Never submitted and was kicked out in Round One.
Behoimi (GGGC6 and 7)
Guy I used to work with in Gamestation. Ridiculously quick off the buzzer, and extremely knowledgable. Won ‘King of the Hill’ on his debut and also was offered a gut-churning twist in Season Six to accept a place in the latter stages of the contest in exchange for costing his team lots of points. That time he fell short, and after another ace showing last year where he started to look a favourite after winning the Twitch Gaming round, he fell to a quickfire quiz just before the final. Maybe the best guy never to have made a GGGC Final to date.
BID0 (GGGC7 and 8)
The shock runner-up of GGGC VII, 'Buddy Christ' made quite the impression on the contest, making many friends and straight away showing that he wasn't going to be one of the first out as predicted. Some mean quickfire skills proved his greatest asset, basically dragging his team along in Round Three. However, other than that one brush with elimination when his peers overwhelmingly voted for him to stay, he did more than enough to survive every time. In the final, he got to the heads-up in the 'pong showdown' with Jay Mysterio, but was eventually outclassed. A great guy who went out shockingly early in GGGC 8
Big Frank (GGGC2 and 4)
Flaked out at an early stage of both, and never really found his feet in either competition.
The dark knight came into GGGC with big ambitions, but was ultamitely unstuck when the 'Wheel Of Pawtune' forced him to tangle it with the big boys in the Veterans group. He succumbed in the picture scramble in Round 2.
Call And Answer (GGGC8)
An impressive debutant when he came into GGGC - no-one was really aware of Call And Answer when he first came into the thread, but he soon became one to watch. In the first contest he was eliminated by the 'DML DJ' music round - but this was a bit of a shock and some backed him to get to the final. Perhaps he will one day...
Captain Charisma (GGGC4)
Whipping boy of GGGC4, coming bottom of his group, and bottom of the entire set of 32 competitors that year.
Clarkman (GGGC5 and 6)
Surprise package of GGGC5, managing to reach the penultimate task and beat some good players. Finished sixth that time around, but on his return in the sixth contest struggled and crashed out much earlier.
Crimson Reaper/Fallen Phoenix (GGGC3 and 4)
Won ‘Do You Guru 2’ in 2005 and became top rookie in the contest. Came fourth, but had to pull out of the Grand Final, gifting the place to Rinks. Wasn’t so successful in 4.
Dalagonash (GGGC4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
Had a baptism of fire in GGGC4 suffering in an extremely tough group. However, proved to be one of the best competitors ever in GGGC IV, only just being pipped by !Deadpool! to the title. In Season Six he was the shock early exiter from the contest after his 'Experience' gang capitulated. Great all-rounder who came back in GGGC VII to reach his second final finishing fourth. He lacked the quickfire skills then, but hes always welcome to come and try again. One of GGGC's toughest ever cookies.
Dark Dragon 64 (GGGC5)
Qualified as a Wild Card in Season Five, but wasn’t really ready for the big game. Very young though, and will improve.
Dav2k/Dav (GGGC1, 2 and 4)
The original inspiration of the contest, and also a massive help behind the scenes providing much artwork and the like. Came third in the inaugural contest, and then was shockingly knocked out of the second at an early stage. Pulled out early out of the fourth. An all rounder with a great passion for games, but lacks a killer instinct.
!Deadpool!/Corazon De Leon/sntaa/Cora (GGGC2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
Now the guy with most GGGC showings, and a big GGGC veteran. Infamously made the massive ‘Kuru Kuru Kururin’ mistake as sntaa, and was callously rejected in the Apprentice task in GGGC4, but came storming to win last year. Was the most emphatic finalist ever until in Season Five grabbing the title of Games Guru. Managed to finish fifth in a tough final in 2008. 'Mr GGGC' himself now, he missed out on the final six in GGGC VII and VIII - but was contraversially brought into the final of the eighth contest by a special choice Drumstick got to make. Was expected to be kicked back out again by myself - but instead Drum got rid of Jay - and Cora finished fourth. Mr GGGC.
Radio Radar regular, but he found the going tough in GGGC5, becoming a regular mid table runner. Would stand a better chance now with experience.
Devlin (GGGC4, 6 and 8)
Benefitted by the larger numbers in the fourth contest, but couldn’t make an impression and went out early. Made a surprise return in 08’ donning the Vega avatar, and did himself no dis-service. Then everything changed in Contest VIII where Devlin raised his game, becoming incredibly consistent and won the title of Games Guru for the first time, beating Drumstick in a tense 'chest opening' final. A dangerous player very capable of reaching finals every time.
