Hololive New Year Cup

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Hololive New Year Cup
Logo used for the 2023 Holo New Year Cup
Details
Current Season2024
Last Season2023
Next Season2025
GameMario Kart 8 Deluxe
Organizer
Hosts
Current ChampionTokoyami Towa (2024)
QualificationVoluntary participation

The Hololive New Year Cup (Japanese: ホロお正月CUP, horo oshōgatsu kappu), is an annual Mario Kart tournament held by Hololive members. Participation in the tournament is voluntary; however, nearly all members try to participate, thus the roster of participants grows each year as new members join Hololive. The tournament was first held in November 2019 as the Hololive Cup (Japanese: ホロライブ杯, hororaibu hai)[1]. After this, the tournaments were moved to coincide with New Year's celebrations and rebranded as the "Hololive New Year Cup".

Overview[edit]

The New Year Cup has undergone a few changes from its debut in order to accommodate a growing number of participating talents. In its first edition for 2019, the tournament was held with 21 members, and consisted of 4 preliminary races, 4 final races, and 7 "Extra" races that did not factor into the main tournament. There was no tournament in 2020, as this was a busy year for every member in Holopro with Hololive 1st Fest happening in January, Hololive Indonesia debuting in Spring, Hololive English debuting in September, and Hololive 2nd Fest being held in December. The tournament would return once again in 2021 as the Hololive New Year Cup, which is now its current branding. The 2021 edition of the tournament saw the participation increase from 21 to 25 members. The tournament was now a double-elimination format, with a "winners bracket" (Tsuyo Cup) and a "losers bracket" (Zako Cup). The tournament also separated all participants into 3 groups "A", "B", and "C", with a final set of races held for both "loser bracket" and "winners bracket" at the end. Additionally, this new format allowed Tokoyami Towa to serve as a co-host with A-chan to provide commentary throughout, and interview some of the members. The 2022 edition of the tournament saw the least amount of changes to the format, as the grouping system made a return once again, but saw the largest number of participants thus far. A total of 44 members from all the Hololive branches took part in the tournament, with Hololive Indonesia and Hololive English making their debut appearances. The 2023 edition saw a reduction in the number of participants due to scheduling conflicts, lowering the total participating members to 36. On the day of the tournament, a further 3 participants were unable to compete due to illness and connection issues.[2][3] The 2024 edition of the tournament, which features the debuts of -Advent- and Hololive DEV_IS, will feature 37 participants, and will be held in a span of 2 days. The first day of the tournament will determine the qualified entries for the second day's race, while those who finish in first place overall within each group will instantly advance to the Tsuyo Cup. Participants who finished first place overall in the second day's race will also instantly advance to the Tsuyo Cup. A week before the tournament, 2 participants were deemed unable to compete, reducing the participating number to 35.

Results[edit]

Below are a list of results from previous tournaments. Only finishing talents are included.[4]

2019[edit]

Main article: 2019 Hololive Cup

The tournament was first held in November 2019 as the Hololive Cup (Japanese: ホロライブ杯, hororaibu hai)[1]. This tournament was held with 21 members, and consisted of 4 preliminary races, 4 final races, and 7 "Extra" races that did not factor into the main tournament. The tournament was won by Minato Aqua, who won the most points in the final Grand Prix.

Tsuyo Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Minato Aqua 44
2 Shirakami Fubuki 30
3 Nekomata Okayu 26
4 Usada Pekora 23
5 Oozora Subaru 22
6 Nakiri Ayame 19
7 Natsuiro Matsuri 15
Roboco
9 Inugami Korone 12

Zako Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Hoshimachi Suisei 44
2 Houshou Marine 39
3 Ookami Mio 28
Yozora Mel
5 Shirogane Noel 20
6 Shiranui Flare 19
7 Uruha Rushia 15
8 Aki Rosenthal 13
Akai Haato
Yuzuki Choco

2020[edit]

The next tournament was postponed to be beginning of 2021, so no tournament occurred in the year 2020.

2021[edit]

Taking place on January 11, 2021 the second tournament was rebranded as the "Hololive New Year Cup". The tournament was hosted by Tokoyami Towa and A-chan on Towa's channel. As a talent herself, Towa also participated in the tournament. The roster of participants swelled to 25 members with the addition of Hololive 4th Generation and Hololive 5th Generation.

