GCL Madness 2016 - Round 1
Round 1 Rules
The Preliminary Round has narrowed the field to 96 games, and these games have been placed in 32 three-way matchups. The games finishing in last place this round will be eliminated (to a consolation bracket), and the remaining games will form the Winners' and Losers' brackets for the main tournament:
• Round 2: 32 in Winners Bracket, 32 in Losers' Bracket (+ some consolation stuff)
• Round 3: 16 W, 32 L
• Round 4: 8 W, 24 L
• Round 5: 4 W, 16 L
• Round 6: 2 W, 10 L
• Round 7: 1 W, 6 L
• Round 8: 1 W, 3 L - Remaining matchups among top 4 to determine champion
The top 32 were seeded by nominations, top 12 lists, and Borda count (in that order) and are the top game in their respective match. Top 3 is 4+ nominations and 7+ top 12 lists; top 16 is 3+ nominations and 4+ top 12 lists; top 32 is 2+ nominations, 3+ top 12 lists, and 24+ Borda count. The remaining slots were filled as follows (with games within the same seed group randomized):
• Matches 1-3: Two games from the preliminary groups (with the fewest votes).
• Matches 4-16: Two games from seed group 49-74 (1 nomination and 2 top 12 lists).
• Matches 17-32: One game from seed group 33-48 (2 nominations or 3+ top 12 lists); one game from the preliminary groups.
Voting is open only to GameChat League members and regular contributors to a GCL (others will be disregarded). If you are not on a GCL roster, please add a comment letting me know which GCL(s) you contribute to so that your vote is not ignored. If you are a member/contributor, feel free to vote even if you haven't nominated or voted in previous rounds!
In each matchup, vote for as many games as you like - how you determine your favorite(s) is up to you. You are of course free to abstain if you feel you are not able to make a sufficiently informed decision; however, you are not required to have played any of the games to vote.
New this year: Vote trading will not be allowed in the main tournament (Rounds 1-9).
Ties will be broken by number of nominations, followed by number of top 12 lists, followed by Borda count, followed by me holding up pictures of the two games and letting my 2.5 month old choose.
In some cases similar games were combined, and entries with multiple editions are meant to include all/your-choice-of-all editions. Expansions are also included (if you prefer).
Vote with your thumbs! Each round will last about four days. If you haven't already, make sure you subscribe to GCL Madness Subscription Thread so you don't miss a round...
GCL Madness 2016 - Preliminary Round
GCL Madness 2016 - Nominations
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