Strange unknown forumite who bore the devil avatar and also bore some extremely erratic scoring, winning one round and then losing the next - hardly speaking in the thread at all and almost always submitting as late as possible. Eventually was eliminated by the perplexing music round.
Dodgy Dave/DPAD Dave (GGGC 1 and 5)
Was a member of the ‘Elite Four’ that terrified the very first contest, but just missed out on the final. A great writer and photoshopper, he managed that final berth last time out after a long time in the wilderness, but had to pull out of the live Final. Created ‘DPAD Magazine’ a successful online magazine, and sold it later on - and now works on other publications. A nicer guy you couldn’t meet on here.
Dominant Seventh (GGGC4)
Came out of nowhere from another website to surprise many at the Games Guru World Cup. Reached the last six, but was then eliminated just before the final. Very quiet and suppressed.
Dr Buckles (GGGC7)
Formerly 'firstname.lastname@example.org', the thought of the Admin actually showing up for a forum game was all a bit odd. But the newly rebranded 'Arcanine' Dr Buckles got that chance as a suprise contestant in Season 7. He went on to actually do really well, and better than his fellow contender TTK. He sadly went out due to a late submission in the writing round.
Drumstick (GGGC4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
Steady Eddie Drum (bearing the Jolteon) has always had success in GGGC. A third in GGGC V, and a tied second with Raze in GGGC VI showed Drumstick had that ruthless edge thats required to win Guru titles. In Season Seven he once again showed his mettle doing enough to finish third for the second time in his third consecutive final. Contraversially kicked out Jay Mysterio in his defence year and fell short when a 50/50 shot missed and meant he didnt get the crown. Strong in all areas and ALWAYS a contender. One of the greats.
Eighthours (GGGC 3,4 and 7)
Regardless of falling out in earlier years, Eighthours has always made a big impact on GGGC and I wanted to see him return. Initially introduced as a long time rival of Invincible in GGGC3, the two actually ended up being teamed together by a task, famously creating the convincing 'Snap DS!' which went on to be accidentally reported on many games websites A good writer, who was dumped by the Apprentice in GGGC4. His huge return was unexpected, but in ended in a whimper when he had to pull out.
Falcon (GGGC2, 3 and 4)
Falcon came onto the scene as a fresh faced gamer who captured many hearts, but in the third competition a new steel emerged and he became only the second ever Games Guru, denying Invincible his third title in the final. He fell out of love with GGGC after a disastrous defence of the title in GGGC4, but we’d welcome him back with open arms.
Foolish Mortal (GGGC1, 2 and 4)
One of the eleven who braved the first competition. He became known as a survivor after three times surviving a final showdown before finally being eliminated in eighth. You wonder if he could have that little extra bit to make the difference. Was also a victim of the GGGC2 Mole.
Has been a bit of a GGGC qualification regular, but has made one appearance at the finals. Passionate about his footy, but has yet to prove hes a real gamer.
The guy is the head honcho of the new GR and the guy I had wanted for ages to show for GGGC. He eventually did, but then didn't submit. I'm sure we'll see Garth in a full showing sometime.
Herbi (GGGC4 and 5)
Relentlessly opinionated, but driven as well, Herbi is a forum game regular, and knows how to play the game. Has lacked the knowhow to unlock this particular game, but may well do it soon. Herbi’s no f***ing Alpha in this game yet.
Hero Of Canton (GGGC3 and 4)
Widely regarded as the best writer who have been in the competition, HOC made a big impact as a newbie in the third contest. However, he always loses out on creative or knowledge rounds. Now works for a number of magazines.
Often ridiculed for his strong ‘android’ like opinions on GR, but put on a efficient machine like display in his only outing in GGGCIV, only to be eliminated by the skin of his teeth. A return beckons?
Hulohots first showing in the contest was indeed a strange one, but impressive none the less. The monkey man from Hampshire was eliminated in Round 2, but was offered a lifeline after recieveing an extreme slice of luck by winning an 'extra continue' back into the contest. He did not dissappoit - reaching the Semi-Final before finally bowing out, having excelled in the writing tasks - finishing the higest scoring noob in 2010.
Invincible (GGGC1, 2, 3 and 5)
When you think Games Guru, you think Invincible and rightly so. Games Guru twice running – love him or hate him, he cuts the cocky poker player persona when at this table. Has been at the middle of some of GGGCs most controversial moments, and stormed out last time after being caught cheating. However, only Falcon prevented him from becoming ‘Forever Guru’. Nintendophile to the end, and endlessly knowledgeable.
