Forums → Popular Media → "C.R.B.W.C." : the Classic Rock Bands World Cup!
A lot of people have been asking me when the new edition of the 'CRBWC' would finally start (and I'm sorry it took me so long...), but I wanted to make the second edition even better and more fun than the first one!
(In case you wonder what the first one looked like: this is the 'CRBWC 2010'.)
After hours of fun (and stress!) in figuring out the new CRBWC schematics, the gathering of info on the participating bands and fabricating the additional pictures to it all, I'm proud of the final outcome and so, without further delay, let's kick off the 2011 edition of the
Now, some changes have been made to the second edition of this competition, so reading the rules and guidelines is something everyone needs to do, even the voters from last year's edition are advised to...
The format of this World Cup for Classical Rock Bands is based upon the organisation schematics of the Soccer World Cup. It has the same rules as the Soccer World Cup in terms of competitors proceeding through it, but it will follow a few rules of its own too.
Below is a short guide to elaborate the >binding rules< for this competition:
-The 'CRBWC' consist of a total of 24 rounds being presented one at a time.
-Each round will be open for voting for a maximum of 2 weeks or untill a band reaches the points limit.
-Each user of ArmorGames who wants to give a vote has the possibility to vote only once per round.
-All votes given by users are obligated to consist of an elaborated reasoning as to 'why' you choose these two bands. Votes lacking a proper elaborated reasoning, for example: "I like them" or "They rule", will not be counted. Elaborate on why you like them and talk about them, that's the main goal of this competition!
-Different to last year's edition, this time each vote in the group stage of this competition will consist of naming a "First choice" with with a value of 3 points and a "Second choice" with a value of 1 point.
-You only get to vote for two bands in a group. NO double voting for a single band and/or NO voting for more than two bands per group. No exceptions will be made in this matter.
-If two bands reach the limit of 30 points at the same time, the band with the most "First choices" will be declared as the winner of that round.
-The rule explained above, also applies if two bands reach a similar point count for second place at the same time in the 'Group Stage'.
-If, for any reason, two bands reach the limit of 30 points simultaniously and both have an equal amount of first and second choices, the band getting it's 'winning vote' first will be declared the winner.
-Further rounds after the group stage will have a 1 point count for each vote given and an according 10 points limit. Rules for declaring a winner will be applied according to the group stage rules.
-No discussions about the ruling on the outcome of a round are allowed.
# THE GROUP STAGE:
-This stage will behold 8 different groups (A to H) consisting of 7 Classical Rock Bands to choose from.
-After closure, both the 'group winner' and the 'runner up' band will proceed to the knockout stage.
-All other remaining bands are eliminated from the competition.
THE KNOCKOUT STAGE:
-After completing the Group stage, the 'group winner' of the first group will be up against the 'runner up' of the second group. The 'group winner' of the second group will be up against the 'runner up' of the first group. This schedule will be followed for the rest of the groups, to clarify:
#1 Group A vs. #2 Group B (Winning band is called 'Winner I')
#1 Group B vs. #2 Group A (Winning band is called 'Winner II')
#1 Group C vs. #2 Group D (Winning band is called 'Winner III')
#1 Group D vs. #2 Group C (Winning band is called 'Winner IV')
#1 Group E vs. #2 Group F (Winning band is called 'Winner V')
#1 Group F vs. #2 Group E (Winning band is called 'Winner VI')
#1 Group G vs. #2 Group H (Winning band is called 'Winner VII')
#1 Group H vs. #2 Group G (Winning band is called 'Winner VIII')
THE 1/4 FINALS:
-The next stage, the 1/4 finals, will be held in this order:
# Winner I vs. Winner V
# Winner II vs. Winner VI
# Winner III vs. Winner VII
# Winner IV vs. Winner VIII
THE SEMI FINALS:
-The semi finals will be held in the order of:
# Winner I/V vs. Winner II/VI
# Winner III/VII vs. Winner IV/VIII
THE 'SHADOW FINAL':
-A number three and four is decided in a match between both 'losing' bands from the semi finals.
