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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby mkcummins on Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:20 pm

+1. great tourney, well run and exhilarating finish

Ika Pakao wrote:Name of the tournament: Gunn's Trips Round Robin II
Link to the tournament thread: Gunn's Triples Round Robin II (Completed)
Name of the Tournament Organizer: Gunn217
The category (or categories) you nominate the tournament for: Best Triples Tournament
The reason why your nomination should win: Very good setup and tournament design. Most importantly the most interesting and thrilling tournament I played. After a lot of turnarounds three teams ended up tied. So we had to play a new round robin tiebreaker including home, away and random games. After first 6 of tiebreaker games two teams were still tied, so the tournament was decided very late in the tiebreaker!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby MrGlassB on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Tupence wrote:Name: Blood Money: USA
Link: viewtopic.php?t=130770
TO: MrGlassB
Category: Best Assassin Tournament, Best Mid-Sized Tournament (504)
Reason: A great twist on regular assassin tournaments, which made every game count and added an extra dimension to the strategy. Plus I could've won had I not lost over $1,000,000 in the penultimate round...

I was both surprised and honored to see one of my tournaments nominated here. :) Thanks, Tupence! Glad you enjoyed it. If only I wasn't running against "Master of Assassin." haha!

Probably going to nominate some tournaments, but I need to do some research first. I'll be back. :)

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: 2011 MLB Season
  2. Link to the tournament thread: 2011 MLB Season
  3. Name of the Tournament Organizer: vykingsfan64
  4. Categories:
    • Sports
    • Huge (score is 5250; 30 particpants, winner played 175 games)
    • 1v1
  5. The reason why your nomination should win: This tournament was well run and fun all the way through. Not only was it a good time and lot of good games, there were GA Medals offered, the standings were updated reguarly, and I am pretty sure that everyone who played had a good time.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:34 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: patrickaa317's Massive Dubs Tourney
  2. Link to the tournament thread: patrickaa317's Massive Dubs Tourney
  3. Name of the Tournament Organizer: patrickaa317
  4. Categories:
    • Doubles
    • Medium (score is 690; 10 entries, winner played 69 games)
  5. The participants got to play on almost every map possible. Big task for a TO to take on.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:52 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: MC's Random Doubles on Your Map
  2. Link to the tournament thread: MC's Random Doubles on Your Map
  3. Tournament Organizer: mcshanester29
  4. Categories:
    • Creative/Innovative
    • Doubles
  5. The reason why your nomination should win:
      This was a great tournament to play in. Got to know a new partner and play on quite a few new maps. Not only that, I got to learn a new map the whole time as well. Very fun.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby patrickaa317 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Lindax wrote:
patrickaa317 wrote:Most Creative/Innovative - Chap's Pick 'em Challenge series - It was always fun to see how many people would challenge you in a round and the maps and settings that people wanted.


Chap's Pick'em Challenges did not enter the final stage before 2012



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Sorry for the confusion. I meant to nominate this for both "Most Creative/Innovative" and "Best Series": search.php?keywords=challenge&terms=all&author=chapcrap&sc=1&sf=firstpost&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

If you need a specific tournament for the "Most Creative/Innovative", go with http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... 1&t=141427 as I believe that was the first one of the series.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:22 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: Looking out for Number One!
  2. Link to the tournament thread: Looking out for Number One!
  3. Tournament Organizer: koontz1973
  4. Categories:
    • Creative/Innovative
    • Mixed
    • Small (Score is 160; 16 entries and winner played 10 games.)
  5. The reason why your nomination should win:
      Fun tournament that provided different game formats and moved quickly. Only wish I had played a little better in it!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:30 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: Trainee Triples Series
  2. Link to the tournament thread: viewtopic.php?t=84551 (link to the first one, I'm not sure when they all finished, but there are 9 in total.)
  3. Tournament Organizer: DJ Teflon
  4. Categories: Series
  5. Reason:
      I didn't play in all of the tournaments in this series, but what I did play in was enjoyable and fun. Great way to get noobs into team game play. I had a lot of fun.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest]

Postby chapcrap on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:14 pm

  1. Name of the tournament: Breaking Thru Ice
  2. Link to the tournament thread: Breaking Thru Ice
  3. Tournament Organizer: IcePack
  4. Category: Creative/Innovative
  5. Reason:
      It was a good tournament that had a new twist for me. All of the games were against IcePack. So, you had to go through him to win the tournament. Probably the most even playing field for everyone because everyone had the exact same games. Great idea and it spawned a tournament of my own.



