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#1 Chubby


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

Hi guys I'm pretty new here so excuse any mistakes in formatting/manners.

Anyway this is meant to be an analysis of an 8-team single elimination tournament but I also have a question regarding how to decide on the 3rd vs 4th place teams.

Tournament formats: Single Elimination
# of teams: 8
Finishes (has some rewards): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Non-finishes (no rewards): Four teams tied at 5th place (or 8th place)
Paid: 500 Glory (1st), 400 Glory (2nd), 300 Glory (3rd/4th)
Paid: 400 Glory (1st), 300 Glory (2nd), 200 Glory (3rd/4th)

If you are in this tournaments, one of 4 scenarios may happen
(W=Win, L=Lose, E=Eliminated, no need to play any more games):

A) L E E (5th or "8th" place finish) <- 4 teams will achieve this
B) W L E (3rd/4th place finish) <- 2 teams will achieve this
C) W W L (2nd place finish) <- 1 team will achieve this
D) W W W (1st place finish) <- 1 team will achieve this

Example:  W W L
If you won the first two games and lost the last, it will be a second place finish.

Question: W L E
If you lose in your second game, what will happen?  I ask before two teams will achieve this and unlike the last place finish, they distinguish between 3rd vs 4th place finish...so how do they achieve it?

How do they distinguish 3rd from 4th place in tourneys?
- By points scored?
- By length of match (so if both semi finals begin at the same time, the first team to lose will be 4th and the second team to lose will be 3rd)?
- By what team defeated you (If you were defeated by the eventual winners, you get 3rd place)
Each of the above methods aren't totally fair...so why not just call them both "=3rd place"?

#2 Scarlet_Blossom


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

The team that lost to the winner of the last round is third, the other team is fourth. Who cares if it isn't fair? I want to know if I lost to a team mediocre enough to lose in the finals for whatever reason or if they actually won the tournament.

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