While it is sad for the forfeitors, think of it this way. You just got an express route to the semifinals at the cost of the dropouts. So I would not consider it cursed but blessed. You still have time to practice. I think it is still great how this tournament has revived Oversoul hopefully long enough for new updates.
Thanks bro, if you put it that way. Though I would have loved if this tournament lasted a bit longer if those drop-outs had participated. Looking at the bright side.. at least Kiyone and Mritha get rest sooner than expected, they have worked exceptionally and they deserve a rest for a good while, asap.
I get what you're saying, Tuga. I took the liberty of counting the dropouts just from rounds 1 and 2 a while ago. I was surprised to find that 51 players (that's over a third!) dropped out in those first 2 rounds.
If you do the math then that is slightly over 38% of signups in just 2 rounds!
My bad I messed up the numbers. It's just over 45%. If you count the total amount (I think it's + another 10?) it will be 61/113 which is 53.9% (one decimal place)
Wow that's insane statistics, very disappointing.. why do players bother to sign up if they can't get the job done, LOL.
Yeah, we got a bunch of entries through AQW's design notes, but a lot of them didn't actually know how to participate in a forum tournament or just forgot/lost interest. Still probably one of the biggest forum tournaments, but we got very few players who have never been in another forum tournament before participating.
Yea I agree, most were from AQW's. It's funny though, they can log-in forums and sign up for the tournament but they can't/won't log-in to participate in-game, very ironic turnout since it's usually the other way around. Oh well, they are certainly missing out epic fun and big prizes.