2019 IRI Bracket Challenge: Lightning Round

I’d like to try something new: the IRI Bracket Challenge Lightning Round. The first person to correctly predict the results of the playoff tournament exactly correctly at the conclusion of alliance selection (defined by the end of the last pick accepting their invitation) will receive a $10 prize.

One catch: I’m not giving a prize for a straight bracket (higher seeds all win, as shown in the example), because that’s boring.

The following format must be used, and must be submitted prior to the beginning of the first playoff match:

  1. W
  2. F
  3. SF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. QF
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  1. QF
  2. SF
  3. SF
  4. SF
  5. F
  6. W
  7. F
  8. W
    Here’s mine :grinning:
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  1. QF
  2. W
  3. F
  4. QF
  5. QF
  6. SF
  7. QF
  8. SF

Did alliance selection at IRI even happen yet? Whatever…

  1. W
  2. F
  3. SF
  4. QF
  5. SF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. QF
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Uh guys, can you even be submitting yet?

  1. W
  2. QF
  3. QF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. F
  7. SF
  8. QF

I guess I need a sentence too.

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  1. QF
  2. F
  3. SF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. W

Hoping 111 gets 8.

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  1. F
  2. SF
  3. QF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. W
  7. QF
  8. QF

I believe in 2403 and 2910

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  1. F
  2. QF
  3. QF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. W
  7. SF
  8. QF

Let’s go PNW

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  1. SF
  2. SF
  3. W
  4. F
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. QF

yeet

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  1. F
  2. SF
  3. W
  4. QF
  5. SF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. QF
    Yes this is a sentence
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Orbit is cursed, they cant win since 2016.

  1. W
  2. SF
  3. QF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. F
  7. QF
  8. QF
    Here is a sentence
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  1. SF
  2. QF
  3. W
  4. F
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. SF
  8. QF
    this is a sentence
1 Like
  1. SF
  2. QF
  3. W
  4. F
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. SF
  8. QF
    Sentence
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  1. F
  2. QF
  3. W
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. QF
  7. SF
  8. QF
  9. SF

No u

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  1. F
  2. SF
  3. W
  4. QF
  5. SF
  6. QF
  7. QF
  8. QF

sentence

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To clarify, there’s a joke among Israeli teams that after 1690 lost 2016 Einstein finals on the tiebreaker, they’ve been cursed to never win an event. And since then they’ve been finalists a few times but they haven’t come away with the win. Whether you actually want to make predictions off that is a decision I’ll leave up to the reader.

For fun, I’ll submit my bracket based solely on what would give me the best score in the Pickem League

  1. F
  2. QF
  3. QF
  4. QF
  5. W
  6. SF
  7. SF
  8. QF
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  1. F
  2. QF
  3. QF
  4. SF
  5. QF
  6. SF
  7. W
  8. QF

I really wanna see 330 close out the run with that W…

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  1. W
  2. SF
  3. QF
  4. QF
  5. SF
  6. F
  7. QF
  8. QF

hi.

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