Team Galactic, formerly known as Team Galaxy, is the almost transparent silver and white team introduced in Marble League 2016 and is represented by Cosmo, Starry, Astron, and Pulsar.

Team Galactic are known to be a "best of the rest" team, due to them being historically a mainstay in both the Marble League and more recently in the Marbula One. They have never failed to qualify for the Marble League and have performed strongly in all qualifiers. However, they have not replicated this form in the main event, as they yet to come close to challenging for a title.

In September 2019, they were announced as the hosts for Marble League 2020, which ended in a 7th place finish.

Team Members

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Cosmo, Starry, Astron, and Pulsar have been in Team Galactic since 2016. Quasar joined the team in 2018. Cosmo became team captain in 2019.

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team 2021 Team
Cosmo Cosmo Cosmo Cosmo Captain.png Cosmo Captain.png Cosmo Captain.png
Starry Starry Starry Starry Starry Starry
Astron Astron Astron Astron Astron Astron
Pulsar Pulsar Pulsar Pulsar Pulsar Pulsar
Quasar Quasar Quasar Quasar
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Coaches

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

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

History

Pre-Marble League

The four original members of Team Galactic

Team Galactic come from the Western Asian city of Galakonur, renowned for its scientific advancement, especially in astronomy. The four original members of the team met while working at the Galactic National Space Center, the world's largest space center, located in the heart of the city. Cosmo and Astron started working there in 2012, quickly becoming close friends, and were joined later that year by Starry, while Pulsar joined them the year after. The four worked together, bonding over their love for space and marble sports, the latter of which had been their high school and college day pastime. In their free time, the four trained together and took part in local tournaments.

In July 2014, Cosmo received a letter from the Emperor, formally inviting the four to take part in a nationwide tournament at the Orion Stadium in the capital city of Polaria, which would start on 4 October 2014. Cosmo and Astron signed up immediately, and invited Starry and Pulsar to join them. The four entered the tournament under the name "Team Galaxy". News of their entrance into the competition spread throughout the Space Center, and Void, the manager of the Center, helped sponsor their trip to Polaria.

Team Galaxy had a strong start to the tournament, with Astron finishing the first event, Sprint Race, on the podium. The team went on to win nearly half of the events, and came away with high finishes in the others. The success of the team led to fame throughout the nation, bringing news coverage and praise to the team and to Galakonur. The news was even more remarkable as the city is not well-known for its sporting achievements. The team attended interviews, received sponsorship offers, and also got the honor of meeting the Emperor and the rest of the Galactic Royal Family. After the competition, the team returned to working at the Space Center, while also training together.

In the summer of 2015, Jelle Bakker, along with other prominent marbles, announced a new competition, the Marble League, with the inaugural season commencing in 2016. The citizens of the Galactic Empire and the Galactic Royal Family almost unanimously chose Cosmo, Astron, Starry, and Pulsar to compete for them, and the four were officially invited as a team on 4 October 2015, exactly one year after their fame-winning performance.

2016

The very popular "Galaxy Toothpaste™"

The team were to compete in the Marble League using their original name, "Team Galaxy". However, the Galaxy Corporation, known for their toothpaste, saw the name as a threat to their brand and threatened the team with legal action. After intense negotiations, the team decided to change their name to "Team Galactic" days before the competition started. The confusion with the name led some fans to wrongly assume the team were sponsored by the Galaxy Corporation. In fact, this led to a spike in the sales of the company's products, especially the toothpaste.

But the problem didn't end there. The new team name, "Team Galactic", is coincidentally the same name of a villainous team from the popular Pokémon video game series. However, game developer Game Freak never expressed an issue with it. As a result, rumors about a promotional event by Game Freak for the team were spread quickly throughout the real-life marblebase, even though no such event was ever held, nor did the game developer express an interest in creating that event at all.

Team Galactic started off Marble League 2016 as a middle of the pack team, coming in the middle of the standings. They received their first medal, a bronze, through Starry's performance in Event 4, Sand Rally. They, along with Yelley of Mellow Yellow, became the first female athletes to win an individual medal at the Marble League. This took the team into seventh place overall.

Team Galactic continued to stay within the top ten of the standings with mixed results, but most notably a fourth place finish for Starry in Event 7, High Jump. However, the team finished Marble League 2016 in 11th overall due to the scoring system that heavily favored podium finishes (they would have been 7th if Marble League 2016 used the modern point system). This left the team disappointed, and so they insisted on training harder to rectify what they needed to improve.

