Congrats to all fighters still fighting and getting ever-so-close to winning their divisional tournament. There are some great matches coming shaping up for the final match in each division. The European Red Division has completed all of their matches, and resulted in a new European Champion, HEDR1984 VEGA. Also, please note that the Grand Champion entering Fall Brawl, Zabi-'s VIPER, has been defeated in Gold Division tournament, which means we will have a new Grand Champion for Week 12.
All tournament brackets have been updated to complete all 2nd round matches. Unfortunately, 7 of these matches had to be decided. In one match, no winner was declared since both fighters had already advanced to the 2nd round via decision in the 1st round. As stated prior to the tournament, I felt it no fighter should advance more than 1 round as a result of an unplayed match. It's understandable if a member can't play another member in time for one match. It's another issue if that same member still can't play their match against another different member. At that point, the problem becomes clear. The fighter waiting in the 3rd round for the winner of this match simply moves on to the final match without penalty.
As a result, they do not deserve to advance again nor do they deserve to remain in the league. In my original Week 11 blog, I did mention that this extended tournament could potentially result in several members being dropped from the league due to inactivity. As the adminstrator of this league, I really have a problem with members not just not playing, but also not communicating with me or their opponents. That simply shows a loack of respect for me, the league, and other members. If any member displays that attitude, then it would be best for the league that they be removed and replaced with a player on the Waiting List who wants to play.
The brackets are colored to easily indicate the winners in each match. A Yellow highlight indicates the winner in a match. Some matches have two colors highlighting the fighters. A Pink highlight is the result of a decision being made against a fighter for not playing their match. A Red highlight means a member is leaving the league, and thus, forfeited their matches. As of right now, we will have a minimum of 2 openings in the Americas Region and 3 openings in the European Region for next week, Week 12.
For those remaining fighters still alive, good luck! As mentioned above, we are in the final days of Week 11 (Fall Brawl). It is very important that the remainining 35 fighters do their best to play these final matches by Sunday, December 5th. I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DECIDE ANY FINAL MATCHES, so please contact your opponents and play ASAP! Any final match that has to be decided will not receive a Prize Match. A fighter has to win that final match to earn the Prize Match. It will not be 'given' away.
Thanx to all the members who continually play their matches. I've said it countless times, and I'll say it again now. This league is a success as a direct result of the committment by its members. Thanx again and I hope you've enjoyed this special event!
Good luck the rest of the way!