New Years 2018 Tournament
#1
It's that time of the year again! The first time we did 3rd Division, then 2nd Division, and now we've arrived at 4th Division.

Tournament Setup
The format will be largely the same as usual:
- 512-bracket double elimination, for a total of 1022 matches
- Every 64 matches the tournament will be paused for exhibitions
- No matchmaking will take place while the tournament is running
- The tournament will start on Thursday, December 27th at 7 PM UTC
- The last 62 matches (meaning the top 48) will start on Sunday, December 30th, at 7 PM UTC


Character Suggestions
For this year I figured I'd let the viewers have some more input on the characters that will appear in the tournament. For that reason I've set up a google forms that people can use to submit character suggestions.
For a quick overview I set up a sheet of various characters that can be considered as eligible, namely:
- 3rd Division characters below 1550
- 4th Division characters
- 5th Division characters above 1400

You're free to make suggestions for characters that don't appear on those lists, but I'd recommend sticking to characters on them.
Anyway, you can submit your suggestions with this formNOTE! These are suggestions only!
In the end I will still be the final judge as to which characters will be featured in the tournament. I'm looking for characters that'll make for a fun and even tournament with not too many gimmicks. And no, I do not need to provide a reason that you are happy with. This isn't the community tournament where anything that is on the sheet goes. While I would love to make everyone happy, please be prepared to accept the fact that your suggestion wasn't included.

The form will stay open until at least the end of December 23rd. I'm aiming to post the final list of characters before the 25th.
Since the form will stay open for a long time, please take your time to consider your suggestions and refrain from submitting multiple times.


Character List
Lastly, a few characters can already be regarded as included, or rather, considered for inclusion. These are all the 4th Division characters by local authors, as well as (traditional-style) Hokuto no Ken characters. Because we just can't have one without them, it's tradition at this point!

So anyway, that gave me the following list of characters. Note, characters marked with a * are above the 1550 rating, and can be considered as at risk of removal. Mind you, even characters not marked may still not be included. Some of them are just really gimmicky, or have had updates which push them above the level of a 4th division, even if their ratings do not yet reflect that. Still, any character on this list, don't bother putting it on the form. Furthermore, if I forgot a local author, please point it out to me (and sorry for forgetting you)!

Characters by Arxos:
- Cirno RP
- Eirin Yagokoro RP
- Fujiwara no Mokou RP
- Guerilla Force
- Ichirin Kumoi RP
- *Patchouli Knowledge RP
- Phoenix Force
- Pink Ranger
- Renge RE
- Rusty Force
- Suika Ibuki RP
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku
- Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta
- Yuuka Kazami RP

Characters by Brergrsart:
- Bulk Bogan
- Tenshi AR
- The Bestest Ken in the World
- *True Monando Boy

Characters by TwistedSynapse:
- Button Masher Onomatopoeia
- Driver's License Kirby
- *FOR MEDICORP AND FOR SCIENCE

Characters by Jor8a:
- BF Mario
- *Charlie Frost
- Giant Sakuya
- Spinner

Characters by Below273:
- *Iori Bogard
- Kiei
- Misamu
- *Orochi Marisa
- Syameimaru
- Unicorn Gundam
- Voltage 2.0

Characters by Infernal Spectre:
- G_Raging
- MG-FV Madotsuki
- MG-Sephiroth
- Ryona
- Seizure Lady
- Yue Hizoku
- Yukino Lv2

Characters by Deoxgigas:
- Izayoi
- LF2 - Archmage
- LF2 - Bat
- *LF2 - Davis
- LF2 - Deep
- LF2 - Dennis
- LF2 - Firen
- LF2 - Freeze
- *LF2 - Henry
- LF2 - John
- LF2 - Julian
- LF2 - Louis
- LF2 - LouisX
- LF2 - Woody

Characters by VirusComputerBad2003:
- Hovernyan
- Jibanyan
- Rover

Characters by Blazemanxd:
- Bender
- Blaze Sman
- *Shin Marie
- *Unlocked Power Marie
- Winnie the Pooh

Characters by KDT:
- Rage Rock

Characters by Guy Kazama:
- Armadon
- Clite
- Damian Shade
- Dinosaur
- Ebisumaru
- FL_Mugen
- Gekkou
- *Gyarados
- Ickybod Clay
- *Rare Gregorious
- Reiji Oyama PI1
- SCWU Doraemon
- Yukkuri Hibiki
- Zen MC

Characters by Barcode:
- 63
- *True Monando Boy

Characters by SpaceMouse:
- *Billy 'Big Bang' Blitz
- *Maximum Maxime
- Tora Shou
- Watatsuki no Toyohime

Obligatory HNK's:
- *A-Rei
- Kenshiro
- Komachi Raoh
- Jagi
- *Jagi Meiling
- Juda
- Mamiya
- Raoh
- Raoh-JP
- *Thouther 31
- Thouther JJ
- *Toki Hakurei
- Toki-N
- *Toki_s
- Shin
- Shin Aino
- Shin D.
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#2
Here is the current list of entrants. There may still be changes to the list. If someone has any suggestions for a character that should really be added, or sees a character that he/she may think is problematic, then feel free to say so. Otherwise the list will likely remain unchanged.