JamieJ/Jim (GGGC3 and 4)
Was thrown in a surprise contestant alongside Eighthours in the third contest, a contest that was full of quality. JamieJ failed to swim despite his enthusiasm and came last. He tried again in GGGC4 but is yet to make that real impact.
Jay Mysterio (GGGC7)
Coming in as an unknown quantity, Jay lept of the page as an exciting auditionee. Despite spelling his name wrong in the opening ceremony, Jay went on to make sure no-one forgot it again! Friend of Prototype, and game shop owner when he won, Jay won one round, and had some of the sickest quickfire skills I have seen full stop. Surviving a tie-breaker in the final eight, Jay made his way to the final in impressive fashion, before breezing away with the seventh title. The Guru came back in GGGC VIII and was equally impressive, but got screwed by Drumstick in a contraversial twist and was eliminated. Jay is ready to try take back his rightful title...
The Rocket Knight avatared gamer was another no show in the seventh contest, although there's no sign he won't be back!
With Jeebus, you kinda just had to ‘be there’. A confusing, brilliant Belgian is most remembered on GR for his quite frankly mental musings, but here in the Halls he’s remembered as a fierce competitor and the best creative writer ever. Jeebus was the new guy who nearly had it all, but eventually finished third in a tense final. Will we see Johnny Foreigner again?
Debutant last year, but soon realised how serious a business GGGC ‘can’ get. Was sadly knocked out for non-submittal, but enough fire was shown in the belly to show that Jiggers may return some time. Was a Radio Radar regular.
FIFA mad Kanbei has yet to make his big impression on GGGC, having struggled last year to compete in a tough group of players last year. Has much potential to improve though!
Knoyleo (GGGC 8)
Came into the contest as a newbie in Season 8, and eased through a newbie group early on, but struggled when the pressure cooker heated up in the middle stages. Will have to demonstrate he has an extra gear if he is to make the later stages.
Mate of Dalagonash who sneaked through qualification, but ultimately sunk in the group stages. Sported the Sephiroth avatar, but is yet to striker fear in the competitors here.
Fan of Streetfighter, Lucien had one of the stronger showings of a rookie in early rounds in recent times, nearly winning the early twitch gaming round. However, in the Gunstar Heroes task, his team lost out unfortunately, and it was hard to say he deserved to stay once it reached that conclusion. Showed real quality, and is good where other strong candidates are not. I'd like to see him have another crack.
One of a number of competitors who took advantage of increased numbers in the fourth contest. Didn’t really make an impression though.
Mad Dwarfer (GGGC1 and 4)
Mad Dwarfer was one of the inaugural contestants, and held his own for a few rounds, before becoming the first contestant ever to be eliminated for non-submittal. He made a huge comeback in GGGC4 a renewed man, and survived some of the toughest tasks yet, and eventually came fourth!
This guy had everything. Good at writing, had a competitive edge, in fact, him and Invincible looked inseperable. However, he was just pipped in the final by Vince and hasn’t returned since. Not many have ‘delivered’ like him if you excuse the pun…
Twin brother of previous Guru Falcon, Mazzacre made a big impression on the third contest, and won a task or two. However, in the end he was eliminated in the ‘Coliseum’ task after nearly taking out Invincible. His brother would finish the job later. Finished sixth.
Memento Mori (GGGC7)
A bit of a forum game stalwart, but the Boo-man was edged out in a first round elimination in GGGC VII.
More Heat Than Light (GGGC7)
The guy who massively inspired me to get into making forum games, it was a massive honour to get him to be a GGGC contender. Middle of the road generally, and was unlucky when his Green Team was elimianted in the team task. A fearsome gamer and Gamerscore guy, I feel he could translate that into a mean GGGC streak in years to come.
Nogbad the Bad/Omo (GGGC2, 4 and 5)
Omo cut a excited figure in the second contest as a young’n and he coped well despite a relatively early exit. However a wiser head returned in GGGC4, and perhaps a more ruthless streak got him into the final. Bad luck struck as internet connection problems ended his chances. Last time out he entered late as the top qualifier and ‘The King’, but he was dethroned and chucked out of the competition by his furious compadres. Nogbad was upset by this, and could well return. An exciting figure.
Uber popular Eevee-lution member more well known for his FIFA Clubs antics certainly avoided scoring a few own gowls early on, and breezed through as one of the more competent newbies and made it to the final eight. However, in the team task he and StayDead were the two to get the boot when the going got really hot. Strong debut.
