The Balls of Chaos are the transparent red, blue, and yellow team introduced in Marble League 2016.

In Marble League 2016, the Balls of Chaos placed 8th overall, with 21 points, in a tie with the Jawbreakers, who placed 7th by winning the tiebreaker. In the 2017 Qualifiers, they tied for 13th, along with the Kobalts and the Snowballs. They were subsequently eliminated and did not participate in the 2017 Marble League.

However, in the 2018 Qualifiers, the Balls of Chaos dominated Group C and qualified for the 2018 Winter Marble League by finishing first in the group. In fact, the Balls of Chaos also performed very well in the 2018 season, staying within the top half of the standings for the entirety of the tournament, and earning two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze in the process. The team finished in fifth place overall, equidistant from the O'rangers in fourth and the Hazers in sixth.

Team Members

Athletes

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The current members of the Balls of Chaos are Anarchy, Tumult, Clutter and Snarl. Disarray was also introduced to the team in 2018 as reserve. Anarchy became team captain in 2019.

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Anarchy Anarchy Anarchy Anarchy Captain.png Anarchy Captain.png
Tumult Tumult Tumult Tumult Tumult
Clutter Clutter Clutter Clutter Clutter
Snarl Snarl Snarl Snarl Snarl
Disarray Disarray Disarray
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Coaches

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Harmony 15 March 2019[1] present 44 2 3 0 5

Note: Events include any kind of events (friendlies, other tournaments, ...).

History

The four original members of the Balls of Chaos

The Balls of Chaos are one of the oldest teams in marble sport history, dating back to the start of the millennium. They come from the city of Hunluen, one of the most populous cities in East Asia and the world. Hunluen was established in the third century when settlers from the Om civilization migrated northeast in search of riches. They found a flat plain in the center of several river tributaries, where they established the city.

Over the next centuries, Hunluen spread beyond the rivers and extended southeast towards the bay, eventually becoming a hub for innovation in the 19th century. However, this also attracted the attention of other civilizations. Hunluen eventually opened the city to other civilizations after many negotiations, including with those from Huaze and Rosaka (the home regions of the Hazers and the Pinkies), and even the very region of Om that serves as the home of Team Momo.

Hunluen is also known for its oriental architecture, which evolved from Om architecture, becoming far more stylized, reaching out in all directions. The style is inspired by the Arms of Chaos, a universal symbol that is part of the Hunluenians' philosophy. It represents infinite possibilities by any means necessary, the very principle that defines the city and the opportunities within it.

The four original members of the Balls of Chaos, Anarchy, Clutter, Snarl, and Tumult, also live by this principle. They had been competing in marble sports since they were very young. In fact, the four started off competing in youth leagues. Unfortunately, things never went the way they were hoping, and they consistently placed within the bottom half of the standings. It seemed unlikely the team would ever compete in an international competition. But their love for marble sports, combined with the resilience stemming from their failures, was the thing that made them keep going.

The four continued to train together during their school years, and were admitted to university on account of their outstanding performance record in marble rallying. During their time at university, the team began to compete in regional competitions, including the MFC Championship League. They were the only team in the MFC that were still in university at that time. In 2014, they managed to finish in 4th.

In 2015, the Marble League was announced, and three invitation spots were offered to the MFC. It looked like the Balls of Chaos would miss out on getting invited. However, the top three finishers declined their spots, so the fourth-placed Balls of Chaos were surprised when they were offered a spot in Marble League 2016, which they accepted. The fifth-placed team also declined, while the sixth-placed Pinkies joined the Balls of Chaos for the Marble League. The last spot was then given to Team Momo, the top-ranked team from the Ramen Bowl, due to the indifference of the other MFC teams.

The Balls of Chaos had a poor start to Marble League 2016, with a last-place finish in Balancing and a disqualification from Relay Race. But they weren't daunted and kept going. The team finally managed to reach positive points after Clutter came 7th in Event 5, Long Jump. This also made the team move up from last place to joint 15th in the standings. Ever since then, they were even more motivated to keep up with their performance.

True to their newfound morale, the Balls of Chaos proceeded to finish every subsequent event within the top half up to Event 11, Quartet Diving, where they finished in last once again. This included their first medals, a bronze for Clutter in Event 8, 10 Meter Sprint, and a team silver in Event 9, Team Pursuit. The team finished 8th overall, tied with the Jawbreakers for points, but behind them for medal count.

