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The Indigo Stars, known as Purple Stars in 2018, were newcomers to Marble League 2019. They had the intention of participating in the 2017 season of the Marble League. However, they withdrew from the competition because of mental health problems.[1]

After missing Marble League 2018, it was confirmed that the Indigo Stars, known then as the Purple Stars, would participate in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. Prior to their appearance, they competed in the off-season practice events during the summer of 2018.

On January 1st, it was announced that the Purple Stars were renamed to the Indigo Stars. This was because purple is a rare marble color; indigo felt like a more appropriate name for the team.

After failing to qualify for Marble League 2020, the Indigo Stars managed to qualify for Marble League 2021, getting 2nd in their group.

Team Members

Athletes

Indie, Gogo, Diego, Bingo, and Montoya are the original and current members of the team. Indie became team captain in 2019.

2019 -
Present
Indie Captain.png
Gogo
Diego
Bingo
Montoya
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

The Indigo Stars (then Purple Stars) competed in the Amazing Maze Marble Race in 2018 using aliases such as "One Star" and "Four Star".[2]

Timeline

Managers

Manager From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Mango November 2020[3] present 11 3 0 0 3 ML 2021 Qualifiers Group B 2nd Place

Coaches

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Ringo 15 March 2019[4] present 35 3 0 2 2 ML 2021 Qualifiers Group B 2nd Place

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

History

Pre-Marble League

The Purple Stars in 2017

The Indigo Stars, previously known as the Purple Stars, come from South Asia, particularly the southern tip of the Indian peninsula and the nearby island of Isle Hyu, a tropical island known for its array of colored stars, a phenomenon unique to the island. It is popular with marbles in the region as a place of natural beauty and as a place to hike, but they are also committed to protecting the island from over-tourism.

The five members of the team, Indie, Gogo, Diego, Bingo, and Montoya, as well as their coach, Ringo, all met on a hike on Isle Hyu in 2010. They all live in Bright Hyu City, a metropolis across from the island. The city is named for its bright, colorful lights which have been designed to recreate the stars.

The Purple Stars started training for the Marble League in 2015 and, in 2016, constructed the Bright Hyu Bubble, a stadium for them to compete and train in. They were going to take part in the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. However, several members of the team suffered from poor mental health. Ringo consulted with the team and, knowing what happened, decided to withdraw the team from the competition. The Shining Swarm took their place.

The first teaser image for Marble League 2020 was photographed on Isle Hyu.

In order to improve their health and mentality so they could prepare for the Marble League, the Purple Stars sought the help of professionals and adopted a healthier lifestyle with less heavy training and regular sleep. The team also started to travel to Isle Hyu at the end of every week to observe the stars before hiking around the island in the morning, a tradition the team continues to do.

Montoya had been on the main team, but while the team prepared for Marble League 2019, they realized that they couldn't handle it due to anxiety, so decided to become the reserve member of the team. Gogo had tried to bulk up, but was eating the wrong foods. They started to become defensive about their lifestyle with their family, and when they were home, they got into fights with them, leading Gogo to grow distant from them. Gogo didn't share this with the team. The team, one day, asked them about their home life and they broke down. After months of therapy, they managed to repair their relationship with their family, although a rift remains.

The Purple Stars competing in the Amazing Maze Marble Race

After Marble League 2018 had finished, the IMC invited the Purple Stars to compete in the Amazing Maze Marble Race. Ringo consulted with the team, who agreed to take part, and submitted a bid to host Marble League 2019. They made it to the final round, only to lose out to the Oceanics. The team took part in the Amazing Maze Marble Race, under aliases such as "One Star" and "Four Star". They managed to come second in their group, but didn't move on as they were the lowest ranked second place team.[5]

2019

The Indigo Stars competing in Block Pushing

The team continued to train for Marble League 2019 and changed their name to the Indigo Stars to match their uniforms. On 1st January 2019, the team were accepted into the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers.[2] The team traveled to the Seven Seas Stadium to prepare for the competition. Indie took part in the first event of the Qualifiers, the Funnel Race, coming 11th. Montoya subbed in for them in the next event, Block Pushing, and they came 5th, moving up to 8th overall. Indie returned for the Relay Race and the team came 4th. Gogo finished off the qualifiers by coming 6th in the Underwater Race, leading the team to qualify in 6th overall.

