Since ephix seems to be the biggest point of discussion, just a little clarification. It's mainly about overall lan experience, however that is about large international lans, not 3v3 or small local lans. Between themselves, these guys have the most experience on those including the oldschool days (with us and the guys from w5) and have between them played more big lan finals than anyone here most likely. Also, their current form, which is also a criteria, is among the very top teams. It's a logical choice.
It is impossible to make everyone happy, especially as this lan has some of toughest competition that we've seen so far (strong teams all around), so take it as it is, please.
16 out of 24 teams will advance, so it will all be about head to head play in the playoffs, anyways.
1 year ago