Unfortunately, the Balls of Chaos couldn't keep it up in the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. They started off with mediocre results, coming 7th in Relay Race and 10th in Sand Race, but followed this up with a fourteenth-place finish in Block Pushing. A ninth-place finish in the final event, Funnel Spin, sealed their fate. The team finished in joint 13th overall and failed to qualify for Marble League 2017. However, they did make a brief appearance at the closing ceremony, along with the other three teams who did not qualify.

During the offseason, the Balls of Chaos decided to return to the MFC Championship League after the Snowballs agreed to go with them. Both teams participated in the year's tournament as exhibition teams before parting ways for Marble League 2018. The Snowballs had been selected to host the tournament, while the Balls of Chaos participated in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers and were seeded in Group C.

The Balls of Chaos went on to perform exceptionally in the qualifiers, starting strong with a third-place finish in Curling. In the next event, Snow Race, Anarchy came in second following a peculiar incident that made her, along with all other marbles who competed in the group, unable to finish the race. The team secured their qualification for Marble League 2018 with a second-place finish for Tumult in 5 Meter Ice Dash, and remained at the top of their group with 25 points at the end of the qualifiers.

Regrettably, the Balls of Chaos' qualifiers came with controversy. During the Curling event, the team were tied in their semi-final match against Team Primary. However, Imar was found to be the closest to the button thanks to a blunder by Snarl, resulting in Team Primary advancing to the final. Following that, several angry Balls of Chaos fans tried to storm the arena. This led to scuffles between fans of both teams, and other spectators got involved too. This incident kickstarted the fierce rivalry between the Balls of Chaos and Team Primary.

The rivalry continued in the final event of the qualifiers, Halfpipe. In the final heat of Group C, the Balls of Chaos were once again paired with Team Primary. Following bumps from members of both teams on the course, the Balls of Chaos won the heat with the total time of 38.59 against Team Primary's 37.92, resulting in Team Primary missing out on the main tournament. At the end of the event, both teams got into a fight, while their respective supporters once again started rioting on the stands. Security marbles jumped in to control the situation and break up the fights.

The Balls of Chaos had a great start to Marble League 2018, with Tumult finishing fifth in 5 Meter Ice Dash. The team proceeded to become the first team to win two consecutive gold medals, which they did in the next two events. Anarchy also set a Marble League Record in Event 2, Ski Jump. The team rose to first in the standings after the Halfpipe event, and stayed there even after finishing in 15th in the next event, Bobsled.

The return of their rivals, Team Primary, in the form of Team Momary, threw the Balls of Chaos off. The team proceeded to finish within the bottom half for the next three events, and they fell to fifth. Anarchy managed to turn it around by winning a silver medal in Event 8, Snowboard Cross, moving the team back to second overall. But another run of three bottom half finishes took them out of the top three again. After the Ice Hockey event, which marked Disarray's debut for the Balls of Chaos as reserve member, the team dropped to seventh overall, their lowest position in the season.

The Balls of Chaos decided to have Tumult participate in the final event, Sand Mogul Race. Using his experience from the 5 Meter Ice Dash event in both the qualifiers and the main tournament, Tumult managed to win the team a bronze medal. This made the team conclude Marble League 2018 in fifth overall, which was their best result ever in the Marble League. They sure were really happy with the results.

The Balls of Chaos also participated in two offseason events. Tumult impressed the audience by coming 10th in the 100 Meter Water Race, but the team faltered in the Amazing Maze Marble Race, finishing 18th. The team came to realize they needed to do something to improve their performance. They attempted to contact trainers willing to help them with their training, and ended up successfully hiring Harmony as their coach.

Even with their failure at the Amazing Maze Marble Race, expectations were high for the Balls of Chaos into the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. They managed to keep up with that by a second-place finish for Clutter in Funnel Race and a third-place finish in Relay Race. Their two sub-par finishes notwithstanding, the team finished in 7th, qualifying for Marble League 2019.

Marble League 2019 turned out to be a rough ride for the Balls of Chaos. Snarl was eliminated in the heats of Event 1, Underwater Race, and finished 12th. The team jumped to eighth following a fourth-place finish for Anarchy in Event 2, Funnel Race. Unfortunately, the team couldn't find the momentum and fell to the bottom half of the standings after Event 3, Balancing, and stayed there for the rest of the season, with only three top half finishes in the next eleven events. As of Event 14, Surfing, the team were in 15th overall.

