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Elimination Matches

Finn edited this page Sep 8, 2018 · 2 revisions

The elimination matches for BitBrawl will begin on September 8, 2018.

On September 7 (starting at about 8am CDT), no matches will be played. This creates a 24-hour period in which competitors can make final submissions that their opponents will not be able to see until the elimination matches.

On September 8, the elimination matches will begin. To explain the way that the tournament structure works, we'll consider an example with 20 competitors, named "seed-1" through "seed-20." A player's seed number is determined by their ranking in the "open division, no type" leaderboard.


First, competitors seed-19 and seed-20 will compete to see who ends up in the top 19, and who is #20 in the final rankings. They will play nine duel matches. The competitor who wins at least five matches (from now on, "winner-19") will be in the top 19. The other competitor (from now on, "loser-19") will have a final ranking of #20.

Next, competitors seed-18 and winner-19 will compete to see who ends up in the top 18, and who is #19 in the final rankings. They will play four duel matches and five free-for-all matches, with loser-19 as the third player. How loser-19 performs will not matter; seed-18 and winner-19 will only be compared to each other in these matches. The competitor who wins at least five matches (from now on, "winner-18") will be in the top 18. The other competitor (from now on, "loser-18") will have a final ranking of #19.

Next, competitors seed-17 and winner-18 will compete to see who ends up in the top 17, and who is #18 in the final rankings. They will play two duel matches, three free-for-all matches, and four team matches. In the free-for-all matches, loser-18 will be the third player. In the team matches, loser-18 and loser-19 will be the third and fourth players. In two of the team matches, seed-17 will be paired with loser-18, and in the other two team matches, seed-17 will be paired with loser-19. How loser-18 and loser-19 perform in these matches will not matter; seed-17 and winner-18 will only be compared to each other in these matches. The competitor who wins at least five matches ("winner-17") will be in the top 17. The other competitor ("loser-17") will have a final ranking of #18.

The pattern from this section will continue up the chain. Competitors seed-n and winner-(n+1) will compete to see who ends up in the top n, and who is #(n+1) in the final rankings. They will play two duel matches, three free-for-all matches, and four team matches. In the free-for-all matches, loser-(n+1) will be the third player. In the team matches, loser(n+1) and loser-(n+2) will be the third and fourth players. The competitor who wins at least five matches (winner-n) will be in the top n. The other competitor (loser-n) will have a final ranking of #(n+1).


The two repositories for the first set of nine matches will be pulled at 8am CDT on September 8. The results of the matches will be released at 9am. The two repositories for the next set of nine matches will be pulled at 9am, and the results will be released at 10am. The repository for the third player (loser-19 in the above example) will not be pulled. The two repositories for the next set of nine matches will be pulled at 10am, and the results will be released at 11am. This process will continue until there is a winner.

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