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Results Edit

Round One

Poll6083
Friday, November 13, 2015

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Every contest has a legendary blowout, and for this contest, it was Hearthstone getting its ass kicked. For the anti-rally crowd this was a well-deserved blowout, because once Undertale happened a lot of people feared Hearthstone's massive subreddit would cause something silly. For them, this is the type of beating they feel all potential rally targets deserve. I agree Hearthstone deserved this, though more for a "Warcraft can go away forever" reason than anything else.

I'm almost positive 3604 is a new record low for vote total in a contest poll, and we were all cheering like mad for Ocarina to reach and ultimately break 91%. It was a championship performance by Ocarina, which made its other matches seem very strange later on. We all know what happened in the final, if you take this first round match away, Ocarina looked very off this year.

This match will ultimately take its place on the list of legendary contest blowouts, and since people love lists, here you go:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/968-west-division-round-1-mega-man-vs-ms-pac-man
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/986-west-division-round-2-mega-man-vs-serious-sam
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/1305-north-division-round-1-link-vs-aiai
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/1606-division-8-round-1-the-legend-of-zelda-vs-adventure
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/1733-20xx-division-round-1-solid-snake-vs-tanner
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/2433-mushroom-division-round-1-super-mario-bros-vs-madden-nfl
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/4085-east-division-round-1-smash-bros-melee-vs-guitar-hero-ii
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/4510-north-division-round-1-mario-vs-bowser-jim-vs-queen-slug-for
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/4526-south-division-round-1-link-vs-ganondorf-arthas-vs-illidan
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/6083-best-game-ever-day-9-zelda-ocarina-of-time-vs-hearthstone
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/6091-best-game-ever-day-11-zelda-a-link-to-the-past-vs-cave-story

I don't really care about anything but 1v1 with a list like this, since this is much harder to pull off a laughable blowout in than a multi-way poll.

Ctes's Analysis Edit

Pre-contest, we were discussing a lot if the contest would have the same fate as the previous contest, meaning that some game would rally its way to vicotry. League of Legends failed to make the bracket by missing top 100 nominated games and then having bad reviews kick it out from there, so reddit couldn't rally it to victory here. On the very first episode of The Show, NGamer looked up various subreddits. By far the most active one of any minor game in the contest is that of Hearthstone.

Hearthstone just made it in as a #16 seed, which gives it bad odds to begin with, but had it faced say GTAV, you never know, maybe a rally could be worked out and gain momentum. But it got to face the favorite to win it all right away, Ocarina of Time. You never know, but I personally wouldn't be surprised if SBAllen put them against each other on purpose after all that happened last time. Better just play it safe. Earlier during this contest, Undertale managed to pull off a victory from a successful rally attempt and I think it made some people fear Hearthstone a little, or perhaps get excited, depends on the user. But it was just never going to happen here. I don't know if a weaker opponent would've given Hearthstone a chance to make a match of it, but no one bothered against the defending champ. Not only did Ocarina of Time win without any rallies showing, it also completely destroyed Hearthstone in the biggest blowout of the contest so far. Hearthstone became a contender for the absolute weakest game of the contest, its seeding definitely got justified. I don't think anyone truly believed it, but if Ocarina of Time were to lose before the finals it would be to rally, and such rally just didn't come on this side of the bracket. Ocarina of Time looked to have a very boring path this contest, just as we expected it to.

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2015 Contest Matches

Round One
CT > R&C:UYA
DQVIII > P3
MMX > Batman:AC
FFX > HL1
Melee > Portal
Pokemon GSC > TWEWY
KHII > MGS4
TLoU > Halo 3
FFVI > ACII
TTYD > ToS
KotOR > Xenogears
Zelda:WW > Pokemon X/Y
Smash Wii U > Planescape
ME > SMG2
Halo > Minecraft
FFVII > Journey
SMB3 > AoE2
Pokemon RBY > Tetris
Sonic 2 > Portal 2
Uncharted 2 > Walking Dead
Fallout 3 > Life is Strange
Undertale > ME3
FFVIII > GTA:VC
SMW > AC:NL
Skyrim > PW:AA
GE007 > Diablo II
Metroid Prime > Morrowind
HL2 > Demon's Souls
Mario 64 > MK8
FFT > RE2
Zelda:TP > SoA
Persona 4 > 999

Zelda:OoT > Hearthstone
Suikoden II > MH4U
Okami > Warcraft III
FFIX > KH1
DKC2 > Xenoblade
FE:A > Mario Maker
BK > Baldur's Gate II
SotN > PW:T&T
Zelda:LttP > Cave Story
FFIV > Deus Ex
MGSV > Perfect Dark
Dark Souls > Civ V
Super Metroid > CoD4
Mario Galaxy > DA:O
FFXII > Bloodborne
Zelda:MM > Valkyria
GTAV > Shenmue
SMRPG > Oblivion
GTA:SA > Shovel Knight
CC > WoW
Witcher 3 > Isaac: Rebirth
MGS2 > RE
Fallout:NV > BioShock Inf
RE4 > Paper Mario
MGS > Splatoon
EB > Borderlands 2
SotC > TF2
RDR > Bayonetta 2
MGS3 > Mother 3
BioShock > SH2
Starcraft > Destiny
ME2 > VLR

Round Two
CT > DQVIII
FFX > MMX
Melee > Pokemon GSC
KHII > TLoU
FFVI > TTYD
Zelda:WW > KotOR
Smash Wii U > ME
FFVII > Halo
Pokemon RBY > SMB3
Sonic 2 > Uncharted 2
Undertale > Fallout 3
SMW > FFVIII
Skyrim > GE007
Metroid Prime > HL2
Mario 64 > FFT
Zelda:TP > Persona 4
Zelda:OoT > Suikoden II
FFIX> Okami
DKC2 > FE:A
SotN > BK
Zelda:LttP > FFIV
Dark Souls > MGSV
Super Metroid > SMG
Zelda:MM > FFXII
SMRPG > GTAV
CC> GTA:SA
MGS2 > Witcher 3
RE4 > Fallout:NV
MGS > EB
SotC > RDR
MGS3 > Bioshock
ME2 > Starcraft

R3 and following
CT > FFX
Melee > KHII
FFVI > Zelda:WW
FFVII > Smash Wii U
Pokemon RBY > Sonic 2
Undertale > SMW
Skyrim > Metroid Prime
Mario 64 > Zelda:TP
Zelda:OoT > FFIX
SotN > DKC2
Zelda:LttP > Dark Souls
Zelda:MM > Super Metroid
SMRPG > CC
RE4 > MGS2
MGS > SotC
MGS3 > ME2
Melee > CT
FFVII > FFVI
Undertale > Pokemon RBY
Mario 64 > Skyrim
OoT > SotN
Zelda:LttP > Zelda:MM
SMRPG > RE4
MGS3 > MGS
Melee > FFVII
Undertale > Mario 64
Zelda:OoT > Zelda:LttP
SMRPG > MGS3
Undertale > Melee
Zelda:OoT > SMRPG
Undertale > Zelda:OoT



Melee > SMRPG

Grudge Matches
CT > FFVI
Pokemon RBY > Mario 64


Zelda:OoT > FFVII