Novastorm (GGGC5 and 6)
Tried to qualify for GGGC4, but was knocked out of contention by RLLMUKer Wiper. He came back strong to try again, and his first contest got him to a Grand Final. He didn’t make the final in 2008 and didn't enter in 2009, but is a good all-rounder and good friend.
Parkreiner/Thanatos (GGGC1 and 4)
Thanny was a big gun back in the day on GR, but was the first contestant ever to be eliminated from GGGC in the first ever task. Parkreiner didn’t fare much better in a Group of Death on PSO.
Parksey (GGGC4, 6 and 7)
Gamesradar Mod, and part-time gamer who came good last year to be a fantastic winner and reigning Games Guru. His first offering in GGGC IV proved to be a wishy washy debut, but last year he showed strength in all areas, and it was ultimately his consistency that won him the title. A fearsome competitor on his day, occasionally hampered by his inability to write serious reviews. Last time out he was a shock first round eliminee edged out by StayDead. Eloquent and talented though, Mod Parksey may not have made two finals, but he is an esteemed member of this little ridiculous gathering!
Pell (GGGC3 and 4)
The clever cosplayer was a solid addition in the third series, and proved hard to beat on many rounds, especially based on writing. Became a good friend for Raze, secured seventh and now writes for Future Publishing.
Plasticcoated (GGGC2, 3, 4, 5 and 8)
One of our most serial contestants, Plasticcoated exploded onto the scene by just missing out on the final in GGGC2. His all round game saw him installed as favourite in GGGC3, but three times he pulled out in a row. However after a three year absence he came back with a new reliable side and instantly found his A-game again, never coming close to elimination, finishing a hugely repsectable third in a tense Grand Final.
The Beaker Twin coped well in the early stages, but once the heat was turned up was easily separated from Beaker compadre Clarkman. Has plenty to prove, and is always good around the thread.
Prototype (GGGC6 and 7)
GRCades affable Scot was a shock finalist in GGGC VI, but played the game fantastically, especially the creative rounds one of which he won. A bit cheeky, and always up for a laugh, he finished fourth in his first GGGC. In his return showing, he was eliminated in an early second round exit in the gaming round on Color Wars. In the end, it turned out he was edged out by his buddy and co-worker Jay, who went on to win the title.
PsychicSykes (GGGC5, 6 and 7)
Super Sonic Sykes never really got massively going, but never really got the run of the green in GGGC5, but made a much more steady impression on the second contest, while never really threatening to be in the final. In the seventh contest fell out with the 'Color Wars' round famously - as the gamer who doesn't like to game! A regular and stalwart of modern day GGGC!
Raze/Orochimaru (GGGC3, 4, briefly 5 and then 6)
Never has a guy looked more like a contender than Raze when entering a Games Guru contest. Knowedable and passionate, Raze had a killer instinct that saw him quite a few rounds. He gave Vince a run for his money in the GGGC3 Grand Final in the epic Blockbusters round. Many suspect that’s why Vince lost to Falcon in the final. After a troubled GGGC4, Raze picked up the title, and the ‘Black Panther’ became a legend. Gave up his title, before a spirited return last year saw him finish second in his third GGGC Grand Final.
Rinks (GGGC2, 3, 4 and 6)
GGGC’s most consistent contestant of the early years, Rinks is the mature gamer with the hankering for a challenge, and they don’t get much tougher than here. Became runner up in both GGGC2 and GGGC4, and came third in GGGC3. Struck a great rivalry with Raze which saw arguably the greatest face off ever in the fourth contest. Outspoken about the contest, only he’ll know if there’s more fight in him. Last year did not make the final, so who knows. But I bloody love the bastard!
Once a big name on old GR, Rossco with his Santa outfit was at the centre of one of GGGC's most contraversial moments. In the first round, he was successfully ousted unfairly by the 'GGGC Mole' instead of Tnman. Rossco has finished a writing task in fifth, but was sent for an elimnation vote, and was dulely eliminated by his fellow contestants, a knockback he never recovered from to return to the contest.
Arguably the guy that came in with the biggest reputation for a newbie in the eighth contest was sent packing first when his track didn't go down favourably with his peers in the Mario Kart task. Will need to show better writing ability to go further.
Better known for his poker exploits now, he made a low key appearance years ago in GGGC VI, and struggled to make much of a major impact. Could return.
As Seven is deaf, GGGCVII was the first not to include a music round. Seven the Sonic fan is fun loving and loves games, but went out in the first writing round in a struggle in the seventh contest.
