The winner will be determined by the total number of points earned by the debaters, so remember that EVERY POINTS COUNTS. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined in the following order: #1 - The debater with the greater number of wins during the competition will move on. #2 - If multiple debaters have an equal amount of wins and points then sudden-death debates will occur. The sudden-death participants in each conference will be seeded and bracketed at random (via tournament style) to determine a winner. The winners of those debate will be determined by the debater with the most points earned and will move on.