Head to head finals is great when you get to watch a match like this! (@Smack847 was player 1 and Escher was player 2 trying to chase him down…)
That’s a good head to head game of X-Men
I need to get better at xmen
I’m just going to wait for it to leave Trent’s inventory.
I’ve conceded a game in head to head finals once.
I was down over 200 million heading into ball 3 on Family Guy in the first of a best of 3. Just saw no point in wasting time and energy trying to chase down such a massive score.
I also prefer head to head play in finals. I find it much more exciting as a player, and far easier to follow for a spectator knowing someone is 2-0 up or 2-1, etc. rather than trying to work out the combinations of pts for all players in a 4 way final.
RIP tournament schedule, though.
This is something I hope commentators help out with in the future. Talk more about the current state of the round, who has what, and what the possible outcomes are. Also flash to another scene on the stream that shows the current round and where everyone stands pointswise. Matchplay can help with this if the tournament is run through there.
I have seen a bunch of attempts at this, when the commentators were incorrect, though. Now it seems standard that announcers say “I won’t do math on the air.” I like it when the broadcast has the numbers right there and the viewers can do it themselves if they want.
I once tried to get @haugstrup to write an addition to Match Play which would automatically calculate all the possible outcomes for finals scenarios and display them. Maybe if we pressure him it will happen!
Since it’s not really related to the running of the tournament, anyone can do it! Doesn’t have to be inside Match Play!
I think just having the current results on the screen with the commentators talking about it while everyone else looks at it is plenty. Then they can interact with the chat to get a good idea of what is still possible to happen if they don’t want to do math. Haha
Math is Hard.
Yeah a visual of the permutations would be great. In the ‘standard’ 4-2-1-0 3-match PAPA style playoffs there’s often a TON of ways to get in even when you lose match 1.
All tournaments on Matchplay are fun