Chris David, sports editorial director for VegasInsider.com, the global leader in sports gaming information, has weighed in on the final rounds of This Is Madness, the Star Wars character bracket tournament.
Han Solo’s loss to Obi-Wan Kenobi was similar to top seed Gonzaga going down in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Han was a bully and took advantage of weak opponents, similar to the Zags. The support for Obi-Wan was impressive in the second round. You can put “Big Ben” in the Final Four!
In the lower region, R2-D2 and Chewbacca should both advance to the next round based on pedigree and experience. Between that pair, Chewie’s size should cause problems inside for the droid. The Wookiee moves forward!
The Dark Side appears to be a two-horse race between Darth Vader and Boba Fett, which isn’t surprising. Both entered as serious contenders and they dominated in their first round battles. Vader should slice up Jabba the Hutt in the quarterfinals and earn a trip to the Star Wars Final Four. The father-son matchup might be closer than expected but Boba Fett moves on and eventually beats the Emperor, as well.
While most fans would love to see a lightsaber rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, it isn’t going to happen. Fett will beat Vader in a close matchup and square off against Kenobi in the final. This battle would be considered even in Las Vegas but the Force always prevails, even in the desert!
What do you think? Is Obi-Wan going to win it all? Will he even defeat Yoda? Will the winner be someone from the Dark Side? Let us know your predictions for the rest of This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament in the comments section!