Phil Lamat wrote:
The best way to avoid both point is :
top32 --> top16 --> top8 --> top4 --> top2 and final
It has been used for one edition (k4 ?) and it is the most enjoyable format.
I think actual/old format should be voted for next edition
I agree the method "only the better half" is the fairest for all players. And all could discuss about the proper format for the next K11.
On one hand, that system would avoid unfair eliminations. Only the best players in each round would advance thru the next phase.
On the other hand, Knockout Tournaments have been designed thinking one on one duels.
Preliminary round doesn't need any changes. The top 32 players are determined fairly and the face to face 1 vs 32, 2 vs 31... is quite interesting. Obviously the better players are supossed to be rewarded (theoretically) in their first duels.
But we have seen several times unexpected results and disappointing eliminations due to playing the same game.
I have thought a system that could assure the randomness to avoid unfair eliminations during 1 vs 1 rounds. Furthermore, this method could preserve the exciting one vs one system.
However this system will complicate the selection of games and significantly increase the games chosen...
For instance, suppose that there are only 16 players and beat'em up genre. The coordinators could have in mind 8 different beat'em up games. Each game would be randomly
assigned to each 1 vs 1 duel.
Duel 1 --> Final Fight
Duel 2 --> Metamorphic Force
Duel 3 --> Asterix and Obelix
Duel 4 --> Double Dragon
Duel 5 --> Captain Commando
Duel 6 --> Golden Axe
Duel 7 --> Vendetta
Duel 8 --> Undercover Cops
Next round, 8 players and vertical shooter genre.
Duel 1 --> 1943
Duel 2 --> Flying Shark
Duel 3 --> Tokio
Duel 4 --> Star Force
Next round, 4 players and platform genre.
Duel 1 --> Snow Bros
Duel 2 --> Bubble Bobble
This method would prevent unfair eliminations because the only target would be defeat your rival.
But I know it's tough to put in practice (16 random games to match the top 32 players it's not a good idea...). There is no perfect solution to have a "fair" tournament based on 1 vs 1.
Another solution could be a second round where only 16 of 32 players continue in the tournamet.
From now on, the method described above could be applied if people agree.
That's only a quick thought. Grobda is causing me side effects...