However, the Balls of Chaos started to turn things around in the final two events. In Event 15, Collision, the team managed to win a silver medal, beating the Raspberry Racers in the quarterfinals, and overcoming the Chocolatiers in the semifinals, before losing to the O'rangers in the final. This made the team rise to 12th. They followed this up with Tumult winning the final event, Sand Rally. The team thus ended the tournament in 9th overall, better than they could have imagined after such a horrible start.

As the Balls of Chaos prepared for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, coach Harmony came with a letter from the JMRC. The letter turned out to be an invitation to take part in Marbula One 2020. The team accepted and sent Anarchy and Clutter to represent them. As one of the more experienced teams in the Marble League, the Balls of Chaos were coming with high hopes as they prepared to compete in Marbula One as proving ground for their upcoming 2020 campaigns.[2]

Marbula One started off with a terrible opening qualifying, where they came fifteenth. They managed to climb up to eleventh, but started Marbula One with no points. They qualified ninth at the O'raceway, yet finished tenth giving them they're first point. Then the team won they're first grand prix, as Clutter got gold at the Momotorway. He led at the end of each lap, and jumped to sixth overall. The next three grand prix's had Ball of Chaos finish 15th twice and 12th once. Then they scored fifth at the Razzway. Finally, another fifth place finish, ended them in 9th.

Marble League 2016

Main article: Marble League 2016
Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 206 cm 16th 0 16th
Relay Race All DSQ 16th -3 16th
Collision All Quarterfinal Loss 6th 2 16th
Sand Rally Snarl 0:59.80 7th 1 16th
Long Jump Clutter 91.8 cm 7th 1 16th
Water Race Anarchy DNF 7th 1 15th
High Jump Tumult 51 cm 5th 3 13th
10 Meter Sprint Clutter 5.093 sec. 3rd 5 13th
Team Pursuit All 26.22 sec. 2nd 7 8th
Precision Slalom All 33 pts 4th 4 8th
Quartet Diving All 21.74 pts 16th 0 8th
Hurdles Clutter 5.19 sec. 9th 0 8th

Marble League 2017

Main article: Marble League 2017

Qualifiers

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The Balls of Chaos failed to qualify for Marble League 2017.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 10.60 sec. 7th 6 7th
Sand Race Tumult 26.85 sec. 10th 3 8th
Block Pushing All 54.0 cm 14th 0 14th
Funnel Spin Snarl 0:48.65 9th 4 15th

Marble League 2018

Main article: Marble League 2018

2018 Balls of Chaos logo

Qualifiers

The Balls of Chaos qualified for the Marble League, becoming the second team to qualify for a Marble League after a one-year hiatus, and the first to qualify in Qualifiers, as opposed to automatically qualifying. The Balls of Chaos competed in Group C.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All 3rd Place Win 3rd 6 3rd
Snow Race Anarchy DNF 2nd 7 1st
5 Meter Ice Dash Tumult 4.88 sec. 2nd 7 1st
Halfpipe All 38.59 sec. 4th 5 1st

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Tumult 5.02 sec. 5th 11 5th
Ski Jump Anarchy 121.0 cm (MR) 1st 25 2nd
Halfpipe All 29.49 sec. 1st 25 1st
Bobsled All 16.67 sec. 15th 1 1st
Speed Skating Snarl 32.12 sec. 13th 3 2nd
Team Pursuit All 34.51 sec. 15th 1 4th
Snow Rally Clutter 51.29 sec. 10th 6 5th
Snowboard Cross Anarchy 51.74 sec. 2nd 20 2nd
Curling All Heat Loss 11th 5 2nd
Biathlon All 27.47 sec. 15th 1 4th
Ice Hockey All Heat Loss 13th 3 7th
Sand Mogul Race Tumult 6.29 sec. 3rd 15 5th

Other 2018 Competitions

The Balls of Chaos took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Tumult 4:02.86 10th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 27 pts 18th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Balls of Chaos' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Balls of Chaos logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

Qualifiers

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Clutter 1:32.43 2nd 20 2nd
Block Pushing All 96.4 cm 14th 5 5th
Relay Race All 9.89 sec. 3rd 17 3rd
Underwater Race Tumult 30.01 sec. 17th 2 7th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Snarl 15.88 sec. 12th 4 12th
Funnel Race Anarchy (C) 1:51:24 4th 12 8th
Balancing All 210 cm 12th 4 9th
Gravitrax Slalom All 9.30 sec. 12th 4 12th
5 Meter Sprint Tumult 6.302 sec. 13th 3 13th
Relay Run All 9.846 sec. 14th 2 14th
Block Pushing All 58.5 cm 11th 5 14th
Summer Biathlon Anarchy (C) 33.20 sec. 7th 9 14th
Hurdles Race Snarl 9.312 sec. 11th 5 14th
Hubelino Maze All 71 5th 11 13th
Dirt Race Clutter 1:28.25 9th 7 14th
Rafting All 37.58 sec. 5th 11 14th
Elimination Race Anarchy (C) 25.14 sec. 13th 3 15th
Surfing Snarl 45.73 10th 6 15th
Collision All Runner-Up 2nd 20 13th
Sand Rally Tumult 2:00.22 1st 25 9th