2017

Team Galactic returned to the Marble League in the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. A third place finish in Funnel Spin, along with consistent high place finishes led the team to qualify in 5th. However, the team had a poor start to Marble League 2017, coming last in Event 1, Funnel Race, and 15th in Event 2, Long Jump. The team were discouraged, but managed to turn things around. In the third event, Fidget Spinner Collision, they came 8th, moving up to fourteenth overall, and in Event 5, Hurdles, Starry managed to secure the team's first gold medal. The team jumped to eleventh overall.

Team Galactic continued to have mixed results, with highlights including a 4th place finish in Event 7, Block Pushing, and a 5th place finish in Event 9, Steeplechase. By the time the final event came around, Team Galactic were 11th again, 8 points adrift of the top half, and unable to finish in the top 3. But then, in the Sand Rally, Starry won the team another gold medal, with Starry completing a famous last-minute catchup, and surpassed Clementin just before the race is over. Team Galactic rose to fifth overall at the conclusion of Marble League 2017, their best performance ever. With this performance, Starry became the first athlete to gain 2 individual medals in one Marble League, and the first athlete to reach 50 individual points in a single season. In a show of love for their team, Starry invited the rest of the team onto the podium to celebrate with them. This established their as the most successful individual marble in the Marble League at the time, and it looked like they would be able to sent Team Galactic into a best-of-the-rest team.

2018

In late 2017, Team Galactic were joined by Pulsar's younger brother, Quasar, as they took part in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. Seeded in Group A, the team performed exceptionally, consistently finishing on the podium in the first three events. This earned the team a guaranteed qualification for the main tournament. However, they decided to conserve their energy in the final qualifying event, Halfpipe, where they ended up finishing in last. The team dropped to second in their group at the conclusion of the qualifiers.

Unfortunately, Marble League 2018 did not go very well for Team Galactic. The team started off poorly and spent most of the season on staying in the bottom half of the table, with a slight relief of a silver medal in Event 4, Bobsled, which carried the team to 8th overall. Afterwards, the team slipped away and dropped back to the bottom half of the standings. Despite notable performances, namely a sixth place finish for Starry in Event 7, Snow Rally, and a fourth place finish for the team in Event 11, Ice Hockey, Team Galactic could not get into the top half of the standings at all.

To add insult to injury, Cosmo was eliminated in the heats of the final event, Sand Mogul Race. Team Galactic thus concluded Marble League 2018 in a disappointing 11th place. Cosmo was especially disappointed with this, starting to feel that the fans had lost faith in them and the team. This led to discussions about dissolving the team and retiring from marble sports, but ultimately the team decided to stay in the Marble League.

2019

Once they announced their return for Marble League 2019, Team Galactic started to show promising results in two offseason events. Astron came fourth in the 100 Meter Water Race, and the team made it to the semi-finals of the Amazing Maze Marble Race. The team also hired Black Hole, Astron's former track coach, as their new coach. During their training, the team started to use the phrase "Only us" to keep themselves going.

Team Galactic participated in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers and continued to impress the marblebase with strong finishes in all but one events. The team's best performance was a first place finish for Pulsar in the final event, the Underwater Race. The team qualified for Marble League 2019 in second, and earned themselves the title of "Preseason Champions" as they had performed consistently well in the Qualifiers for the past three years.

Team Galactic started off Marble League 2019 with middle of the pack results before earning their first medal of the season, a silver medal in Event 7, Block Pushing. A fourth place finish for Pulsar in Event 8, Summer Biathlon, took the team into 3rd overall at the halfway point of the competition, the first time that the team has ever entered into the top 3. Unfortunately, after this point, the team's performance took a massive hit, as. Starry received a minor injury during the Block Pushing event, leading them to miss out on Event 9, Hurdles Race, which they had previously won. Quasar was called in to take their place in the event, where they came third in their heat and finished in 14th overall.

