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Season Three In Retrospect

All Together Now

All of Season Three in one place, set to “The Candidate” from Theory of Everthing’s amazing album Algorhythm. We also produced videos for this year’s Exhibition Matches and for Season Two as well. Planning is well under way for Season Four so make sure you’re a Season Ticket Holder to get the news first.

The Championship

Congratulations to Mig Reyes who prevailed in the Championship Match of Season 3 against Noper. Here’s what Mig had to say after winning. It was a brilliant end to a really fun season. Thanks to everyone who participated.

The Semifinals

Mig Reyes defeated Mark Weaver
Noper defeated Greg Hubacek

The Quarterfinals

Greg Hubacek defeated Frank Chimero, postgame chat with the players
Noper defeated Aaron Draplin, postgame chat with the players
Mark Weaver defeated Emory Allen, postgame chat with the players
Mig Reyes defeated Armin Vit, postgame chat with the players

The Playoffs and How They Got That Way

For our post-season, single-elimination tournament, Layer Tennis Season Ticket holders selected four winners from the regular-season to particpate: Frank Chimero, Mark Weaver, Mig Reyes and Armin Vit. Two players from our Qualifying Matches were voted in as well: Noper and Emory Allen and two slots were reserved for last year's finalists: Aaron Draplin and Greg Hubaceck. Check out the all the previous live matches in the Archive.

As always, this madness is sponsored by Adobe® Creative Suite®, the weapon of choice for Layer Tennis players and creative professionals everywhere.


Back and Forth: Fifteen Minutes at a Time

What Is Layer Tennis?

This is the Third Season of our live design events called Layer Tennis. Matches are played using video, animation, sound, photos, type and lots more, but the basic idea is the same no matter what tools are in use. Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. A match lasts for ten volleys and when it's complete, Fans tell us what they think and we declare a winner, so sign up today.

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Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion. jc-12.20

Thanks to all the players, commentators and fans who made Season Three of Layer Tennis a big success. And thanks to the crew at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and all the folks at Adobe Creative Suite for making it possible. Watch this space (or sign up for Season Tickets or follow us on Twitter) for news about some special exhibition matches being planned and about Season 4. jc-12.20

Cast your votes on The Championship Match. Both Finalists will receive invitations to play in the post-season tournament for Season Four. jc-12.17

Here's how the voting works. Decide who you'd like to declare as winner and then simply tweet their first name following a hash mark. Either #mig or #noper and, this is important, also include #lyt in that tweet. We'll leave the voting open all weekend and announce our Season Three Champion on Monday. jc-12.12

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