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daytonanerd
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3/26/2014 8:59:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
In honor of the soccergasm that is the FIFA World Cup, in summer, I am going to start this debating championship, that is a bit unconventional. You must have a 3,000+ ELO to sign -up, in order to ensure we have the best debaters for this. There will be 16 slots.

So, when we have the 16 people, you will be ranked from 1-16 by your ELO scores, and you will be placed into 4 different groups. These 4 groups will be laid out as:

Group A:
1
8
9
16

Group B:
2
7
10
15

Group C:
3
6
11
14

Group D:
4
5
12
13

Those numbers are the seeds at which the competitors are placed. From there, inside their groups, you will engage in a round-robin competition, in which each competitor faces everyone in their groups once in a debate. These debates will happen simultaneously. You will have 3 days to decide on your topic with your opponents on all 3 debates. For each win someone gets, they get 3 points, for ties, its 1 point, and losses result in no points.

Once that is done, the 2 competitors in each group with the most points will go to the next stage. If 2 people are tied in the group, the person who won the debate between them will move onto the next round. If that debate was a tie, they engage in a tiebreaker debate.

The next stage will be an 8-seed, tournament style stage. The remaining competitors are ranked by how many points they got in their group stage debates. Any ties in the points here will be broken by ELO. It will be

1
8

4
5

3
6

2
7

There will be only one debate between the competitors against your matchups in this stage, and it will go like your standard tournament. The winner of this stage will be your DDO World Cup Champion. And maybe considered the best debater on the site.

SO, who's up for this? I'll lay out the format the debates have to be in once we have enough people.
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3/26/2014 9:10:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Question: Can each person represent a country in the World Cup? Like can one person be Germany, another the US, another be Brazil, etc etc?
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3/26/2014 9:12:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:10:46 PM, imabench wrote:
Question: Can each person represent a country in the World Cup? Like can one person be Germany, another the US, another be Brazil, etc etc?

Sure, if they want. Hell, someone can be North Korea, if they wanted to. It's not necessary though, but if a competitor would like to, sure.
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3/26/2014 9:16:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:12:43 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:10:46 PM, imabench wrote:
Question: Can each person represent a country in the World Cup? Like can one person be Germany, another the US, another be Brazil, etc etc?

Sure, if they want. Hell, someone can be North Korea, if they wanted to. It's not necessary though, but if a competitor would like to, sure.

DIBS ON GERMANY
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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daytonanerd
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3/26/2014 9:17:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:16:16 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:12:43 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:10:46 PM, imabench wrote:
Question: Can each person represent a country in the World Cup? Like can one person be Germany, another the US, another be Brazil, etc etc?

Sure, if they want. Hell, someone can be North Korea, if they wanted to. It's not necessary though, but if a competitor would like to, sure.

DIBS ON GERMANY

So I assume you're in?
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3/26/2014 9:17:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:17:05 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:16:16 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:12:43 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:10:46 PM, imabench wrote:
Question: Can each person represent a country in the World Cup? Like can one person be Germany, another the US, another be Brazil, etc etc?

Sure, if they want. Hell, someone can be North Korea, if they wanted to. It's not necessary though, but if a competitor would like to, sure.

DIBS ON GERMANY

So I assume you're in?

yarg
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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Raisor
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3/26/2014 9:22:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
So I would have take 3 presumably high quality debates simultaneously?

Thats pretty intense. I'll leave this to all you college kids with endless free time on your hands...
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3/26/2014 9:23:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:22:45 PM, Raisor wrote:
So I would have take 3 presumably high quality debates simultaneously?

Thats pretty intense. I'll leave this to all you college kids with endless free time on your hands...

(the higher your elo the more likely youll only be paired up with idiots, youll be fine)
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
Zaradi
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3/26/2014 9:28:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:23:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:22:45 PM, Raisor wrote:
So I would have take 3 presumably high quality debates simultaneously?

Thats pretty intense. I'll leave this to all you college kids with endless free time on your hands...

(the higher your elo the more likely youll only be paired up with idiots, youll be fine)

inb4 imabench gets paired with me, Roy and (insert another high ELO debater)
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3/26/2014 9:28:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:23:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:22:45 PM, Raisor wrote:
So I would have take 3 presumably high quality debates simultaneously?

Thats pretty intense. I'll leave this to all you college kids with endless free time on your hands...

(the higher your elo the more likely youll only be paired up with idiots, youll be fine)

Haha. It's just logistically too difficult. If I'm busy two nights in a row then I'm screwed.
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3/26/2014 9:29:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Can I change my country from Germany to Arendelle? If im gonna represent Frozen then f*ck dammit, IM GUNN REPRESENT
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

DDO: THE MOVIE = http://www.debate.org...
http://www.debate.org...