Tsuyo Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Hoshimachi Suisei 43
2 Minato Aqua 42
3 Houshou Marine 35
4 Nekomata Okayu 30
Himemori Luna
6 Shirakami Fubuki 29
7 Usada Pekora 23
8 Oozora Subaru 17
9 Amane Kanata 15
10 Yukihana Lamy 13
11 Tokoyami Towa 12
12 Shirogane Noel 9

Zako Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Roboco 51
2 Natsuiro Matsuri 45
3 Tsunomaki Watame 43
4 Yozora Mel 32
5 Shishiro Botan 28
6 Sakura Miko 26
7 Omaru Polka 23
8 Uruha Rushia 22
Momosuzu Nene
10 Shiranui Flare 21
11 Aki Rosenthal 10
12 Yuzuki Choco 5


2022[edit]

Towa and A-chan reprised their roles as hosts in the third tournament. This tournament marked the first time it was open to the Hololive Indonesia and Hololive English branches. The inclusion of these branches along with Hololive 6th Generation swelled the roster of participants to 44 members, almost twice the size of that of previous years.[5]

Tsuyo Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Nekomata Okayu 69
2 Hoshimachi Suisei 60
3 Houshou Marine 55
4 Gawr Gura 44
5 Sakura Miko 41
6 Tsunomaki Watame 39
Tokoyami Towa
8 Oozora Subaru 37
9 Pavolia Reine 31
10 Amane Kanata 30
11 Ouro Kronii 24
12 Sakamata Chloe 23

Zako Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Ookami Mio 75
2 Hakos Baelz 58
3 Takanashi Kiara 51
4 Yukihana Lamy 46
Momosuzu Nene
6 Hakui Koyori 45
7 Mori Calliope 40
8 Shiranui Flare 39
9 La+ Darknesss 36
10 Nanashi Mumei 28
11 Shirogane Noel 19
12 Yuzuki Choco 9


2023[edit]

The 2023 tournament was originally set to feature a total of 36 talents, which is a lower amount of participating members due to scheduling conflicts. However, during the day of the tournament, 3 of the 36 talents could not participate, leaving only 33. Most notably absent is the tournament's founder, Minato Aqua, who attended a wedding on the date of the tournament [6] [7]. First time participants for this tournament included all members of Hololive Indonesia 3rd Generation.

Tsuyo Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Hoshimachi Suisei 65
2 Houshou Marine 581
3 Ookami Mio 581
4 Nekomata Okayu 53
5 Kazama Iroha 46
6 Oozora Subaru 37
7 Takane Lui 36
8 Sakura Miko 31
9 Natsuiro Matsuri 282
10 Shirakami Fubuki 282
11 Hakui Koyori 282
12 Nakiri Ayame 24

1 On countback, both talents won twice and finished 2nd twice, but Marine had a higher place finish (3rd) than Mio (4th).

2 On countback, both talents finished 3rd once, but Matsuri had a higher place finish (5th) than Fubuki (7th). Koyori's highest place finish was 4th.

Zako Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Ouro Kronii 69
2 Momosuzu Nene 68
3 Shirogane Noel 58
4 Yozora Mel 52
5 Roboco 47
6 Kaela Kovalskia 43
7 Watson Amelia 36
8 Tokino Sora 34
9 Anya Melfissa 30
10 Vestia Zeta 25
11 Kobo Kanaeru 17
12 Yuzuki Choco 13

2024[edit]

The 2024 tournament was originally set to feature a total of 37 talents, which is one number higher than the previous year. However, a week before the tournament 2 of the 37 talents could not participate, reducing the number to 35. Sakamata Chloe, who was originally scheduled to compete in the tournament, also dropped out of the tournament after contacting COVID-19 two days before the tournament and was replaced by the debuting Juufuutei Raden. First time participants for this tournament included all members of Hololive DEV_IS ReGLOSS and Hololive English -Advent- sans Shiori Novella, although Nerissa Ravencroft dropped out of the tournament a week before.

Tsuyo Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Tokoyami Towa 621
2 Hoshimachi Suisei 621
3 Todoroki Hajime 52
4 Nekomata Okayu 50
5 Takane Lui 46
6 Oozora Subaru 41
7 Sakura Miko 39
8 Koseki Bijou 38
9 Ookami Mio 33
10 Hakui Koyori 26
11 Ouro Kronii 22
12 Ninomae Ina'nis 21

1 Towa was crowned champion over Suisei on countback due to Towa having two wins to Suisei's one.

Zako Cup[edit]

Pos. Name Points
1 Aki Rosenthal 76
2 Roboco 62
3 Ichijou Ririka1 58
4 Kureiji Ollie 54
5 Yozora Mel 49
6 Anya Melfissa 47
7 Juufuutei Raden 44
8 Kobo Kanaeru 27
9 Fuwawa Abyssgard 25
10 Otonose Kanade 22
11 Mococo Abyssgard 22
12 Hiodoshi Ao 9

1 Nanashi Mumei withdrew from the Zako Cup following an injury sustained to her steering thumb, and was replaced by Ririka.

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