Everything in the current International Saimoe League is completely different than it was in its inception in 2008. Much of that has to do with the personnel involved, and their philosophies start at the top of the ladder. I (2008-2009) had my own philosophy on what ISML should be and how it should be run. Crisu (2010-2015) had a different stance on what ISML should be how ISML should be run. Now it's 2016 and we have new administration at the top of the ladder, and they have a different philosophy on what ISML should be and how it should be run.HasbeenaHibiki wrote:I am wondering that too, to a certain extent as well.FISHING wrote:Let's review what's written on ISML 2008 home page:So... now ISML gives up its original thought and walking on other saimoes' way?However, the single elimination tournaments that have made Saimoe ever so popular sometimes result in huge matchups in the early rounds, leaving some contestants walking home with a missed opportunity. Although the random pairings were the only way to determine who goes against whom, questions and speculations arise on whether a girl would have fared a better result had parings been different. Even so, a selected few have passed the challenge of single elimination and emerged victorious.
So if it feels that ISML is giving up it's "original philosophy", keep in mind that the person who created this "original philosophy" has not been part of the ISML staff for the past 5 years. ISML has evolved to adapt to the philosophies of those who choose to keep it alive. That's just how it is.