The Indigo Stars returned to Bright Hyu City to overwhelming support and encouragement from their fans. Some in the marblebase started to see them as the dark horse of the season due to the sudden popularity of fellow rookie team, the Green Ducks. The Indigo Stars paid no attention to these theories and focused on training. They returned to the Seven Seas Stadium after taking a quick trip to Isle Hyu for good luck.

Gogo competing in the 5 Meter Sprint

The Indigo Stars started Marble League 2019 in the bottom middle of the group for the first three events, placing between 10th and 12th. They managed to come 7th in Event 4, the Gravitrax Slalom, but unfortunately fell to 15th overall. The team then had a fifth place finish in the 5 Meter Sprint, lifting them to 10th overall. This was followed by another two middle of the pack finishes before Diego came last in the Summer Biathlon. At the halfway mark, the team were in 13th overall, while the Green Ducks were in second. The team were feeling intimidated by the more experienced teams and hadn't anticipated just how competitive the competition would be.

The Indigo Stars started the second half of Marble League 2019 with two twelfth place finishes in the Hurdles Race and the Hubelino Maze. Indie then made it to the final of the Dirt Race, where they crashed out and finished in eighth. Montoya subbed in for Diego for Event 12, Rafting, getting the team their second eighth place finish in a row. The team were fifteenth overall.

The Indigo Stars decided to put in Diego for the next event, the Elimination Race. They made it to the semifinal, but on their way down, they crashed into a wall, pushing Rezzy of the Raspberry Racers ahead of them, leading Rezzy to finish fourth. The team jumped to 13th overall. Rumors spread that Diego did this on purpose to try and help the Raspberry Racers beat the Green Ducks, but Diego denied this.

The Indigo Stars on the podium for Surfing

The Indigo Stars finally won their first medal, a bronze, in Event 14, Surfing, where Bingo managed to hold onto the surfboard a second longer than Speedy of the Savage Speeders. Bingo invited the rest of the team to join them on the podium and celebrate. Unfortunately, the team couldn't keep this up in the next event, Collision, where they were eliminated in the group stage and finished 12th. The team finished Marble League 2019 with a sixth place finish for Indie in the Sand Rally, finishing in fourteenth overall. It was not what the team had hoped for, but they were grateful for having had the chance to compete after so many years.[5]

2020

The Indigo Stars returned for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers. They had a poor start to the Qualifiers, with a 16th place finish in Balancing. The Stars continued to improve throughout the qualifiers, climbing to a 9th place finish for Indie in the final event, the 5 Meter Sprint. However, this was not enough and the Indigo Stars finished in 17th, failing to qualify for Marble League 2020.

The Indigo Stars competing in the Halfpipe

The Stars returned to Polaria to compete in the Marble League Showdown 2020. The Stars' performance in the first event of the Showdown, the Relay Run was lackluster, finishing in 11th. However they picked up the pace, earning a bronze medal in the next event, the Halfpipe. This was follows up by two mid-table finishes in the Black Hole Funnel and the Sand Mogul Race. This was enough for the team to finish in 6th overall, qualifying them for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.

2021

The Indigo Stars were neither invited to Marbula One Season 2 nor to the Marble League Winter Special, which gave them plenty of time for training and preparing for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers. Before the Qualifiers, they sent out their captain Indie to participate in the Marble League 2021 Practice Race. Being in the top 5 positions for most of the race, they took the lead in the late stages, and went on to win the race. The Indigo Stars competed in Group B of the Qualifiers. They started off with two mid-table results, finishing 6th at the Wave and 5th at Funnel Endurance. Halfway through the Qualifiers, they were sitting in 6th in their group. However, they won the next event, the 5 Meter Relay, lifting them up to 2nd in their group. Despite a 9th place finish at the Sand Rally, they finished their group in 2nd, which was more than enough to qualify for the Marble League 2021.

In the main tournament, the Indigo Stars got off to a great start at the Wave, winning their first ever Marble League gold medal, and setting a new Marble League record in the process.

