Regarding Advanced for this upcoming season

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  • hopefully rgl will simply reintroduce challenger because there was no good reason to remove it in the first place! here’s to a good season for rr challenger and hopefully advanced! 🙏

  • Curious why my team would have to play qualifiers but Inquisition’s team would not. We both got 5th (lost playoffs round 1) in advanced last season 🙂

  • @Sunnyy it was a mock draft. Nothing to be taken seriously.

  • @Constantly said in Regarding Advanced for this upcoming season:

    Although I am personally against it, it is possible for the division size to increase to 10-12 teams and transfer it to a swiss system to accommodate more teams.

    If you’re considering having 12 teams in Advanced just bring back Challenger and have 2 8-team rr divs. I don’t know a single person that liked that Advanced was Swiss last season (and while 14 teams didn’t help, I think it was the structure and not the team count that was the real problem).

  • @Sunnyy Like Johnny said, it’s a theory off my opinions. I should also clarify that this is an article I wrote as a personal opinion piece. This does not represent RGL decisions or thought process, though I did try my best to cover their potential angles of approaching the division.

    But if you want to know why I have my opinion as the way I do:

    • they have won the head-to-head in scrims against your team.
    • they have won the head-to-head against your team last season
    • they had a better W/L record last season
    • they have an overall higher team experience at the upper end of advanced, and have made playoffs adv season 9.
    • they are scrimming invite teams and are trying to compete in Invite, but will likely be in Invite quals(they aren’t able to play in two different quals at once!)
  • @ethan said in Regarding Advanced for this upcoming season:

    hopefully rgl will simply reintroduce challenger because there was no good reason to remove it in the first place! here’s to a good season for rr challenger and hopefully advanced! 🙏

    Okay, I’m actually going to challenge this way of thinking and ask what advanced 2.0 actually accomplished for format health

    The only reason old Advanced needs to be round robin is because you want the optimal seeding into Invite to support the top division. RR + Double elim playoffs made for the BEST way to determine placements for teams and see who deserves that guaranteed slot in Invite. RR is without a doubt the best tournament structure–but why does mid-high main need it? At what point do we just make every single division round robin?

  • push low adv teams atm into main and make adv 8 teams oh my god!!11!1 woohooo u did it no need 2 add another div, and youve raised the skill cap of main again lfggggg!!!

  • @Constantly it’s not needed ideally every division would be RR.

  • that’s actually a pretty good point but i think the biggest good thing that new advanced does is slim the skill gap in main

    main has always had a really big gap in skill throughout the whole div and if you are forever locking advanced to 8 teams you’re introducing many overloaded teams to that div

    that said, thats not really a huge deal. especially if admin staffing is a concern, i wouldn’t have a problem with just keeping advanced rr and calling it a day.

  • @Constantly preciate the article and the spot in adv next szn, i agree adv should be round robin, whether or not chal exists doesnt matter much to me either, whatever works best for keeping adv/inv competitive im here for

  • @humphrey gonna be honest, a huge reason why I predicted your team would receive a spot was because I was under the assumption that pup and hael were still going to play on their respective main classes. As the roster is right now it feels closer to your s9 team, which isn’t bad by any means, but I feel like the spot could potentially open up for one of the other teams

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