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Cage Match 2011: The Final is Set!

 


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At 5:00 pm today, Quick Ben took down what was probably the prohibitive “favorite”* to make it to the finals, Perrin Aybara. And not just beat him–but did so by over 2,000 votes, a substantial margin. On the other side of the bracket, Vin was able to defeat a slightly more contested match against the other “favorite,” Jon Snow.

What this does is relieve Brandon Sanderson of having to figure out how to back two characters he really cares about, and instead sets up a final of Vin versus Quick Ben–a final I can already anticipate some strong sentiments on both sides of the aisle.

Something that’s really cool about this final is that it pits two characters that you had suggested after last year’s Cage Match. So if you have suggestions for next year, make sure to check out the forum we have set up to talk about who we missed and what we can do to improve the Cage Match.

The final itself will be going up this Wednesday (April 6) at 11 AM. The consolation match, between Perrin and Jon Snow, will also be going up then, and this is another chance for your input to be heard. Just like last year, we’re going to give you all the opportunity to provide the “How we think the fight will happen” section of the third-place fight.

Two will be chosen–one that supports Perrin, and one that supports Jon–by us here at Unbound Worlds, and will be put up on the site. It will also be included in the “Best of Cage Match 2011” eBook (you can check out the 2010 eBook in our Free Library).

In order to be considered, please send your Perrin vs. Jon Snow write-up to spectratwitterfb@gmail.com with the subject line “Cage Match 2011 3rd Place.”

Send them in by 2:00 PM ET, Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 for a chance to have your story considered.

You must be 18 or older to enter your story.

Again, thanks so much from everyone here at Unbound Worlds, and I can’t wait to see how the final shakes out–or to read your stories!

*To be clear, when I say “favorite,” I mean that, based on previous voting patterns, the characters from the these two series tend to go much farther than other characters–regardless of power.


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