Who Will Win the Game Industry Rumble PAX 2014!?

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Posted by Fobwashed (2783 posts) 4 years, 10 months ago

Poll: Who Will Win the Game Industry Rumble PAX 2014!? (1182 votes)

Abbie Heppe - Respawn 2%
Alex Navarro - Giant Bomb 37%
Alex Rubens - Red Bull 1%
Alexa Ray Corriea - Polygon 2%
Bobby Loertscher - Zen Studios 1%
Brad Muir - Double Fine 6%
Casey Lynch - Midnight City 1%
Charlie Chu - Oni Press 1%
Dan Ryckert - Giant Bomb 25%
Dave Lang - Iron Galaxy 9%
David Ellis - 343 Industries 1%
Eric Baudour - Mega64 4%
Eric Neustadter - Microsoft 1%
Greg Millar - IGN 2%
Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb 22%
John Drake - Sony 5%
John Vignocchi - Disney Games 3%
Jon Carnage - Twitch.tv 1%
Kate Welch - ArenaNet 3%
Maya Kramer - The Great White North 2%
Megan Scavio - GDC 1%
Mitch Dyer - IGN 1%
Pat Baer - UCB Theatre 1%
Samantha Kalman - Timbre Interactive 6%
Samit Sarkar - Polygon 1%
Shawn Allen - Nuchallenger 1%
Stepto - Microsoft 1%
Tina Amini - Kotaku 2%
Trin Garritano - Cards Against Humanity 2%
Will Smith - Tested 6%
Zoe Quinn - Cyborgs 7%
Art by @humanity

WHO WILL WIN!?

Choose your winners! Vote for as many wrestlers as you'd like but know that the fewer you choose, the better they will look among their competitors! Prior to the Rumble itself, we'll use the poll figures to calculate betting odds! For what? Maybe nothing! For fun! =D

Game Industry Rumble Site

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#1 Edited by Fobwashed (2783 posts) -

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If you can, please retweet this tweet or tweet the link out yourself to increase voting =D

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#2 Edited by Jordan_Mallory (26 posts) -

My picks are Alex, Alexa and Drake. Let's do this!!

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Edit: Shit, I forgot about Trin! TRIN IS A BEHEMOTH OF DESTRUCTION.

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#3 Edited by El_Funko (137 posts) -

Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb

Is this a typo? Or is Jeff playing this year instead of his client, Dr. Tracksuit.

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#4 Edited by StealthRaptor (568 posts) -

That promo art is amazing, but where's Jeff?! He is Dr. Tracksuit's manager, after all.

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#5 Edited by Dalerax (88 posts) -

Is this pertaining to the results of the whole shindig? Alex isn't in the royal rumble portion, he faces the winner of the rumble.

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#6 Posted by El_Funko (137 posts) -

My favourite part of the promo poster is the sheen of sweat on Johnny V's forehead.

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#7 Edited by Fobwashed (2783 posts) -

My picks are Alex, Alexa and Drake. Let's do this!!

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Your gifs. How the hell do you have so many!?

@el_funko said:

Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb

Is this a typo? Or is Jeff playing this year instead of his client, Dr. Tracksuit.

Unsure. It's how he was listed on the official site... A rose by any other name can still kick ass!

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#8 Edited by alexpiercey (737 posts) -

I think Zoe could use a win at this point...

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#9 Edited by DevourerOfTime (707 posts) -

@el_funko said:

Jeff Gerstmann - Giant Bomb

Is this a typo? Or is Jeff playing this year instead of his client, Dr. Tracksuit.

Don't be fooled: Jeff Gerstmann is in charge of that operation. Dr. Tracksuit is just his pawn.


Also, I'm pretty sure it's Felix Kramer, not Maya Kramer.

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#10 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (2519 posts) -

Alex.

They put in a Karate Kid III clause where he does not have to be in the Rumble. He gets to sit back and picks off the winner in the title match.

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#11 Posted by Box3ru13 (781 posts) -

Dave Lang was never officially eliminated from the last Rumble. I think he has a good chance of taking it this time he'll lose to Alex in the Championship match but he's my pick to win the rumble.

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#12 Posted by cooljammer00 (3090 posts) -

Who I WANT to win, or who I THINK will win? Because...who am I kidding, there's no overlap there.