  1. Name of the tournament: Triple ICE
  2. Link to the tournament thread: Triple ICE
  3. Tournament Organizer: IcePack
  4. Categories:
    • 1v1
    • Creative/Innovative
  5. Reason:
      Great 1v1 tournament that made you rely on 2 other 'teammates' performances. I enjoyed it. Especially since I won!!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby mcshanester29 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:15 pm

Name of the tournament: Major League Soccer 2011
Link to the tournament thread: Major League Soccer 2011
Tournament Organizer: flexmaster33
Categories: Best Mixed Tournament
Best Sports League Tournament


The reason why your nomination should win:
It was a great tournament by a great TO. Loved having the 1 vs 1 and a triples game. You had to have a team effort as there was three players playing 1 vs 1 and the triples game going toward your score.
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Postby mcshanester29 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Name of the tournament: DKs Friendship Festival
Link to the tournament thread: DKs Friendship Festival
Tournament Organizer:Dukasaur
Categories: Best 1 v 1 Tournament


The reason why your nomination should win:
Great setup on doing 1 vs 1 games, having two sides that you had to work your way up. Was a fast based tournament which made it nice.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby mcshanester29 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:26 pm

Name of the tournament: Chap's Route 66 Challenge
Link to the tournament thread: Chap's Route 66 Challenge
Tournament Organizer: chapcrap
Categories: Best Small Tournament


The reason why your nomination should win:
Love chap's challenge tournaments. has a great uniqueness in that you could play one game or many games in a round depending on who challenges you.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby IcePack on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:25 am

• Chap's Christmas: Round Robin Style!
viewtopic.php?t=155760
ChapCrap
• Best Terminator
• Reason: An excellent run tournament with a limited edition map. Turned into a series in limited time, great fun for those who only get to play the map so often!

• Chap's Egyptian Assassin
viewtopic.php?t=152455
ChapCrap
• Best Assassin Tournament
• Reason: Thoroughly enjoyed the competition in this one, went into the finals where it was a close game! Again (as always) ChapCrap ran an excellent tournament, updated timely, etc.

• Ever Decreasing Circles (I, II, and III)
viewtopic.php?t=135845
Tupence
• Best Series, Best Small-mid(?) Sized Tournament, Best Mixed Tournament
• Reason: Popular, filled quickly, well ran. Good mix of small maps while creating challenging tasks to achieve. Several mini-tournaments until you reached the final.

• Size Matters
viewtopic.php?t=135026
kuma32478
• Not sure how to calculate size, mid-large?
• Reason: Enjoyed the format and was well ran.

• Alpha Beta (1-Present)
viewtopic.php?t=142167 (#7)
ViperOverLord
• Best Series
• Reason: One of the larger ongoing series that I've really enjoyed.


• MV's 1 vs 1 Round Robin Teams
viewtopic.php?t=149540
mviola
• Best 1 vs 1 Tournament, Most Creative/Innovative
• Reason: Great team tournament where captain chose others on his team. Played 1 vs 1 round robins with all other teams, then winning team advanced and played round robin within their own team to find the winner. Really enjoyable!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Lindax on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:03 pm

IcePack wrote:• Ever Decreasing Circles (I, II, and III)
https://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=135845
Tupence
• Best Series, Best Small-mid(?) Sized Tournament, Best Mixed Tournament
• Reason: Popular, filled quickly, well ran. Good mix of small maps while creating challenging tasks to achieve. Several mini-tournaments until you reached the final.

• Size Matters
https://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=135026
kuma32478
• Not sure how to calculate size, mid-large?
• Reason: Enjoyed the format and was well ran.


Thanks Ice.

Ever Decreasing Circles: 3 Tournaments is not enough for a series, has to be 5 completed tournaments at least. I registered version II under best mid-sized only, it's not a "Mixed" Tournament.

Size Matters: To calculate the size you take the amount of entries (64) times the amount of games the winner played (70) = 4480 A Score over 4000 is classified as "Huge".

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Lindax on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:30 pm

My first few nominations, more to follow:

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• double ballenus summer 2011
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=146884
• ballenus
• Best Mid-Sized Tournament
• I enjoyed the competition amongst higher ranked players. It made for a very close fight.

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• HA presents Lindax's favorite map
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=153566
• HighlanderAttack
• Best Small Tournament, Best 1 v 1 Tournament
• I simply liked the concept of having one player chose the map and settings. Well organized.

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• 313's Got 11 CC Friends? (Winners 1st Post)
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=147386
• merch313
• Best Large Team Tournament, Best Mixed Tournament
• I happened to join a team of players I never, or hardly ever, played with before, which I really enjoyed. Variety of maps and game types was fun too.

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• TPA Series (Tournament Players Association)
viewtopic.php?f=89&t=115269
• barterer2002
• Best Tournament Series
• Great initiative by Bart. Huge variety of tournaments and organizers, everybody can join, all leading to one points winner at the end. Need I say more?

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• Unloved Maps - Forbidden City Quads
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=123233
• danryan
• Best Quads Tournament
• I liked the idea of doing a bunch of tournaments on maps that not many people play, this one happens to be one of my favorites. Well organized.

