Update: 13th August And the winner is .... Through the Looking Glass!
This years winner of the DarkUFO Episode is Through the Looking Glass!
Through the Looking Glass 1638 54%
The Incident 1388 46%
The Top 3 in our Brackets were
1) omi "omi" papa
2) Matthew Collier
3) Adam S
Congrats to our winner - omi "omi" papa. You can see the Final brackets here. I came a disappointing 473rd after being as high as 19th with a few rounds to go :)
We hope you all enjoyed this years Episode Cup and hope you will take part in the Character Cup that will start shortly.
Update: 18:15 Here is Locke4God's final Stats update for the episode cup. Look out for his analysis for the Character Cup later this year.
WHAT A FINAL!!!! And it may not be over, although it is looking very much as though it is, and our new champion episode will officially be "Through The Looking Glass".
But the board currently has it as a 53-47 contest. Among those 14 brackets that still remain within 5 of the overall leaders, just 50% of them picked correctly today, and so this final match is going to really mix up the standings. Prepare to fall far if you missed it, and prepare to jump way up if you got it right.
And before we move on, let us congratulate those who come the end of the day will have won this years "DarkUFO Episode Cup"
CHAMPION: Omi Papa (Congratulations on a job well done)
2nd & 3rd: Adam S, and Matthew Collier (Well done to both of you)
Adam and Matt will have to be sorted out via Tie-Breaker and I believe based on what I know of the rules that Matthew will be our 2nd place winner as he selected the closest final percentage, but that is unofficial on my part and I will leave it to Dark himself to announce the OFFICIAL final results
Of those with,,,
189 Points: Omi Papa was the only one left at the top, and was correct in today's pick
188 Points: Just 2 remained tied for 2nd after yesterday and both picked the right winner
187 Points: Just 1 bracket was left in 4th, and could have won it all, but missed today
186 Points: 2 brackets were left in 5 & 6th, and could have placed 2nd & 3rd, but both missed today
185 Points: All 2 Brackets left with 185 Points were correct today and will share 4th & 5th in the final results. So close guys. Good job, and better luck next year.
184 Points: And 5 more brackets had made it to the final within 5 of the lead. Just 2 of them were correct today, and will place 6th & 7th respectively.
SEASON VS SEASON:
I thought it was Interesting to go back and look at the Season vs. Season results, and this year's overall Season Champion, based on win percentage is SEASON 3. Here is a more detailed look.
Season 3: 19-15 (16 Episodes Entered)
Season 4: 10-9 (9 Episodes Entered)
Season 5: 15-15 (15 Episodes Entered)
Season 2: 10-10 (10 Episodes Entered)
Season 1: 9-14 (14 Episodes Entered)
As you can see, season 5 only tied for 3rd, which makes it tough to argue that it fared better simply because it was a later season. Of course it did have "The Incident" make the final, but that only means it's remaining episodes had a decidedly losing record. But regardless I thought this was quite fun to look over.
Then I actually took a look at each season vs. each other season. The winning season will be listed on the left of the losing season, with the record listed to the right.
2 vs 1, 2-0 5 vs 4, 3-2
4 vs 2, 1-0 2 vs 5, 3-2
3 vs 5, 4-1 4 vs 3, 3-2
5 vs 1, 5-2 3 vs 1, 3-3
3 vs 2, 5-3 4 vs 1, 2-2
Take from that what you will, but I find the beatdown Season 3 handed Season 5 to be interesting. And Season 5 beat up pretty good on Season 1. In fact Season 1 didn't win a single matchup, which makes since as it had the worst record of any season but it did tie head to head with the best record of Season 3. We'll keep these stats handy and see how they compare next year.
One other thing I noted was how many times each season had to face itself. Season 3 won that with 5 head to head meetings with other episodes in the same season, while Season 5, had 4 such meetings. The rest of them only had 2 apiece. Perhaps that's not suprising as Seasons 3 & 5 also had the most episodes entered in the contest to begin with.
Well that's it. It was a great tournament with great results and a lot of action, and on behalf of DarkUFO, we hope you all had a lot of fun. I'd like to thank him for allowing me to post this update, and I hope you all enjoyed that as well. Look for it again in the upcoming "Character Cup" and please don't forget to sign up for it, or to complete your brackets.
Once again, thank you all for participating in this years "Episode Cup", better luck to you next year regardless, and we'll see you back for the final season of you favorite show.
Well here it is folks, the DarkUFO Episode Cup final. Yesterday we saw last years winner, The Constant, knocked out by the Season 5 Final, The Incident.
The Incident 1833 59%
The Constant 1298 41%
The result of this upset is that the brackets table has been shaken up and we now have a new leader, omi "omi" papa. How is your bracket fairing? View Latest Brackets.
As always let us know in the comments who you voted for and why. You can also follow along in the Official Episode Cup Thread.
I'd like to thank Dharmageddon for the images that he created during this Cup and to Locke4God for his excellent statistical updates on the brackets and to everyone who has voted and commented. And don't forget to get ready for the Character Cup.
So who will win this years Episode Cup?
Through the Looking Glass
Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.
Jack and Sayid's plan faces resistance from Sawyer, Juliet, and Kate. Ben and The Others/Hostiles reach Jacob at the Foot of the Statue, and are soon met by the 316 survivors, who reveal the contents of their mysterious package.