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Dominion => Dominion Online Championship 2018 => Topic started by: Grindcore on 18 February 2019, 01:21:58 PM

Title: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Grindcore on 18 February 2019, 01:21:58 PM
Am I missing something? It seems all the posting in this forum stopped in October, with round 5 being the last round. There are still 8 players remaining after that round.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Ingix on 18 February 2019, 03:02:57 PM
The tournament came to a conclusion.

I think at that time all the communication started to happen personally/via Discord, as the number of involved players was small and everybody knew each other. That was quite a difference to the starting rounds.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Grindcore on 18 February 2019, 03:36:37 PM
Ok, I have some feedback in that case. All the high ranked players etc know eachother well from league play/dominionstrategy and end up being in the top8 and on discord, but the thousands of other players on the website, who might also be interested in some high level matches or rooting for a winner etc, are not all there. In 2017 I had fun keeping track of the tournament and watching matches on youtube. So for me it would have been more fun if the posting on the forums didn't stop. It isn't even clear who is the current champion. Last year there was a stream announced for the finals on the forums. From my point of view this time everything just went quiet with no explanation and apparently the tournament finished.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Ingix on 18 February 2019, 04:17:02 PM
IIRC the streams where announced on Discord. But you are right that it would have been good to announce them here as well.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Grindcore on 18 February 2019, 10:21:03 PM
And post the results... I still have no clue who the current champion is. There is no bracket like last year, just the google doc with the round 5 results and then silence.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: jsh on 18 February 2019, 10:40:15 PM
The champion is Mic Qsenoch. Check out his YouTube channel if you want good commentary on games.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Grindcore on 19 February 2019, 03:57:49 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: JoMa on 20 February 2019, 09:59:34 AM
Here you can find the final bracket with all results:

https://challonge.com/SItourney2018
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTEnKeufWktl8cH9bLKRuHs-DBw6sIWXj2sgoG9ZRe9WgvbucQpI9RG7jI1g96WR1o9bTOWnvbAZ7Hg/pubhtml#

From most matches from quartefinals on, videos can be found at twitch, here the finals:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/337709934?filter=all&sort=time

Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: josh bornstein on 24 February 2019, 10:14:15 PM
Thanks for the link.  I took a quick look at the bracket, and one thing I did not understand.  In a few cases, the match score was not 4-0 or 4-3 or whatever.  It was 35-15, or 35-25.????  What does that mean?

Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Ingix on 24 February 2019, 10:33:12 PM
I assume that's in reality 3.5-2.5 etc., meaning there was a game ending in a tie, so after one player got 3.5 points the match was over.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: josh bornstein on 25 February 2019, 06:16:15 AM
Ingix,
Thanks.  I did not realize that a match could end after 3.5 points.  I had thought it went: First to 4 points.  (But I did not participate this year, so I could be completely wrong on that front.)  If that's true; then your explanation is almost certainly the correct one.
Title: Re: What happened to the tournament?
Post by: Ingix on 25 February 2019, 08:02:15 AM
Since it is a best of 6 games with an additional tiebreaker game only if it ends 3-3, 3.5 points is enough for the win (after 6 games).