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Why does tourney seeding favor successful players?

#1ProzacIsBackPosted 5/4/2013 3:40:59 PM
So, at big tournaments, proven-pros tend to be seeded(Placed at starting bracket/pool positions) away from other proven-pros, and given Byes when Byes are available.

Why is this?

From a competitive standpoint, nobody should have an advantage. If an advantage has to go to someone(a bye, a weak pool full of randoms), it should be random, as to avoid purposefully giving someone a competitive favor/edge.

From an ethical standpoint, Proven-pro players don't need the advantage. They're more likely to survive the first round, or the pro in their pool.

The only seeding reasons that make sense to me, are seeding members of a group apart from eachother(because you don't want to get eliminated by your roommate in the 2nd round, when you travelled 100 miles to get there; and because sponsors don't want their own investments hurting their own investments), and giving beneficial treatment(re: seeding) to people that came from further away, to promote travelling to their event.

But we get King Chris vs Baron Wong, I dun get it
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#2Bigezzay08Posted 5/4/2013 3:46:13 PM
I completely agree with everything you just said.
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#3Zanmato555Posted 5/4/2013 3:50:42 PM
I've been saying this for years...

+1
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#4lol_whatPosted 5/4/2013 3:50:55 PM
because of the srk illuminati
#5smasher61Posted 5/4/2013 4:08:17 PM
iirc the justification some use for this is that they don't like the idea of the 'proven-pros' eliminating each other early.

i don't agree with it either
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#6SolidAbyssPosted 5/4/2013 4:10:26 PM
fgc got so many problems
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#7InyofasePosted 5/4/2013 4:46:17 PM
I hate srk, so biased.
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#8KafkafPosted 5/4/2013 5:19:23 PM
I'm fine with seeding, it just needs to be consistent. The FGC needs a real ranking system besides known player = get seeded
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#9NickOfTimePosted 5/4/2013 5:27:29 PM
it's to keep weak players from advancing past pools and making things boring for everyone else, obviously
#10Lord_Shadow_19Posted 5/4/2013 5:39:58 PM
Prozac, you speak the truth and I agree with every word you said.
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