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    Final Fantasy 2019 Final

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    Opening Theme (FF6) entered this game as one of the strongest contenders, ranked 12th all-time with a somewhat deceptive record. Three early eliminations to big competitors (Dark Messenger, Valley of the Fallen Star, and a 4-4 tie with Home Sweet Home) negated major point gain from runs deep into the final stages of 2014 and 2016. This year, Opening Theme faced the statistically toughest field of any finalist by a significant margin, with an average opponent rank of only 18.2. (To put this in context, the second toughest run was Ronfaure in 2016, and it faced a 37.5 average.) This number was partially inflated by that fact that its first opponent, The Prelude of Empty Skies, was unranked. A victim of the Round 1H hump, that fight ended with a meager but decisive 4-1 count. From that point forward, Opening Theme faced nothing but big time sluggers the whole way through. 15th-ranked former finalist One-Winged Angel fell 6-4 in the second. 22nd-ranked Aerith's Theme fell 6-3 after that, and things kept getting easier. 33rd-ranked Airship went down 9-1. 11th-ranked Decisive Battle ate an embarrassing 9-0 loss in the quarter finals. The only track to really bring some heat was 10th-ranked Liberi Fatali in the semis, but it fell short 6-4.

    Main Theme (FF4), on the other hand, faced the statistically easiest field of any finalist, averaging 70.3. The previous easiest run had been One-Winged Angel in 2017, with a 69.8 average. This number was heavily skewed by an opening matchup with the weakest contender in the field: 172nd-ranked Stand Your Ground. That 4-2 win was followed by a number of relatively close calls against stronger tracks: 6-4 over 76th-ranked Kefka, 6-5 over 8th-ranked The Castle, 6-4 over 32-ranked Chateau d'Oraguille. Main Theme never really broke out as a strong contender until the quarterfinals, battering 22nd-ranked Birth of the God 7-2. A 6-4 win over 112-ranked underdog Battle 2 in the semis advanced it to its second finals appearance. The only track to ever reach this stage twice, Main Theme lost to Bombing Mission in a close 4-3 ending to the 2015 game. It came into this year ranked 17th.


    A new statistic! Strength of field progressing to the finals, from hardest to easiest:
    01. 18.2, 2019 Opening Theme
    02. 37.5, 2016 Ronfaure
    03. 39.5, 2017 Still More Fighting
    04. 41.7, 2015 Main Theme
    05. 50.6, 2016 Vamo Alla Flamenco
    06. 52.3, 2018 Dark Messenger
    07. 65.6, 2018 Freya's Theme
    08. 66.7, 2015 Bombing Mission
    09. 69.8, 2017 One-Winged Angel
    10. 70.3, 2019 Main Theme


    It all comes down to this:

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    I don't think I've ever had a final where I've loved both tracks as much as this one.

    I listened to both on repeat the whole time I made that post and I have to take Opening Theme.

    But it wasn't easy.

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    Opening Theme (FF6) by a hair

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    Main Theme - so hard

    Confound it. i'm going to need to get 4 and 6 again lol
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    Opening Theme

    I have played each of these games for about 15 minutes each. Which is sad. The point is that opening to 6 is much more compelling to me.
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    Main Theme

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    Main Theme

    Both of these are great songs and great games. It's interesting to see them face off against each other.

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    Winner is.....







    [Hidden link. Register to see links.], from Final Fantasy VI




    In our sixth run of the tournament, Opening Theme knocks out Main Theme 7-4 to become the 2019 champion.

    Opening Theme was also this year's point leader with 47, moving it from 12th place to 3rd. With 1065 total votes cast, this year uniquely saw participation increase the deeper we got rather than trail off.

    Main Theme stood alone as the second highest point earner this year with 39, and that saw it advance from 17th back into its long-held top 10 slot with an 8th place position.

    There was no movement at the top, and there isn't likely to be for quite some time, with Still More Fighting defeating Dancing Mad one on one to further cushion its lead up to a 35 point advantage.

    And with another Final Fantasy VI track taking the crown, we have now seen only three out of fifteen games win in a span of six years!

