Marble League 2020 will be the fifth edition of the Marble League.
The host for 2020 was announced as Team Galactic on 13 September 2019, shortly after the conclusion of the Marble League Showdown 2019. Before the announcement, there was an official teaser from the JMRC hinting to some teams. Following the logic of the post, the fan community theories suggested the host would be "night/star/jungle themed".
These were the 7 finalists to host Marble League 2020:
- Main article: Marble League 2020 Qualifiers
The Marble League 2020 Qualifiers were released on 18 June 2020.
These events were included in the qualifier:
- Funnel Endurance
- Block Pushing
- 5 Meter Sprint
|Rank||Team||Balancing||Funnel Endurance||Block Pushing||5 Meter Sprint||Total|
|2nd||Crazy Cat's Eyes||25||11||4||21||61|
|7th||Balls of Chaos||10||21||2||10||43|
- █ First Place
- █ Second Place
- █ Third Place
- █ Did not qualify for Marble League 2020
- Main article: Marble League 2020 Friendly Round
On 19 June 2020, a friendly between the host and the pre-qualified teams was held.
|Team||Block Pushing||Funnel Endurance||Balancing||5 Meter Sprint||Total|
1st = 7 points
2nd = 4 points
3rd = 2 points
4th = 1 point
Sixteen teams would take part in Marble League 2020. A Qualification Round was held to determine twelve of the sixteen teams. The remaining four teams were pre-qualified as they were in the top 3 overall at the end of Marble League 2019 or were the hosts.
|Qualified Teams||Method of Qualification||Date of Qualification||Marble League Appearance|
|Raspberry Racers||Marble League 2019 Champions||8 June 2019||3rd|
|Green Ducks||Marble League 2019 Runner-ups||8 June 2019||2nd|
|Hazers||Marble League 2019 3rd Place||8 June 2019||3rd|
|Team Galactic||Hosts||13 September 2019||5th|
|Savage Speeders||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 1st Place||18 June 2020||5th|
|Crazy Cat's Eyes||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 2nd Place||18 June 2020||3rd|
|Oceanics||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 3rd Place||18 June 2020||5th|
|Thunderbolts||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 4th Place||18 June 2020||5th|
|Mellow Yellow||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 5th Place||18 June 2020||5th|
|Minty Maniacs||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 6th Place||18 June 2020||2nd|
|Balls of Chaos||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 7th Place||18 June 2020||4th|
|O'rangers||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 8th Place||18 June 2020||5th|
|Midnight Wisps||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 9th Place||18 June 2020||4th|
|Hornets||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 10th Place||18 June 2020||1st|
|Team Momo||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 11th Place||18 June 2020||4th|
|Bumblebees||Marble League 2020 Qualifier 12th Place||18 June 2020||1st|
|21 June 2020||N/A|
|1||Balancing||Minty Maniacs||Raspberry Racers||Midnight Wisps|
|2||Halfpipe||28 June 2020||O'rangers||Crazy Cat's Eyes||Minty Maniacs|
|3||Funnel Endurance||3 July 2020||Minty Maniacs|
|4||Newton's Cradle||9 July 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|5||Long Jump||12 July 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|6||5 Meter Hurdles||16 July 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|7||Block Pushing||19 July 2020||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Event 1 Results:
|4th||Balls of Chaos||24||65||118||130||337||12|
|5th||Crazy Cat's Eyes||36||58||107||130||331||11|
Event 2 Results:
|Rank||Team||Run 1||Run 2||Total||Points|
|2nd||Crazy Cat's Eyes||34.33||30.16||64.49||20|
|13th||Balls of Chaos||25.15||28.12||53.27||3|
Event 3 Results:
|1st||Minty Maniacs||Minty Drizzel||1:48.88||2:11.07||2:11.07||25|
|5th||Balls of Chaos||Clutter||2:06.22||2:01.88||2:01.88||11|
|6th||Crazy Cat's Eyes||Cyan Eye||2:06.66||2:00.77||2:00.77||10|
Standings After Each Event
|Team||Balancing||Halfpipe||Funnel Endurance||Newton's Cradle||Long Jump||5 Meter Hurdles||Block Pushing||Event 8||Event 9||Event 10||Event 11||Event 12||Event 13||Event 14||Event 15||Event 16|
|Crazy Cat's Eyes||5th||3rd||3rd|
|Balls of Chaos||4th||8th||6th|
|Team||Balancing||Halfpipe||Funnel Endurance||Newton's Cradle||Long Jump||5 Meter Hurdles||Block Pushing||Event 8||Event 9||Event 10||Event 11||Event 12||Event 13||Event 14||Event 15||Event 16||Total|
|Crazy Cat's Eyes||11||20||10||41|
|Balls of Chaos||12||3||11||26|
- Main article: Marble League Showdown 2020
The eight teams that failed to qualify for Marble League 2020 entered the Marble League Showdown 2020, where they competed with the previous year's bottom four Showdown teams. The top eight teams from the competition would be eligible for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.
- Marble League 2020 will be the first competition since Marble League 2017 where all four prequalified teams have never prequalified for the Marble League before.
- This was the first year that the Savage Speeders had to qualify in order to appear in the Marble League.
- The tournament is being sponsored by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and is thus the first season of the Marble League to have a head sponsor. After each event, John Oliver donated $5,000 to a food bank in the name of the winning team. The overall winner got an $20,000 dollar donation in their name to the International Rescue Committee.
- This is the first Marble League without the Pinkies and the Indigo Stars since the teams' debut.
- The Pinkies, notably, had previously appeared in every Marble League since its inaugural season.
- This is the fourth season in a row that the Rojo Rollers and Kobalts have failed to qualify.
- Notably, the Kobalts even failed to qualify for the 2020 ML Qualifiers.
- This is the third season in a row that the Jawbreakers, Shining Swarm, and Team Primary have failed to qualify.
- This is the third season that the Snowballs have failed to qualify.
- ↑ Novawolf (25th November 2019). Team Galactic Through The Years. The Rollout Issue 3 pp. 7-6.
- ↑ LastWeekTonight (17th May 2020). Coronavirus VII: Sports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).
|2020 Marble League|
|General||Main Tournament · Qualifications · Friendly Round · Andromedome · Lead Cube|
|Teams||Balls of Chaos · Bumblebees · Crazy Cat's Eyes · Green Ducks · Hazers · Hornets · Mellow Yellow · Midnight Wisps · Minty Maniacs · Oceanics · O'rangers · Raspberry Racers · Savage Speeders · Team Galactic · Team Momo · Thunderbolts|
|Events||Balancing · Halfpipe · Funnel Endurance · Newton's Cradle · Long Jump · 5 Meter Hurdles · Event 7 · Event 8 · Event 9 · Event 10 · Event 11 · Event 12 · Event 13 · Event 14 · Event 15 · Event 16|
|Tournaments||2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020 · 2021|
|Qualification||2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019 · 2020|
|Friendly Rounds||2018 · 2019 · 2020|
|Marble League Showdown||2019 · 2020|
|Stadiums||Bakker Bowl · Arctic Circle · Seven Seas Stadium · Andromedome|
|Miscellaneous||Marble League Records · Teams · Individual Performances · Appearances · Jelle's Marble Runs Committee|