New Rule #1:
"No hitting below the belt"
Many times in these types of competitions, we see this happening a lot. But what is it you ask?
Hitting below the belt in this competition is basically just writing an article after your opponent does and talking about everything in the article that you disagree with.
Sort of like this:
"Rize thinks Lilian Garcia is the best WWE Announcer ever. And he thinks she's hot and is an overall great announcer. She is obviously not any of these things. She's barely good enough to be in WWE, and they only kept her because she was the only announcer who could sing and somewhat announce a name." Then you finally get to your point.
I don't care to know what they wrote about. You should only convince me of your pick, and not down theirs. So, I'd do this:
"To me, Howard Finkel is the best overall WWE Announcer of all time. He was there for every Wrestlemania since day one, and even before that he as a WWE fixture. He is a Hall of Famer, and rightfully so. Howard Finkel is a legend in the WWE just as much as the Rock and Stone Cold."
See what I mean? Talk about your pick only. Do not hit below the belt. If you do, I'll eliminate you and push on the other guy/girl.
Very simple rule to follow people.
New Rule #2:
"Don't kill the fish!"
Now what does this one mean is what many are wondering.
Some people write way too much in an article, over 5000 words I've seen. This makes most people bored and can really kill any buzz you have going in. So, keep all articles around 2000 to 3000 words or under, this isn't too hard, believe me. You can use a ton of different software to count the words you use. Like Microsoft Word, Word Processor, Notebook, etc.
New Rule #3:
This is a Tournament where you'll get one shot to prove yourself each week. You'll be writing only one article per week. It'll go by Rounds in each week. This is the first tournament to ever have a once a week match up in the history of B/R.
New Rule #4:
This competition is a tournament, so obviously there is a need for seeds. Since we have 34 people, there will be an odd number of people per division. But there are 4 divisions meaning four #1 seeds. Now, some may be upset about their ranking. But all you have to do is prove how good you are and you're good. Seeding will however, be key in the competition.
By the way, this isn't a rule, but it's something to know. I will not be picking any of my topics or seeding. That is done by Jacob Waring, and if he and I were to face off, a third party would pick for us