Dear Contestants and watchers alike,
It seems like only yesterday that we were all thrown into the chaos of Synanto-Nymia's inhabitants. Portals were opened, warriors were (in some cases literally) falling from the sky, sides were chosen, friendships were made, enemies as well, battles were won and some were lost. You all fought valiantly, and now as the tournament comes to a close, I can say with certainty that your progress was fantastic to watch, and I am very proud of you all.
In the end, as all battles go, there can only be one left standing. Despite adversity and complications that are a given with real life, our two finalists shined bright, and put up amazing rounds. It was a tough call, but in the end, one winner was chosen.
(also know as Overshadowed )
When I first started this OCT, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried. I'd seen the other paths OCTs have gone down, from not enough auditions to too many drop-outs, animosity amongst competitors and discord amongst the judges.
Once the OCT was underway, I found that I had no reason to be worried at all.
My wonderful, wonderful competitors. I couldn't have had a better group. I've seen all the effort you've put into your works, your stories, your characters, and your rounds. I've seen how supportive you were of each other, cheering on those who passed on to the next round and never forgetting those who did not. You are all amazing, and I have no doubt that you will all do great things in the future.
My beautiful judges, who helped keep this OCT running. I couldn't have chosen better if I tried.
The spectators, the watchers, the people who auditioned, the people who competed, the people who helped keep things going, the people who went out of their way to make fanart, everyone. Without you, there would not have been a tournament. Without you, we would not be where we are today.
Thank you, every single one of you. We couldn't have done it without you.