Phase II of Fantasy is divided into two sections: The first will take place from Round 2 to the Block Finals, while the second will cover the repechage round. More details will be given regarding the second part of Phase II in the near future.
For now, you are to pick any 16 characters from any of the Round 2 contestants, but you are only allowed a maximum of 2 characters from the same series. This time though, you have to be careful of your choices as they will be carried over to the third round and the Block Finals!
However, to make sure things remain competitive, the following will happen:
- Before Round 3 begins, you are allowed to change up to 8 characters from your line-up.
- Before the Block Finals, you are allowed to change up to 4 characters from your Round 3 line-up. The maximum of 2 characters from the same series rule will be lifted. After making the substitutions, you will trim down your line-up to 8 characters (instead of 16).
As part of the repechage system being introduced this year, you will also be given one [Redemption] card for each round (thus a total of three cards). These [Redemption cards] can be attached to any one of your characters in your line-up. They can only be attached before the start of Round 2, Round 3 and the Block Finals. The character holding the [Redemption] card will be given an extra 5 points per victory during the repechage round (consisting of 3 rounds). As you’d have guessed it, the [Redemption] card becomes useless if it is attached to an eventual Block winner or someone who does not qualify for the repechage round. Also, [Redemption] cards do not stack up and must be used with three different characters. For more details regarding how the repechage round works, refer to animesaimoe.org.
You will also be given one [Wildcard] card for each round (thus a total of three cards). The [Wildcard] will allow you to make ONE substitution while the round is going on. You can even use this card when a match is going on – but you cannot swap out one of your characters in your line-up with another character who has already had her match for the round. So for example:
- Today’s 17th Sep.
- Match between D,E,F is currently taking place.
- Match between J,K,L is also currently taking place.
- Match between G,H,I takes place on 18th Sep
- A,B,C’s match already took place on 16th Sep.
- Your line-up has A,D,G,L
You can’t swap D or L for B/C, but you can swap D or L with E,F,G,H,I,J,K by using the [Wildcard].
To use the [Wildcard], just leave a comment here.
Scoring system for Phase II Part 1:
Winner – 5 points
Top 3 highest vote % in each round – 5 points
Top 3 highest no of votes in each round – 5 points
Winning by a margin of at least 15% (of 2nd-placed contestant) – 2 points
Deadline for submission: 20 September 1AM GMT+9
All the best!