The original teaser for the hosts of Marble League 2020

Team Galactic continued the second half of the League with sub-par performances, except a fourth place finish in Event 12, Rafting, leading them to enter the final event in the familiar 11th for the fourth year in a row. The final event, Sand Rally, is the event which Starry had dominated in Marble League 2017, but they decided to forgo the event as they had been exhausted due to their hard crash in the earlier Dirt Race event. Team captain Cosmo was selected as they had been training with Starry for the last year. Much to the fans' surprise, Cosmo managed to finish second in the event, winning them their first individual medal, a silver. The team concluded Marble League 2019 in 8th overall. This year however also saw a performance decline from Starry, as they contributed the least individual points in the season (9%).

2020

The Marble League 2020 host announcement

Black Hole, unbeknownst to the rest of Team Galactic, submitted a bid to host Marble League 2020 shortly after the end of Marble League 2019. Team Galactic were announced as hosts at the end of the Marble League Showdown 2019. The team initially thought it was a joke, but were ecstatic when Black Hole confirmed their announcement as hosts. Astron was absent when the initial teaser image was released as they had been on a special mission for the Galactic National Space Center (and their second space adventure), visiting the International Space Marble orbiting around Earth. They are the only marble athlete to have ever been to space until both Cosmo and Quasar went to space after the end of Marble League 2020.[2][3]

Two months later, Black Hole received an official letter from the JMRC inviting the team to take part in Marbula One Season 1. The team accepted and selected the team's fan favorite Starry, and Pulsar, who was the marble that lifted the team to 3rd at one point in 2019. Both of them adopted the nicknames "Ursa Superior" and "Cosmic Ray" respectively, to represent them. Their reveal poster was designed in cooperation with the Galactic National Space Center to be as scientifically accurate as possible.

Meanwhile, the Orion Stadium, since renamed to the Andromedome, received a major renovation as part of preparation for Marble League 2020. Supervised by chief architect Atlas, who also designed the new stadium layout, the renovation was completed in early 2020, and among the results was an increase in spectators' stand capacity, up from the Orion Stadium's 8,000 attendees.

Starry made their debut at the Savage Speedway Grand Prix, qualifying in second. They went on to win the first ever Marbula One Grand Prix. Pulsar made their debut at the next Grand Prix at the O'raceway. Unfortunately, they only managed a twelfth place finish. Team Galactic dropped to fourth overall. Starry followed this up with a seventh place finish at the Momotorway Grand Prix, keeping the team in fourth. Pulsar qualified in ninth at the Hivedrive Grand Prix and managed to win the race, taking the team into second.

Starry started the second half of the competition with an eighth place finish at the Greenstone Grand Prix keeping Team Galactic in second, one point behind the Hazers. Pulsar did not qualify well for the Short Circuit Grand Prix and the Razzway Grand Prix, but managed an eleventh and eighth place finish respectively. The team had been in fourth and had a chance to win the season's team championship. Unfortunately, Starry qualified for the final Grand Prix at the Midnight Bay Circuit in 14th and finished the race in 15th. Team Galactic finished the season in 5th, thanks to their strong performances in the first half of the season. The team were the only team to have both of it's racers winning a GP as well.[4]

Since Team Galactic were the hosts of Marble League 2020, they automatically qualified for the competition. Fans were worried about Team Galactic, as Oceanics, the hosts of the previous Marble League, finished with a record-low point tally of 70 points, with a point average of just 4.375 per event. At the beginning, it looked like things are heading for the worst for Team Galactic, as they had disappointing 15th and 14th place finishes in two of the first three events, as they slumped to 13th heading towards the 4th event. However, their form soon picked up with a silver in the Newton's Cradle event, with the Marbula One duo Starry and Pulsar clinching the silver for the team. Team Galactic then went on a near-impossible consistency run, with them placing anywhere 4th to 9th, barring the Team Aquathlon event, where they finished 14th, even having 3 consecutive 5th place finishes. Despite only clinching one silver medal, their crazy consistency helped them to finish 7th in the League with 147 points, tied with the Hazers, and 12 points clear of Team Momo in 8th.

Team Galactic were invited to participate in the second season of Marbula One. They accepted, and sent out Starry and Pulsar again for the Season. After the end of the Marble League, Cosmo and Quasar went to the International Space Marble, with Astron joining them soon after along with famed Marble League Reporter Stynth.[5] Team Galactic had a terrible start to their Marbula One adventures, as Starry finished 14th in the Minty Mania Grand Prix, leaving the track without any points. As a result, Team Galactic were sitting in 14th out of 20 teams in the championship table. At the O'raceway Grand Prix, Starry's Marbula One partner Pulsar did not fare much better, as they also scored 0 points, sending Team Galactic down to 17th place.