Amazing Maze Marble Race

The Indigo Stars, using the name the Purple Stars, and pseudonyms such as One Star and Two Star took part in the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 34 pts 12th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Indigo Stars' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Indigo Stars' logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

Qualifiers

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Indie (C) 1:03.53 11th 8 11th
Block Pushing All 106.7 cm 5th 14 8th
Relay Race All 9.98 sec. 4th 15 6th
Underwater Race Gogo 29.05 sec. 6th 13 6th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Bingo 15.73 sec. 10th 6 10th
Funnel Race Indie (C) 1:36.42 12th 4 11th
Balancing All 215 cm 11th 5 12th
Gravitrax Slalom All 9.22 sec. 7th 9 13th
5 Meter Sprint Gogo 6.189 sec. 5th 11 10th
Relay Run All 9.640 sec. 11th 5 11th
Block Pushing All 59.7 cm 9th 7 11th
Summer Biathlon Diego 33.96 sec. 16th 0 13th
Hurdles Race Gogo 9.328 sec. 12th 4 13th
Hubelino Maze All 47 12th 4 14th
Dirt Race Indie (C) DNF 8th 8 15th
Rafting All 37.92 sec. 8th 8 15th
Elimination Race Diego 17.92 sec. 4th 12 13th
Surfing Bingo 50.97 3rd 15 13th
Collision All Heat Loss 12th 4 14th
Sand Rally Indie (C) 2:01.94 6th 10 14th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

Qualifiers

The Indigo Stars failed to qualify for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 270 cm 16th 4 16th
Funnel Endurance Diego 1:56.57 14th 6 17th
Block Pushing All 60.0 cm 10th 10 17th
5 Meter Sprint Indie 5.296 sec. 9th 11 17th

Marble League Showdown 2020

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2020

The Indigo Stars placed 6th overall, securing a spot in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Run All 9.147 sec. 11th 1 11th
Halfpipe All 58.12 sec. 3rd 12 5th
Black Hole Funnel Bingo & Indie (C) 84.68 sec. 5th 7 7th
Sand Mogul Race Gogo 9.353 sec. 7th 5 6th

2020/21 Offseason

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2021 Practice Race Indie 2:56.70 1st

Marble League 2021

Main article: Marble League 2021

Qualifiers

The Indigo Stars competed in Group B and qualified for Marble League 2021.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 29 pts 6th 6 6th
Funnel Endurance Bingo 2:05.23 5th 7 6th
5 Meter Relay All 8.628 sec. 1st 15 2nd
Sand Rally Indie (C) 1:46.84 9th 3 2nd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 38 pts (MR) 1st 25 1st
Balancing All 151 cm 16th 0 3rd
5 Meter Sprint Gogo 6.054 sec. 12th 4 8th
Funnel Endurance Bingo 1:55.46 9th 7 7th
5 Meter Relay All 8.712 sec. 4th 12 5th
Jousting Indie (C) & Montoya Round of 16 Loss 11th 5 7th
5 Meter Hurdles Indie (C) 9.401 sec. 11th 5 9th
Block Pushing All 150.55 cm 10th 6 10th
Triathlon Bingo 25.14 sec. 5th 11 9th
Steeplechase All 23.28 sec. 4th 12 8th
Sand Mogul Race Gogo 52.70 sec. 2nd 20 6th
Diving All 5.88 pts 13th 3 7th
Elimination Race Diego Eliminated Round 13 4th 12 8th
Sand Rally Indie (C) 1:26.10 12th 4 10th
Football All Round of 16 Loss 13th 3 12th
Marblocross Diego 7:39.70 12th 4 13th

Results

Marble League

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2019 16 0 0 1 1 14th 112
2020 Did not qualify
2021 16 1 1 0 2 13th 133

Marble League Showdown

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2020 4 0 0 1 1 6th 25

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bingo Marble League 2019
Marble League 2021
Underwater Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medal
1 bronze medal
28 pts
Diego Marble League 2019
Marble League 2021
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
12 pts
Gogo Marble League 2019
Marble League 2021
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
5 Meter Sprint (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
19 pts
Indie Marble League 2019
Marble League 2021
Funnel Race (2019)
Dirt Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
22 pts
Montoya Marble League 2019
Marble League 2021
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marble League Showdown

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bingo Marble League Showdown 2020 Black Hole Funnel (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medal
0 bronze medals
7 pts
Diego Marble League Showdown 2020 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Gogo Marble League Showdown 2020 Sand Mogul Race (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
5 pts
Indie Marble League Showdown 2020 Black Hole Funnel (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
7 pts
Montoya Marble League Showdown 2020 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Gallery

References

  1. Hershy926 (23rd January 2019). Keep an Eye Out | #001. Marble Sports.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stynth (8th September 2019). Indigo Stars. The Rollout Edition 2 pp. 20-21.
  3. Stynth and Orbitball (23rd July 2021). RetRollSpective - Indigo Stars. Project Marblearth.
  4. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stynth (22nd May 2020). RetRollSpective – Indigo Stars. Marble Sports.
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