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Posted by: Christer on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 22:00
After a couple of days of talking about and doing technical design, FUMBBL now supports double elimination tournaments. As always, league commissioners should use this feature with care as there may be bugs.

Let me know if you find any, or have comments or questions about this!
SzieberthAdam on Oct 29, 2019 - 22:33
Great, thanks for adding this format!
Balle2000 on Oct 29, 2019 - 23:20
Fantastic! Been craving this for a while. Now I will binge on double elims.
koadah on Oct 30, 2019 - 22:46
Great!

So, how does this work? Could two teams end up meeting three times?
    ArthurWynne on Nov 04, 2019 - 16:49
    Theoretically yes, if they meet in grand finals.

    The way it works is, after round 1, each team that lost a game goes into the Loser's Bracket. Then, in round 2, the teams that won round 1 are matched against other winning teams and the teams that lost round 1 are matched against other losing teams. The teams that lose again are eliminated from the tournament.

    In round 3, the teams from the winner's bracket that lost in round 2 are moved to the Loser's Bracket, and play against the surviving Loser's Bracket teams from round 2, and so on. Eventually only one undefeated team will be left, and one team with only one loss (all the other teams will have been eliminated). At that point, those two teams play Grand Finals. If the team from the winner's bracket wins again, then congratulations, they are the champions.

    But if the team from the Loser's Bracket wins, the winner's bracket team has still only lost once, so they get a rematch against the Loser's Bracket team - both teams at that point have lost once, so whoever wins the rematch will have lost two games, leaving the other team as the last one standing and the winners of the tournament!

    It sounds a lot more complicated on paper than it is in practice -it's a popular tournament format, especially in other electronic games. I think having it on FUMBBL as well is great news!
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