- 63
- A-Ko
- A-Rei
- AOC
- AWK Morrigan
- A_Shiori
- Adler
- Agni
- Airman
- Aiwhen
- Akane Satomura
- Akari Ichijo LB2
- Akiha Vermillion AC
- Akiha-PM
- Aladdin
- Alex Suika
- Alice TH10.5
- Alice's Gensokyo
- Alou
- Alty
- Ananzi
- Android 18
- Anny Hamilton
- Another Agito
- Another Kung Fu Girl Z
- Archetype Earth R
- Arima Meiling EX
- Armadon
- Arrange Ayu
- Arrange Kano
- Arrange Mishio
- Asiette EX
- Asriel
- Astraea
- Athena 96
- Aura
- Aya_K
- Ayaka MVC
- Azami
- B. Battler
- B.Swordsman
- BF Mario
- Babbage
- Bai-Hu 0D
- Basketball Len
- Bender
- Big Volfogg
- Billy Two Moons
- Biollente
- Birdie
- Black Rouga
- Blaze Sman
- Broadway
- Brokken
- Bulk Bogan
- Burnie 0D
- Button Masher Onomatopoeia
- Byakuren ULiL
- CVS Cody
- CVS Hayato
- CVS Karin
- CVS Zangief
- Cafelier
- Caligula
- Cammy
- Captain Sawada
- Car Navi
- Cecil Damon
- Cecil Harvey
- Celesty
- Chaos Satellite
- Chara
- Chipp(AC)
- Chise the Ultimate Weapon
- Chloe Valens
- Choryujin
- Cirno RP
- Clite
- Clone Angel
- Commode Serika
- Condor Heads 0D
- Cure Egret
- CvW Haggar
- D.B. Sadist
- DM Tenko
- Daimaoh
- Damian Shade
- Dancing Banana
- Dante m-ism
- Daos
- Dead Geese
- Death Adder
- Deathscythe
- Dee Bee Kaw
- Dinosaur
- Dio Brando
- Dormammu
- Double-A
- Dream Bison
- Driver's License Kirby
- Earth-Suika
- Ebisumaru
- Ecila
- Eirin Yagokoro RP
- Eko
- Elias
- Elion
- Elisabeth Blanctorche XIII
- Elle
- Elsa Guilty Gear
- Emi_K
- Emperor Reisen
- Eni
- Eri SE
- Ertot
- Euphoria the Everlasting
- Eva Beatrice
- Evil Fei Long
- Evil Ryu BH
- Evolution Kyo
- Evolution Shingo
- Eyedol
- FC Sakazaki Ryo
- FL_Mugen
- Fang 0D
- Faud
- Felicia
- Felix 2nd
- Fenri Lunaedge
- Flowering Night
- Fluttershy
- Football Len EX
- Frank West
- Fujibayashi Suzu
- Fujiwara no Mokou RP
- Fullmoon Suika
- GN-Pioneer-R
- G_Raging
- Gardener
- Gardener Kurama
- Geese
- Geese XI
- Gekka Suika
- Gekkou
- Gen-an Shiranui O
- Geoform Ridley
- George Ushiromiya
- Geslenst
- Giant Sakuya
- God Tewi
- Godzillen
- Goenitz 98
- Gogyou Setsuna
- Golden Frieza
- Gon the Dinosaur
- Grand Master Chief
- Grebam
- Grilled
- Guerilla Force
- Gulool Ja Ja
- Gundam Nataku
- Gundam X
- Hades Izanami
- Hakulen
- Harry
- Haruhi
- Haruka 303
- Haruka Amami
- Hashibirokou
- Hata no Kokoro
- Hatsune Miku
- Hattori Hanzou Uruka
- Hei-Long
- Henri
- Hinako Shijou
- Hirasaka Hatsune
- Hiryuko
- Hisui AC
- Hisui SLN
- Hol Horse ASB
- Hotaru BC
- Iari
- Ichirin Kumoi RP
- Ickybod Clay
- Iggy
- Ingrid_A
- Iori Yagami TR
- Irori EX
- Italian Toki
- Izayoi
- Izuko XIII
- Jagi
- James
- Janemba
- Jean Valjean
- Jessica Ushiromiya
- Johnny
- Jotaro Kujo
- Ju Do Man
- Jubilee
- Juda
- Judgment
- Julius
- K' XIII
- K-Dash XIII
- K9999-B
- K_Malin
- K_Saber
- Kaede
- Kaede LB2
- Kagami-HAL
- Kakine Teitoku
- Kamen Rider Duke
- Kamen Rider Gaim
- Kamen Rider Galen
- Kamen Rider Kaixa
- Kamijou Touma
- Kamiryu
- Kamishiro Kunagi
- Kaname Hibiki
- Kanna Mikage
- Kasen
- Kei Shidou
- Keigo
- KenCyan
- Kenshiro
- Kenshiro-PW
- Khriz
- Kiei
- Kim 98
- King Fancy Man
- Kinyo Roadshow
- Kira and Len
- Kirino
- Knuckles the Echidna
- Kohaku_S
- Koishi_B
- Komachi MB
- Komachi Raoh
- Koneko
- Kotonoha-sama
- KouyaLen
- Kratos
- Kujo Meiling
- Kunagi Tenrou
- Kusanagi
- Kyo-4
- Kyoudou Senna
- LF2 - Archmage
- LF2 - Bat
- LF2 - Deep
- LF2 - Dennis
- LF2 - Firen
- LF2 - Freeze
- LF2 - John
- LF2 - Louis
- LF2 - LouisX
- LF2 - Woody
- Lambdadelta & Battler
- Layban
- Leon S. Kennedy
- Leona SK
- Leona XIII
- Levin
- Lien
- Lightning-Adel
- Lilith ZSM
- Lin
- Lina 2
- Linne
- Lion(COH)
- Lowren
- Lucifer
- Lucina
- Lucy Diclonius
- Luna +Q
- Lynia
- MG-FV Madotsuki