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• Speed Terminator V [TPA2]
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=152015
• DJ Teflon
• Best Speed Tournament
• Immaculately organized. Nice variety of maps.

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby IcePack on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:04 pm

Lindax wrote:
IcePack wrote:• Ever Decreasing Circles (I, II, and III)
https://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=135845
Tupence
• Best Series, Best Small-mid(?) Sized Tournament, Best Mixed Tournament
• Reason: Popular, filled quickly, well ran. Good mix of small maps while creating challenging tasks to achieve. Several mini-tournaments until you reached the final.

• Size Matters
https://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=135026
kuma32478
• Not sure how to calculate size, mid-large?
• Reason: Enjoyed the format and was well ran.


Thanks Ice.

Ever Decreasing Circles: 3 Tournaments is not enough for a series, has to be 5 completed tournaments at least. I registered version II under best mid-sized only, it's not a "Mixed" Tournament.

Size Matters: To calculate the size you take the amount of entries (64) times the amount of games the winner played (70) = 4480 A Score over 4000 is classified as "Huge".

Lx


Thanks for the help the corrections are appreciated!

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Gilligan on Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:54 pm

For Most Creative and Large:

Initech XXV by Peter Gibbons

Most fun I had in a while. I was checking active games I wasn't in three times a week to see where they were going, and to see if anyone could overtake me. 5 different games types tested some versatility. Very interesting scoring system, and I like how he used different aspects of the continents, each having their own game type.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Swifte on Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:12 am

Name of the tournament: Super Smash Bros Triples League [TPA]
Link to the tournament thread: http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=132053
Name of the Tournament Organizer: Gilligan
The category (or categories) you nominate the tournament for: Best Triples Tournament, Best Large Tournament
The reason why your nomination should win: This was a fun, fiercely competitive, challenging and thoroughly grueling triples test. I say thoroughly grueling because of the 82 games played by all 6 of the Finalist teams, with each of the first three rounds being round robins involving 2 home and 2 away matches against each team in your group, and the finals being 3 home and 3 away against each finalist. This tournament format required endurance (tourney took about 11 months), skill on a wide variety of maps which were hand selected by your opponents, and consistent performance on your own map to endure. All the while Gilligan managed to set up and run the over 600 games in a timely fashion and keep up on the standings expertly. Overall, it was a fun theme (love me some Smash Bros.), unique and challenging format, and very well run. Hats off to Gilligan!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Lindax on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:18 pm

Found another one:

6 Man Madness!
viewtopic.php?t=107293
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Best Huge Tournament
The reason: When the winner needs to play over 300 games to claim the tournament win, you're talking about a huge tournament. Despite that it was all played in a year and a half, a great testament to the TO skills of Gilligan!

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby barterer2002 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:19 pm

A few more nominations

Best Series:
Map Masters Triples Edition: Amazzony. Exploring each map in a triples format.

Best Huge Tournament
Bring it On II Lufsen75. Always quite an undertaking for the TO here. Loved the first (which doesn't qualify for this one) and the second follows the mold
viewtopic.php?t=127552

Best Huge Touranment
Tournament 100 Godd. One of the longest running CC tournaments.
viewtopic.php?t=128297

Best Doubles Tournament
LXDX Bartertown {TPA}. Lindax Has a special place in my heart
viewtopic.php?t=119850
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Nola_Lifer on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:44 pm

Best Huge Tournament or Most Creative
Top of the Class
viewtopic.php?t=88396

Roses 2009
viewtopic.php?f=91&t=86194

Both by Tupence. Both been running since 2009!!!
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Lindax on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:03 pm

barterer2002 wrote:Best Doubles Tournament
LXDX Bartertown {TPA}. Lindax Has a special place in my heart
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119850


Thanks Bart, you almost made me blush.

Unfortunately we played that tournament in 2010....

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Lindax on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:04 pm

Nola_Lifer wrote:Best Huge Tournament or Most Creative
Top of the Class
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88396

Roses 2009
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... 91&t=86194

Both by Tupence. Both been running since 2009!!!


Sorry, both these tournaments are still ongoing.

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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Chariot of Fire on Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:50 am

1. TLO 2010
2. http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=115010&start=0
3. Lindax
4. i) Best Large-Team Tourney, and ii) Best Huge Tourney
5. In size and scope alone it exceeds the Clan League, yet is all handled by one tireless, reliable and fair individual. It aims to encompass all maps CC has to offer, with no repeats. It carefully orchestrates singles, doubs, trips & quads so that they are played on the most suitable maps for the game type (needing exhaustive research). There are no 'knockouts', so every participant is involved until the end. The TO creates every game AND sends out a PM to each team captain for each fixture with Autojoin links for each player (this amounts to a staggering 10,164 named invites over the duration of the tourney). The TO has never missed a deadline or caused a delay. The TO has, with incredible good humour, had to chase-up errant/late teams on dozens of occasions.

