Results Edit


Wednesday, July 31st, 2002

Ulti's Analysis Edit

Poll 970
Division West Division
Match # 31
Match Date Wednesday, July 31st, 2002
Vote difference 52,765
Sephiroth - 90.17%
(15,116 brackets)

This match was expected to be a slaughter from the beginning, and even the people who were rooting against Sephiroth doing well in this contest agreed that he was horrifically underseeded. Sephiroth as a 7 seed made absolutely no sense, and the first character to suffer at the hands of an underseeded, pissed off Sephiroth was Gabe Logan of Syphon Filter fame. The fact that two years have passed and people still don't know Gabe Logan or what game he came from sort of showed what kind of chance he had against an elite such as Sephiroth.

With the match never in question, the attention turned to the imminent Mega Man/Sephiroth showdown. Serious Sam, Crash Bandicoot, and Ulala had no chance of taking down either of them before this match were to happen, so it was fair to begin assessing the match during Sephiroth's killing of Logan. After all, Mega Man vs Sephiroth seemed like it would be the first high-profile match of the contest.

Unfortunately for Sephiroth, Mega Man looked to have the clear advantage going in. While Sephiroth easily scored the second biggest blowout of the contest, Mega Man scored the biggest. And how were we to know whether or not 87% on Gabe Logan was good enough to allow Sephiroth to beat a charcater who scored 92% on Ms. Pac Man? It was difficult to compare characters at the time, and what we were left with was Mega Man having the seemingly shocking advantage going into the match itself. Some major hype began rounding itself up during this match, and the contest as a whole would only experience a gigantic buildup as the hype continued to progress.

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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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