Welcome to the first round of the annual edition of Seoulbeats March Madness: The Round of 64. For the uninitiated, please familiarise yourself with the format of the game so we can get to the good stuff.

The first round of battle is interesting as we see all 64 contestants pitted against each other. New blood will face veterans in a campaign to be recognised for their visuals, vocals, dance ability, and rap virtuosity.

Half the field will be cut in this brutal engagement of opponents. The next round will be wholly based on whose fandom shows up to vote. The set up for the competition is stacked according to this handy graphic:

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The rules are simple, the Round of 64 consists of 32 matches, in four categories. Vote for the contestants you would like to see move on to the next round by completing the poll. Your votes are the only factor in the outcome of the competition.

This round of voting will close on Sunday, March 17 at 11:59 PM EST. Let the games begin, and may the odds be ever in your favour!