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8-30-2010 @ 2:20PM
It's a standard type of bracket used in many tournaments both in games in sports. It's commonly known as a Double-elimination tournament. Basically there are 2 brackets that happen at the same time. There is a Winners (Upper, top, various termonolgy can be used for it) and the Losers (Lower, Bottom, so on) bracket. When a team wins a match in the Winners Bracket they can continue on in that bracket. If a team loses they are then placed in the Losers Bracket and continue on there. At the end of the tournament team that has "won" the Winners bracket (IE hass undefeated) goes against the team that "won" the Losers Bracket (IE has 1 loss). So, effectively the team that got to the finals via the Losers Bracket has to win twice, once to make the other team even with their losses, then again to give the other team their second loss. I might not be explaining it that well, so, wikipedia go!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-elimination_tournament
8-30-2010 @ 2:31PM
Thanks for being the only person able to explain wtf was going in a coherent fashion. Now I am unconfused.
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