To let you know, we said to the players that we need quick/short answers, so if the players are answering them fast/short is not because they do not care or do not put effort, is because is what we asked.I liked Locke's interview, instead of very short answers he really put effort to answer in detail as much as he can and he was collaborative which means he is aware that this kind of content is important for streamers.
One thing I dont really understand / like is how the second round of matches is determined for the group stage. From what I can tell they’re based on the initial seedings within the winners/losers subsets. I feel that this gives no incentive for teams to take games in the opening matches, as a 3-2 gets you in the same spot as a 3-0. Feel free to correct me if this is incorrect however.
TMT and QNA are playing each other in the elimination matches, despite both having a higher game differential than CCN and DS.
In the end it's the same as a double elimination round right?That is right. Basically how you can also look at these groups is as two combined GSL groups the seeding and seeding inheriting ( if you beat higher seeded team you get its seed) keep the two groups together in the 2nd round, while the purpose of the larger "swiss" groups comes in play for the deciders as it avoids round 1 repeated matchups.