Cup of Harmony
|Association||World Cup Committee|
|Established||World Cup 8|
|Number of teams||Varies (32 is Standard)|
|Current champions||Legalese (1st Title)|
|Most successful team||Milchama, Newmanistan, and Andossa Se Mitrin Vega (3)|
The Cup of Harmony is a tournament for roleplaying nations which failed to qualify for the World Cup. The term Cup of Harmony was invented by Warnocks Wizards, who hosted this tournament parallel to World Cup 9. However this was not the first installment of a tournament for non-qualifiers (sometimes called: 'Losers Cup'); parallel to World Cup 8, the Frosty Invitational Tournament was hosted since a high number of roleplayers failed to qualify. Despite other names for succeeding tournaments, the name Cup of Harmony became used by the sporting community.
Among notable incidents in Cup of Harmony history is the famous "voodoo dice" incident in Cup of Harmony V, during which several of the results were decidedly fishy. Particularly Melmond's 7-0 win over Praying2God caused some eyebrows to rise around the sporting world, as the Melmondians had a less than glorious football history before the tournament - however, matters were resolved, and "voodoo dice" became a way of explaining results that did not exactly fit the norm (see also Margaret).
It looked briefly as if this tradition would cease. With the seventeenth World Cup seeing most of the former organisers qualifying (only The Belmore Family of former, still active hosts were knocked out), little interest was shown in hosting the tournament, and the outlook for this once-great tournament became rather bleak. However, Sarzonia eventually stepped up to host the ninth Cup of Harmony. Real life prevented him from hosting the tournament, so The Lowland Clans and Rejistania acted as stand-in.
In CoH12, Kylaai became only the second team to win the Cup of Harmony twice, Cockbill Street having been the first team to manage such a feat of sporting prowess. In the feats of futility, Legalese is the first nation to have ever been the the CoH final more than once without winning it, flopping in the finals of CoH X and CoH XI - they would finally win CoH LV, setting the record for the longest gap between finals appearances in the process. Elves Security Forces matched this "achievement" in CoH XXX and XXXI. Legalese is also the first side to reach consecutive CoH finals, with Hockey Canada matching that feat in CoH XV and XVI. Melmond became the first team to appear in three Cup of Harmony finals, appearing in CoH V, IIX and XIII. Newmanistan won three out of four titles from CoH XXXIV-XXXVII, co-hosting the other tournament as well as CoH XXXIII. In CoH XXXVIII, Milchama joined the list of multiple winners with their second title, and won their third in CoH XLII. Andossa Se Mitrin Vega joined the multiple winners' list after CoH XLIX, matching the three-time champions mark in CoH LXII.
Cup of Harmony Hosts and Results
- +Sarzonia was due to host this cup, but stepped down later due to RL issues.
- ++While Legalese co-hosted the competition, RL issues forced Lethislavania to actually operate the competition.
- +++Sonaron and The Belmore Family were scheduled to host this competition, but it ceased after two days and the teams had to be evacuated to Rejistania and Legalese.
- ++++Bostopia was slated to host the tournament along with The Islands of Qutar, but was unable to, so Bazalonia did instead.
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|Affiliated tournaments: Baptism of Fire | Cup of Harmony | Under-21 World Cup / Di Bradini Cup|
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