64 games entered, but only four remain. Who will prevail? Which game will reign supreme?
The last four games in contention are all unique. We’ve got a MOBA where you take on the role of a mythical deity (SMITE), a hardcore ARPG (Path of Exile), a cute anime-inspired MMORPG (Mabinogi), and a space-ninja action/shooter game (Warframe). We couldn’t ask for much more variety than that.
Curiously, three of the final four games were seeded at #3 (and the fourth, PlanetSide 2, was just eliminated in the last round). It seems that the really big games, the #1 and #2 seeds, lacked proper fan support, while the #3 games were both big enough to have enough people to rally while being small enough to really care about the tournament. Kudos to you, #3 seeds, as well as you crazy Mabinogi folks.
These games have won their match-ups by an average of 30 percentage points, but it hasn’t always been easy. Mabinogi and Warframe both were almost eliminated in the first round, while after stomping face in the first two rounds, Path of Exile has had a much harder time of it in later rounds. SMITE had an unexpectedly tough go of it in round one against Aura Kingdom, but overall seems to have had the easiest path to tread. We’re betting that will change soon.
OK, enough of the blather. Let’s get down to it, shall we?
The Final Confrontation: SMITE vs. Warframe
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(voting ends Monday, April 7 at 1 p.m. PDT)