First the site chose the top 10 based upon opinion they will start in the top 10 spots and be protected from elimination for these 1st 2 rounds. The starting top 10 is:
In 1st Master Chief and Shadow
In 2nd Sonic and Luigi
In 3rd Naruto and Knuckles
In 4th Mario and Link
In 5th Peach and Zelda
In 6th Megaman X and Silver
In 7th Blaze and Roll
In 8th Ulala and Solid Snake
In 9th Leo (VG Cats) and Wolf
In 10th Sephiroth and Zasalamel
These 10 teams will start with a huge advantage, 2 rounds immunity and a lead, but in round 1 anyone could fall. The first round is FIRST IMPRESSIONS
All 8 judges will be here.
the top 10 will be decided and points and 1 round immunities.
Now what if one of the current top 10 teams receive immunity again, well then it will not run over.
For all total team list or score breakdown check the pairs list forum.