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.

Summary[1][2] Edit

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.

In addition to spawning the King for a Day Tournament, this break also pushed a planned Gangnam Style 6th Anniversary event forward, turning it into the Daddy 3rd Anniversary event.[3]

Tweets Edit

(Note: Due to the channel's termination in 2019, the community posts were deleted, so they can't be archived.)
Date Tweet Link
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"] Twitter Icon
Thanks, @ChannelAwesome!
[with a picture of Channel Awesome members giving thumbs up.]
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July 15, 2018

SiIvaGunner Presents: The King for a Day Tournament!

Now is YOUR chance to make SiIvaGunner history!

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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?
We are taking submissions for the next up and coming character to run SiIvaGunner for a day!

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It's easy to enter! All you have to do is email your suggestion to with the subject line "King for a Day Tournament", with the following information:
- The character name (short description/image/profile optional.)
- The types of rips they will post

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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. Twitter Icon

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!

So, what are you waiting for?
Only one can be king... so let the battle commence!

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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.

We're excited to reveal the fighters in the upcoming days...!

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Ajit Pai unrevealed Twitter Icon
Introducing our first fighter... Ajit Pai!

Ajit Pai revealed

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(Pai wanted to call himself "The Harlem Shakeover" but this name was denied by tournament staff.) Twitter Icon
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Coming down from the stars is... Geno!

Geno revealed

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July 18, 2018 Off the Hook unrevealed Twitter Icon
Making a splash, it's... Off the Hook (ft. Glenna Nalira)!

Off the Hook revealed

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Weird Al unrevealed Twitter Icon
He doesn't care if you're full... "Weird Al" Yankovic!

Weird Al revealed

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No survey, no virus and nobody can stop it... In the upper left corner of the ring: Unregistered HyperCam 2!

Unregistered Hypercam 2 revealed

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July 19, 2018 Pitbull unrevealed Twitter Icon
His name transcends all borders... Pitbull!

Pitbull revealed

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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". Twitter Icon
6 of the 16 fighters have been revealed so far for the King for a Day Tournament! Who is your favorite so far?

KfaD First 6

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You can view all the fighter profiles so far here! Twitter Icon
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His body is always ready... Reggie Fils-Aimé!

Reggie revealed

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References Edit

  1. Tweet thread from SmokyThrill77
  2. MAGFest 2018 SiIvaGunner panel
Ajit Pai render Ajit PaiGeno render GenoOff The Hook (ft. Glenna) render Off the Hook ft. Glenna NaliraWeird Al Yankovic render "Weird Al" Yankovic
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render Unregistered HyperCam 2Pitbull render PitbullReggie Fils-Aimé render Reggie Fils-AiméWill Smith render Will SmithZUN render ZUN
Dancing Alien Team render Dancing Alien TeamThanos render ThanosWario Bros. render Wario Bros.King Dedede render King DededeSnake render Solid Snake
DJ Professor K render DJ Professor KEtika render Etika

Original Soundtrack Album
STRINGS OF FATE ~ SiIvaGunner: King for a Day Tournament Original Soundtrack

Promotional rips
Ajit Pai render "The Harlem Shakeover
Geno render "Come On Again!" • "Dangerous Pathline" • "An Adventure's Grand Finale" • "Mario Story
Off The Hook (ft. Glenna) render "Splatoon Retro Medley" • "Fly Octo Fly (ft. Glenna)" • "Don't Slip!" • "Ebb & Flow Inkantation"
"Spiciest Calamari Inkantation
Weird Al Yankovic render "A Gaizin's Mantra" • "Hardware Store and More!" • "Everybody Polkamon" • "Bedrock Anthem Boogie
Unregistered HyperCam 2 render "Paralyzer" • "Fluffing a Duck" • "Spartan Combat" • "Scheming Weasel"
"Everytime We Touch" • "Awesome Plan" • "Unreeeal Dreamscape 3" • "How 2 Do Anything"
"Don't give up on your dreamscape" • "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor
Pitbull render "Give Me the Fantasy" • "First-Round Losers' Cypher" • "Bit Bull" • "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love
Reggie Fils-Aimé render "American Crossing" • "Deceptacon" • "The Best Thing About It Is It's Free!" • "This Is My Way
Will Smith render "'Tis the Season to Get Jiggy" • "Bel Air Nu-Funk" • "EDM Lit Machine" • "Make Up Your Mind
ZUN render "ZUN's Theme" • "U.N. Owen Was Her?" • "Satori's Mansion" • "Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial
Dancing Alien Team render "Nunca Me Das Cositas" • "Sleep Paralysis
Thanos render "Five Million Fireflies" • "Battle Royale" • "Fate of the Universe" • "Freak It
Wario Bros. render "Destruction Dance (Club Mix)" • "Working in the Zone ~ Taco Zone" • "Tomorrow Hill" • "Body Rock"
"Launchpad Labyrinth" • "Mirror Mansion 2" • "Wario's Cash 'n Stash" • "For the Longest (Waluigi) Time
King Dedede render "A Weird Race" • "Dedede Boss Battle: Star Allies & United Utopia" • "Kirby Bosses Retro Medley"
"Dedede's Two-Dimensional Cannon" • "Journey to King
Snake render "The Front Line (Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake)" • "Nuclear" • "Snake Eater
DJ Professor K render "Artificial Amateurs" • "The Sound" • "GRACE N GLORY
Etika render "We Dem Boyz" • "Go Hard (Brooklyn)" • "ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn 

"SiIvaGunner presents... the KING FOR A DAY TOURNAMENT!" • "Vote Responsibly!! (How to Vote)"
"FIGHTING KING (Main Theme)" • "Training Mode" • "Channel Hub" • "Resting King (All-Star Rest Area)"
"Altered King ~ EVENT CHALLENGE" • "SLAP THE NUTS!! (Bonus Game)" • "Remix 9 (Bonus Track)"

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