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CJ's flop against Ness in '05 was once the Most Embarrassing Result in B8 history

The Most Embarrassing Results in GameFAQs Contest history, based on how badly Board 8 and the Contest Gurus were out-predicted by "the casuals" (aka the number of brackets site-wide who predicted the match correctly).

Special Note: Neither the Board Odds Project nor the Guru Contest were in place until the Spring of 2004, so no Summer 2002 or Summer 2003 matches are eligible for this list. Additionally, this main listing is limited to 1v1 matches; see below for results from Summer 2007, Summer 2008, or the 2006 Battle Royale.

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Most Embarrassing Results of All-Time (1v1 ONLY)[]

Entrants who B8/the Gurus gave the least chance of advancing out of this round as compared to the casual bracket makers. So for instance if 0% of B8 expected Knuckles to beat Magus, but 35.08% of casuals thought it would happen, that would come out as a 35.08 - 0 = 35.08% for this list.

  1. Halo 3 (R1) - 46.00% vs Super Mario Sunshine in 2010
  2. Ness (R1) - 45.40% vs CJ in 2005
  3. Kirby (R2) - 43.96% vs Tidus in 2005
  4. Street Fighter IV (R1) - 43.25% vs Sonic Adventure 2 in 2010
  5. Pac-Man (R1) - 38.36% vs Ocelot in 2005
  6. Kefka (R1) - 38.06% vs Arthas in 2010
  7. Valkyria Chronicles (R1) - 37.65% vs Disgaea in 2010
  8. Squall (R2) - 36.66% vs Knuckles in 2005
  9. Luigi (R1) - 35.99% vs Zero in 2006
  10. Marvel vs Capcom 2 (R1) - 35.58% vs NSMBWii in 2010
  11. Knuckles (R1) - 35.08% vs Magus in 2005
  12. Snake (R4) - 34.91% vs Mega Man in 2006
  13. Donkey Kong (R1) - 34.48% vs Tidus in 2018
  14. Crash (R1) - 33.65% vs Cecil Harvey in 2018
  15. Donkey Kong (R2) - 32.43% vs Leon Kennedy in 2018
  16. Shadow of the Colossus (R2) - 32.19% vs Metal Gear Solid 2 in 2010
  17. Master Hand (R1) - 31.84% vs Kuja in 2005
  18. Simon Belmont (R1) - 31.69% vs Ryu Hayabusa in 2018
  19. Mass Effect (R1) - 31.64% vs Galaxy 2 in 2015
  20. Captain Falcon (R2) - 29.21% vs Riku in 2010
  21. Sackboy (R1) - 28.94% vs Kratos Aurion in 2010
  22. Dragon Quest VIII (R1) - 28.59% vs Persona 3 in 2015
  23. Sora (R2) - 26.94% vs Ryu H in 2004
  24. Majora's Mask (R3) - 24.77% vs Pokémon GSC in 2010
  25. Luigi (R2) - 24.64% vs Kirby in 2006

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Most Embarrassing Results of All-Time (non-1v1)[]

Entrants who B8/the Gurus gave the least chance of advancing out of this round as compared to the casual bracket makers. Remember that you only need to finish first or second in the 4-ways of '07 and '08, so if 50 Gurus had Snake to finish first and 50 had him second, he'd get credit for 100% having picked him to advance.

  1. Duke Nukem (R1) - 46.46% vs Gordon/Ike/Guybrush in 2007
  2. Pac-Man (R1) - 40.25% vs Mewtwo/Ness/Travis in 2008
  3. Revolver Ocelot (R1) - 37.26% vs Cloud/Jill/Zolom in 2007
  4. Duke Nukem (R1) - 36.23% vs Marth/Niko/Kefka in 2008
  5. Pikachu (R2) - 36.18% vs Leon/Vivi/Tidus in 2007
  6. Jill Valentine (R1) - 34.18% vs Kratos/Ocelot/Heavy in 2008
  7. Captain Falcon (R1) - 33.46% vs Alucard/Diddy/Kratos A in 2008
  8. Liquid Snake (R1) - 32.92% vs Alucard/Ness/Zidane in 2007
  9. Meta Knight (R1) - 29.82% vs Sephiroth/Peach/CATS in 2007
  10. Gordon Freeman (R2) - 28.93% vs Vincent/Scorpion/Falco in 2008
  11. Zidane (R1) - 28.87% vs Link/Shadow/Luke in 2008
  12. L-Block (R2) - 28.84% vs Crono/Ryu/Amaterasu in 2008
  13. Pikachu (R3) - 28.66% vs Dante/Leon/Amaterasu in 2007
  14. Sora (R2) - 27.19% vs Squall/Yoshi/Fox in 2008
  15. Altair (R2) - 26.38% vs Duke/Marth/Lucario in 2008
  16. Weighted Companion Cube (R1) - 26.30% vs Tidus/DK/Tails in 2008
  17. Ryu (R2) - 25.44% vs Auron/Bowser/Shadow in 2007

Seasonal Representation[]

External Links[]

  • The Contest Archive - the "AllStats.xls" spreadsheet contains all the data on these matches
  • gfcontests.com - full prediction percentage breakdowns from every Contest
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