As you can see in the tournament map below, southeast Asia and the Americas North and Central, took quite a beating in the first round of voting. You’ll also notice that all of the 64 brackets in this round are filled, meaning no more free passes for any city. It will require votes in each round to make it to the end.
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This Round of 64 cities will be narrowed down to 32 and you have until this Thursday, March 8th 11:30am US EST to vote for your favorites in each match up. Results may not appear after you vote so check back throughout the day and I’ll post updates in the comments below. Those of you reading through email and RSS will have to click-through to this page to vote. Good luck!
Please keep in mind the final votes for any poll aren’t final until they’re verified by my diligent verification team. I have a feeling there will be quite a few upsets in this round and if your city does advance, keep an eye out this Friday, March 9th to vote in the next round of 32 remaining cities. These initial rounds go by quickly so early votes are important!