    The champions:

    2014: Dancing Mad (FF6)
    2015: Bombing Mission (FF7)
    2016: Vamo Alla Flamenco (FF9)
    2017: Still More Fighting (FF7)
    2018: Freya's Theme (FF9)
    2019: Opening Theme (FF6)

    All time top 50, with position changes since last year:

    1. (=) Still More Fighting (FF7, 163)
    2. (=) Dancing Mad (FF6, 128)
    3. (^9) Opening Theme (FF6, 123)
    4. (^1) Bombing Mission (FF7, 117)
    5. (^5) Liberi Fatali (FF8, 116)
    6. (-3) Dark Messenger (FF9, 112)
    7. (-3) Freya's Theme (FF9, 105)
    8. (^9) Main Theme (FF4, 105)
    9. (-3) Clash on the Big Bridge (FF5, 104)
    10. (^1) The Decisive Battle (FF6, 102)
    11. (-3) The Castle (FF8, 102)
    12. (^1) Vamo Alla Flamenco (FF9, 98)
    13. (-6) The Extreme (FF8, 93)
    14. (^8) Birth of the God (FF7, 92)
    15. (-6) To Zanarkand (FF10, 85)
    16. (^4) The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 82)
    17. (-2) One-Winged Angel (FF7, 78)
    18. (^4) Aerith's Theme (FF7, 77)
    19. (=) Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 76)
    20. (^11) The Sight of Spira (FF10, 75)
    21. (-7) The Dreadful Fight (FF4, 75)
    22. (^4) Ronfaure (FF11, 74)
    23. (^9) Chateau d'Oraguille (FF11, 73)
    24. (^3) Decisive Battle (FF10, 71)
    25. (-9) Devil's Lab (FF6, 71)
    26. (-2) J-E-N-O-V-A (FF7, 70)
    27. (-9) Find Your Way (FF8, 69)
    28. (-3) Within the Giant (FF4, 69)
    29. (^4) Airship (FF11, 68)
    30. (-9) Phantom Train (FF6, 66)
    31. (^4) Awakened Forest (FF9, 62)
    31. (-3) Song of Memories (FF9, 62)
    33. (^1) Fight 2 (FF4, 60)
    34. (^13) The Fierce Battle (FF6, 60)
    35. (^1) The Mines of Narshe (FF6, 56)
    36. (-7) Red Wings (FF4, 56)
    37. (-7) Prelude (FF4, 56)
    38. (^10) New Continent (FF6, 54)
    39. (-2) Prologue (FF4, 50)
    40. (^31) Valse di Fantastica (FF15, 49)
    41. (-3) Home Sweet Home (FF5, 49)
    42. (^11) Last Dungeon (FF6, 48)
    43. (^69) Battle 2 (FF3, 46)
    44. (-7) Besaid Island (FF10, 46)
    45. (^34) Slam Shuffle (FF6, 45)
    46. (-4) Nalbina Fortress Underground Prison (FF12, 45)
    47. (-7) Theme of the Tantalus (FF9, 43)
    48. (^17) The Nightmare Begins (FF7, 43)
    49. (^32) The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 43)
    49. (-10) Blue Fields (FF8, 43)


    And lastly, the 2020 qualifiers! I'll post those up shortly. Thank you all so much for participating! You have no idea how much I enjoy running this, and it would all be meaningless without all of you! See ya in 2020. ;)
    Last edited by Shad; 07-13-2019 at 05:17 AM.

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    we have now seen only three out of fifteen games win in a span of six years!
    lol

    I'm surprised to see Liberi Fatali as high as that fifth spot. I like it a lot and frequently vote for it, but...that puts it above some pretty important songs in the franchise.

    Also, Blue Fields, which I love and is my ringtone for unknown numbers, is now in last place.

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    Apparently I listed most of the tracks after Slam Shuffle as also Slam Shuffle haha. Fixed that.

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurgolden View Post
    lol

    I'm surprised to see Liberi Fatali as high as that fifth spot. I like it a lot and frequently vote for it, but...that puts it above some pretty important songs in the franchise.

    Also, Blue Fields, which I love and is my ringtone for unknown numbers, is now in last place.
    Yeah, To Zanarkand is another major anomaly. It was as high as 9th place last year without ever making the quarterfinals.

    Blue Fields is definitely one of my favorite FF8 tracks, and it missed the cut this year. I don't remember what the qualifier rand shaped out to be off the top of my head, but here's hoping it gets in next year.

    ---------- Post added at 07:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:21 AM ----------

    Those will be posted tomorrow at the latest by the way. It's already randomized. I just need to data enter the pairings and it takes a good hour for that round because there are so many.

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    btw, thanks for hosting the rumble, shad!

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    Sorry I vanished; I was here in spirit! A smashing conclusion to a smashing poll!

    I'll try to make it a point to stick around for these; I rather enjoy them.
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