Friday Night Fights: Quarter Finals

Ok guys, the qualifying round is over. Unfortunately that means we have to say good bye to one of our competitors. I am a bit surprised that it was Lef who went out in the first round, and you guys are really missing out on some of his pics from the later rounds, but you voted him out. Lef, you can now post all of your entries online if you so wish, show everyone what they're missing.

But anyway, now that the qualifying round is out of the way, we can get down to business. Now, each of our competitors are randomly paired up and go head to head. Each match is decided by poll, with the person who gets the highest votes in each pair moving on to the next round, until we have a winner. And the brackets are thus:

FNF Elimination Bracket

You can find the polls for each match below the jump, along with each of this rounds entries. Good luck to all of our competitors, with the exception of MLS (joke obviously).

JR out.

Quarter Final 1: Demigod vs. Vectorman 316

Demigod- Warrior Of The North

Demigod- Warrior of the North- Fantasy

Vectorman316- Griffin Knight

Vectorman316-GriffinKnight-Fantasy

Quarter Final 2: djuby vs. Linea24

djuby- Red Priestess

djuby-RedPriestess-Fantasy

Linea24- Zarah Virsa

Linea24-Zarah Virsa-Fantasy

Quarter Final 3: Jinn vs. Vampyrist

Jinn- Isa

Jinn-Isa-Fantasy

Vampyrist- Jared Karkarran

Vampyrist-JaredKarkarran-Fantasy2

Quarter Final 4: JR19759 vs. MLS

JR19759- Alyra

JR19759 Alyra (Fantasy)

MLS- Olga Thunderaxe

MLS-Olga Thunderaxe-Fantasy

JR19759

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13 Responses to Friday Night Fights: Quarter Finals

  1. Based on the turn out of this, do you think you would or wouldn’t be inclined to do another? Just wondering.

  2. I wish I’d had time to enter. Might’ve lasted a round.

  3. @Hawk007- Probably. I mean, it’d be nice to have a few more competitors (the first 3 FNF’s had 5 rounds after all), but if people want me to do another one I will. It won’t be for a while though, possibly not even until next year.

  4. William A. Peterson

    Not sure I like the random match-ups…
    There were a couple where I REALLY wanted to vote for BOTH of the entrants,
    and the other two were ones where I didn’t want to vote for EITHER of them…
    Seems like you’re going to lose a couple of good contestants just by “Luck of the draw”…

  5. @William A. Peterson- Indeed, but isn’t that how things always go? Plus it makes things more interesting.

  6. JR, to address William A Peterson’s comment, you could use the first round to “seed” the later rounds. Based on the polling the top 8 finishers are ranked 1 to 8. For the brackets, you match up 8 vs 1, 7 vs 2, 6 vs 3, and 5 vs 4. That gives your strongest competitors the best chance to advance.

    Just something to consider for next time.

  7. I did have some decent competition though so I wont sweat it !

  8. FML man I’m voting for the Griffin Knight, I can’t possibly compete with that. 😀

  9. @MLS- Yes I could do that, but that doesn’t take into account whether or not the pictures are the same quality between rounds. Looking at it objectively, Demigod’s and Linea’s 2nd round entries are both far better than their first round entries and they probably would have finished higher if this round had been the qualifier. So does one round decide the quality of the contestant throughout. Lef’s final entry was brilliant but he went out in the first round. So having a ranking system isn’t as great as you’d think. Plus it would be so boring and predictable to be able to say “oh X and Y are on opposite sides of the draw so they’re going to end up in the final.” At the moment there are 5 or 6 people who look like they could conceivable get through to the next round and the person who got the most votes last round is trailing in their poll. Why is that a bad thing?

  10. Actually, what can be cool is if you end-seed half the rounds. The random factor of how well each round was accomplished by each competitor tosses them all over the ladder. Also, not announcing which rounds are going to be end-seeded and which are closest-seeded, but only telling another moderator in advance does away with some of the predictability.

    The only seeding I would discourage would be seeding by poll. That frequently goes rather badly.

  11. William Peterson

    Thank you. The system you propose DOES work rather well in professional and college sporting events, though those have an entire season of Wins and Losses to work with, and not just one Poll.
    I’d rather not see it all go head-to-head single elimination THIS early in the race.
    What is wrong with giving the wins to the top 4 vote-getters in the Poll, and saving the Head to Head challenge until the Final Round, pitting all of the #1 creator’s characters against all of the #2 creator? {Ah, well…}

    MLS:
    JR, to address William A Peterson’s comment, you could use the first round to “seed” the later rounds. Based on the polling the top 8 finishers are ranked 1 to 8. For the brackets, you match up 8 vs 1, 7 vs 2, 6 vs 3, and 5 vs 4. That gives your strongest competitors the best chance to advance.

    Just something to consider for next time.

  12. @William Peterson- Dude, you’ve been around long enough to know that’s not how the Friday Night Fights ever worked. It’s always been head-to-head since day 1, the only reason there was an all in one poll was because there weren’t enough entries to justify 4 rounds of head-to-heads, even though everyone did enough pictures for there to be 4 rounds.

  13. The Atomic Punk

    Better luck next time, Lef! Noah is a solid character.

    Regardless of the head-to-head format, these are all great characters. I spent more time deciding which ones to vote for than I did studying the techniques used in their designs.