TA Battle Royale Finals Are Set

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
Over a month ago, we set out to fill your slow gaming season with something fun to pass the time until big releases started to reappear in stores. Announcing the TA Battle Royale on August 6th, we have since compiled tens of thousands of comments, votes, and controversies while we have allowed you to answer the age-old question that we've all asked when thinking about video game characters: who is the best? Who would win in a fight? Each day, we set up one matchup, based on our seedings, and allowed you guys 24 hours to vote on who would advance. Five weeks later, our grand finale is set. Here's a recap of the last round that has decided the final match.

- Ezio Auditore shocks many voters and assassinates Marcus Fenix with 58.1% of the 2,064 votes recorded in 24 hours.

- With a narrow 51.3% of the 2,374 votes, Master Chief found a way to defeat Commander Shepard and, as many of you expected, found his way to the finals. Now, can he finish the fight?

The TrueAchievements Battle Royale Finale -- (1) Master Chief versus (2) Ezio Auditore

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Collectively, the tournament has registered nearly 50,000 votes, which is very impressive given that all the polls have been open for just 24 hours each. The final poll, which you'll find on the site homepage soon, will remain open for 72 hours, to allow more time for debate and voting. We hope you've had fun checking in to see the matchups every day, and remember, I'm always taking suggestions at how we can improve this in the future. For your viewing pleasure, here's an image of the complete bracket and a recap at every matchup (Hint: Use the screenshot viewer on the side to expand the image). Thanks go out once again to Nighthawk205 for putting these visuals together in a timely and impressive manner.

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Let the final debate begin!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 13:55
Too many kids on TA voting for Master Chief.
Tallnvyne
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 13:56
Ah! Too hard to choose!
Delith
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 13:58
Has the number of votes per battle gone up or down as the tournament winds down? I'd be interested to know.
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Dogeyesvilla
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 13:59
Ezio all the way faster and smarter. MC can't jump or run once his ammo is gone from shooting at shawdows what has he got? Nothing.
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Zer0e
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:00
If it's Ezio VS Master Chief, why is Gears of War mentioned as the Related News?
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N0T PENNYS B0AT
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:01
Delith said:Has the number of votes per battle gone up or down as the tournament winds down? I'd be interested to know.They've definitely gone up. At first, each round registered an average of about 1600-1700 votes. Over the last three rounds, few have been below 2000.
DEVILS UMBRA
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DEVILS UMBRA
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:01
There's no way Ezio's weapons could penetrate the chiefs armor.
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Saiyan Ruuku
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:01
Neither should be anywhere near the final laugh

Saying that, I love them both, they rock, it's going to be a fun final smile
No matter how bad things get, we'll never stop planting the flowers.
Nighthawk205
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:01
Go Ezio!

Realistically though, what odds would an assassin with a few knives, primitive bombs, and a primitive gun have going against a super soldier with multiple high-tech guns, grenades, and a self-restoring shield?
BUNNEY001
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:02
This is hard but Ezio has no way to take out the Chief so i have to pick the realistic winner.
Master Chief FTW :)
N0T PENNYS B0AT
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:03, Edited on 12 September 12 at 14:03 by N0T PENNYS B0AT
xZer0ex said:If it's Ezio VS Master Chief, why is Gears of War mentioned as the Related News?To host and post screenshots to an article, we need to include a game page. Earlier in the round, I'd been throwing them all onto Gears 1, since we won't be seeing any more news of that. I did that again for this one, but you're right. With just two characters in it, I can instead relate it to their games.
Gizmo182
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:03
I LOVE the AC series, but this has got to be Master Chief, hands down!
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:04
Wow.. that's a big surprise, I was expecting it to be Marcus VS Master Chief.. I hope Master Chief wins, really good Ezio got into the final instead of Marcus.

Dogeyesvilla said:Ezio all the way faster and smarter. MC can't jump or run once his ammo is gone from shooting at shawdows what has he got? Nothing.You forget, Master Chief has armor that his knife probably doesn't do a bit of damage too lol And he can just use a sword or a hammer.
Judg3mentDrag0n
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:04
Ezio can scout long range and use his gun/crossbow if he wants to. He can scale buildings and use stealth. I don't know a damn thing about Master Chief. So I go Ezio
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:06
VitaminG311 said:Too many kids on TA voting for Master Chief.This
Delith
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:10
Judg3mentDrag0n said:Ezio can scout long range and use his gun/crossbow if he wants to. He can scale buildings and use stealth. I don't know a damn thing about Master Chief. So I go EzioMy God, I hope you are not old enough to vote in the elections yet. That is a horrible, horrible statement to make. facepalm
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spectre289
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:10
Alright, and as far as speed and strength, canon dictates that Master Chief is genetically augmented to have 1/50 of a second reaction time, a 10m vertical jump, and a top speed of over 40mph, I think quickness actually favors him. I am not trying to be a fanboy, but genetic engineering does create a bias.
BrokenKnght
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:12
hmm, still confused on why Kaim didn't make it to the finals. He's an immortal....oh well, I suppose that is in the past. Tough decision, I don't know that anything Ezio has could penetrate the armor of master chief, even without the shields. His bombs perhaps....should be an interesting final...
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Posted on 12 September 12 at 14:14
You forget that MC is also an assassin. If you had ever looked at all the franchise around the games of AC and Halo you will see that Ezio doesnt have any chance.

MC can run faster and hide better than Ezio. Also he has no problem with darkness. And even if Ezio could manage to get close to MC his sight and reflexes would allow him to counter Ezios attack within a milisecond. Of course Ezio is a good assassin but he is just a human, nothing more. MC is far beyond that.

And even if he could manage to get close AND to get his attack not countered where the hack should he damage him? He is just using a blade made hundred of years ago. I think future armor beats da vincis home-made crap. Let's say he finds some 'weak spots' in MC Armor which may would be around the elbows/shoulders/knees, MC wouldnt die. Maybe he wouldnt even feel it, but with one slap, Ezio is dead.

I love both of them but who ever vote for Ezio doesnt know anything about these characters.
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