The King for a Day Tournament Break was a break caused by a strike given to the channel in mid-2018 during which the SiIvaGunner team created the King for a Day Tournament, premiering immediately after this break.
In July 2018, the 2016 rip "Color Power - Yellow Drill - Sonic Colors" was removed for violating community guidelines, giving the channel its second community strike. The rip "Oil Ocean Zone Act 1 (OST Version) - Sonic Mania" was the end of the backlog (with one specifically-timed exception), so the channel had no choice but to go on a break.
However, Ethan64Music realized that the channel could still use YouTube's community tab to post updates, so the team thought of a way to use this to their advantage, and on July 15 the team made an announcement via community post and tweet thread asking viewers to send their character ideas for the tournament.
Over the rest of the break, the channel began revealing the characters who would be participating on their community tab and Twitter.
(Note: Due to the channel's termination in 2019, the community posts were deleted, so they can't be archived.)
|July 14, 2018||[A retweet from toonlink: "Yo if there are gonna be any Siiva cosplayers at Connecticon hit me up lol that would be dope"]|
[with a picture of Channel Awesome members giving thumbs up.]
|July 15, 2018|
SiIvaGunner Presents: The King for a Day Tournament!
Have you ever wanted to have a channel event day dedicated to the character and the music YOU want? Do YOU have what it takes?
It's easy to enter! All you have to do is email your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "King for a Day Tournament", with the following information:
|Please make sure you format your email properly and make sure that your suggestion does not have NSFW content, hate speech or anything that would otherwise break YouTube's community guidelines.|
On the 17th of July, 16 characters will be qualified to enter the tournament, where they will throw down in an epic battle royale with the winner decided with YOUR VOTES! So make it count!
|July 17, 2018|
Thank you for your submissions! We received a lot of amazing and interesting combatants and it was very hard to pick only sixteen of them.
|Introducing our first fighter... Ajit Pai!|
|(Pai wanted to call himself "The Harlem Shakeover" but this name was denied by tournament staff.)|
|Coming down from the stars is... Geno!|
|July 18, 2018|
|Making a splash, it's... Off the Hook (ft. Glenna Nalira)!|
|He doesn't care if you're full... "Weird Al" Yankovic!|
|No survey, no virus and nobody can stop it... In the upper left corner of the ring: Unregistered HyperCam 2!|
|July 19, 2018|
|His name transcends all borders... Pitbull!|
|We have just been informed by many of our viewers that Pitbull is actually Cuban/American. We apologize for our error, but we're also technically still correct as after all he is "Mr. Worldwide".|
|6 of the 16 fighters have been revealed so far for the King for a Day Tournament! Who is your favorite so far?|
|You can view all the fighter profiles so far here! https://t.co/KSEkw7YzLv|
|His body is always ready... Reggie Fils-Aimé!|