i like that valve gives opportunities to small teams
Have a Mexican day!
there is no problem in it
valve just dont want cs to be restricted to just 8 teams
if they dont get experience to play with top teams how will they beat them
not true in the slightest this major is the first time more than 2 legend spots were changed at any given time excluding disqualifications
Actually, at most majors, usually around 5 to 6 of the teams retain their legends status. But this time, only 2 did, Fnatic and SK, who are facing each other in quarters.
Was cool when Majors were every three or four months.
Sucks when Majors are 6-8 months apart.
Need to switch to ranking based invite/seeding system because teams get really shitty and then are obligated to keep a dysfunctional core together to retain a Legends spot even if their team is trash and have awful results and an extremely low probability of making it out of groups or the first stages or whatever.
Maybe with just 4 teams being legends, and 12 qualified. So could be a 24-team qualifier and more oportunity to 'wildcard' regions to show something(like cis did, or more teams from oceania/South america).
I was thinking about this the other day. I think if legends are going to exist it should only be the final four. Eight is too much and closes the opportunity for too many other teams. Let the teams that make the semi's qualify for the next major automatically but everyone else have to qualify. This current major proved that legends including 8 teams is a bad idea because so many unworthy teams got included. I noticed this months ago when I made a thread about how only 2 of the 8 legend teams were still even considered top teams and of those I included Astralis and they flopped in groups.
There definitely needs to be a change in the process. Especially since CS is so competitive now with many teams having the chance to make it to the majors.
Imagine inviting teams as Legends over others,and then those teams bomb out in groups