The tournament runner had his eye on the tournament the whole time and the moment he spotted what looked like ballot stuffing he removed the votes and even without those votes 3 of the 4 matches were still firm victories that wouldn't have changed anyway. The new host stepped in and immediately added extra protections to prevent spam voting which the previous host didn't have and during his time as host he reported no instances of spam votes. >>116925250>sloppily picked up
As I said he added extra things to make the vote more secure. He came in for the save when everyone thought the tournament was fucked. The guy also did fine hosting Mr. /co/.
Also Spinel not getting landslide victories like Raven got in early rounds was pretty obviously because of spite voting. From the moment the seeding was revealed people started bitching that she was going to win and aggressively backed Muriel. Comparatively people didn't care too much about Raven so she was able to bulldoze her way through those early rounds without any pushback.
And we've discussed the vote increase at the end at length. Both Spinel and Raven got an increase of votes between the semis and the finals so even if those extra votes were all spam which I doubt, Raven's supporters would also have contributed to the cheating as well.
And if you think the integrity of the contest is ruined that why are you even here right now? You would just see the tournament as fraud and go, but instead you're here wasting your time debating me over something that you claim to be bogus.
Anyways this thread is nearing its end and I got to go. I just hope this thread helped everyone get this shit out their system because I don't want to deal with people arguing over this shit during the tournament.