Marbula One Season 1

Main article: Marbula One Season 1
Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Clutter 11th 1st 12th 5th 9th (35) 9th (46)
Anarchy 10th 15th 15th 5th 26th (11)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Clutter
Standing
Anarchy
Standing
Savage Speedway Grand Prix Clutter 15th 5:35.28 11th 0 11th 11th -
O'raceway Grand Prix Anarchy 9th 5:27.24 10th 1 13th 21st 19th
Momotorway Grand Prix Clutter 2nd 5:39.95 1st 25 6th 5th 21st
Hivedrive Grand Prix Anarchy 14th 5:45.76 15th 0 6th 7th 27th
Greenstone Grand Prix Clutter 15th 6:08.05 12th 0 9th 10th 28th
Short Circuit Grand Prix Anarchy 11th 5:38.16 15th 0 10th 12th 29th
Razzway Grand Prix Anarchy 15th 5:33.81 5th 10 10th 13th 25th
Midnight Bay Grand Prix Clutter 3rd 7:57.28 5th 10 9th 9th 26th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

Qualifiers

The Balls of Chaos qualified for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 324 cm 10th 10 10th
Funnel Endurance Anarchy 2:21.01 2nd 21 3rd
Block Pushing All 55.4 cm 18th 2 8th
5 Meter Sprint Clutter 5.320 sec. 10th 10 7th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 337 cm 4th 12 4th
Halfpipe All 53.27 sec. 13th 3 8th
Funnel Endurance Clutter 2:01.88 5th 11 6th
Newton's Cradle Anarchy & Tumult 92.50 cm 13th 3 9th
Long Jump Anarchy 82.60 cm 2nd 20 5th
5 Meter Hurdles Snarl 9.029 sec. 15th 1 8th
Block Pushing All 73.05 cm 13th 3 9th
Triathlon Disarray 33.27 sec. 13th 3 10th
Sand Mogul Race Tumult 8.863 sec. 15th 1 11th
5 Meter Sprint Clutter 6.244 sec. 13th 3 11th
Black Hole Funnel Anarchy & Clutter 65.87 sec. 14th 2 12th
Relay Run All 8.435 sec. 9th 7 11th
High Jump Snarl 38.5 cm 8th 8 13th
Team Aquathlon All 20.00 sec. 15th 1 14th
Collision All Heat Loss 12th 4 15th
Marble Marathon Tumult 10:43.24 6th 10 15th

Results

Marble League

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 0 1 1 2 8th 21
2017 Did not qualify
2018 12 2 1 1 4 5th 116
2019 16 1 1 0 2 9th 131
2020 16 0 1 0 1 15th 92

Marbula One

Season Grands Prix Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 1 0 0 1 9th 46

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Anarchy Marble League 2016
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Water Race (2016)
Ski Jump (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
Funnel Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Long Jump (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
1 gold medal
2 silver medal
0 bronze medals
95 pts
Clutter Marble League 2016
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Long Jump (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
Snow Rally (2018)
Dirt Race (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
35 pts
Disarray Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Triathlon (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
3 pts
Snarl Marble League 2016
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020

Sand Rally (2016)
Speed Skating (2018)
Underwater Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
5 Meter Hurdles (2020)
High Jump (2020)

0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
28 pts
Tumult Marble League 2016
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
High Jump (2016)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Sand Mogul Race (2020)
Marble Marathon (2020)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
71 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marbula One

Marble Competed in Races
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Anarchy Marbula One S1 2020 O'raceway Grand Prix
2020 Hivedrive Grand Prix
2020 Short Circuit Grand Prix
2020 Razzway Grand Prix
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
11 pts
Clutter Marbula One S1 2020 Savage Speedway Grand Prix
2020 Momotorway Grand Prix
2020 Greenstone Grand Prix
2020 Midnight Bay Grand Prix
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
35 pts

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. Stynth (13th March 2020). RetRollSpective – Balls of Chaos. Marble Sports.
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