Sizzle Steel (GGGC2)
Otherwise known as the ‘GGGC Mole’, he was a friend who worked for me to try get contestants eliminated. He managed to get fellow competitors to vote off Foolish Mortal over tnman unfairly in the first round, before succumbing early in the third round weakly.
Never really got into the swing of things and was eliminated in the first round.
Made his debut in the fifth contest, but ‘The Rooster’ struggled with the early pace and was eliminated at the first possible opportunity. Needs a bit more edge to return.
Became an early casualty of the first contest after failing to revamp the Sonic series. Sega have failed themselves since!
Staying Dead/StayDead (GGGC6 and 8)
Better known as 'StayJap' now - he was a wildcard qualifier for GGGC VI and really struggled becoming the bottom feeder of the competition and was eliminated with the fewest points. Coming back two years later no longer as the Spider-Man but as Hatsume Miku loving weeaboo, StayDead ousted former Gurus Parksey and Cora in Round 1 and went on to make the final eight before finally losing in a team writing task.
Was a no-show in GGGC7, due to his internet breaking last minute, something he was clearly devestated about. The guy is one of the most exciting rookies there is. I have a feeling when he comes to GGGC full time... the Sony fan will be here to win....
The Mighty Goat/Zenigame (GGGC5 and 7)
Cheered everyone up in the fifth contest, and although he doubted his ability showed that he knew a fair bit as well. Although he joked his way to elimination in the first showing, his second time was much more steely. Although he jokingly became more well known for his moaning than his gaming, Zeni showed real determination, especially when he had to play in the 'Color Wars' round - when he is in fact colour blind! Its to his credit that he made it through. Elimianted in the final six in GGGC7 he then was eliminated first round in a tough veterans group in GGGC8. Always a huge supporter of the contest.
The Other One (GGGC1)
Arrogant loser who didn’t have many fans on GR. Came into the first contest, and was dispatched in ninth by Foolish Mortal in a head to head.
The Shadow (GGGC5)
Long time lover of GGGC, but could never EVER qualify. He got his break in the fifth contest, but he lacked the all round game to make the final stages.
The Turnip King (GGGC7)
One of the suprise entrants along with Dr Buckles, TTK has been one of those guys who I had wanted for ages, a real ambassador of the General Games Chat area. Although he didn't sink, TTK didn't exactly swim, and went out before Buckles with a non-submittal in Round 2.
Tiarny (GGGC3 and 4)
Lovable contestant who wrote brilliant stuff, but was normally out-knowledged overall. Provided a great music round in 2007 and is one of the most loved GGGC Superstars and GR Forumites.
Tnman (GGGC1, 2 and 3)
One of GGGC’s favourite sons, there’s few more determined than the GR Mod. A student journalist, tnman saw the contest as the perfect outlet to show off some of his abilities, and in the past has got frustrated at his inability to stay in. Came fifth in the first contest, and is always good value. Can he find the love again, and make a comeback?
Toxic (GGGC1, 2, 3 and 4)
Highly critical of GGGC in recent years, but was a big name back when it all began. Caused the biggest barney of all time by being introduced late as a surprise contestant in GGGC1, and made an impression in every contest since. A mid-packer generally, who HATED the Polls Of Doom.
Tragic/Tragic Magic (GGGC7 and 8)
In one of the most memorable debuts in recent seasons, Tragic absolutely stormed in early on, his lost years as a gamer clearly not lost on the contest! He debuted with a win in the first writing round, and continued place in the top four. However, he became unstuck in famous style during the Banjo round when he dressed up as the Rare Bear in embarassing fashion, capturing the attention of the whole forum. However, in a Bart-esque moment of destruction, no-one rememebred to vote, and Tragic ended in a play-off situation which he duly lost, one of the biggest shocks in GGGC history. His second showing was overshadowed after he was caught cheating in the picture scramble task posting on a forum looking for help. He was caught and kicked out - leading to Drum being reinstated.
Manchester United fan, and a new face in GGGC3, Wasson showed he had the determination to make it, but just failed to pip Rinks out of the contest and faced ‘Endgame’ instead. Hasn’t been seen since. Used Petey Pirahna as his avatar.
He'll fix your Windows, but he didn't show much in a bad showing in his first contest in Season 7.
RLLMUK forum member who came and made many of the GR contingent look silly on PSO. A great writer and good knowledge took him to the final, and he eventually finished third before bowing out for Rinks and Raze to do battle!