-Ranking of third and fourth place in this Final is decided upon the band that reaches the 10 points limit first.
THE FINAL MATCH:
-The Final match is held between both winning bands from the semi finals.
-When one of the bands in the Final reaches the limit of 10 points first, that band is declared the winner of the competition and is crowned The 'CRBWC' Champion 2011.
-The remaining band is ranked #2 in this competition.
-There will be NO playoffs held in this competition.
-You don't get to complain when 'your band' is eliminated from the competition. "Take the pain..."
-Swearing and obscene language is not tolerated. Always respect the opinion(s) of the other users participating in this thread, even if you disagree with their reasoning.
-If any situation should occur that is not explained and/or guided by the thread's rules, the 'Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations' and the 'Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules or else...")' apply and are to be followed for this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'. They will be referred to when needed.
You can find them here:
Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations
Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules, or else...")
Since this year's 'CRBWC' competition has a little more stuff to work with, I will start off as the sole Moderator for it, but there might be other moderators assigned over time if/when I see fit. Don't ask me for an assignment, since I will only assign people I know to have the same devotion to this competition and they will be revealed when the time comes, ok?
And last, but certainly not least... take heed:
!!! OFFICIAL AG ADMINISTRATORS AND MODERATORS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A BINDING WORD !!!
So, whenever an AG administrator or moderator visits this thread and decides to alter/delete a user's post or take action on an item or discussion, listen and obide to them as you would throughout the rest of the ArmorGames website.
I hope the AG users will like and participate in this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'!
So my main advice to all participants is to simply... ENJOY!!!
Now... enough with the talk... shove everything aside and...
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You get -100 from me for spamming in such a great thread.
I'm astounded at how few votes the Rolling Stones got up to now, I would have thought that more people liked their rocky songs over the poppy songs of the Beatles.. of course that's great for the Beatles but I would have expected more votes for the Stones since they also were quite influencial.
You get -100,000,000,000,000 for trolling.
WHEN WILL THE FIRST ROUND END???!?!?!?!?
first round ends soon. either when the two week limit runs out or when the vote reaches 30. so the two weeks is almost up and the votes are almost at 30 so probably here in the next few days
Spread this to some other peeps, we need some more voters! -No Spamming though, guys-
How long until this round ends?
I think Golden Earring lost lol
How long until this round ends?
I think Golden Earring lost lol
-_-.... read my last post
1st Pick - Queen
2nd Pick - Beatles
@ tehpwner : Don't worry... I'm a big fan of guitarzz too and think they are a solid and needed factor in rock music! Allthough delossantosj will probably start the discussion we had before about what's more of a factor: guitars or drums, all over again... LOL XD
@ greethan : First... thanx for participating in the 'CRBWC' competition!! About your request for bands... the groups are already fixed during the preparation process, but I'll advise you to keep an eye out for future groups presented, because 3 of the 7 bands you suggested will be featured in this competition later on!!
@ HahiHa : I have to agree, but then again... it's the same thing with 'The Doors', which I would have thought to get more votes than they have currently... somehow both 'Queen' and 'The Beatles' seem to attracting all the votes and leave the other bands behind with the scraps to fight over... =/
@ iTrojans : Thanx for stating your choices in votes, but they're lacking a proper reasoning, which makes them invalid for counting... 'CRBWC' rules clearly state that you have to add a proper reasoning to your votes in order to get them counted, so if you could add the reasoning to your votes, I can submit them to the score!
