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myndzi
post Aug 21 2011, 10:51 PM
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King of Kings

A weeks-long celebration of stacking, spinning, and strategy!
Read all about King of Stackers here.

Standings
Congratulations to larrytetris (penguinfrk) for a well-earned (and undefeated!) victory.

The standings spreadsheet is here.

Summary
Start date: September 5th 2011
Randomizer: Bag
Garbage: Change on Attack
Seeding: Random
Pairings: Hybrid elim

Rules
I will announce each round's matches, including who is to send the challenge. You should create an unrated game. When you have created the game, please post the game ID in the thread so that I can verify turns taken. The game ID is in the URL when you click on the game:

kingofstackers.site.nfoservers.com/game.php?gid=4348#game

Please PM me the results of your match when it is ended! This is so that we don't spoil any predictions Smile.png

The "idle" threshold is two turns a day - one for each player. Games that fall below this and exceed two weeks will be reported as losses for both players and disqualify you from the prize drawings. If you are having trouble with your opponent taking their turns, please report it to me; problem players will eventually be removed from the tournament, and their games converted to forfeits so as to have minimal impact on the rest of the tournament.

To clarify, since there was perhaps some confusion: the 2-turns-a-day thing is on average. Each player should play 7 turns each week to not be considered idle, but I won't drop any matches unless they are under that threshold at the end of the two week mark. There is no need to play a turn every day (though I highly recommend it!) in order to stay in the tournament.

All matches for this tournament will be recorded! I will be uploading the matches to YouTube and posting them in the thread.

Pairings
Each win will be worth 2 points, each loss worth 0, and each tie worth 1 point. Each round, players will be sorted by their scores, divided into groups, and pairings will be random within those groups. Duplicate matches will be avoided if possible, and the challenger will alternate in the event of duplicate matches. The challenger will be random otherwise. If there are an odd number of participants, one will be selected at random for a bye - they will receive 2 points.

Incomplete games will add 2 points to your seeding for the next round. Games that last longer than two weeks with greater than an average of two turns per day will be considered ties, with 1 point awarded to each participant. If turns played is less than two a day, they will be considered losses for both players. This will be tested every week before new matches are announced, so the greatest number of incomplete games you can have at any given time is 1.

After a three rounds, I will begin pruning the bottom players from the rankings until we arrive at a top 2 players. These top two will play off for the title in a best of three.

The player numbers after the cuts are as follows:
  • Round 1-3: 18 players
  • Round 4: 12 players
  • Round 5: 8 players
  • Round 6: 4 players
  • Finals: 2 players
For the cuts, ties will be broken by the fewest number of turns played in the most recently won game. This is incentive to complete your games, but is also about the only metric I can think of that makes sense (fewer turns = more decisive victory). For the final cut, if there are more than two players tied at the top, extra rounds will be played.

Participants
  • myndzi
  • Aaron (coolmaninsano)
  • MiracleMan (ManOfMiracles)
  • Kitaru
  • Zircean
  • vipjun
  • jennr246
  • BeastinShen
  • Caithness
  • penguinfrk (larrytetris)
  • TeTWiS (berry)
  • baseballboy
  • Niii (Harganslee)
  • lmartins
  • EnFuego
  • prone
  • Maii (Maii04)
  • DrPete
Please post (with your KoS username) in the thread to sign up!

Prizes ($40)
As posted below, I decided to add a little incentive. I'll pay out up to $50 in random $10 prizes (Paypal only) to players who actively participate the whole way through. One $10 for every 4 players excluding myself. To be eligible you must play all your matches actively, that's all. This will require some judgement from me to avoid penalizing one player if the other stalls, but I'm not going to pay out to people who sign up and don't play. If you have a problem with someone not taking their turns, you'll just have to mention it to me along the way so I can verify it Smile.png

Final matchPrevious rounds w/Youtube links:
Round 6 matches

Round 5 matches

Round 4 matches


Round 2 matches



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post Aug 21 2011, 11:21 PM
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Alright why not. I'm ready to lose. Grin.png
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post Aug 21 2011, 11:31 PM
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yay


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post Aug 21 2011, 11:54 PM
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omg in


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post Aug 22 2011, 12:05 AM
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LET'S GET DANGEROUS

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post Aug 22 2011, 12:20 AM
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post Aug 22 2011, 01:03 AM
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Please post your KoS username when entering Wink.png

I made up a little spreadsheet to demonstrate the bracket system.

Link here.

It was easier to illustrate who plays who by randomly rearranging the people, but you can see that when sorted, the top groups play from the top section and the bottom play from the bottom section. I am aiming for sections sizes of 4-6, so how they are divided will depend on the number of players. I will try to make even sections of 6, and fall back on 4 when necessary.

vvv Yeah, I got everyone's KoS names, just wanted you guys to make it easier on me later Wink.png


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post Aug 22 2011, 01:34 AM
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QUOTE(vipjun @ Aug 21 2011, 08:20 PM) *

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post Aug 22 2011, 02:10 AM
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Cool i want in, jennr246 on KoS


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post Aug 22 2011, 02:18 AM
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Tell you guys what, I'll even sweeten the pot. For every 4 players that join up to the first 20, I'll give out a $10 random prize chosen from players that don't have any forfeit losses. $50 in prizes and you don't even have to win, just play your games! Smile.png


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post Aug 22 2011, 02:19 AM
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I guess I'll give it a try. my name should be DAS44

(Is there a way to clear active matches, I have about 10 that have been idling on my opponent's turn for months)


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post Aug 22 2011, 02:32 AM
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If your opponent hasn't taken a turn in 7 days, you can claim victory by forfeit. Go into the game and click the button.

vvv Woot. $20 in prizes now, ooOOoo


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post Aug 23 2011, 10:53 PM
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sounds fun and refreshing

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post Aug 24 2011, 01:13 AM
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I'd like to withdraw from this tournament, thanks.


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post Aug 24 2011, 02:04 AM
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I'd also like to withdraw.


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