I think I'm going to start using this thread for walls of text that relate to the Gold Conference, rather than have massive
blocks of spoiler text in the main thread. You can still respond there if you wish, and I'll always link to a post here from the main thread.
I've changed my mind slightly about releasing the bracket. I will
upload it eventually, but I'd prefer for now that everyone's opponents and/or potential opponents remain a surprise until it gets revealed in-story. I'm exempting myself from this, since I was planning on losing my first or second battle anyway.
So, without further ado, here are everyone's first match-ups. As always when I'm listing people like this, they're in the same order as the character page lists us.