RSTL Mag Tournament and League overview Intro sorry this wasn't up yesterday, but here you go...no soapbox because i have nothing major to talk about, other than the articles. Pocket Nines Rearing For Final Four Nique and Pestilence entered the tournament as nine seeds, still alive Nique and Pestilence are nine seeds for different reasons. Let's get that out of the way first. Nique had never accomplished very much in the RSTL. She went 5-1, which is certainly respectable, but her writing was not very polished, and she hadn't blown anyone's socks off. Thus a respectable nine seed. Pestilence came in under an alias that i had only read two verses from, Ashen Horse. He displayed his skill for the art of abstract writing well, but i was not certain of his versatility and i had no clue who he was. Thus the nine seed based on talent. Both of them are going to be much higher seeds next time we have a tournament, should they chose to join. They've managed to beat the odds, and bring themselves through all the way to the Elite Eight of this tournament. Nique now faces a determined yet split Vadik, who will have to concentrate his energies on both winning the league title and staying alive in the tournament. Pestilence, on the other hand, gets to face a scrub like me. These two have brought semi-Cinderella stories to the tournament, but both are very dangerous, and I would not be surprised if they both advance. A Tale of Two Men Trap and Vadik square off, and one will win his first title The names Trap and Vadik are well known around the internet. Very well known. Trap has been in text crews with everyone from ex-text GOD and current rising member of the underground rap scene, Sankofa, to RMC resident moniker king Demik. He's an RBL mod. He's moderated the Prowlers Open Mic forum. He's done nearly everything that a netcee could want to do................except win an RSTL title. It's not for lack of trying. He squared off against Desenuts earlier this year in a title match, and he later faced Richard Corey. Both resulted in losses. But Trap is an open mic/topical legend, and he's found his chance here. Vadik is also well known. He's been dubbed as Fracture's Yes-Man, but recently defeated Frac in a battle tournament. The Crazy Dutchman is a student of English literature, and it shows in his verses. He's a natural storyteller who is developing an knack for topicals. Still though, no title, despite also having several attempts, including a memorable and historic RSTL Title Match 4-Way with then-champ Peril-Eyes, then-undefeated Infinite Truth, and RSTL legend Antagon, one which Truth won. These two guys are currently arguably the best RSTL members ever that haven't had their name enshrined in the Hall of Champions (shouts to Cigma as well). That's all about to change.. Who will it be?