Aquamarine period: 72 players are split into 12 groups of 6.
Top 5 advance to Split 2
All 6th placers will be put into a Wildcard round, Single-transferable voting (STV) format. Only the top 4 will survive to Split 2.
Bold: Advanced, Italic: Wildcards.
2021 Split 1 Group Results (Female)
2021 Split 1 Group Results (Male)
Split 1 Wildcards
Single-transferable vote (STV): Voting and counting method is similar to Instant-runoff (rank 1st-8th); the only significant difference is that instead of deciding 1 winner, it's 2 or more winners.
What is Instant runoff voting (IRV)?
Instant-runoff voting - Voters rank the contestants in order of preference, from 1st to 8th. Alternatively, a voter may choose to abstain voting for a contestant. Abstained contestants will NOT receive your vote during the entire counting process.
Results start by counting the each contestant's first-choice votes in the first round.
If a contestant gets a majority (more than 50% of total votes), they will immediately win the award.
If there is no majority, then the contestant with the least amount of votes is eliminated. Those who voted for the eliminated character as their highest choice will have their votes transferred to their next-highest choice (2nd, 3rd, etc.) for the next round. This process repeats until either a majority is declared, or there are only two contestants left.
When a voter's choices are eliminated before the final round, their vote will be exhausted, which means that their vote will no longer count for the remaining contestants.
Our example voter chooses Saber as his 1st choice,Rem2nd, Megumin3rd, and Holo4th, and ABSTAIN for the other girls.
Saber is eliminated in Round 1, so in Round 2, his vote is added to Rem's tally instead.
Megumin loses in Round 2, and those who voted her as first choice will have their votes transferred to their next highest choices. Our example voter is unaffected.
Surprise! Rem goes out in Round 3! Because Megumin (3rd choice) is already out, his vote will be transferred to Holo (4th choice) instead.
Round 4 eliminates C.C.
Round 5 eliminates Tohru.
Round 6 unfortunately spells the end of the road for Holo, leaving only Shiro and Emilia to contend for the necklace.
Since our voter abstained for the remaining contestants, his vote will not count towards either of them, i.e. exhausted. If we consider their interests, the result will not matter to them because all of their choices are out.