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10-05-2018 , 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by gamboneee
more than just that, if you picked groups into bracket all at once, any difference from your first pick would make the predicted bracket not happen at all.

what about we each guess at all groups, say 1 point for each match correct and 2 points for people moving on? (could obv scale this however) then we all pick a bracket after they are released, points would need agreement here. either up each round or based on seed?

was gonna say 100 would be a stretch but 20 sounds fine
id be in for whatever
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10-07-2018 , 03:51 PM
Game 1 of Last/Sharp wasn't bad
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10-09-2018 , 07:20 PM
yeah well I mean that was pretty obvious, she is way out of his league
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10-11-2018 , 02:15 AM
ive been working on being a ****ty protoss in case thats her thing
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10-11-2018 , 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gamboneee
ive been working on being a ****ty protoss in case thats her thing
Well, since she's leaving Geoff, it's clearly not.
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10-18-2018 , 09:09 PM
KSL started up again today. Watch Light vs Rain game 3.
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10-19-2018 , 08:20 AM
2018 and still a very good game.
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10-19-2018 , 03:57 PM
So did we decide on that bracket format?

20 each and winner take all?

If so, I’m in
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10-19-2018 , 06:20 PM
save a disastrous trip to the mechanics next week or my gf binking the lottery tonight im in for whatever @ $20
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10-20-2018 , 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bsball8806
So did we decide on that bracket format?

20 each and winner take all?

If so, Iím in
In.
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10-21-2018 , 07:59 AM
oh my god watch the last/effort series, game

Spoiler:
5


has the sickest strategy i've ever seen
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10-21-2018 , 02:04 PM
Yea great strat
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10-21-2018 , 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sixfour
oh my god watch the last/effort series, game

Spoiler:
5


has the sickest strategy i've ever seen
Game 2 was also a pretty sick strategy too.

Spoiler:
Imagine if Effort was able to save that ling burrow strat for Flash
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10-21-2018 , 10:52 PM
for blizzcon, can we start a list of people and pick an escrow so at min, we can draw a name from a hat to see who wins? getting close to start
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10-22-2018 , 09:51 AM
Gambonee
Bsball
Bobman
Goofy
Behumble
Pokerplatinggamble
Templar rage

Did I miss anyone?

Can we make goofy escrow? 😊
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10-22-2018 , 10:50 AM
I never played this game competitively but I've picked it back up for the Co-Op missions. I'm having fun with them. I enjoy the grind of unlocking interesting new abilities, and the commanders seem interesting as well.
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10-22-2018 , 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by gamboneee
more than just that, if you picked groups into bracket all at once, any difference from your first pick would make the predicted bracket not happen at all.

what about we each guess at all groups, say 1 point for each match correct and 2 points for people moving on? (could obv scale this however) then we all pick a bracket after they are released, points would need agreement here. either up each round or based on seed?

was gonna say 100 would be a stretch but 20 sounds fine
How about this:

Everyone does a complete bracket from group stage to finals.

At any time prior to a post-group stage match, you can repick for a pick rendered invalid by group stage results (only once for each pick), but if you repick, you only get a fraction of the points for a correct pick (50% for pick before Ro8, 25% for pick before Ro4, and 12.5% for pick before finals).
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10-22-2018 , 01:46 PM
i would think that that setup would be pretty confusing if people are updating brackets nightly if they miss one, would take a lot of attention by whoever runs it. also with losing that many points, repicking would basically be a bandaid for getting one wrong.

im up for mostly anything, but theres already a good chance (at least i) we wont all be able to watch matches live, not much time to send in edits, etc.
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10-22-2018 , 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bsball8806
Gambonee
Bsball
Bobman
Goofy
Behumble
Pokerplatinggamble
Templar rage

Did I miss anyone?

Can we make goofy escrow? 😊
I'm probably not in as it is unclear what we are betting on and more than I want to play for.
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10-23-2018 , 12:24 AM
Ok, this Blizzcon pool needs to happen, and I'll make it happen!

I propose we do it March Madness bracket style, with Fibonacci scoring. Fibonacci scoring (2, 3, 5, 8) is better than exponential scoring (2, 4, 8, 16) because it places an importance on the group stages. You will also pick Group 1st place/2nd place, but it will be the tiebreaker and not scored unless necessary. Mistakes in group winners will bare themselves out in the later rounds because it will mess up your matchups.

Pick two players in each group to make the round of 8. Each correct Ro8 pick is worth 2 points.

Pick 4 players from that to make the Ro4. Each correct Ro4 pick is worth 3 points.

Pick 2 players for the finals. Each correct finals participant is worth 5 points.

Correctly picking the overall winner is worth 8 points.

Pay attention to your group winner picks for your possible matchups in the round of 16.

It doesn't say the round of 16 re-seeding schedule, but this is how they did it last year:

Group A Winner
Group C 2nd

Group B Winner
Group D 2nd

Group C Winner
Group A 2nd

Group D Winner
Group B 2nd

Groups are...

Quote:
A: Maru, Lambo, TY, Neeb
B: Zest, Heromarine, sOs, Serral
C: Stats, Has, Dark, Showtime
D: Classic, Nerchio, Rogue, Special
If we have a tie at the end, then each correct pick of Group Winner/2nd place for 1 point each will be the tiebreaker.

I propose we play for $20, winner take all, unless we get more than 10.

I can do Venmo or Paypal.

I'm very active in the Sporting Events forum, I run contests there, have escrowed for fantasy leagues, and successfully completed 2 stakes for 4 figures back when online poker was a thing Americans could do.

To Enter:

PM me your Groups A-D winners and 2nd places. Then give me your Ro4, Finals, and Champion.

Then I'll PM you my transfer info. I'd like to collect the money before the tournament starts on Friday, but I obviously have to have your entry before the games start.

Then I'll post everyone's bracket for scoring transparency.

I have to have your entry by noon Friday Eastern time!

Let us gogogogogo!
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10-23-2018 , 12:27 AM
I like goofy's idea of doing pools and bracket stage separately. For pools, maybe something like 1 point for predicting a player to advance/not advance correctly, 2 points if you choose the correct placement in the group, maybe a bonus for a perfect group? IDK about how to score the bracket, but I'm sure there are plenty of ways to do it.
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10-23-2018 , 12:31 AM
I feel like that would be a colossal pain in the ass to score, and we'd have to get everyone to re-seed in a week after the group stage.

Either way, I'm willing to run and organize a pool under the terms I proposed, and that seems closest to making something happen that we can all root for with less than a week to go.

Sending out pm's now
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10-23-2018 , 12:36 AM
I am IN, under the terms TJ specified or anything better people come up with, I have a lot of **** going on this week and am grateful for you stepping up
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10-23-2018 , 01:05 AM
overall seems fine (basically what i was thinking) but if you pick incorrectly in groups, you are auto losing in brackets?

ie, i take maru/ty in group A and ty to win two more. neeb > ty in groups, im out 2 more rounds of points? just confirming im reading correctly.

otherwise im fine with that, and idc if you escrow if goofy can hand down a perma if you take the free hundie lol
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