During the qualifying round of the Honeydome Grand Prix, Starry put up a subpar performance, as they barely qualified at 15th place overall. Many people began doubting is Starry still at their best. Facing all this pressure from the fans and the team, Starry had some emotions before the start of the Grand Prix. However, they slowly but steadily overtook everyone from 15th to 2nd, and made a crucial block to finish 2nd. With this silver medal, Starry not only proved the doubters wrong, but also sent Team Galactic to 8th place overall. Another 7th place finish from Pulsar, and yet another 5th place finish for Starry placed Team Galactic in 6th place overall, with Starry and Pulsar now being in 5th and 22nd place respectively in the individual championship. However, a lackluster performance from Pulsar at the final Grand Prix of 2020, dropped Team Galactic to 7th place overall to end the year.

2021

Team Galactic were invited to participate in the Marble League Winter Special in January of 2021, to which they failed to impress. During Semifinal A in the first event of MLWS, which is the Ice Dash, Momo from Team Momo hit the buffer, and rebounded, hitting Starry and causing them to ricochet off the track. Both Starry and Momo were given medical checks. Starry finished in 8th. Then, Astron participated in the Snowboard Cross event, which they finished in 4th. Cosmo then suffered a disasterous run in the Speed Skating Event, finishing the race in dead last. A 9th place in Bobsled, followed up by a 4th in Ice Hockey, caused Team Galactic to finish in 10th.

Marble League 2016

Main article: Marble League 2016

Original logo for Team Galactic

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 233 cm 10th 0 10th
Relay Race All 24.34 sec. 8th 2 12th
Collision All Quarterfinal Loss 7th 1 13th
Sand Rally Starry 0:57.86 3rd 5 7th
Long Jump Astron 92.0 cm 6th 2 8th
Water Race Pulsar DNF 6th 2 9th
High Jump Starry 51 cm 4th 4 8th
10 Meter Sprint Astron 5.298 sec. 12th 0 9th
Team Pursuit All 26.89 sec. 7th 1 9th
Precision Slalom All 10 pts 9th 0 10th
Quartet Diving All 34.64 pts 7th 1 11th
Hurdles Cosmo 5.83 sec. 14th 0 11th

Marble League 2017

Main article: Marble League 2017

Qualifiers

Team Galactic qualified for Marble League 2017.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 10.51 sec. 6th 7 6th
Sand Race Astron 27.47 sec. 13th 0 10th
Block Pushing All 61.3 cm 7th 6 9th
Funnel Spin Pulsar 0:57.96 3rd 10 6th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Pulsar 0.56.39 16th 0 16th
Long Jump Cosmo 67.1 cm 15th 1 16th
Fidget Spinner Collision All Quaterfinal Loss 8th 8 14th
5-meter Sprint Astron 6.71 sec. 10th 6 14th
Hurdles Starry 8.92 sec. 1st 25 11th
Relay Run All 12.78 sec. 15th 1 12th
Block Pushing All 65.6 cm 4th 12 11th
High Jump Cosmo 37 cm 7th 9 11th
Steeplechase All 42.45 sec. 5th 11 11th
Archery All 33.5 pts 8th 8 11th
Underwater Race Pulsar 13.88 sec. 7th 9 11th
Sand Rally Starry 1.25.58 1st 25 5th

Marble League 2018

Main article: Marble League 2018

Team Galactic's 2018 logo

Qualifiers

Team Galactic qualified for Marble League 2018. They competed in Group A.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Curling All Runners Up 2nd 7 2nd
Snow Race Astron 19.06 sec. 1st 8 1st
5 Meter Ice Dash Pulsar 4.91 sec. 2nd 7 1st
Halfpipe All 36.90 sec. 8th 1 2nd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Pulsar 5.13 sec. 12th 4 12th
Ski Jump Astron 113.6 cm 11th 5 13th
Halfpipe All 27.26 sec. 11th 5 14th
Bobsled All 13.29 sec. 2nd 20 8th
Speed Skating Cosmo 31.42 sec. 9th 7 10th
Team Pursuit All 30.60 sec. 10th 6 10th
Snow Rally Starry 50.44 sec. 6th 10 10th
Snowboard Cross Pulsar 58.80 sec. 8th 8 10th
Curling All Quarterfinal Loss 8th 8 11th
Biathlon All 24.20 sec. 10th 6 12th
Ice Hockey All 3rd Place Loss 4th 12 11th
Sand Mogul Race Cosmo 6.50 sec. 12th 4 11th

Other 2018 Competitions

Team Galactic 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 Astron 4:00.78 4th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 27 pts 7th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Team Galactic's original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Team Galactic logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

Qualifiers

Team Galactic qualified in second for the 2019 Marble League.

