Let the Madness begin! The 32 popular slash couples competing in this year’s tournament have been seeded into four broad divisions: “Classics” (perennial favorites), “Rising Stars” (slash couples from current TV shows), “Big Guns” (OTPs that ranked highly in previous tourneys) and “Big Screen” (Favorite OTPs from movies).
Just a reminder that for purposes of this tournament we define “slash couple” narrowly to mean only non-canon male couples. We’re looking for fantasy male couples that exist only in subtext and the alternate universe of slash fanfic and fanart. Real people and textual gay couples such as Glee‘s Kurt & Blaine are not included. Finally, we always leave popular female fantasy couples to our sisters over at AfterEllen where there Annual Femslash Tournament is now in full swing.
Polls will be open through Friday, July 25th 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Voting is unlimited (for humans!) — and you’ll notice that this year we are trying out a new CAPTCHA system to keep things fair.
Arthur/Eames is up against Loki/Tony from Avengers this first round. Can we make it through?