Sick of TD "tournaments" with cherry picked lame topics, stupid rules, unskilled players, and outcomes based on cheating, dupes, who doesn't like who, who can send out the most FM's, or basically anything -other- than arguments?
Then prepare yourself for the first LEGITIMATE TD tourney in the history of FN.
This is not for beginners or the faint of heart. If all you know how to do it cut and paste stats from Wiki, don't waste your time. If you've ever made an argument less than two paragraphs long, this isn't for you. If you don't know what a paragraph IS, this REALLY isn't for you.
Here's how it will work:
-32 of the best TDers on the nation will be randomly drawn and seeded in brackets by RedSoxBabe for a single elimination tournament.
-In each round a coin flip will determine who argues first.
-Topics will be randomly assigned by me. You don't get to request sport, topic, or anything else. A good TDer can argue anything without cherry picking. (I told you this isn't for beginners or the faint of heart) *
-I won't be participating so you actually have a chance to win. (ok, this one is only half serious)
The part that makes it LEGITIMATE:
I don't care if Roy is your best friend and you can get him to vote for you 37 times. Don't care if you have 20 people on your vote trading list, or you like to FM everyone you think might agree with you begging for votes. Don't care if you can get half of TnR to vote or you are in a private group that spends all day voting for each other.
Votes on the TD's DON'T COUNT for purposes of this tournament.
You read that right.
The ONLY votes that count will be your own. But there is a catch. You can't vote on your own TD's and if you fail to vote on the other TD's you'll be disqualified from the tournament and any future tournaments.
Yep, you'll not only be playing, you'll be deciding who wins, too.
Every single TD should have 30 legitimate votes. (Yes you continue to vote even if you are eliminated)
You'll vote by FMing me AFTER ALL ARGUMENTS ARE IN with your vote and a brief reason why you voted the way you did. Nobody will see how anyone else voted until after all voting is completed in each round.
Confused? If so good, that's one less idiot FM I have to deal with. If not, continue reading...
Think you're one of the top 50 or so TDers on this site? Got the balls to go head to head against the best with a blind draw on topics? Want to prove you really ARE one of the best and not just someone who can manipulate the system in your favor?
If so, comment below requesting an invite to the tournament. If you're selected to compete you'll be sent a link to a private group where the entire thing will happen. Understand, though, this is not 1st come 1st served. I'm looking for the best of the best, not necessarily who saw this blog first. So if you aren't selected no hard feelings, but with 32 open slots I'd imagine most will be accomodated.
*Sports will be confined to MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA, and NHL. I'm not trying to make it ridiculously difficult, just don't want the same old easy tournament where everyone argues within their comfort zone.