Gold trim guilds

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A gold trim is awarded to the guild that wins a Monthly Automated Tournament (mAT). After the swiss pairing, 16 guilds enter the single elimination playoffs, and the winner of the Finals wins the tournament. In addition to a gold trim, the victorious guild's participating members receive 4,500 reward points each.

In the past, seasons would end with a ladder lock and a playoff; regional winners would go on to the world championships like GWWC, GWFC and the Celestial Tournament. Winners of those world championships (The Last Pride, War Machine, and Team Everfrost, respectively) received gold trims. When the championships proved too costly for ArenaNet to continue hosting, they introduced the Automated Tournament system and replaced real-world prizes (such as high-end video cards) with reward points.

Examples of gold trimmed capes
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List of gold trimmed guilds[edit]

The following is a list of guilds which have won a gold trim and have their name listed on a Great Temple of Balthazar Tournament Trophy:

Guild Tag Country/Territory
The Last Pride [EvIL] South Korean flag.png Korea
Esoteric Warriors [EW] European flag.png Europe
Idiot Savants [iQ] USA flag.png United States of America
War Machine [WM] South Korean flag.png Korea
The Benecia Renovatio [RenO] South Korean flag.png Korea
Peace And Harmony [PnH] German flag.png Germany
Team Everfrost [eF] Finnish flag.png Finland
Heart Of Ashes And Dust [HAnD] Japanese flag.png Japan
Virtual Dragons [vD] European flag.png Europe
Rebel Rising [1] [rawr] USA flag.png United States of America
Delta Formation [DF] USA flag.png United States of America
Mistral Edge [Me] Japanese flag.png Japan
Clan Union [Uni] German flag.png Germany
Dark Alley [dR] USA flag.png United States of America
Stealing Society [StS] German flag.png Germany
Whats Going On [sup] German flag.png Germany
We Want Cookies [NOW] German flag.png Germany
Straight Outta Kamadan [KMD] European flag.png Europe
History Repeats Itself [Cry] French flag.png France
Rebel Rising Extended Edition [rawr] USA flag.png United States of America
Rebel Rising Directors Cut [rawr] USA flag.png United States of America
Inadequately Equipped [GeAr] USA flag.png United States of America
Rebel Rising And Friends [rawr] USA flag.png United States of America
Anonymous Amateurs [AA] European flag.png Europe
Serious Gamers [srs] German flag.png Germany
Young Money Merger [YM] USA flag.png United States of America
Edible Granite Pencil [yumy] USA flag.png United States of America
Dangerous Pumpkins [dP] European flag.png Europe
Chipotle Mexican Bar And Grill [Inc] USA flag.png United States of America
Get Good [GG] USA flag.png United States of America
Inadequately Retired [GoLd] USA flag.png United States of America
Illl Ill Il I Il Ill [IIII] European flag.png Europe
The Flying Pig Squadron [llll] European flag.png Europe
Alea Iacta [Est] German flag.png Germany
Failure Is Not An Option [sup] German flag.png Germany
Cupcake Brigade [Cake] USA flag.png United States of America
South Central [cent] European flag.png Europe
Forever And Ever [LaG] German flag.png Germany
Stonebender House Mafia [sC] English flag.png England
What Are You Talking About [wtf] Italian flag.png Italy
Too Tired To Play [yawn] German flag.png Germany
Superbad Team [Boo] German flag.png Germany
으v트r 9000 [WHAT] USA flag.png United States of America
Galactic President Superstar Mc [awsm] German flag.png Germany
Roadhouse Blues [tD] European flag.png Europe
We Are The One And Only [rR] European flag.png Europe
Husaria Pol [HSR] European flag.png Europe
Queen And Country [QC] English flag.png England
Get On Our Level [LaG] German flag.png Germany
Oooga Booga [OG] USA flag.png United States of America
Even Edel Said Valium [oink] European flag.png Europe
Lags Are A Good Talent Toi Have [Yuli] European flag.png Europe
The Last Captain [LaG] European flag.png Europe
Zero Quality [zQ] USA flag.png United States of America
From Myspace To Yourplace [GanK] European flag.png Europe
Transporter Kotwic [tK] European flag.png Europe
W4ffle F으rm4ti0n [대트슈T] European flag.png Europe

A player-maintained list of matches from more recent tournaments (March 2013 to present) can be found here: https://memorial.redeemer.biz/memorial/all/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rebel Rising's gold trim was temporarily removed in February 2009 due to rule violations in the previous Monthly Automated Tournament.

Notes[edit]

Bug Bug.When 9 guilds or more enter the monthly tournament and only 8 or fewer continue into the elimination rounds (due to a forfeit), the last guild remaining is not awarded a gold trim due to a lack of a finals match.
  • Due to the prestige associated with the limited nature of gold trims, guilds that earn them are often considered valuable.

Trivia[edit]

  • We Are Six Inches Enchanted used third party hacks to modify their attributes during the June 2014 mAT, thereby gaining an unfair advantage over their opponents by abusing the Flux effect (Jack of All Trades). ArenaNet removed their gold trim on 26 June 2014 as a result of their investigation (source).