Update: While the poll in this round of 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney remains active, vote recording for championship closed Saturday August 17, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern. At the end of this post you can see the final recorded vote tally. The winner of our 2013 tourney was announced here.
Just as it did last year in our first ever Ultimate Slash Madness tournament, it all comes down to Destiel and Sterek. We’re feeling a bit of déjà vu here! One difference: the level of engagement. Last year we topped out at 4.7 million votes cast. This year we still have this championship round left to go and the tally already stands at 7.4 million votes, 12,000+ user comments and countless tweets and #slashmadness Tumblr postings! Slash fans turned out in force to support their OTPs (One True Pairings).
But regardless of which pairing you came into this tournament rooting for, now we need you to choose between last year’s champion, Teen Wolf’s Sterek …
… versus Supernatural’s Destiel
If you’re curious how various other slash OTPs fared in this tournament you’ll find all 32 of the 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness contenders listed in the bracket form below for handy reference. You can click on it to view the full-size image.
Voting for the Slash Madness Championship Round starts below and will be open through Saturday, August 17th 11:59 p.m. EST. You may vote as often as you like, with one caveat: be aware that too frequent voting or a voting pattern that appears to be computer automated (i.e. a “voting bot”) will result in a “suspicious activity” message and will trigger a one hour cooldown period, during which you won’t be able to vote at all.
With that bit of housekeeping out of the way, who’s your pick for 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness Champion?
Lobby for your favorite couple in the comments and/or tag your tweets and Tumblr posts with #slashmadness so we can find you.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Ultimate Femslash Madness Tourney on our sister site AfterEllen.com!