pm)
 
Etika render.png Etika64.1%
 
King Dedede render.png King Dedede 39%
 
July 30 (7 am)
 
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png Unregistered HyperCam 261%
 
Will Smith render.png Will Smith24.8%
 
August 2 (7 pm)
 
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png Unregistered HyperCam 275.2%
 
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png Unregistered HyperCam 260.1%
 
July 30 (7 pm)
 
ZUN render.png ZUN39.9%
 
Pitbull render.png Pitbull38.3%
 
August 8 (7 pm)
 
ZUN render.png ZUN61.7%
 
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png Unregistered HyperCam 2 56%
 
July 31 (7 am)
 
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Off The Hook (ft. Glenna)44%
 
Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png Reggie Fils-Aimé73.3%
 
August 3 (7 am)
 
Dancing Alien Team render.png Dancing Alien Team26.7%
 
Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png Reggie Fils-Aimé75.4%
 
July 31 (7 pm)
 
Thanos render.png Thanos24.6%
 
Ajit Pai render.png Ajit Pai25%
 
August 6 (7 pm)
 
Thanos render.png Thanos75%
 
Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png Reggie Fils-Aimé49.1%
 
August 1 (7 am)
 
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Off The Hook (ft. Glenna)50.9%
 
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Off The Hook (ft. Glenna)60.8%
 
August 3 (7 pm)
 
Snake render.png Solid Snake39.2%
 
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Off The Hook (ft. Glenna)51.6%
 
August 1 (7 pm)
 
Wario Bros. render.png Wario Bros.48.4%
 
Geno render.png Geno42%
 
 
Wario Bros. render.png Wario Bros.58%
 

Timeline

See also: Category:King for a Day Tournament and Category:SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament

July 27

July 28

July 29 (Round 1 start)

July 30

July 31

August 1

August 2 (Round 2 start)

August 3

August 4

August 5

August 6 (Semifinals start)

August 7

August 8 (Finals start)

August 9

August 10 (Post-tournament)

August 11

August 13

August 14-September 9

October 7 (Tournament ending start)

October 8

October 9

Gallery

Art credits:

Trivia

  • 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.[3][4]
  • Hideki Naganuma retweeted the reveal tweet for DJ Professor K, the character themed around his music, on his official Twitter page.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • Chaze the Chat explained how the team selected the fighters in a Tweet:[7]
    • 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." [8]
  • 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.
  • In every matchup video (aside from the finals), there is text that quickly moves across the screen for short periods of time.
    • 0:00 - 0:03 "Led here through the strings of fate, life or death beyond the gate."
      • This text is also seen in the background of every promotional rip thumbnail as well as in the description of every winner announcement video (except finals).
    • 0:04 - 0:05 "A dueling clash of fate has begun! Initiate the assault and cast away the shroud of indetermination. The time to fight is now!"
    • 0:03 - 0:04 & 0:05 - 0:07 "As the silver light flickers and revolves around the eternal cradle of the earth, the true battle for ultimate supremacy has begun. Who will survive and make it out as the champion?"
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Characters

  • Ajit Pai's character is based on Ajit Pai, the (then) 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.
  • 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?"

