For all the ass-shots, they never did get around to explaining those signals, did they?
The title to this post really blows apart the rest of what I have to say here, but does make my prediction that they’re just going to use this one match to run out the clock on the show go from certainty to absolute certainty. This was almost completely a rerun of the previous episode, right down to ending halfway through the next game while tied. Hell, they even used most of the same flashbacks. Perhaps it wouldn’t be quite so obnoxious or egregious if anybody was doing something in particular to cause one side or the other particular consternation or a challenge to figure out and overcome, but there’s just montage and “gotta do our best, but even bestier.”