Recently, the Live 9x9 Double Elimination tournaments have been quite glitchy. I almost expect to play 2 games in the first round. It often has people in the losers’ bracket playing people in the winners’ bracket before the finale. In a tournament I was just in (https://online-go.com/tournament/59551) I was eliminated first round, after only losing 1 game (by 0.5 points, not by timeout or anything), and I didn’t resign or anything, it just… eliminated me. There were times when people weren’t eliminated even after losing 2 games.
Here are a few examples:
I played 3 games, in the round it says I played Spliff. However, I also played Lamb and reualserb.
The brackets absolutely make my head hurt.
https://online-go.com/tournament/58532 also, the games are literally on top of each other, not to mention I played 2 games in 2 of the rounds. A player in the winners’ bracket faced a player in the losers’ bracket third round, and the player in the winners’ bracket was eliminated after they lost.
OGS has seen increased tournament sizes due to the pandemic, and it may be overwhelming OGS. I don’t see why, but if there are enough players, the brackets decide to all get drunk and wander around where they shouldn’t be.
Other people have this issue too. Several of my friends have reported it.
It seems that the Swiss tournaments also have the two games at once issue, and they both count towards the Points, though only the one listed on the tournament page counts towards the Sum of Opponents’ Scores or Sum of Defeated Opponents’ Scores. In the Live 9x9 D.E., sometimes they both count, sometimes only the one on the tournament page does.
Not sure if it’s related, but once I saw a 12k player get byes in 3 of the 4 rounds in a Live 19x19 Swiss tournament (the tournament had 2 SDKs and a 4d).
The tournaments say they can handle up to 100 people, but somehow that seems like a bit of a stretch to me.