Metallic Madness 2023: date, schedule, times for bracket reveals, community draft, tournament bracket

The pools for the 2023 Metallic Madness Community Tournament will be unveiled on Saturday 11 March. The tournament bracket will be finalized during the Selection Show on Sunday 12 March on Tails’ Channel’s Twitch account. Tails’ Channel editor-in-chief Scarlett will be joined by IDWSonicNews co-leader SynMania to seed the entrants into the four divisional brackets of the tournament.

The nominees for the Community Draft will be unveiled in no particular order on Tuesday 14 March. Four of the nominees will be randomly drawn into the tournament bracket on Wednesday 15 March.

Tournament timetable

Here’s the official 2023 tournament timetable dates. All times denoted below are in Eastern Time.

First Round

Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March

Start Time (Thu only)Divisional matchEnd Time (Thu only)
12:00 pmGames2:00 pm
12:30 pmComics2:30 pm
1:20 pmUniverse3:20 pm
1:50 pmCommunity3:50 pm
(4:20 pm) 2:30 pmGames(6:20 pm) 4:30 pm
(4:50 pm) 3:00 pmComics(6:50 pm) 5:00 pm
(5:30 pm) 3:50 pmUniverse(7:30 pm) 5:50 pm
(6:00 pm) 4:20 pmCommunity(8:00 pm) 6:20 pm
6:45 pmGames8:45 pm
7:00 pmComics9:00 pm
7:15 pmUniverse9:15 pm
7:25 pmCommunity9:25 pm
9:15 pmGames11:15 pm
9:30 pmComics11:30 pm
9:45 pmUniverse11:45 pm
9:55 pmCommunity11:55 pm

Second Round

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March

Start TimeDivisional matchEnd Time
12:00 pmGames2:00 pm
2:30 pmComics4:00 pm
5:00 pmUniverse7:00 pm
6:00 pmCommunity8:00 pm
7:00 pmGames9:00 pm
7:30 pmComics9:30 pm
8:30 pmUniverse10:30 pm
9:30 pmCommunity11:30 pm

Divisional Semifinals

Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March

Start TimeDivisional matchEnd Time
6:15 pmGames8:15 pm
7:00 pmComics9:00 pm
8:45 pmUniverse10:45 pm
9:30 pmCommunity11:30 pm

Divisional Finals

Saturday 25 March

Start TimeDivisional matchEnd Time
6:00 pmGames8:00 pm
8:30 pmComics10:30 pm

Sunday 26 March

Start TimeDivisional matchEnd Time
2:00 pmUniverse4:00 pm
4:55 pmCommunity6:55 pm

Tournament Semifinals

Saturday 1 April

Start TimeTournament matchEnd Time
6:00 pmGames vs Universe8:00 pm
8:30 pmComics vs Community10:30 pm

Tournament Final

Monday 3 April

Start TimeTournament matchEnd Time
6:00 pmMatch 61 vs. Match 628:00 pm

Tournament deadlines

Here’s the schedule for the 2023 tournament procedure. All times denoted below are in Eastern Time.

  • Community Nomination Form opens: Saturday 11 March at 8:00 am ET
  • Tournament pools and bracket template revealed: Saturday 11 March at 12:00 pm ET
  • Tournament Selection Show: Sunday 12 March at 8:00 pm ET
  • Community Nomination Form closes: Monday 13 March at 9:00 pm ET
  • Community Draft nominees announced: Tuesday 14 March at 3:00 pm ET
  • Community Draft Draw Show: Wednesday 15 March at 8:00 pm ET

Metallic Madness is a single elimination knockout bracket that will feature 64 unique entrants from the vast world of Sonic the Hedgehog official media and fandom. Fans from around the world determine the outcome of each match by voting in a series of polls on Twitter until one is crowned the winner.

For details about the 2023 tournament and procedures, please go the official microsite.

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