- MG-Sephiroth
- MVC Ciel
- MVC Riesbyfe
- Malenko
- Mamiya
- Marco MOTW
- Margaret
- Maria
- Maria Renard Young
- Marika Yamagata
- Marisa,k
- Marth
- Mattrex
- Mech Hisui 404
- Megu Asuhara
- Meiya Striker
- Meme Man
- Miki Sayaka
- Miko
- Millarca
- Minori Amanohara
- Mira
- Misamu
- Missing Number
- Mito Mashiro
- Miyako Arima AA
- Miyako(COH)
- Miyoshi Karin
- Miyuki_K
- Momo-Len
- Moriya Minakata
- Mr. Karate 2nd SS
- MtGuile
- NDX Cless
- Naitou
- Nakoruru-BC
- Nameless 2K2UM
- Nanaya KOF
- Nao
- Naya Tatca Nanafe
- Nayu Mizuhara
- Neva
- No. 8
- Nostalgic Ballz
- OST
- Oboro CSX
- Okina
- Omega Shenron
- Omega Tiger Woods
- On
- P4U Mai
- Paprika
- Pasity
- Patchouli Knowledge RP
- Perfecti
- Phoenix Force
- Pink Ranger
- Pinocchio Skinfaxi
- R_ed
- Rage Rock
- Raizen
- Ramda
- Raoh
- Raoh-JP
- Rarity
- Rasho-Zero
- Red Arcueid AC
- Reiji Oyama PI1
- Reimu Hakurei R
- Reinvented Yamazaki
- Remilia_K
- Remy
- Ren
- Renge RE
- Renna
- Rentaro_K
- Riesbyfe Stridberg AA
- Riesbyfe Stridberg SLN
- Riesbyfe-CBK
- Rimururu-M
- Rin Tohsaka
- Robo-Jam
- Robo-Ky #Reload
- Robo-Len
- Robo-Sol
- Rock Howard LB2
- Ronove
- Rosa
- Rosa Ushiromiya
- Rover
- Roze
- Rozwel
- Ruby Heart M
- Rugal CVS2
- Rugal XIII
- Rughadjeen
- Rusty Force
- Rutee Kartret
- Ryo 2K2UM
- Ryona
- Ryougi Shiki m-ism
- S-Nakoruru
- S-Yuuka
- SCWU Doraemon
- SF4 Ryu
- SQIV Swordman
- SS6 Syaoren
- SSJ2 Vegeta
- SSJ3 Goku
- S_Kamui
- Sa-tan
- Saber AS
- Sailor Mars K
- Sailor Mercury Crystal
- Sailor Moon KOF
- Sakura 98
- Sakura SK
- Sakuya Izayoi R
- Sakuya Izayoi-B
- Sanada Kojiroh
- Sanae AC
- Sanji 13
- Sans
- Saojin
- Sasquatch 71113
- Saya
- Saya Otonashi
- Scharlachrot SP
- Seizure Lady
- Setsuna
- Shang Tsung
- Shartel
- Sheep the Royal 0D
- Shiki LB2
- Shikyoh LB2
- Shin
- Shin Aino
- Shin Akuma-M
- Shin D.
- Shinku
- Shirou
- Shishioh PM
- Shizumaru AS
- Sho Hayate 0D
- Silvy Garnet
- Simirror
- Sion KOF
- Skylla Chimere
- Sol Badguy
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Spinner
- Steed
- Suika Ibuki
- Suika Ibuki RP
- Super Saiyan 4 Goku
- Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta
- Susano'o
- Syameimaru
- Symbiote Spiderman
- TF Aquaman
- Taiga_K
- Tain-Ren
- Takiyasya
- Talonarten
- Taros
- Tekkamann Lance SD
- Telette
- Tenshi AR
- Tenshi X
- Testament
- Thanos DL
- The Bestest Ken in the World
- The Freezing August
- Three Mischievous Fairies
- Tiger MM
- Tigre Negro
- Toki KF
- Toki-N
- Tokiko
- Tora Shou
- Toshiro Hitsugaya EX
- Tough Meiling
- Toziko
- Troll
- Twilight Sparkle
- UMVC Youmu
- Ultraman Agul
- Unicorn Gundam
- Unyuho-L
- Usagi Shirakaba K
- Ut'ulls-Hr'ehr
- Uzuki Shimamura SB
- VNT-001-B/X
- Vegeta God Gold
- Vegeta SSJ5
- Vergil
- Violent Ken BH
- Viper
- Virgilia
- Voltage Zeroko
- Vortz 0D
- W-Gear'
- WTF Mizuchi
- Wai
- Wario SD
- Washizuka LB2
- Watatsuki no Toyohime
- Wild Wolf
- Wing Gundam Zero Custom
- Winnie the Pooh
- Witch
- Wrestling Sion
- Wriggle
- Yagumo EX
- Yajyu Imouto
- Yamazaki TR
- Yayoi
- Yu-by
- Yue
- Yue Hizoku
- Yuen-Joe
- Yuki Nagato OR
- Yukina Himeragi
- Yukina SE
- Yukino Lv2
- Yukkuri Hibiki
- Yuri Lowell
- Yuuka Kazami RP
- Yuyuko Saigyouji
- Zangyura
- Zantetsu EX
- Zatracenie
- Zen MC
- Zuiho
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#3
Here is a list of all characters that were added through the suggestions form. Due to the size of 4th and the sheer number of interesting characters, I ended up deciding against introducing any non-4th's into the bracket. That led to a lot of suggestions being rejected because of that, so apologies for that.
Regardless, here is the list of characters that were accepted:

