Has anybody actually found a better solution for alliance selections than what is employed in official competitions? Outside of IRI and Chezy Champs where the level of play is abnormally high, I can’t think of a good reason to change the alliance selection format.
It annoys the heck out of me that it’s a standard practice in Minnesota offseason events to disallow captains to pick each other. I’m assuming other regions have similar modifications. I haven’t been to an offseason event where the event is made better by these modifications. All they make me want to do is game the system. No team I’ve been on has ever tanked at any event I’ve participated in, but we talk about it all the time. “Well if we just lose this match we can get picked by X”. It’s detrimental to the experience for my team.
If anybody is in favor of those offseason event alliance selection modifications, please speak up and defend it.
If you’re opposed to these modifications, please condemn them along with me so we create enough of a dialog to convince event coordinators to change their minds.