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Astron 1:14.59 7th 12 7th
Block Pushing All 105.6 cm 6th 13 6th
Relay Race All 10.64 sec. 13th 6 10th
Underwater Race Pulsar 28.16 sec. 1st 25 2nd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Starry 16.07 sec. 7th 9 7th
Funnel Race Cosmo (C) 1:44.90 6th 10 6th
Balancing All 300 cm 5th 11 6th
Gravitrax Slalom All 9.07 sec. 10th 6 7th
5 Meter Sprint Astron 6.287 sec. 7th 9 8th
Relay Run All 9.279 sec. 5th 11 8th
Block Pushing All 67.1 cm 2nd 20 7th
Summer Biathlon Pulsar 32.452 sec. 4th 12 3rd
Hurdles Race Quasar 9.438 sec. 14th 2 6th
Hubelino Maze All 26 15th 1 7th
Dirt Race Starry DNF 13th 3 7th
Rafting All 37.24 sec. 4th 12 8th
Elimination Race Astron 23.91 sec. 10th 6 8th
Surfing Pulsar 38.70 15th 1 9th
Collision All Group Loss 15th 1 11th
Sand Rally Cosmo (C) 2:00.57 2nd 20 8th

Marbula One Season 1

Main article: Marbula One Season 1

Team Galactic took part in Marbula One Season 1, with their team represented by Starry and Pulsar.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Starry 1st 7th 8th 15th 10th (35) 5th (64)
Pulsar 12th 1st 11th 8th 13th (29)

Despite their race wins at the Savage Speedway GP and the Hivedrive GP, the team were inconsistent in their performances in the other six races, and finished fifth overall.

Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Starry
Standing
Pulsar
Standing
Savage Speedway Starry 2nd 5:24.42 1st 25 1st 1st -
O'raceway Pulsar 12th 5:29.06 12th 0 4th 2nd 23rd
Momotorway Starry 5th 5:44.43 7th 6 4th 2nd 26th
Hivedrive Pulsar 9th 5:33.27 1st 25 2nd 3rd 8th
Greenstone Starry 14th 6:06.70 8th 4 2nd 2nd 11th
Short Circuit Pulsar 15th 5:34.54 11th 0 3rd 5th 12th
Razzway Pulsar 13th 5:36.59 8th 4 4th 6th 10th
Midnight Bay Starry 14th 8:04.77 15th 0 5th 10th 13th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

The team automatically qualified in September 2019 when they were announced as the hosts.

Friendly Round

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Block Pushing All 60.8 cm 1st 7 1st
Funnel Endurance Cosmo 2:18.84 2nd 4 1st
Balancing All 296 cm 4th 1 2nd
5 Meter Sprint Pulsar 5.266 sec. 3rd 2 2nd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 191 cm 15th 1 15th
Halfpipe All 57.54 sec. 5th 11 11th
Funnel Endurance Astron 1:45.42 14th 2 13th
Newton's Cradle Starry & Pulsar 106.55 cm 2nd 20 6th
Long Jump Cosmo 81.35 cm 7th 9 7th
5 Meter Hurdles Starry 8.560 sec. 5th 11 6th
Block Pushing All 79.10 cm 5th 11 6th
Triathlon Pulsar 32.82 sec. 5th 11 7th
Sand Mogul Race Cosmo 8.264 sec. 9th 7 9th
5 Meter Sprint Astron 6.064 sec. 7th 9 8th
Black Hole Funnel Cosmo & Pulsar 89.61 sec. 5th 11 8th
Relay Run All 8.544 sec. 5th 11 7th
High Jump Quasar 39 cm 4th 12 6th
Team Aquathlon All 19.52 sec. 14th 2 8th
Collision All Heat Loss 9th 7 7th
Marble Marathon Starry 10:41.43 4th 12 7th

Marbula One Season 2

Main article: Marbula One Season 2

Team Galactic retained their roster from Season 1, and once again sent out Starry and Pulsar for Season 2. Despite struggling at the beginning of Season 2, a silver medal by Starry at the Honeydome saved the team from the bottom, with another silver by Starry lifting the team to 6th. The team finished in 7th overall with 92 points.

