AceOfSpades vs OrganizationXIII winner advances to round 2.
Vanguard vs Aura winner advances to round 2
Garuda vs Majestic winner advances to round 2
Team that lost match 1 vs Team that lost match 2; winner of this match goes vs Team that lost match 3; the winner advances to round 2. In other words, OrganizationXIII vs Vanguard and the winner fights Garuda. However because OrganizationXIII withdrew from the match. Now it is Vanguard vs Garuda and winner advances to round 2.
It is not exactly a "fair" bracket system since Majestic won 1 time, 0 losses goes up against a team that has already shown signs of weakness (lost 1 time). Meanwhile both AceOfSpades and Aura with 1 win, 0 losses battle it out. It just seems easier for Majestic to secure a spot in the finals than it is between AceOfSpades and Aura.
[CM]Andrasyte wanted to be nice and offer second chances to clans that loss round 1. Or perhaps she didn't know how to eliminate teams when you got 3 winners from round 1. So she turned the 3 losers of round 1 to a single winner to fill the spot so that she can make it double eliminations. However, either way she didn't consider how placement standings might matter to some players and how this alteration could significantly impact which clan reaches her finals.
At the end, not everyone can win the tournament. However, being able to advance accurately and fairly in the bracket as a reflection of a clans progress is an achievement every step of the way. The current bracket system is not professional
What should happen is:
AceOfSpades vs Aura
Aura vs Majestic
Majestic vs AceOfSpades
The order of which clans fight first should be determined by random draw.
Get 3 strips of paper and write down the 2 clan names on each sheet, randomly draw it out of a box or something.
So here is all the possible outcomes: w = win, l = lose
2w-0l (winner of the tournament)
1w-1l (3 way tie, or 2nd)
This method removes the semi-finalist category and makes 3 clans the finalists but can also set up fair determined placements 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 3 way draw.
Edited by henrycao, 14 August 2018 - 03:05 AM.