See also

References

  1. Tweet. @LarryInc64. August 8, 2018.
  2. Tweet. @KallMeCoach. August 8, 2018.
  3. Don't Slip! Orange Inkling Remix!!, Hinchy's own Soundcloud upload
  4. Comment left by Hinchy.
  5. @Hideki_Naganuma. Twitter feed. 25 Jun 2018.
  6. @Eivuiee Tweet.
  7. @the8bits. Tweet
  8. "@the8bits. Tweet"
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General Playable characters: GenoWario Partners, LLPKing DededeSolid SnakeDonkey KongSuper MarioDiddy KongCloud StrifeIsabelleSans
Other characters: Off the Hook ft. ParukoWaluigiMeowthWobbuffetCranky KongDr. CrygorOtaconCaptain SyrupCount CannoliShake KingWood Man
Related people: Nintendo Power (Reggie Fils-Aimé) • Etika
Events Grinch TakeoverKing for a Day TournamentKing for Another Day Tournament
Albums King for a Day: STRINGS OF FATESiIva Direct PresentsFIRST STRIKESECOND WINDFINAL BOUT
Dr. Pavel's How the Grinch Took Over SiIvaGunner
Playlists
Main series 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner)Ultimate
GilvaSunner Specials / Random Stuff
Final Destination: BrawlUniverse (April Fools)
SiIvaGunner 500k
King for a Day SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament
SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day TournamentSilvaGunner: King for Another Day
Mods Project M
Friday Night Funkin': VS. KAPI - Arcade Showdown
Fan games Flash 2
Fake games Def Jam Brothas MeleeBrawl Extreme
Similar of Aether: RivalsLoversCreatures
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
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Media
Albums
STRINGS OF FATE ~ Original Soundtrack2018.UnregisteredHyperCam2.FullAlbum.XviD.KfaD.320kbps[CDRip]
Playlists
SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament
Music Samples
GenoOff the Hook"Weird Al" YankovicUnregistered HyperCam 2PitbullReggieWill SmithZUNDancing Alien TeamThanosWario Bros.King DededeSolid SnakeDJ Professor KEtika
Other
Victory!Bonus Art Package
Characters
Ajit Pai (MtH).png Ajit PaiGeno render.png GenoOff The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Off the Hook ft. Glenna NaliraWeird Al Yankovic render.png "Weird Al" Yankovic
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png Unregistered HyperCam 2Pitbull render.png PitbullReggie Fils-Aimé render.png Reggie Fils-AiméWill Smith render.png Will SmithZUN render.png ZUN
Dancing Alien Team render.png Dancing Alien TeamThanos render.png ThanosWario Bros. render.png Wario Bros.King Dedede render.png King DededeSnake render.png Solid Snake
DJ Professor K render.png DJ Professor KEtika render.png Etika
Bonus
Staff John.png John Notwoodman
Uploads
Videos
SiIvaGunner presents...Vote Responsibly!! (How to Vote)ONE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT... (for real this time) • All Victory Fanfares and VS Lines! (Secrets & Easter Eggs)
Staff John.png Theme of John NotwoodmanAnnouncer Reel
VS and Results
Round 1
King Dedede render.png vs. Weird Al Yankovic render.png (WINNER) • DJ Professor K render.png vs. Etika render.png (WINNER) • Will Smith render.png vs. Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png (WINNER) • Pitbull render.png vs. ZUN render.png(WINNER)
Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png vs. Dancing Alien Team render.png (WINNER) • Ajit Pai (MtH).png vs. Thanos render.png (WINNER) • Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png vs. Snake render.png (WINNER) • Geno render.png vs. Wario Bros. render.png (WINNER)
Round 2
King Dedede render.png vs. Etika render.png (WINNER) • Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png vs. ZUN render.png (WINNER) • Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png vs. Thanos render.png (WINNER) • Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png vs. Wario Bros. render.png (WINNER)
Semifinals
King Dedede render.png vs. Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png (WINNER) • Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png vs. Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png (WINNER)
FINALS
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png vs. Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png (WINNER)
General Music
FIGHTING KING (Main Theme)VS. SCREENTraining ModeChannel HubResting King (All-Star Rest Area)Altered King ~ EVENT CHALLENGESLAP THE NUTS!! (Bonus Game)Remix 9 (Bonus Track)VS. FIGHTING REJECT TEAMLast Fighter Standing...Staff RollFINAL DESTINATION
Promotional Music
Ajit Pai (MtH).png The Harlem ShakeoverVictory!
Geno render.png Come On Again!Dangerous PathlineAn Adventure's Grand FinaleMario StoryVictory!
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render.png Splatoon Retro MedleyFly Octo Fly (ft. Glenna)Don't Slip!Ebb & Flow InkantationSpiciest Calamari InkantationVictory!
Weird Al Yankovic render.png A Gaizin's MantraHardware Store and More!Everybody PolkamonBedrock Anthem BoogieVictory!
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render.png ParalyzerFluffing a DuckSpartan CombatScheming WeaselEverytime We TouchAwesome PlanUnreeeal Dreamscape 3How 2 Do AnythingDon't give up on your dreamscapeLet the Bodies Hit the FloorVictory!
Pitbull render.png Give Me the FantasyFirst-Round Losers' CypherBit BullDJ Got Us Fallin' In LoveVictory!
Reggie Fils-Aimé render.png American CrossingDeceptaconThe Best Thing About It Is It's Free!This Is My WayVictory!
Will Smith render.png 'Tis the Season to Get JiggyBel Air Nu-FunkEDM Lit MachineMake Up Your MindVictory!
ZUN render.png ZUN's ThemeU.N. Owen Was Her?Satori's MansionLunar Clock ~ Luna DialVictory!
Dancing Alien Team render.png Nunca Me Das CositasSleep ParalysisVictory!
Thanos render.png Five Million FirefliesBattle RoyaleFate of the UniverseFreak ItVictory!
Wario Bros. render.png Destruction Dance (Club Mix)Working in the Zone ~ Taco ZoneTomorrow HillBody RockLaunchpad LabyrinthMirror Mansion 2Wario's Cash 'n StashFor the Longest (Waluigi) TimeVictory!
King Dedede render.png A Weird RaceDedede Boss Battle: Star Allies & United UtopiaKirby Bosses Retro MedleyDedede's Two-Dimensional CannonJourney to KingVictory!
Snake render.png The Front Line (Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake)NuclearSnake EaterVictory!
DJ Professor K render.png Artificial AmateursThe SoundGRACE N GLORYVictory!
Etika render.png We Dem BoyzGo Hard (Brooklyn)ətˈæk 0N tάɪtnVictory!
Events
See also: List of channel eventsBreaksEvents by season
Season 1
(Jan 9, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016)
GiIvaSunner (Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 6, 2016)
GiIvaSunner Termination (Apr 4–12, 2016)