Season Entrant MNT ORA BEE OCE BOC SNO JMP MOM PRM HAZ SAV MNW Points Total
S2 Starry 14th 2nd 5th 11th 4th 2nd 4th (69) 7th (92)
Pulsar 13th 7th 13th 4th 12th 16th 29th (23)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Starry
Standing
Pulsar
Standing
Minty Mania Starry 9th 8.12.92 14th 0 14th 14th -
O'raceway Pulsar 3rd 8:44.39 13th 0 17th 27th 25th
Honeydome Starry 15th 7:53.77 2nd 20 8th 7th 30th
Aquamaring Pulsar 3rd 8:14.20 7th 8 6th 12th 19th
Tumult Turnpike Starry 12th 7:48.96 5th 13* 6th 5th 22nd
Arctic Circuit Pulsar 9th 8:16.32 13th 0 7th 6th 27th
Raceforest Pulsar 14th 8:32.76 4th 14 6th 7th 17th
Momotorway Starry 12th 8:03.94 11th 2 5th 10th 20th
Palette Park Pulsar 3rd 6:36.77 12th 1 10th 11th 22nd
Misty Mountain Starry 11th 7:58.37 4th 14 8th 7th 22nd
Savage Speedway Starry 10th 6:57.03 2nd 20 6th 4th 25th
Midnight Bay Pulsar 14th 7:52.73 16th 0 7th 4th 29th

*Starry set the fastest lap, earning them 1 extra point.

Marble League Winter Special

Main article: Marble League Winter Special
Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Ice Dash Starry 4.845 sec. 8th 8 8th
Snowboard Cross Astron 20.650 sec. 4th 12 8th
Speed Skating Cosmo (C) 33.87 sec. 16th 0 12th
Bobsled All 7.460 sec. 9th 7 11th
Ice Hockey All 3rd Place Match Loss 4th 12 10th

Results

Marble League

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 0 0 1 1 11th 18
2017 2 0 0 2 5th 115
2018 0 1 0 1 11th 95
2019 16 0 2 0 2 8th 134
2020 0 1 0 1 7th 147

Gray background indicates tournaments as the host team.

Marbula One

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 2 0 0 2 5th 64
S2 12 0 2 0 2 7th 92

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Astron Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Long Jump (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
5-Meter Sprint (2017)
Ski Jump (2018)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2020)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
39 pts
Cosmo Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Hurdles (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
High Jump (2017)
Speed Skating (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
Funnel Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
Long Jump (2020)
Sand Mogul Race (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
78 pts
Pulsar Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Water Race (2016)
Funnel Race (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Surfing (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Triathlon (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
78 pts
Quasar Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Hurdles Race (2019)
High Jump (2020)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
14 pts
Starry Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Sand Rally (2016)
High Jump (2016)
Hurdles (2017)
Sand Rally (2017)
Snow Rally (2018)
Underwater Race (2019)
Dirt Race (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
5 Meter Hurdles (2020)
Marble Marathon (2020)
2 gold medals
1 silver medal
1 bronze medal
124 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marbula One

Marble Competed in Races participated in Medals Won Total Individual Points
Pulsar Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
O'raceway GP (S1)
Hivedrive GP (S1)
Short Circuit GP (S1)
Razzway GP (S1)
O'raceway GP (S2)
Aquamaring GP (S2)
Arctic Circuit GP (S2)
Raceforest GP (S2)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
49 pts
Starry Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
Savage Speedway GP (S1)
Momotorway GP (S1)
Short Circuit GP (S1)
Midnight Bay GP (S1)
Minty Mania GP (S2)
Honeydome GP (S2)
Tumult Turnpike GP (S2)
1 gold medal
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
68 pts

