Originally Posted by SCScoyote
So because I couldn't get in touch with "mathies" I'm out of the brackets? Would appreciate it if someone would explain to me why I'm just "kicked" from the tournament after all the effort to keep up with it.. What did I miss..? I had no intention of skipping any rounds and repeatedly tried to contact mathies when he was online as little as he was. I must be missing something obvious but please do explain to me why.
If you couldn't contact someone you should have claimed a forfeit win once the deadline past. The 'BYE's that I assigned were done simply to get the tournament moving forward and were not free victories for unplayed matches (as many people assumed and had even gone so far as to play opponents who had never submitted a match report for round 1). They were our equivalent of double forfeits for breaking deadline.
In general at this stage if a player can't keep up the pace of playing and reporting they can't stay in the tournament. Everything was outlined in the email I sent to all Round of 64 participants and we're simply not interested in incurring additional delays due to players who aren't up to par with keeping the timeline, as it's not fair to the players who are. We don't want a repeat of the group stage where we wait around an extra half week for players who may never get back to us.