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(Art by ium, outdated but better than nothing!)
After almost exactly a month of big and intense competition and frustration spent on the ladder, here we are to the playoffs of the fourth Official Ladder Tournament. There's been a lot of things going on over the last four cycles, so let's give everyone a show in playoffs too! The competition will be fierce and we all hope we'll get to see interesting and high-level SM OU battles between you all.
Despite what the original ruleset said, the pairings will be randomized with no regards to placement within the qualification. There was a lot of discussion regarding seeding, and how the ELO between cycles are not exactly comparable and doesn't translate well to overall skill. This is a fair point, and since the competitiveness of the tournament won't be negatively affected by changing it, we'll instead use the randomized brackets.
Remember, THIS IS A DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT! All matches are to be played in a BEST OF THREE format, and all standard SM OU rules apply.
Finally, before going into the pairings, we'd like to profit of the occasion to thank the PS Staff, from the owners to the moderators, for making the ladder phase of the tournament possible and smoother in its running. We appreciated your help and support, even if PS was quite wonky at time. Now, without further ado...
Empo VS. imsosorrylol
Sabella VS. HQuaze
Alexander. VS. reyscarface
CaronSmith VS. Bushtush
Liones VS. Kickasser
xtra$hine VS. Updated Kanto
Ojama VS. ABR
Shoka VS. Tricking
Fardin VS. Googly
Hiye VS. Leftiez
Ciele VS. stfu its a cartoon
Vertex VS. SoulWind
Cdumas VS. blunder
Zokuru VS. Floppy
c0mp VS. Blackoblivion
meepsvictory VS. Zuchtrest
Please, let us know in the thread when you will be playing once your games are scheduled, we would all very much like to spectate some (hopefully) quality battles between you all.
Sunday, September 10th @ 11:59 EST
Deadlines are only a week (or so), so try not to john too much.
Spreadsheet where you can enter when you'll be playing, to let others know