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- Gekka Suika
- Fullmoon Suika
- Earth-Suika
- Alex Suika
- Arima Meiling EX
- Tough Meiling

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- Italian Toki
- Kyo-4
- Gardener Kurama
- Nostalgic Ballz
- Robo-Len
- Kinyo Roadshow
- Shang Tsung
- KenCyan
- Agni

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- Dream Bison
- Rugal XIII
- Ryougi Shiki m-ism
- Kamijou Touma

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- S-Yuuka
- MtGuile
- Biollente
- Basketball Len

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- Aladdin
- Dancing Banana
- Riesbyfe Stridberg SLN
- Three Mischievous Fairies
- Viper
- WTF Mizuchi
- Wolverine 71113

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- Asriel
- Chara
- Grilled
- Marth
- Sans
- Wario SD

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- Airman
- Babbage
- Geoform Ridley
- Iggy
- Wriggle

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- Bulk Bogan
- Sara Cat
- Tenshi AR
- TF Aquaman
- The Bestest Ken in the World
- Tigre Negro

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- Evil Fei Long
- Kenshiro-PW
- Malenko
- Missing Number

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- Rosa
- Sara Cat
- Vegeta God Gold
- Vegeta SSJ5

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- Felix 2nd
- Izuko XIII
- Kamishiro Kunagi
- Lucy Diclonius
- OST
- Ut'ulls-Hr'ehr
- Yajyu Imouto
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