Results Edit


Monday, August 19th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 989
Division North Division Semi Final
Match # 50
Match Date Monday, August 19th, 2002
Vote difference 29,209
Cloud - 53.53%
(8,973 brackets)

As surprising as Alucard's first two victories were, it was well-known before this match ever began that he had no chance of winning. What he did have a chance of doing however, was proving that Cloud was still beatable. It could be argued that Mario had no chance against the FF7 lead after the first two rounds, but thanks to a surprising performance by Alucard in this match, Cloud was quickly brought down to earth. Not only did Alucard prevent Cloud from scoring a killing similar to his first two matches, but Cloud's prediction percentage for someone preparing to go up against the king of all video games was downright atrocious. Honestly, 53.53%? This means that almost half of bracketmakers thought that either Alucard, Tails, Duke Nukem, Iori Yagami, Pikachu, PaRappa the Rapper, or Fox would take down Cloud. That's pathetic, and even though 2002's stats are screwed up, there is no way that nearly half of the same group would consider any of those seven characters capable of beating Mario.

We were in a similar position for Mario/Cloud than we were for Mega Man/Sephiroth after Alucard's last stand. We had no clue who would win, despite how well Cloud performed in the first two rounds. The best part was that we only had to wait a week to find out.

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2002 Contest Matches

Round One
Mario > Servbot
Morrigan > Spyro
Aya > Terry Bogard
Donkey Kong > Bub
Alucard > Tails
Duke > Iori
Pikachu > PaRappa
Cloud > Fox
Lara > Chop Chop
Ryo Hazuki > Guybrush
Crono > Simon
Dante > Q*Bert
Aeris > Kasumi
Tina > Gordon
Knuckles > Akira

Snake > Squall
Pac-Man > Goemon
Kyo > Abe
Scorpion > Kazuya
Max Payne > Dirk
Bomberman > Kane
Jill > Kirby
Strider > Raziel
Link > Little Mac
Sonic > Pitfall Harry
Tidus > Claire
Samus > Ken
Ryu > CATS
Mega Man > Ms. Pac-Man
Serious Sam > Mr. Driller
Sephiroth > Gabe
Crash > Ulala

Round Two
Mario > Morrigan
Donkey Kong > Aya
Alucard > Duke
Cloud > Pikachu
Lara > Ryo Hazuki
Crono > Dante
Aeris > Tina
Snake > Knuckles
Pac-Man > Kyo
Scorpion > Max Payne
Jill > Bomberman
Link > Strider
Sonic > Tidus
Samus > Ryu
Mega Man > Serious Sam
Sephiroth > Crash

R3 and following
Mario > Donkey Kong
Cloud > Alucard
Crono > Lara
Snake > Aeris
Scorpion > Pac-Man
Link > Jill
Samus > Sonic
Sephiroth > Mega Man
Mario > Cloud
Crono > Snake
Link > Scorpion
Sephiroth > Samus
Mario > Crono
Link > Sephiroth
Link > Mario (Finals)

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