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Trivia

  • Before the first official Marble League, the team competed under the name "Team Galaxy". But after gaining popularity, they almost got sued by the brand "Galaxy™". After intense negotiations, the team ultimately changed their name to "Team Galactic", as still known today. They were, however, allowed to show their former name during the opening ceremony, which left many fans in confusion.[6]
    • A fair number of followers assumed, wrongly, that the team were being sponsored by the brand and had accepted a partnership. Because of that, many supporters bought all kinds of products of the Galaxy brand, but most of all, the "Galaxy Toothpaste".
    • This led to increased sales numbers for the product and strengthened the already good relationship between the brand and the team. In fact, the rumors about a sponsorship deal remain a hot topic and can still be seen in different newspapers and magazines on a regular basis. 
  • Team Galactic coincidentally share their name with the villainous team from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. In fact, there have been rumors about a promotional event between Team Galactic and Game Freak, even though the rumors have been consistently debunked.[2]
    • Team Galactic, along with Team Plasma, are the only Marble League teams who share their names with Pokémon teams.
  • Team Galactic are one of only six teams to qualify for every Marble League so far. The others are the Savage Speeders, O'rangers, Thunderbolts, Oceanics, and Mellow Yellow.
    • They are also the only team to qualify for every Marble League without ever placing within the top three.
  • Team Galactic are the only team to win three medals in the same event, the Sand Rally. Starry won bronze in 2016 and gold in 2017, while Cosmo won silver in 2019.
  • Before 2019, Starry had a plethora of individual marble records including: most successful individual marble (69 pts), best medal count by individual marble (2 gold and 1 bronze), most points earned in one year (50 pts, 2017), most medals earned in one year (2 gold, 2017). Amazingly, all of these records were broken in 2019 by a variety of marbles from other teams: The first one broken by Yellow from Mellow Yellow, the next by Speedy and Rapidly from the Savage Speeders; the third and the fourth by Razzy from the Raspberry Racers.
  • Upon being selected as the hosts for the Marble League 2020, Team Galactic became the first team to qualify for their fifth edition of the tournament.
  • In the inaugural season of Marbula One, Team Galactic became the first team to win a Grand Prix after Starry took the opening race at the Savage Speedway.
    • They also became the first team to win two Grands Prix, and the first to have both of their racers win one Grand Prix each after Pulsar won the race at the Hivedrive.
  • Team Galactic was the best performing host team by points per event.
  • Team Galactic were the first team to never finish in the bottom four in a season. They achieved this feat in 2018, and only the Midnight Wisps (2020) have done it since.
    • The Lead Cube Award assesses teams based on how many 16th, 15th, 14th, or 13th place finishes they received in a season. Team Galactic were the first team to receive 0 points in one of these.
  • The team reserve, Quasar, is the younger sibling of Pulsar.
  • They hold the longest record of not getting last place in 55 consecutive ML events, as their only last-place finish in the whole ML history was at the first event of 2017.
  • Team Galactic also held the record for the longest active gold drought in the Marble League (44), with their last gold medal being Starry's famous Sand Rally gold in August 2017.
  • Team Galactic, along with the Oceanics, have participated in every Qualifiers or Friendly Round since Marble League 2017 and finished in the top half in all of them.
  • After the end of the 2020 Marble League, Team Galactic became synonymous with the number "5", as they finished in 5th overall in Marbula One Season 1, before finishing in 5th place 6 times in Marble League 2020, including a 3-in-a-row 5th place finishing streak. This was further strengthened after the Tumult Turnpike Grand Prix in Marbula One Season 2, as Starry finished 5th at the 5th Grand Prix of the season to lift themselves into 5th place overall in the Individual Championship.
  • Team Galactic is currently one of only three teams to qualify for every single Marbula One race that they were eligible to compete in. The other two teams are the Crazy Cat's Eyes and the O'rangers.
    • With the Crazy Cats Eyes only joining Marbula One in Season 2, it makes them and the O'rangers to be the only teams to start in every Marbula One Grand Prix to date.

References

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stynth (25th November 2019). Team Galactic RetRollSpective. The Rollout Issue 3 pp. 4-6.
  3. Novawolf, Stynth, KingOfBots, Valencia, NotSoSilent (25th November 2019). Team Galactic Through The Years. The Rollout Issue 3 pp. 7-19.
  4. Stynth (17th April 2020). RetRollSpective – Team Galactic. Marble Sports.
  5. Stynth (30th October 2020). Offseason Moments – ML2020 Part 2. Jelle's Marble Runs.
  6. GrandAdmiralMellacus (27th December 2017). Approved answers from the last community Q&A!. Reddit.
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