In essentially every scenario the following settles ties in the standings:
- Fewest losses
- Best strength of victory (SOV)
For example, player A and B end the season tied. Player A has no losses and an SOV of 100, and player B has one loss and an SOV of 110. Player A is the winner. If Player A and B both have one loss, then player B would be the winner because of their higher SOV.
If ALL players lose in a given week with NO lives remaining
Two things can happen, depending on the league No Survivors Tie-breaker setting:
Last Man Standing option: This option seeks an outright winner who has picked correctly, unless its the last week of the season. If configured, and its not the last week of the season, all players alive at the beginning of the week move forward to the following week and are set to 1 life (see special handling below for 2-bracket leagues).
Strength of Victory option: The league immediately ends and the player with the fewest accrued loses, followed by highest SOV is the winner.
Two Bracket League, Last Man Standing option
The Last Man Standing
option only applies to the 1st place bracket. That is, players in the 2nd place bracket do not move forward if they all lose, they are eliminated. If all players in the 1st place bracket lose, they incur a loss and move forward, including any players who previously bought back in to the 1st place bracket. If a player has no lives left, they are set to 1 life, but the number of losses they have accrued is maintained and used as a tie-breaker at the end of the season. If buybacks are enabled, a player who had not previously lost will have the option to either 1) do a buyback to stay in the 1st place bracket, or 2) drop to the 2nd place bracket without incurring a buyback fee. Regardless of which bracket they opt for, any future loss will eliminate them. If its the last configured week of the season, 1st through 3rd place are determined by the tie-breakers at the top of the page. For details of why we decided to handle it this way, see Survivor 2-bracket Last Man Standing Scenarios
Two Bracket League, Strength of Victory option
If Strength of Victory is the "No Survivors Tie-breaker" configuration, and everyone in the 1st place bracket loses, the winner is determined by the tie-breakers listed at the top of this page. The 2nd place winner goes to whoever is left with the fewest losses followed by highest SOV, regardless if they began the week in the 1st or 2nd place bracket.
Leagues configured to require TWO picks for the week
The player must get BOTH picks right to count as a win for the week. If either pick is wrong the player is charged ONE life. The system essentially treats the two picks as ONE pick entity for the week. That is, a player who gets one of the two picks correct is no better off than the player who misses both picks, in both cases they are treated as ONE loss by the system. The SOV for the week is the combined SOV of the two picks.
For information on hosting a survivor league (also called suicide league or knockout league), click here