u know they played tournament 2 days ago, while tier 3 could have prepared for it for weeks?
lets see who of the non tier 1 teams stay after challenger stage
probably around 5/16 (my guess)
bo1. Easier to prepare a gameplan against a top team on a single map.
What is preventing these teams from making a run at the major?
Especially true when it comes to NA teams who use money to buy the spots to farm free points. Put them to any open qualifier and they get trashed.
If it happens in bo3 matches, sure.
But bo1 are random as fuck and don't prove anything
Underdogs have huge advantage in bo1s, mostly because they can study the higher tier team very thoroughly, meanwhile the lower tier teams are basically unpredictable. A few clutches in the underdog's favour and boom, they win the map. They're a bit worse, but still very very good, it's not like the tier1 teams are playing gold nova amateurs... lol
People discovering now why Movistar Riders or CPHfalmes had hard times to go through qualifiers while they can do great when it's bo3 against T1 teams.
all im gonna say
there is a reason these teams never do anything in playoffs
I mean that is true in reality there is massive amounts of gate keeping in the tier 1 scene but that does also make them the best because they can regularly play against others that are the best but like I'd say Smooya's team could beat any of the EG rosters and they may be allowed to just come back to competing at tier 1 events same for MIBR when in reality they should just be dead and gone.
ASStralis and fnatick is not t1... they are t2 team with inflated ranking... dont gert it twisted
yeah bro, that's why major winner and most major playoffs teams in the past 5 years have all been tier 2, oh wait no, youre just a dumbass making a conclusion off 2 bo1s