Soul wrote:I like the idea of a yearly tournament.
Overrated wrote:Here's a thought. To build off of insa's idea of a tournament like march madness, what if we make the 12th ladle of the year (or a separate tournament altogether, idrc) into that sort of setting. Use standings based off of the yearlong results of the ladles and set a bracket up that way. By my understanding, there's usually around 15-16 teams. So maybe 4 brackets of four putting the top 4 teams in separate brackets? With seeds 1-4 and such. Might be a bit difficult to manage, but it's definitely something I'd be interested in seeing.
merited a thread of it's own I thinksinewav wrote:Nice. I was hoping someone would suggest that. There are a number of people who complain about Ladle losing it's importance. Having an annual tournament where the year's performance becomes a factor is very interesting I think. Should that be a separate matter than a Saturday tournament?
I think there's two general approaches to a super-tournament regardless of the exact format.
The first approach is that it should include everyone and differ from the Ladle in format, maybe more matches and spread over two weekends (sunday 1: group play round robins, like the FIFA WC)(sunday 2: two teams advance from each pool, single elimination proceeds).
The second approach is that we limit the event to the top teams, but lengthen each match-up to give more definitive results. (an example: take the top 6 teams of the year in total matches won and final's matches count double, then do two pools of 3, single match round robin in european server, then single match round robin in american server, top 2 teams play best of 7, in a 2-2-1-1-1 server format with american and european servers.)
I'm in favor of the latter, or perhaps some mix, but I think if you're going to do this, the important matches cannot just be best of 3. They need to be more definitive.