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23-02-2021, 19:09   #1
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Ultimate Battle of Mexico

A Brucie Bonus Battle here as we delve further into the wonderful world of flags. We've already covered North America's Big 2 in the form of the USA and Canada so now we venture south of the border.

This is the Ultimate Battle of Mexico



You may or may not be aware that official name of the country is The United States of Mexico. Those states are what we'll be getting into here. Luckily for me, there is a perfect tournament number of subdivisions to work with, 32 in all. Luckily for all of us, I think I've found a database that has beautiful graphics for all of these banners.

We'll go live within the hour so check back in before then.
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23-02-2021, 19:16   #2
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The Format

This one is going to run in a slightly altered format. We will have group stages before progressing to the one on one knockout bouts. Each group will contain four flags and your job is to rank them in your order of preference from 1st to 4th. Top 2 from each group will advance.

- Reasons are not mandatory but very much encouraged.

- All Group matches will last 15 minutes.

- In the event of a tie, I'll cast a deciding vote.

- All groups are made using a random number generator.
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23-02-2021, 19:18   #3
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Hopefully most of them are as awesome as the country flag. An eagle, on a cactus, eating a snake?!

The emblem-shield symbolizes the Aztec heritage. According to legend, the gods had advised the Aztecs that the place where they should establish their city was to be identified when they saw an eagle, perched on a prickly pear tree, devouring a serpent. They saw this mythical eagle on a marshy lake that is now the main plaza in Mexico City
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Kicking off in 10 minutes!
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Well this will be random!
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23-02-2021, 19:45   #6
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So quick reminder, list your order of preference.

Eg.

1. Campeche
2. Chiapas
3. Chihuahua
4. Colima
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Group A

Chiapas



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Tlaxcala



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Tabasco



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Hidalgo

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You posted them in order for me

1. Chiapas - quite a scenic little raveen there
2. Tlaxcala - like the skulls, and it's decent overall
3. Tabasco - bit amateurish for me
4. Hidalgo - too much going on, and most of it looks sh-t!
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Hm. I was going to vote for the wavy white of the first flag, but then they're all like that.

Not a huge amount to choose here really. The bottom one with the olives and the drum is just strange. The red half sets Tlaxcala apart.
I'll go -

Tlaxcala
Chiapas
Tabasco
Hidalgo
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1. Chiapas because it has a river, and water in any shape or form is good! And I like a nice canyon.


2. Hidalgo pretty colours. And I don't understand any of it, bar the Mexican flag bit on the right!


3. Tlaxcala because my no. 4 was my least favourite so this had to go at no. 3


4. Tabasco most boring of them all, both in style and colours.


This has to be the least scientific, rational or even logical tournament I've ever taken part in!!!
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Tlaxcala
Chiapas
Tabasco
Hidalgo

They look so Spanish
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You posted them in order for me

1. Chiapas - quite a scenic little raveen there
2. Tlaxcala - like the skulls, and it's decent overall
3. Tabasco - bit amateurish for me
4. Hidalgo - too much going on, and most of it looks sh-t!
Same for me please
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1. Tlaxcala - I like the balance of colour, with the red in the background and not to many additional colours on the crest. A few little skulls is interesting too - must look this story up!
2. Chiapas - the imagery is more interesting than Tabasco
3. Tabasco - I like this crest / colouring more than my last choice
4. Hidalgo - a bit much with the flag on flag action and I'm not a fan of the crest over all
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1 Hidalgo - striking and unusual
2 Tabasco - love the sauce
3 Chiapas - its telling a story and it intrigues me
4 Tlaxcala - still a good effort
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Group A Results

Chiapas 14
Tlaxcala 13
Tabasco 7
Hidalgo 6


Chiapas and Tlaxcala advance
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