Update: Hopefully all the pictures work now!
Update: 17:24 The heavy traffic has knocked out G-man's photobucker account. Hopefully he'll be able to re-upload them to the DarkUFO server shortly.
Update: 15:45 Thanks to our resident Stats guru, Locke4God who returns for the Character Cup to give us some insight into the numbers.
to the 2009 DarkUFO Character Cup.
We are very happy that you are all here to participate, and and good luck to each of you who have a bracket in the contest. It should be a crazy year.
And thank you once again to DarkUFO himself for hosting this fun event, along with all of the other activities, news and updates he puts on through the rest of the site.
For those who participated in this year's Episode Cup just a few months back, you will be familiar with the statistical updates that will be posted each tournament day. Thank you to Dark for letting me contribute these and I hope it adds an extra element to the contest that some of you will enjoy. If you aren't familiar, we'll post a daily update outlining some fun facts such as how many brackets got the days match correct, what your odds are of winning, how different groups of characters are fairing against one-other, and more. It's an open forum, so please if you have any ideas to enhance the feature or a possible correction or question, please feel free to participate and let us know. And FYI, all of these updates will reflect that days results, which of course have yet to go final. Enjoy.
Well obviously the game is wide open to anybody, so don’t get worried even if you drop a match today. There are some tricky ones out there in the early rounds. But even at this early stage we can take a look at the 4 matches at hand, 3 of which seem to be in the books, and a close one involving 2 major characters.
Daniel is handing it to Karl, and it really wasn’t ever going to be close as 99.5% of you picked Dan (RIP) to move on. I’d say he was the biggest favorite ever, but there’re actually 4 others favored by a higher percentage in the first round this year. Want to guess who they are?
Frank is putting a beating on Danielle as well. He’s at 73% currently, but only 66% of you picked him in the brackets, so we’re looking at nearly 34% of all brackets taking a step back on this one, and it’s not even the closest match of this round.
Charlie Pace is going to beat Jin today, and handily, but I feel bad for Jin. He was favored by 18% of you to win today, so that’s 1 out of every 5 brackets. Combine that with the Lapidus match above and the Kate vs. MIB match below, and we’re clearing out a lot of brackets early. Fortunately if you missed it, it’s only worth one point. But don’t underestimate the value of these first round points. The winner’s of this contest will win early.
Kate vs The Man in Black!!! Well this one is just too close. But as close as it is, I can tell you that one of them was favored to win by 70% of all brackets. That makes this a very interesting outcome indeed and I’m glad to have such an intriguing match early. What’s more interesting is that the winner has a favorable match in round 2, which means if you miss this today, you’re probably falling behind 3 points today if you missed nothing else. What an opening set of matches.
Razzle dazzle baby- it's dancin' time! The 2009 Character Cup is upon us and all your friends are here. We've got Sawyer! We've got Jack! We've got Vincent and the Man in Black! Open the curtains and start the show! Grab your crash helmets 'cuz here we go!
We aren't wasting any time this year, we've got some potential bracket busters for you right out of the gate! If you didn't make a bracket, that's fine! It's just a little extra bit of fun to go along with the tourney. Everyone is free to vote in the polls every day, so please do so! I'll be taking the weekends off, so be sure to check in Monday through Friday mornings (US Eastern) for the next Lost-tastic matchup.
So let's get to it! Let's start voting and eliminating some folk!
Today's matchups are all interesting. First up we have one of the new kids on the block taking on one of the original losties. Our second matchup sees an Other taking on one of the Freighter Folk. Match #3 has one of the most intriguing supporting character taking on a supporting player whose stock may be on the rise. Our final matchup of the day sees two lovable characters locking horns.
By now, you know the characters, so bios are pointless. I've done my best to tell their stories though pictures. If you still want to compare their detailed histories to help you make up your mind, hit up Lostpedia for the goods. Thanks are due to Lost-Media for all the pictures I'm using this year. Without them, I'd be lost. :-p