Don't understand tournament format


#1

Why is the Grand Finals set up so that the finalist of the Winners Bracket versus the finalist of the Losers Bracket? The finalist in the Losers Bracket played through a pool of concurrent losers so shouldn’t the ultimate grand finalist be judged as strictly just the finals of the winners bracket? Just a little confused on the format.


#2

You are forgetting that you have to lose twice to be eliminated.