Right now this is the case yes. I have a few arguments as to why I've decided to do this, the first one is that some players recieved free wins because of no shows during their matches. This would automatically grant them a higher spot in the former groups and if this round would be seeded by that I feel like it'd give them an unfair spot compared to those who had to play all of their matches to get the #1 spot in the group. I also believe that the overall bracket will be more balanced this way, we've individual matches who are fairly unfair right now, but if you look on the bracket as a whole it feels more balanced than it'd be if we went by 1st and 2nd in each group.
Slizzer wrote:So basically it didn't matter if you placed 1st or 2nd in your Group at all?..
Blueson wrote:There'll be a week-long break now yes, the next stage is the elimination stage so it'll be a KO, the current bracket that you can see on the former link is currently a draft and not confirmed finalized, currently it's seeded based on pp-rankings.
We'll continuing schedule as usual the coming monday with the player schedules beeing released, as long as nothing else comes up this will continue untill we finish the tournament. We will also start taking timezones into consideration now that we can handle it better with the amount of players participating.
(I know it's not finalized, just throwing it out there)
I do however believe there are arguments against this aswell, first of all there are people who get matched against their former opponent straight into the KO stage, this is probably the biggest reason why I don't want to go with this as the offical bracket just yet as it feels weird matching people up with their former opponents, it also renders a part of the group-stage useless and sadly means that those who played all their matches to get the #1 spot in their group will be left treated unfair.
I am open to take any feedback on the brackets right now though so feel free to respond or PM me, I don't think I've considered close to all the sides of this right now. Right now though I'm looking to change the matches between former opponents and for the most part leaving the bracket as it is right now.