Hey, Waypointeers! Hope you’re enjoying this nice refreshing March air. There’s no better way to enjoy the first shoots of spring than a little friendly competition.
If there’s one thing folks know Waypoint for, it is, for better or worse, redirects. There’s more redirects than any of us know what to do with (we counted 77 active URLs going to Waypoint, the forums, and the Twitch page – that’s not even counting sub-redirects!). We’ve all got our favourites, but which one do we all agree is the best?
That’s what we’re here to find out – a single-elimination bracket tournament of the Waypoint redirects to determine what people like the most!
We at the mod team are doing this for the goofs, but also because some of these are super specific references. We’d love to see people dig into why these exist, find the video that inspired them, or share why they purchased that URL. We want this to be about the site, sure, but the redirects were a community-led initiative – you deserve the spotlight too.
In order to vote, please see the below Contents section below. In this thread, we’re keen to hear who you think will rise to the top and are prepared to offer the most prestigious award of all – bragging rights.
The structure of the competition is thus: there will be a set of 1-on-1 matches, in each the winner of each goes to the next round. We will have 72-hour polls for Rounds 1 through 5, with 48-hour polls for Rounds 6 and 7. There will be a bronze-medal match in the final round, just so we can have a top three.
As you can see by the bracket, Round 1 is a little shorter than Round 2. Given our odd number of redirects (77), the first round has a lot of byes. Think of it as a qualifying round.
We’ll be launching a new thread for each round and bumping this thread – keep your eyes peeled!
If you have any questions, let us know in the discussion thread.
We look forward to seeing your votes. Pick the funniest, pick your favourite, pick the one you use the most. Let’s have some fun.
- Round #1 – Qualifiers
- Round #2
- Round #3
- Round #4
- Round #5 – The Quarterfinals
- Round #6 – Semifinals & Debutant’s Dispute
- Round #7 – The Finale
- Full Bracket Listing
- If anything is cut off here, you can mouse over it to get the full URL. Challonge has a strict length limit on what it will show in the bracket.