So let's try to start a new season of iCM Forum's World Cup next January. Before we get to the preparations, we should decide if we want to change some things or if we're gonna do it the same way.
For all the newbies (and for people who didn't follow it last time or just have a bad memory) here is a short summary. The summary tells how we did it last time. This topic is a discussion about whether or not we want to change some things.
You can find all topics of both previous seasons here.Summary on wrote:The World Cup is a movie tournament between countries. 48 countries are presented by managers (people from this forum). Each manager can represent multiple countries (because we probably don't find 48 different managers). The managers are the ones to select the movies for his country.
In the first round, the 48 countries will be divided into 16 groups of three. Those three countries battle against each other. For every country a movie will be selected. Within three weeks, people can watch those three movies (or you have seen some before) and vote for the order of the three movies. At the deadline, there is a winner and that country proceeds to the next round.
In the second round 16 countries are left. The managers pick a new movie for their country. The 16 countries are scheduled in one-on-one matches. Each match lasts two weeks. Participants watch both movies and vote for the order. At the end of round two 8 countries proceed. We continue this until there is a winner.
The matches overlap one week in round 1 and half a week in the next rounds, so the pace is about 1.5 movies a week (if you have seen some before and don't rewatch, the pace for you is lower).
Movies must have less than 1000 checks the moment they are selected.
Only one movie per director in the whole tournament.
No movies from previous seasons.
Runtime must not exceed 180 minutes. There's no minimum runtime.
If you have questions about this before voting, feel free to ask.