by **Peter Gibbons** on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:02 am

I believe it's now impossible to avoid a tiebreaker for the final spots. Here's where we stand:

1) As of right now, anyone with 14 points or more qualifies for Round 2. That means we know 56 of the 60 qualified players.

2) There will be a tiebreaker for players finishing on 12 points no matter what happens.

3) The only question is how many players end up on 12 points and how many spots will be available. We need Frito Bandito's, Ratrin's and Silvertop's final games to finish first.

4) Since none of the players on 12 points won a standard 5-player game, the tournament rules call for a multi-player tiebreaker on the Ireland map, using standard tournament settings. HOWEVER, that could take several weeks and really slow us down. IF (and I stress the "if") there is a clean scenario with an even amount of players on 12 points (4 is the only possibility), I will work to arrange 1v1 matches, using a random draw, to conduct the tiebreaker so long as all players are in agreement.

No matter what, Silvertop's final game--the England terminator game--will take a little while. So Round 2 is going to face a bit of a delay regardless. Will work to move us forward as quickly as possible.