I would either make a voting playoff, or i'll tally their votes from the previous rounds and the current one and add them up. Whoever has the most votes goes through.
Slava is going to win it. She's getting through, but hasn't won a group yet. She's going to keep on quietly getting through and then be a suprise winner.
The Sabine thing is what makes this contest so interesting. A player can be getting a lot of votes one round, and then be heading out or just staying in the next. Makes it compelling, and hard to predict. Sabine is still in the Qualifying positions, so she looks pretty safe atm.
Semis are going to be interesting. I'll try make the groups as balanced as i can.
Speaking of which, what do you think of the groupings so far? Are they balanced/good? or unbalanced/bad?
Because often in these contests, groups end up being unbalanced. I made the groups, but i had a system, so it's not like i completely handpicked them.