It has come to my attention that team DefkoN was not added to the brackets because they missed the signup deadline up 7 minutes. Leaving the brackets scrambled with 19 participants.
This is unfair since the thread advertising this holiday tourney was removed from the stickied list and hidden in a section that is rarely checked, so it is understandable if they did not even know the tournament existed until the last minute.
So here's whats up, I believe it is highly unfair to have them not participate because they missed the deadline by 7 minutes, especially given the circumstances. AND, the brackets are set at 19 participants, leaving MERC in a negatively handicapped position requiring us to win MORE matches than most other teams to come in first.
If DefkoN is not added to the roster by the start of the tourney tomorrow morning I AM DONE with UCG.
So think about this
The fact that they close the sign-up +-1 day before the cup starts is allready kinda Brilliant.
A lot of teams scramble some guys together & sign up for the cup just a few hours before it starts.
I know this from the ESL , we open the sign-up a few weeks before the cups starts and we close it +-1hour before our cup starts. Then we generate the brackets & let the teams start.
UCG has some more points that they could do better , some changings in the ruleset can make it a lot better.
A good thing is the raidcall they use to contact all the players within the second , that is very well done!