Credit to Alaskapigeon
LS mentioned the idea of a double elimination tournament in the chat thread earlier. We've been talking and he thinks there might be a possibility of it happening.
In case you don't know how double elimination works, everyone starts in the winner's bracket (configured like a normal tournament). However, if you lose your match, you are moved down to the losers bracket to face the other losers of the round. The losers play each other; winners advance to the next part of the losers bracket to face the next round's losers, while those who lose a second time are eliminated.
At the end, there is a winner's final and loser's final part of the bracket. After that round is decided, the winner of the winner's bracket and the winner of the loser's bracket play in the final round. If the winners' finalist wins, the tournament is over. If the losers' finalist wins, then the winners' finalist gets one more chance to win. Afterwards, the victor wins the tournament.
Now a common concern a lot of people have with double elim tourneys is how much time it takes. LS and I talked solutions and we think this would help solve the problem. Have the losers play immediately when their matchups are known rather than waiting for the next round to be announced. This would require a more frequent update of the bracket and for it to be visible at all times. However, I think this solution is attainable.
Here is a sample of a double elimination bracket: http://www.printyourbrackets.com/pdfbrackets/12teamdouble.pdf
If this was done, would you be willing to enter? Give us some feedback.
Note: Credit goes to LS for the idea