Ok. Here we go. After A LOT of work tonight trying to figure out alternatives to the bracket system after Challonge.com wasn't able to handle the way we plan to run the tournament, we've got our solution! It may seem a little complicated, but here goes!
On Saturday, all 100 players listed in the last post will be put randomly into 4 groups of 25 players each. This is for the first round. Each match, we will randomly pick 1 player from each group to play. After 25 matches in the first round, we will have our 25 players advancing onto round 2. On Sunday, round 2 begins and those 25 people will then be placed into 1 of 5 groups, with each group consisting of 5 players. Again, we will randomly choose one person from each group to play a match, giving us a total of 5 matches in round 2. Once we have finished round 2, we will be left with our FINAL 5! The final 5 will then go into one final match together, and duke it out for 1st to 5th place. The first person to die will get 5th place, the second 4th and so on.
You won't end up knowing which groups you will be placed into for the first and second round, as it really won't affect your game experience at all and is simply a minor detail. Hopefully you understand and like the way we decided to run the tournament instead of our previous plan. While that wasn't possible, we believe that this'll work just as well if not even better!
So get ready guys. THE FACTIONS TOURNAMENT STARTS THIS SATURDAY OVER AT YOSHI'S LIVESTREAM!