Bad format as we all know by now (because of the anticlimatic finals). Alternative: play out the tournament to top 2 from groups and top 2 from open, then switch to single elimination (alternativly top4 from each). It is still fair cause in group stage you can also afford a loss or even 2 and still advance.
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Bagration United States. February 26 2012 08:52. Posts 11502
On February 26 2012 07:12 d9mmdi wrote: Bad format as we all know by now (because of the anticlimatic finals). Alternative: play out the tournament to top 2 from groups and top 2 from open, then switch to single elimination (alternativly top4 from each). It is still fair cause in group stage you can also afford a loss or even 2 and still advance.
But that makes it very hard for a player from the open bracket to get anywhere, as only top 2 rather than 8 make it out. The double elimination format does help ensure that the best players have a better chance of making it to the finals.
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Rorschach United States. February 26 2012 09:16. Posts 608
On February 26 2012 05:57 Afriken wrote: Extremely glad to be going to another IPL! Everyone should hop on the player/spec passes before they gone, because this is going to be one hell of an event.
Someone should frontpage this for the win!
If it wasn't so sudden and expensive travel I would... But I fear that if I happen to come across the funds, they will be gone lol... If only there was some way to get help to get there by volunteering for some work or something, But I want to compete as well =/
I was always hoping I would have a few months to figure out how to plan this, and not be so close to MLG columbus.
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Gamegene United States. February 26 2012 11:39. Posts 6845
On February 26 2012 06:23 careohx wrote: Eh IdrA some1 so unprofessional shouldnt be invited.
IPL feels like the champions of their previous events should be invited, seems reasonable to me.
I agree and I disagree.
You invite your most recent champion because you have some sort of a guarantee that he'll perform up to standards because of his fairly recent form when he got that title. This assumes however that you run your tournament sort of frequently.
IdrA's IPL1 victory will by then be a year ago. A lot of things happen within a year and some players completly vanish or get a lot worse compared to their earlier results. Just take a look at people like Jinro (GSL RO4), iNcontrol (4th at MLG), Naama (Dreamhack 2010 winner) and then try to say that a person's results from a year ago are a good indicator for somebody's skill today.
Having said all this though I can understand that they invited their old champions even though their recent results have been shaky; especially IdrA's recent performance (he hasn't won a single series ever since the NASL Finals at December 2nd) has been absolutely abysmal. However having said that both IdrA and WhiteRa are massive crowd drawers so from a money point of view this is a very good idea. At the end of the day IGN is a business and it would be stupid not to invite these very big names.
1| NASL S2 Finals. He wins 2-0 against Strelok, then falls against PuMa with 0-3. -> Losing against PuMa is not something to be ashamed off, even though PuMa's TvZ hasn't been his best matchup. 2| WCG. Falls in group phase, group filled with: Titan, dKiller, Orly, MasterOk, Kelevra and Capoch. -> IdrA should definatly win aginst every single one of those players with the exception of Titan. Considering that he won his game against Titan he should have advanced easily. 3| GSL Code S. Losing against NesTea and Lucky. -> Going down against NesTea is ok and expected. Losing against Lucky should not have happened as Lucky's ZvZ up until then was fairly shaky. 4| GSL Code A. Going down 2-0 against Avenge. -> Avenge? Who? 5| MLG Winter Arena. Gets eliminated in Loser's round 1 after losing against Oz and NesTea. ->Even in great form IdrA could realistically lose against these guys. Really tough luck with the bracket though. 6| Showmatches. Both against Taeja and aLive he went down 4-0. 7| Team Leagues. I don't value the Team Leagues that highly for getting an idea on someone's recent form as they are all Best of 1's. However when comparing his losses (ThorZain, HerO, Leenock, Sheth and oGs.Illusion) against his single victory (Axslav) the image that IdrA has been doing bad only gets reinforced.
TLDR: In the end it's a good decision to invite back all their past decisions. One of them for his current form (Stephano) and two of them because they are fan favorites that will increase viewership by quite a lot. (IdrA and WhiteRa)