The first round (Octo Finals) were closed on Wednesday this week with the exception of Skrface_13's two matches. He is still trying to get back online following Hurricane Sandy over a month ago. Hopefully he will return within the next week. I am still in contact with him so unless he voluntary forfeits his matches, I will not forfeit his matches considering his circumstances.
Other matches were called in order to keep the tournament progressing. Two matches were also given 3 additional days to be played but neither took place, so a decision had to be made. I prefer not to make these decisions, but these matches are not being played lately. Of the 24 results we have so far, 15 are forfeits. That makes up over 62% of the matches. Sorry guys, but that is pathetic. Seems like the season is ending at the right time.
The deadline for the second round (Quarter Finals) is this Sunday, December 9th. Thus far, only 2 of the 12 matches have been played. Obviously, with Skrface_13 trying to get back online, the second round matches awaiting the winner of his matches cannot be played until a winner advances, but that doesn't explain why the other 8 matches are still unplayed with less than 3 days to go.
Disappointing results so far, but for all those still playing or trying to play, thanks for your committment to the league. I am still committed to see this season to the end.
Good luck to all remaining fighters!
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