I would first just like to express my gratitude to everyone who participated in this game over the last few months. It was been quite a grind for us mods. We've had to deal with several moles, switching discord servers, our userbase being nerfed 3 times, and our fair share of adversity along the way, but you all made it more than worthwhile. I especially want to thank the mgoboard and Seth for your support. We don't do nearly as well in this game without you. In fact, we received a lot of flak from other teams for our ability to successfully use mgoblog as a medium for recruitment.
That out of the way, the end results are in. We shattered records in the past week for participation through our orders website. Our previous record was ~4100 weighted star power through the site. We passed 4500 weighted star power on Monday before eclipsing 5000 (!!!) last night. Simply said, you all were amazing.
Your participation was good for a very close 2nd place finish. Our much more powerful ally in terms of star power, Florida, just barely squeaked by us and ended up with a two territory for first. Nebraska placed a distant 2nd with OSU and our allies GT tied for 4th. At the end of it, we had 3 alliance teams place in the top 5, including the top 2 by a decent margin.
Again, thank you all for your participation. You did amazing. If you haven't already, please feel free to join our Discord server. We plan to keep it open during the season and have live chats for games. It will also still be around should there be another iteration of this game next offseason.
Again, thank you all and Go Blue!