Good Night Break (May 30 – Jun 7, 2016)
SilvaGunner: Rebooted (Jun 17 – Jul 9, 2016)
Mashup Crusaders Arc (Jul 11 – Sep 29, 2016)

Season 2
(Nov 3, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)
Monochrome Pause (Feb 15 – Apr 5, 2017)
Inspector Gadget Takeover (May 14–25, 2017)
President Haltmann Takeover (May 26 – Dec 31, 2017)
Hot One Break (Jul 1–10, 2017)
Kazoo Master's Day (Aug 1, 2017)

Season 3
(Jan 1, 2018 – Mar 25, 2019)
Start of Season 3 (Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2018)
April Fools' Day 2018 (Apr 1–8, 2018)
Nostalgia Critic Takeover (Apr 9–15, 2018)
E3 2018 (Jun 10–14, 2018)
King for a Day Tournament (Jul 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018)
Halloween 2018 (Oct 31 – Nov 7, 2018)
SiIvaGunner Termination (Jan 4, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019)
Season 3 Finale (Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 25, 2019)

Season 4
(Mar 25, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
April Fools' Day 2019 (Apr 1, 2019)
E3 2019 (Jun 9–14, 2019)
National Go Fishing Day (Jun 18–19, 2019)
EVORE (Aug 8–9, 2019)
King for Another Day Tournament (Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020)
MAGFest 2020 (Jan 2–5, 2020)

Season 4 Episode 2
(Jan 8, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)
SiIvaSummer All-Star Festival (Jun 18 – Sep 7, 2020)

Season 5
(Jan 3, 2021 – Jan 22, 2022)
April Fools' Day 2021 (Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2021)
SiIvaGunner's Inevitable Holiday Celebration (Dec 11, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022)

Season 6
(Jan 22, 2022 – Present)
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