VP of DDO from Dec 14th 2014 to Jan 1st 2015
daytonanerd
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3/26/2014 9:30:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:23:39 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:22:45 PM, Raisor wrote:
So I would have take 3 presumably high quality debates simultaneously?

Thats pretty intense. I'll leave this to all you college kids with endless free time on your hands...

(the higher your elo the more likely youll only be paired up with idiots, youll be fine)

Not necessarily. The groups were made with the intention of being of close difficulty for everybody. Besides, you're also less likely to face an idiot, because they usually don't get over an ELO of 3,000.

Also, THIS IS MY 4,000TH POST!!!
Time for a celebration, if there ever was time for one:
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3/26/2014 9:33:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:29:48 PM, imabench wrote:
Can I change my country from Germany to Arendelle? If im gonna represent Frozen then f*ck dammit, IM GUNN REPRESENT

I don't know. I'm considering just leaving it countries on Earth. But this isn't necessarily a no...
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3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*
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daytonanerd
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3/26/2014 9:47:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

Don't be afraid. Just go along with the ride, and take in the opportunity to debate other good members of the site. In a competition.
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3/27/2014 12:09:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 11:03:32 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
We can do better than 2 people. Come on DDO! This is a MEGA-TOURNAMENT

/in
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Zaradi
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3/27/2014 12:19:48 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

Wtf? Of all people to be scared of you're scared of me?
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3/27/2014 12:27:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/27/2014 12:19:48 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

Wtf? Of all people to be scared of you're scared of me?

Yeah
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3/27/2014 12:29:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/27/2014 12:27:36 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
At 3/27/2014 12:19:48 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

Wtf? Of all people to be scared of you're scared of me?

Yeah

Sign-Ups:
1) Zaradi
2) Imabench(Germany)
3) TUF
4) dtaylor
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)

Stop being such a b*tch.
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dtaylor971
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3/27/2014 12:32:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/27/2014 12:29:39 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 3/27/2014 12:27:36 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
At 3/27/2014 12:19:48 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

Wtf? Of all people to be scared of you're scared of me?

Yeah

Sign-Ups:
1) Zaradi
2) Imabench(Germany)
3) TUF
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)

Stop being such a b*tch.

Not happenin.' Even if I wanted to, I don't have the time (which is why I'm only doing 1 debate per 5 days)
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daytonanerd
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3/27/2014 12:38:39 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 8:59:17 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
In honor of the soccergasm that is the FIFA World Cup, in summer, I am going to start this debating championship, that is a bit unconventional. You must have a 3,000+ ELO to sign -up, in order to ensure we have the best debaters for this. There will be 16 slots.

So, when we have the 16 people, you will be ranked from 1-16 by your ELO scores, and you will be placed into 4 different groups. These 4 groups will be laid out as:

Group A:
1
8
9
16

Group B:
2
7
10
15

Group C:
3
6
11
14

Group D:
4
5
12
13

Those numbers are the seeds at which the competitors are placed. From there, inside their groups, you will engage in a round-robin competition, in which each competitor faces everyone in their groups once in a debate. These debates will happen simultaneously. You will have 3 days to decide on your topic with your opponents on all 3 debates. For each win someone gets, they get 3 points, for ties, its 1 point, and losses result in no points.

Once that is done, the 2 competitors in each group with the most points will go to the next stage. If 2 people are tied in the group, the person who won the debate between them will move onto the next round. If that debate was a tie, they engage in a tiebreaker debate.

The next stage will be an 8-seed, tournament style stage. The remaining competitors are ranked by how many points they got in their group stage debates. Any ties in the points here will be broken by ELO. It will be

1
8

4
5

3
6

2
7

There will be only one debate between the competitors against your matchups in this stage, and it will go like your standard tournament. The winner of this stage will be your DDO World Cup Champion. And maybe considered the best debater on the site.

SO, who's up for this? I'll lay out the format the debates have to be in once we have enough people.

I must emphasize, since I might have phrased it the wrong way, that this starts once 16 people have signed up, NOT in the summer.
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Mikal
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3/27/2014 12:39:41 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
If you need a judge let me know. I am going to be a month or two hiatus from debating but Ill help judge and regulate if you need it

We already spoke but I ll help however i can
daytonanerd
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3/27/2014 12:52:21 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/27/2014 12:39:41 AM, Mikal wrote:
If you need a judge let me know. I am going to be a month or two hiatus from debating but Ill help judge and regulate if you need it

We already spoke but I ll help however i can

I had wanted to sign up people for jury voting in the break between stages... I would take that offer up later, if I keep it like that.

For now, promotion is what I need. We have 3 people so far, and from when I hosted mafia games, I know this kind of pace isn't fast enough...
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3/27/2014 12:56:42 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/26/2014 9:44:08 PM, dtaylor971 wrote:
*Starts to accept*
*Sees Zaradi*
*Craps pants and doesn't accept*

*sees tournament*
*walks away*
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