Welcome to ‘Shiptober 2019! Throughout the month of October, CarterMatt will be bringing you our annual tournament featuring some of best ‘ships in all of TV. What is a ‘ship? It is comprised of characters you want to see together romantically. Maybe they’re already together, or maybe they’ve never been together. It doesn’t matter. ‘Shipping is one of the most popular parts of any TV fandom, it’s super fun and this tournament is a celebration of that.
For today’s ‘ship battle, we’ve got a pretty intense battle coming up! The reigning champions in Kara & Lena from Supergirl is facing off against Upton & Halstead from Chicago PD — two characters hoping to pull off an upset. These are very different shows and very different ‘ships but, in the end, one pair will move forward to round 3.
Voting Rules – Voting will be underway in the poll below from now until Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Vote however often you’d like! (For more voting instructions or technical questions, check out the bottom of this article for answers.)
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Kara & Lena, Supergirl (#1 seed) – Supercorp is entering the second round with a lot of momentum, and for good reason. They’ve won the 2018 tournament, plus a number of other various polls at CarterMatt over the years. These two characters have already gone through thick and thin together, and while this is a struggle this season, we still want to believe that they’ll get through it. Why? We’ve seen their hearts and understand fully who these two are. It’s that heart inside the ultimately defines them, and could set the stage for all sorts of interesting stuff down the road.
Upton & Halstead, Chicago PD (#4 seed) – With these characters, they are dealing with plenty of their own struggles. Jay and Hailey both are trying to navigate a new Intelligence following the exit of Antonio, plus also some simmering feelings that are there. We could see more stuff explored moving forward than ever before, but they have a different problem coming up down the road — the spread of a dangerous bacteria in the crossover. By the time this poll is closed, the crossover will be over — here’s to hoping they make it through okay!
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Now, it’s your turn
Who do you want to see advance to the tournament proper? Be sure to vote below!
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