It is without equal. A first class example of how a tourney should be run when put in the hands of an indefatigable and capable organiser.
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Re: TO of the Year - 2011 [Contest] Please Read 1st Post!

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:14 am

My nominations:

Best Series:
1.King of the Map by Serbia
One example in the series: King of the Map - Austerlitz
In one respect a basic no-frills series of bracket tournies, this series does have one feature I really like: There are initially 3 games sent to each pair, with 2 more sent only if needed. This allows the balance of a best-of-five series for players that are evenly matched, while not wasting anyone's time playing five games against someone who is obviously no match.

2. Chap's Challenge by chapcrap
One example in the series: Chap's WWII Poland Challenge
This series has a double level of strategy. There is, of course, strategy within the games themselves, but there is an extra level of strategy in deciding who to challenge. Will you take the time to research your opponents and see who you think you can beat, or will you just plunge in and pick someone at random? Very, very enjoyable!

Best Small Tournament:
1. The Third Crusade by multiplayertim.
I like this tourney for two reasons: First, I love historical or geographical themes, with maps appropriate to the real-life material. The theme was well presented. Second, the structure of the tourney was innovative. In phase one, players were gradually eliminated, with the winner of each game being able to choose the spoils options for the next game. That's a nice touch in multiplayer tournies. In phase two, players who had been bitter enemies in phase one now found themselves to be team-mates. This too, is an interesting way of doing things.

2. Journeys of Discovery - 1; Marco Polo by DaveH
This tournaments was beautifully presented for signup. Despite being a small tournament, it managed to give a wide choice of maps. A player was able to choose a different map for each round. Furthermore, each map was perfectly consistent with the historical theme. As a fourth point, Dave used actual CC points gained/lost as a scoring system, which I think is an underused feature. All in all, a very interesting effort. In addition to best Small tourney, I would like to give it a secondary nomination as Most Innovative Tourney.

3. Rust's Red Square Landing by WorldCup4James
The tournament has a historical theme, and the TO betrays a passion for the theme in his initial post. The maps and settings chosen are perfectly consistent with that theme.

Best Medium Tournament
1. Angola Loves Random by angola
Reason for nomination: there's just not enough tournaments with big multiplayer games on random maps. We need more of them.

2. MC's 25th Tournament by mcshanester29
A clear and coherent scoring system allowing players to prove themselves with 25 games on their own map before heading into the final.

3. 2011 World Cup of Risk by WorldCup4James
A visually stunning presentation greets players looking at this tournament for the first time. But unlike many tournaments where the presentation only extends to the sign-up phase, in this tournament it never stops. The scoreboards are constantly updated, and new graphics are added. Some are decorative, but many are functional, explaining the flow of the tournament, helping to sustain the excitement. Interesting facts are cited, statistics gathered, and "quotable quotes" from the players are posted. From a presentation point of view, this is everything that a tournament should be.
In addition to Best Medium tournament, I also wish to nominate this as Most Creative tournament.

Best Big Tournament
1. Escalating Fog: Hold to Win by benga
I love 7- or 8- player games, with escalating spoils and fog, so this was a natural for me. What makes this tournament special, however, is the attempt to reward people for winning via holding the map objectives instead of by killing all. Objectives victories are one of the most under-rated features of many CC maps, and it is good to see a TO try to encourage the use of them.

2. Clandemonium Beta Style by Blitzaholic
I don't know if this was, objectively speaking, a great tourney, but it was one of my most memorable. The sheer chutzpah of asking players to play 105 games on your map is pure Blitz! I only made it to the quarter-finals, and even there I was exhausted after taking my turns. The poor bastards who made it to the finals must have been taking amphetamines.

3. Epic Teams by chapcrap and IcePack
Essentially a miniature clan war, this tournament allowed non-clan players to have a taste of clan-style warfare.

4. HA reaches 5000 Arms Race Games by HighlanderAttack
. This tournament encapsulates a theme recurring in several of HA's tourneys, where players choose their own game load. The winner is decided by win percentage, and the only restriction is that players must join 50 games within a month, with no upper limit. A GA medal for most unique wins was also offered.

Best Terminator:
313's Jamaican Terminator by merch313
Nicely presented, with a banner graphic perfect for the theme. A quarter of the players are dropped each round, which is in my opinion the perfect balance. I think single-elims are too luck dependant, but on the other hand I absolutely hate tournament where you have to stick around to the end even when you have no chance of winning. Having multiple games per round gives everyone a chance to balance out random factors, and dropping a substantial number of players each round means that those who aren't cutting it are spared the tedium of hanging around as third wheels. The tournament was updated frequently and all useful information communicated coherently.
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