As for the score count... the Beatles have taken over the lead from Queen once more in this first group!! Will they make it to the finish, or will they be defeated by Queen at the very last minute?! O.o
Votes counted Group A:
Beatles_______: 26 (1+3+3+3+1+3+1+3+3+1+1+3)
Queen_______ : 24 (3+1+1+1+1+3+1+3+3+1+3+3)
Jimi Hendrix___ : 7 (3+3+1)
The Doors____ : 7 (1+3+3)
Rolling Stones_ : 2 (1+1)
C.C.R._______ : 2 (1+1)
Golden Earring : 0
I've decided to not vote in this first group myself... just to avoid a possible discussion of having fixed the group's outcome and have a conflict of interest here...
So... make sure YOU have the decisive vote before this first group is closed!!! It will end around midnight (CET) tonight, so the clock's ticking... =D
My first vote goes to The Doors, an amazing band and probably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Ray Manzarek was an extremely talented keyboardist, and Jim Morrison was a really good songwriter.
The End, Riders on the Storm, Light My Fire, Break on Through, L.A. Woman, People Are Strange ... so many great songs.
My second vote goes to the Beatles, a quite good band and one of the most influential. Plus, I love "Yellow Submarine".
1st Pick - Queen I have to choose Queen because of their songs 'We Will Rock You!', 'We Are the Champions'.
2nd Pick - The Beatles The Beatles are second because I don't like how they sing, but the songs are the best ever and I listen to them once in a while
I go for Beatles as my first pick. They're the most popular . . . so what? They're the most influential and the most varied (even moreso than Queen) and one of the main driving forces behind originality and the establishment of ALL of rock - it started in the 50s and then it blew up.
Second pick . . . Doors. They had a really neat, off-the-wall style with Morrison's fantastic voice and all of the keyboard layers and everything - definitely an oddball.
My first pick is Queen, I really like their songs and they have inspired so many other musicians as well.
For second I would have to go for the Doors. I like their style and a lot of their songs.
Im surprized the rolling stones
arent doing to good.
I thought they were a pretty big
band,second only to the Beatles.
Nice to see so many voters turn up just before closure! A big thanx to all of you for stating your votes, which made sure we have reached the limit before the closure time of this group! =)
And while it was a coin toss between two bands in particular right up to the end, I'm proud to announce we have... A WINNER!!! =D
After counting all the votes with the new system (which has proven it's worth!) the final score for Group A shows :
Votes counted Group A:
Beatles_______: 31 (8 x First / 7 x Second) WINNER!
Queen_______ : 30 (8 x First / 6 x Second) Runner up!
The Doors____ : 12 (3 x First / 3 x Second)
Jimi Hendrix___ : 7 (2 x First / 1 x Second)
Rolling Stones_ : 2 (0 x First / 2 x Second)
C.C.R._______ : 2 (0 x First / 2 x Second)
Golden Earring : 0 (0 x First / 0 x Second)
Directed at AG moderators:
I will be preparing the second group for opening right now, but it's a lot of data in one post, so I'm sorry for the double posting... =/
So, it's already time (man, time flies when you're having fun) for the second group, which will be consisting of the heavier bands in the genre of rock music! To me personally also known as "Big Mouthed Rock"!! Heheh... =P
Here we go, presenting :
Featured contestants and info (in random order):
# Ozzy Ozbourne Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Crazy Train (1980), Bark At The Moon (1983), No More Tears (1991).
# Motorhead Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Motorhead (1977), Ace Of Spades (1980), Iron Fist (1982).
# AC/DC Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Whole Lotta Rosie (1977), Back In Black (1981), Thunderstruck (1990).
# Aerosmith Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Sweet Emotion (1977), Love In An Elevator (1989), Eat The Rich (1994).
# Guns 'n Roses Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Welcome To The Jungle (1987), Sweet Child O' Mine (1988), November Rain (1992).
# Meat Loaf Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Paradise By The Dashboard Light (1978), Bat Out Of Hell (1979), I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) (1993).
# Rose Tattoo Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw (1978), Bad Boy For Love (1981), Scarred For Life (1982).
And again the by now known words, people...
On your marks... get set... ready... eddie... steady... VOTE!!! =D
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