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Team Plasma is a former Marble League team based on the Marble Rally competitor Ghost Plasma. They competed in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers but did not advance and qualify for the main event and subsequently retired.

Team Members

2018 Team
Ecto
Fearo
Gloomo
Phanto
Ghost

History

Pre-Marble League

Team Plasma was founded in late 2017 by Ghost Plasma, Marble Rally athlete and the inaugural Marble Rally champion.[1]

2018

Fearo getting stuck, along with all other marbles, in the Snow Race

Team Plasma took part in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, seeded into Group C. They had a poor start, finishing in last place in Curling. Their fortunes changed in the Snow Race. Fearo managed to take the lead towards the end of the course. However, due to poor conditions, Fearo swerved leftwards and got stuck on the course. Anarchy of the Balls of Chaos crashed into the back of them and also got stuck, as did all of the other marbles, leading all of them to DNF. The results were decided on closest to the finish line, meaning Team Plasma were awarded first place. Unfortunately, Team Plasma returned to poor results, finishing 7th and last in the final two events of the Qualifiers. The team finished in 7th overall and failed to qualify. They ended up watching Marble League 2018 from the stands.

Team Plasma watching Marble League 2018 from the stands

During the off-season, Team Plasma took part in multiple events. The first event was the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race, run on sand. Ecto couldn't replicate Fearo's success in the snow and finished the race in 9th. Fearo returned for the 100 Meter Water Race, finishing within the top half. Team Plasma's final event of the off-season was the Amazing Maze Marble Race, where they were eliminated from the group stage.

In late 2018, rumors started to spread that Team Plasma were planning to retire due to insufficient training, leading to an opening in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers.[2]

2019

On 1 January 2019, it was announced that Team Plasma had retired, proving the rumors true. The opening the team had left over in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers was later acquired by the Green Ducks. After failing to qualify for Marble League 2018, Team Plasma were hopeful for improvement during 2019. However, the team were understaffed in preparing Ghost Plasma for Sand Marble Rally 2018, an endeavor that didn’t go as planned, with Ghost Plasma coming in 19th. This resulted in a loss of morale for Team Plasma, which had barely trained, eventually leading to their retirement from the Marble League.[3]

2020

Team Plasma returned to marble sports in 2020 to compete in the Herbotamia Tournament reunion competition. The competition featured all of the teams that had taken part in the Hubelino Tournament. Since their were nine Hubelino teams, the organizers decided to invite three more teams to also compete: the Yarble Yellers, the Grape Nuts and Team Plasma. All three teams are from the Herbotamia region, preserving the original competition's local spirit.[4]

Marble League 2018

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Main article: Marble League 2018

Qualifiers

Team Plasma failed to qualify for Marble League 2018. They competed in Group C.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All First Round Loss 8th 1 8th
Snow Race Fearo DNF** 1st 8 3rd
5 Meter Ice Dash Ecto 5.10 sec. 7th 2 7th
Halfpipe All 35.42 sec. 8th 1 7th

** All of the competitors from the Snow Race in Team Plasma's group stopped mid race. However, Fearo was the closest to the finish line, which earned them 8 points. The race was not restarted, and Team Plasma were thus allowed to keep their points.

Other 2018 Competitions

Team Plasma took part in three other competitions in 2018: the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race, the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race. The latter would be the final race Team Plasma had competed in.

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2018 Consolation Race Ecto 47.06 sec. 9th
100 Meter Water Race Fearo 4:05.94 12th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 33 pts 14th

Trivia

  • The real reason why Team Plasma did not compete again after the Amazing Maze Marble Race is due to JMR research finding that the marbles were poor quality landscaping marbles.[5]
  • Although the team was named after Ghost Plasma, Team Plasma does by coincidence share their name with the villainous team in Pokémon Black and White, as well as Black and White 2. Team Galactic is the only other Marble League team that shares their name with a villainous team in the Pokémon series.

References

  1. Stynth (13th September 2020). Who’s Tearing Up the Sand in 2020? – Part 2. Marble Sports.
  2. Stynth (14th February 2020). RetRollSpective – Green Ducks. Marble Sports.
  3. Skystrykr (2nd January 2019). The teams not participating in 2019 MarbleLympics Qualifiers.. Reddit.
  4. Stynth (30th October 2020). Offseason Moments – ML2020 Part 1. Marble Sports.
  5. neurospex (20th April 2020). Team Plasma: Reformed. Reddit.
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