|Match Date||Wednesday, July 24th, 2002|
|Link - 96.39%|
Despite having a lot of board support (which ranks with CATS board support; baseless), Little Mac was the first example of how dominant Link is in these contests. After having one character hit 80% in the entire contest, Link shattered the 80% barrier en route to almost breaking 85%. Furthermore, Link's Prediction Percentage of 96.39% in this match would wind up being the highest prediction percentage of the entire contest. Link was a monster right out of the gate, and even though many people were surprised at what he would wind up doing in this contest, the warning sign of his dominant potential was in black and white from the start. Breaking 80% was not easy at the time of this contest, yet Link did it with ease. And thanks to the rest of the South division not looking nearly strong enough to combat this, Link literally looked like he would walk to the Final Four, whereas the other two divisions that had already seen action were still very much up in the air.
As for Little Mac, knocking out Mike Tyson is one thing, but Link is a completely different animal ~_^