i read an article about it over the weekend... apparently it's a $2m buy-in for the teams, AND they will get fined like $100k per month if the team slumps down in the rankings too much
tbh it seems like it's going to fail from the start... fucking Thorin is the "creative director." how the fuck did he get that job............. talk about not having the qualifications
Big;s result was fluke-like it came out of nowhere
sprout got destroyed by big and heroic who Mad Lions have beaten. Sprout is truly just a worst version of Big after the changes
Mad Lions has been on a tear domination teams like North, Heroic, and Ence, Even giving G2 a run for their money. Havu and spirit are much weaker than those listed teams.
The only relevant team you brought was Big and thats clearly based on their surprising result. Considering this was their msot recent match before the tournament.
Winning some dreamhacks and cant qualify for others. Most would call this a fluke.
How is that a bait? They literally just added 2 new players.
This was their most recent match before the event. Losing to the #51 ranked team. Then beating 3 top 20 teams is absolutely out of no where and fluke-like. They have talent but talent =/= performance they havent showed anything close to this in the last year.
They even lost to sprout in a qualifier.
It wouldnt be 50/50 Mad Lions would be favored vs all. Anyway how does that equal "MDL teams that qualify are gonna destroy them" INTZ and Riot Squad arent beating any of these teams. The only EU team that would be favored is forze abs theyve been on the map. Avangar is dropping off heavily ad well. None of these teams would destroy the invited teams, most of them are top 20.