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#13 Posted by Uppercaseccc (247 posts) -

NVO NVO NVO NVO NVO NVO LET THE CHAMP RAIN FROM NOW TO THE END OF TIME NVO NVO NVO NVO NVO. All the caps lock VGCW nonces aside has Alex used his disney park passes he won for the first royal rumble ?

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#14 Posted by El_Funko (137 posts) -

It was close between Ryckert and Alex.

Dan has the fury of a thousand Suns when it comes to winning video games, but the analytic part of me can't let go that Alex only has to beat 1 person, who's going to be tired from slogging through the entire field to get to him.

Navarro takes it and ascends to true heel status.

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#15 Edited by cooljammer00 (3090 posts) -

@el_funko said:

My favourite part of the promo poster is the sheen of sweat on Johnny V's forehead.

Weirdly, everyone in the poster has that sheen on their forehead. I'm not sure what Humanity was going for there.

Also, I could use some labelling on the poster, just to clarify who is who for those who might not know. I figured everyone out except maybe the selfie girl at the bottom right.

edit: In addition, I figured Trites and Pope gave Humanity a list of entrants, but Jared is on the poster and he CLAIMS he won't be at PAX. I won't be shocked if he ends up as a surprise entrant as Number 30

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#16 Edited by Criven (27 posts) -

I really want Lang to take the show (dropping Alex to take the W) because everyone needs some more super hype Lang.


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#17 Posted by Morris (104 posts) -

Gotta go with my boy, Eric Baudour!

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#18 Edited by El_Funko (137 posts) -
@cooljammer00 said:

Also, I could use some labelling on the poster, just to clarify who is who for those who might not know. I figured everyone out except maybe the selfie girl at the bottom right.

Pretty sure that's Tina Amini, her selfie game is fierce.

@criven said:

I really want Lang to take the show (dropping Alex to take the W) because everyone needs some more super hype Lang.

He's also got legit beef. He was never officially eliminated from the first event, due to hyjinx.

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#19 Edited by Jordan_Mallory (26 posts) -

@jordan_mallory said:

My picks are Alex, Alexa and Drake. Let's do this!!

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Your gifs. How the hell do you have so many!?

I'll never tell!!!

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#20 Edited by RampageAssassin (438 posts) -

Let's go Lang!!

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#21 Posted by csl316 (14968 posts) -

Alex would've been my choice, but since he's the final boss I gotta give it to Dan. Jeff has the skills, but Dan's gonna take this far too seriously and win. Crotch chopping will ensue.

Then Alex beats him down. "That's how we DO it at the Bomb!"

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#22 Posted by flyingace16021 (205 posts) -

Samantha Kalman all the way!

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#23 Posted by Andorski (5482 posts) -

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#24 Edited by Tonch (118 posts) -

Young Dan Ryckert is a worthy contender, but my money says the Wolf wipes the floor.

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#25 Posted by Brackynews (4385 posts) -

#NORINGERS

#BANALEX

#TeamGreggy

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#26 Edited by TruthTellah (9821 posts) -

I watched a video that said Zoe Quinn has rigged the Game Industry Rumble PAX 2014, and I believe it because it reinforces my preconceived notions about her much-rumored ability to kick ass and take names.

Zoe "The Quinnspiracy" Quinn will win the Rumble.

#TeamDepression

#BANALEX

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#27 Edited by PimblyCharles (1859 posts) -

For the record, I voted for Will Smith to win this. Will take an exacta box on Will Smith and Alex Navarro.. Also add a trifecta box on WIll Smith, Alex Navarro and Stepto.

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#28 Posted by riostarwind (1359 posts) -

Alex will win unless some backroom deals get made to take him down. It's to bad WrestleMania 2000 can't do something silly like allow a third player to interrupt the match at some point.

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#29 Posted by cooljammer00 (3090 posts) -

@el_funko said:
@cooljammer00 said:

Also, I could use some labelling on the poster, just to clarify who is who for those who might not know. I figured everyone out except maybe the selfie girl at the bottom right.

Pretty sure that's Tina Amini, her selfie game is fierce.

Yup, right when I posted I figured it out.

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#30 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4139 posts) -

You think any of these pretenders can take down The Wolf? You think any of these chumps has a shot at The Wolf's title?

The Wolf cannot be taken down. The Wolf will not lose the title. The Wolf will show EVERYBODY what happens when you enter the ring to try to take what rightfully belongs to The Wolf.

