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Round One

Poll954

Monday, July 15th, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 954
Division East Division
Match # 15
Match Date Monday, July 15th, 2002
Vote difference 37,907
GameFAQs
Prediction
Knuckles - 69.02%
(11,571 brackets)

As surprising as this may be, this was our first-ever 80%+ blowout in contest history. Even more remarkable is the fact that we would not see another such blowout until Link vs Little Mac. What Knuckles did here was truly amazing, and it's even more amazing given the fact that just under 70% of people had him winning the match in the first place and the fact that the match only had 62000 votes.

And Knuckles, biggest badass in the Sonic series, was the character who managed to pull it off first. No matter what winds up happening with him in these contests, no one can take that away from him. In fact, the rumblings of a Knuckles over Snake upset began swirling around a little bit during this match, even though most people knew that it was impossible.

Hey, think fast. What fighting series is Akira from?

And no using Google, either.

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Okay fine, I admit it. I had to use Google to figure out that Akira is from the Virtua Fighter series -_-

This 2002 contest was littered with fighting game characters, and as you can see, most of them didn't do all that well. Knuckles is a good character and all, but truth be told, he couldn't sniff 80% unless he was going up against absolute fodder. What strikes me here is the low prediction percentage for Knuckles. But then again, this was the 2002 contest. Most brackets were either favorite brackets or "NCAA" style brackets in which people tried picking upsets all over the place. This match may have been one such match, because as any NCAA guru can tell you, 7-10 matches are sexy upset specials.

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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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