I just heard this podcast on the Orochinagi show
Keits also spoke a little bit about it on yesterday’s live stream of WakeUp SRK
During the first 15 minutes, they talk about a rule that’s being used in the fighting game tournaments at the MLG. I’m not sure if they use this on their other games, but I’m only going to refer to fighting games for the rest of this thread.
If I got it right, the continuation rules work as it follows:
If you send a player to losers bracket, and you end up fighting against that same player in grand finals or losers bracket, you get to keep whatever advantage you got over the other player.
For example, if we played on winners bracket and you beat me 3-0, and then we meet again in grand finals which is supposed to be a 4/7 set, then you only have to win 1 game to win the tournament because you’re already up 3 games while I would have to win 4 games.
Now, that’s for grand finals, if you happen to meet me again in the losers bracket, then instead of playing a regular 3/5 we would play a 4/7 set, and you would again be only 1 game short of beating me while I would have to win 4 games.
I was wondering what the community’s opinion was on this. I personally think this is a terrible idea for a fighting game tournament, because you are hurting one of the things that makes fighting games so amazing, and that’s adaptation.
Do you remember EVO 2009??
J Wong came back from losers, and won the first set, then Sanford adapted once more showing one of the best Cable plays in MVC2 history.
Non of this amazing matches would have been possible is this terrible idea would have been applied.
Just look at this amazing set
There are hundred of examples like Daigo vs JWong’s FeiLong on SF4, John Choi vs Ohnuki in ST etc etc etc
I really don’t support this format.