Update: 16:00 Here is Locke4God's penultimate stats update for the Episode Cup.
It wasn't as close as I might have imagined, but we knew this match was going to shake things up no matter which way it turned out that just 36% of the top 38 Brackets (those within 5 of the lead) got this one right. That's 14 right and 24 of the leaders wrong in today's match that saw our former champion "The Constant" go down. It's a bit of an historic day, and tomorrow we'll get to look forward to crowning a new champion, and I have no clue how that match will turn out. It could really go either way.
While a majority of brackets lost today's match, it was expected in a match that was going to be this close, and the great news is that a lot of you are going to get to move waaaaaaaay up in the rankings. I know I'd be happy to move from 200 to 100, or from page 2 to the top 20 at this point. If you got today's match right you're going to move up a lot, and you can look forward to the chance to do so again tomorrow. We should have a great final.
Of the Brackets with,,,
189 MAX Points: Just 1 of 3 of our leaders was correct today, for 33%
188 Points: 2 of 2 of those tied for 4th will move up to join the top 3 going into the final
187 Points: Only 1 of 3, 33%, of those 2 Points down picked correctly today
186 Points: 43%, or 3 of those brackets tied for 9th will move up
185 Points: An awful 13% or 2 of 15 brackets 4 points down were correct today, and,,,
184 Points: 5 of 13, or 38%, of those still within 5 points of the lead will maintain that status.
Again that gives us just 14 brackets remaining within 5 of the leaders as we trim down to the best of the best brackets. Not all 14 even have a shot to make it into the final 3, and congratulations to the 7 final brackets who have a great chance to make it into the prize pool with a win tomorrow in the final. And a great congratulations to Omi Paga and Jeff Reno, who are the last 2 brackets remaining with a chance to win it all. One will place 1st, the other may drop to 100th. Who will it be?
Here are the finalists with the match they chose to win it all
Through The Looking Glass
1st: Omi Papa
2nd: Adam S (Could place 3rd in a Tie-Breaker with Matthew Collier)
3rd: Matthew Collier (Could place 2nd in Tie-Breaker with Adam S)
1st Jeff Reno
3rd: Jack Kelly, Robert Patterson, & Andrea Gangl (2 of these 3 will place 2nd & 3rd, and will be determined by their final score Tie-Breaker)
And allow me to give mention to those who unfortunately lost today, but having picked a great match in "The Constant" They can't be faulted and they each did very well. Congratulations to each of you for making it so far, and on behalf of DarkUFO we wish you better luck next year, and in the upcoming CHARACTER CUP. Sign up for that if you haven't.
Taylor Clark, Amparo Plaza, David Kidd, Nathan Susag, Joseph Callahan, Chris Sheppard, Jonathan Dowkes, Adam Scott
Congratulations to Through the Looking Glass for making it through the final after a fairly crushing victory. Who will join them in the final?
Through the Looking Glass 2098 78%
Live Together, Die Alone 588 22%
We still have the same 2 bracket leaders,Taylor Clark and Amparo "aarlost" Plaza. How is your bracket fairing? How are your picks looking after today's polls. View Latest Brackets.
Later on Today our stats guru Locke4God will be presenting us with his stats analysis of the brackets and what it means for your chances of winning. We will update this post so keep checking back.
Today sees the second of the Semi-Final Matches.
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.
Thanks to Dharmageddon for the images
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