The New Tribune Written by Formal Logic Intro Big Week, Big Matches, Big Names… All Back Power Rankings - A Formal Production Top 20 Re-cap Outro …:: Intro ::… Welcome to the best damn magazine the internet has to offer. Ok, sorry, as you can see I miss Vern too, by using his world renowned intro. But with him doing his own thing outside of the net, I’m taking his place to write The Mag this week. So bare with me, I may do it better, or I may just suck complete ass, but I’m doing it for the great writers and competitors on this league. I think we all hope Vern and all the other missing Mods hurry back soon, but for the time being, huge props to Dmetrius for keeping this league running while their gone, and to Talent for rounding up some good topics this week. But with no further ado, I bring you all The New Tribune, Formal style. …:: Big Week, Big Matches, Big Names… All Back ::… Well, well, if people haven’t yet noticed, there is some really big names that have signed in these last few weeks. With the likes of Cigma, who signed in last week, to a very rivaled writer, Atheist. Cigma who lost a close battle last week, signed back in and went up against Awedishin. But none the less, for being out of the league for so long, he defiantly still has that touch, that knack for writing an excellent story. Cigma not only brings a new force to be reckoned with, but also new, very in-depth voter, which in these last weeks there has been a lack of. Cigma has made his way to title matches before I believe, and I wont hold it against him to make it back to the top again. And then we have Atheist, maybe not well known to the new comers of the league, but surely known by the older heads in the RSTL. He’s a very sophisticated, and solid writer. He brings a whole different style to scene. Man is great with imagery, and can tell a very good story as well. Do NOT underestimate this guy. He’s also beat some of the better people in this league, whether in the actual weekly RSTL battle or any of the RSTL tournament’s. I know I’ve fell victim to him, and his exceptional writing. Madpoet also signed back in this week, and we all know the man can write. He’s been a strong up & comer his whole time in the RSTL. He brings a dark-side to the RSTL, a side we rarely see from others. So, I suggest people watch out for those 3. Each can bring the heat, whenever the feel. As for the matches this week, all I can say is: GOT DAMN!! I think in the top 20 alone, there is probably 9 battles that I personally want to see. And Ill start it at the top. This Champ match is defiantly one of the top battles this week, if not the best. Richard Corey vs. Anaphora. This is a match up of pure, crisp, imagery. Along with writer’s voices, story lines, concepts, poetry, and metaphorical under linings. Both have been writing at there best these last few weeks, and both will defiantly do the same this week. I suggest people keep an eye on this match, this will be a good one. Next great match up we have is, MC4Sight vs. Cereal Killer. Some may say this will be a blow out, but I beg to differ. Cereal is a very under estimated writer. He has an exceptional writer’s voice, and he can write a very well structured story, but on that same note MC4Sight is on a tear like Anaphora has been on. He’s ran through big names, including myself, and made them look silly. The last 2 weeks he brought out this new, very unique, yet good style to the table, and he seems to be catching every ones attention with it. This will be a strong match, whether people think it or not, you’ll see. This next match though, is in most eyes the match of the week. The 3x, very versatile & poetic Champ, Awedishin vs. The 5x, comedic, yet versatile Jowlez. These 2 have gone at it before, but I personally don’t know their record against each other, and I actually haven’t read one of their battles before, but I do know that both of these guys can write. Both are Elite heads in this league, and well all know both want another title under their belt. I wont say much about this battle, because truthfully this battle speaks for itself. Another nice one I saw is Everkleer vs. Khoi. Both have been slipping these last few weeks, but both are very talented writers non the less. Both are hungry to get back on the road to victory, and to the top, so I expect both to bring very nice verses. I suggest people check it out. And last but not least is the battle of the sign-ins. Atheist vs. Cigma. As I said before, both of these guys are great writers, and very strong competition. They are both “rusty” in the sense they haven’t been in the league for a while, but that “rusty” word will have nothing to do with this battle what-so-ever. This is probably the second most anticipated match in my eyes this week. And some notable battles are Doyen vs. Lucifer, to undefeated heads, looking forward to the title. Then Eternal Path vs. Trap, both strong in there own sense, and coming about into their styles. Malosovich vs. The Talent, both very capable of writing #1 verses if they choose too. And last Smoke Trail vs. Brandon Thompson vs. Menso, Brandon and Menso being the strong up & comers, and Smoke, the hungry vet of the league, trying to make his way back into the top 20. This week is filled with great battles, and great writer’s. Everyone needs to be on the look out, you never know who will bring the heat, and who will flop. This a week of make it or break it’s. So be don’t be prudent to vote, and check out all the battles this week.