Thread started by Brucy on Saturday, 8:31pm July 2nd with 26 replies. Views: 8,344
8:31pm Jul 2nd 16 and edited 9:54pm Jun 4th 18
12:18pm Jul 3rd 16
bo3 single elim?
2:02pm Jul 3rd 16
Really nice to see that CG was able to get a LAN final up and running for this season after online only was looking like the outcome. Great work guys.
bo3 single elim?
Yer we thought we would use LAN finals as LAN finals. Not day one a mini season and day 2 finals. Semi and Grand finals have always been Bo3 single elim at all our LAN events since 2013.
But the last 2 seasons we have ran 12 team Div1, played for 5-8 weeks , then we invite 70% of teams to LAN and end up using 9-11 teams out of the 12 to make up numbers due to drop outs etc. Last season we invited 11th place, Pax it was some where around the 8th best team. then we have two groups which are round robin ( essentially having another full season on day 1) to find the top 4 to play day 2. The model doesn't work. I think last season team with 1 win made it to LAN. Going to LAN should be a reward and only the best teams, and inviting 8/12 teams is not a reward. Making the teams have more value on the season for a 30% chance at LAN has a lot more value.
2:14pm Jul 3rd 16
Yea what Jaytee said.
The more you can get to LAN the better. Doesnt matter how or why. Hell you could run an online season just to fund the LAN. The people playing 'care' about the prizemoney because its up for grabs, but next to no one is actually playing for money.
Its not such a bad model to have a mini season on LAN because its essentially a different ball park. But your points are valid in that its not a look for a league in isolation to have a H&A season only to do it all again in finals. hope that makes sense.
2:47pm Jul 3rd 16
Yeah fair point @defcoN
I still believe you guys had it right in the first season of CGPL with the 16 team division 1 and 8 team LAN finals. That's the best format for growth at the top level.
It takes a bit of the "shine" of being div1 but really only hurts some idiots egos and nothing else.