So, are you guys all weighing on “tradition overrides the official rule”?
Maybe I’m just being rebellious but that sounds like a pretty weak argument.
Let me ask each of you what breaks fairness of the tourney more in the final match.
- Players’ overall P1-P2 imparity
- Head to head P1-P2 imparity
I agree it makes sense to swap P1 in a repeat match, generally speaking.
In this tournament format; however, players’ P1-P2 ratio is carefully tracked by the matchmaker in every round.
It just doesn’t seem right to discount it at the very end.
After all, this tourney is not about head to head match ups. If it was, final match should at least be best of 3 or something.
But it is not, the final is just another round of last remaining survivors.
Therefore, I feel that players’ P1-P2 ratio should be considered just like it has been in previous rounds.
Honestly, I hate to go P2 when my opponent has had fewer P2s than me as much as I hate to play P2 in a row in a repeat match.
It is tough to say which is less of the two evils. When in doubt go to the library.
Not asking to change the rules or make an exception. Answer is already in the official rule.
I believe the first player should be decided randomly.