Bring on Dr. Tracksuit. Bring on Big Breakfast. Bring on Dan "The Alligator" Ryckert. Bring on Kalman. The Wolf will send them all home empty handed.

The Wolf is waiting.

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#31 Edited by Brackynews (4385 posts) -

third player to interrupt the match at some point.

Electrical. Cords.

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#32 Posted by mixedupzombies (158 posts) -

When did Greg Miller become Mark Millar's brother? Also I dunno there is so many people I am looking more at who will take out alot pf the crowd and not necessarily win? I think on top of wrestling love it goes Ryckert, Badour, and Navarro. Also I want Samit Sakar to win guy's main job is to review sports games.

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#33 Posted by Fobwashed (2783 posts) -

When did Greg Miller become Mark Millar's brother? Also I dunno there is so many people I am looking more at who will take out alot pf the crowd and not necessarily win? I think on top of wrestling love it goes Ryckert, Badour, and Navarro. Also I want Samit Sakar to win guy's main job is to review sports games.

I copy pasted the roster from the Rumble site. I'm totally passing the blame for that onto Aaron Trites because I'm a terrible person!

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#34 Edited by hassun (9966 posts) -

Alex Navarro obviously isn't in the Rumble at all but if you mean who is going home with the belt I'm going to go with Alex Navarro.

  • He takes this shit SERIOUSLY
  • He doesn't have to play the Rumble
  • Afaik he gets to choose the main event match type

You've got my vote, @alex.

The face of a champion.
The face of a champion.

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#35 Posted by LaserJesus (136 posts) -

Only 6% for Samantha Kalman? FOOLS!

Also, Alex isn't in the Royal Rumble, the winner of the Rumble challenges him for the belt. Now, the question of who goes home with the belt, that's definitely Alex. But Samantha will win the Rumble for sure.

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#36 Posted by Hardtarget (373 posts) -

Weird, why isn't Dr TrackSuit in this poll!?

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#37 Edited by Castiel (3476 posts) -

@hardtarget said:

Weird, why isn't Dr TrackSuit in this poll!?

My thoughts exactly. And who the hell is this Geoff Geirstman anyways?

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#38 Edited by Shindig (4944 posts) -

Tracksuit will be a late entry after Jeff takes himself out with a chair.

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#39 Edited by Icecreamjones (428 posts) -

I hope there's anti-Alex collusion, otherwise I think it's him.

I voted for Zoe just because it makes dumb people mad probably.

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#40 Posted by patbaer (193 posts) -

Look, I'm going to win this. Obviously. I have nine years of comedy wrestling experience.

But you guys should recognize that Samantha Kalman came in second to Alex and is my only legit threat.

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#41 Edited by Brodehouse (10812 posts) -

Dave Lang shits on y'all. Y'all is busters, straight up busters.

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#42 Edited by cooljammer00 (3090 posts) -

@patbaer: Yeah, but now that she doesn't have The Wolf to collude with this year, she's a wild card. Who knows where she'll end up?

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#43 Edited by bacongames (4008 posts) -

Need I remind you what John T. Drake is capable of?

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#44 Posted by forteexe21 (2029 posts) -

Big Show is backing Dr. Tracksuit so I'm voting for his manager. Dan will probably make up some excuse and not come again for the second time.

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#45 Posted by how92 (165 posts) -

I voted for Maya/Felix Kramer cause they are the ultimate cutie warrior.

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#46 Posted by deactivated-5914f5c50a1c5 (277 posts) -

Ryckert. I..... just know it.

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#47 Posted by Capum15 (6010 posts) -

I'd love it to end up as a showdown between Alex and Dan.

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#48 Posted by Jesus_Phish (3885 posts) -

I thought this time around Alex isn't in the rumble? He's to face off against whoever wins it. My money is on Ryckert to make it to the final against Alex, but Alex will win unless he takes a payoff behind the curtains.

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#49 Posted by Niceanims (1754 posts) -

No clue. I want there to be a massive upset, but not too massive. Like... I wanna see... I dunno, someone I can't think of now, but in retrospect would seem glaringly obvious.

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#50 Edited by Corevi (6796 posts) -

John Drake is my man (also I highly doubt Zoe Quinn will be there due to the current shitstorm)

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