Originally posted by protoss350
How about we make tournaments with groups of around 6 where the top 2 goes to the next round?
I'm not sure of your objective with this style tournament, but the funny thing is that I think it makes it more likely that the best player (highest rating) will win as 1 upset will not cost them their chance at victory.
For example Xanthos (or any 1800+ player) and I end up in the same group. Miraculously, I manage to win and draw against him (or win & lose and someone else draws him). In our normal tournaments, he is out and I move on. In this case, we both move on and chances are that I have to try and repeat my feat in a latter round.
Not only that, but by advancing 2 people through the first round, you make a longer tournament as more people advance to each sucessive round.