Round 4 & 5 of May Madness ended & the results of the battles are as follows for TV Characters.
Round 5 (THE ELITE EIGHT)
(14) Castiel (Supernatural) 362-232 (1) Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
(1) Penny (The Big Bang Theory) 235-167 (7) Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
(3) Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl) 661-228 (12) Belle (Once Upon A Time)
(3) Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow) 241-134 (9) The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Largest round 4 vote total - 661 Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl)
Smallest Round 4 vote total - 134 The Doctor (Doctor Who)
Largest Magin of Victory - 433 Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl) over Belle (Once Upon A Time)
Smallest Margin of victory - 68 Penny (The Big Bang Theory) over Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
A mild shocker in Castiel beating the 2013 champion Dean Winchester. But really, the strength of Castiel's fanbase this tourney really has grown & got to a point where his win didnt shock me nearly as much as it would have at the beginning of the tourney.
Penny, despite being the #1 seed in her bracket however beating Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock) was a sizable shocker to me.
Lauren Lewis win over Belle (Once Upon A Time) was not a shock, the margin of victory was. It seems quite a few Chinese fans of Lost Girl have taken to the polls, and given the show a little extra boost dwn the stretch. 186 votes from China, all 186 voted for Lauren.
Malcolm Merlyn winning over The Doctor (Doctor Who) again, not really a shock. But I would not have been too shocked if it went the other way either. I expected a close match between these two, and with less than a day left, there was only 66 vote differcne between them at 1 point before Malcolm pulled away.
Round 5 (THE FINAL FOUR)
(14) Castiel (Supernatural) 770-364 [441-77] (1) Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
(3) Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl) [833-110] 723-375 (3) Malcolm Merlyn (Arrow)
Largest vote total in round 5 - 770 Castiel (Supernatural)
Smallest vote total in round 5 - 364 Penny (The Big Bang Theory)
Largest Margin of Victory in round 5 - 406 Castiel over Penny
Smallest margin of victory in round 5 - 348 Lauren Lewis over Malcolm Merlyn
Its been a long time since theres been an intentional and delberate attempt to circumvent voting rules on our polls. All this years rounds up till now, all the 2013 BOTVA groups had no detected attempts. Then the final 4, some dickbag in China hs been persistently trying.
Despite the fact the user clearly has a pro-Lost Girl voting pattern, I am not banning LG or Lauren Lewis because the results still speak for themselves. She would have won even without the interference. So I simply expunged the votes from the totals. The user has still been doing it in the finale too. Those votes are also going to not show up in the official results.
I find it PATHETIC someones life is so meaningless they are obsessed with winning a poll on a website that at its peak only topped the top 500,000 websites on Alexa.com, and generally hovers around a 1,000,000th. Its like the people who create bots for the People's Choice Awards. I dont get them either.... and those awards have a national television coverage.
Anywho, that ranting aside.
It was no shock with the juggernaut of support Castiel has had that he won his round. It was around round 3 or so where I really thought "I think hes going all the way to the finals" and it seems that was a fair assessment.
Lauren beating Malcolm was also no shock. The 2012 champ is constantly hovering around in our BOTVAs and May Madness tourneys, and again has found her way to the finals.
The finals just ended yesterday.
Results for the Winner of the tourney will be announced later today.
Blog posts for May Madness events starting with the 3rd annual one. All previous May Madness blogs can be found in the general "Polls And Awards Blog" section