I'm with chrazini, a tournament is better with no restarts.
While all your claims are correct and there are reasons to include res, it's the same as having hidden no repeat civs or not having them, it's a tournament choice.
On my behalf, I enjoy much more no res, players have to play with...
So, in the end, these are the upsets that we have seen (let's count all "technical upsets" @nimanoe )
1- Hoang vs lyx (most technical of all, hardly a surprise)
2- Capoch vs Zuppi
3- saymyname vs RiuT (it was a surprise for me, I know RiuT is a beast, but I thought saymyname should be in a...
Hoang was actually in good shape, a shame we couldn't win either the second or third game with the position he had...
I missed BacT's series, but I consider him a very good player so I'm not surprised by his result, specially with this open map.
I would consider #32 loosing to #33 a "technical upset" but not really a relevant one.
One could be tempted to define a frame from which a "real" upset could be called (ie. seed 43 defeating seed 20?) but you have to take into account that skill is not evenly distributed among all seeds. Top 5...
While you are right, I just don't have the time + energy to check all aoe players, so I run on assumptions as everyone does (About this, I recoment the book Thinking, fast & slow from Nobel Prize Daniel Kahneman)
Chinese players play TGs often and it's an easy way to boost your elo and at least...
Really? I don't know sobek a lot but I consider Vinchester is on his top level and I have always considered him an Arabia specialist, since he finished second in Masters of Arabia behind Mr Yo and also consistently taking games from TatoH...
11 was this a troll or a mistake?
Edit: I guess it...
These are todays brakets,
after yesterday's surprises, what are your predictions? For me it's:
GKt_Cloud (technically upset, but seeds are so close that it could go either way)
TIm (but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Twigg manages to win)
Vinchester (no doubt here)
Rex vs Dracken I have no...
KOTD will start in less than 2 hours and these are today's matches:
My predictions are:
So I predict no upsets (maybe Modri vs Sitaux)
Do you predict any?