How it used to work was each team would consist of 5 players. One Monster player and 4 hunters. The monster/hunters would play simultaneously usually in a bo3 against another ESL team. The result of a tie would be decided in a coin flip with one side picking monster/hunter and the other picking the map.
Previously it was teams of 5. 4 dedicated hunters, 1 dedicated monster. Your hunters vs their monster. Best out of X amount of rounds. Few other rules (map picks, etc)- But thats the general.
Originally there were no limits on what teams could pick what- So it got SUPER stagnant. “Oh look… its hyde/hank/caira/griff vs… ooo a kraken!” next round “Oh look its!.. Hyde! and Hank! Annnd. Caira! Oh theyre being CRAZY! They took CROW! vs… Oooo another kraken!”.
Hopefully theyve learned from this. Quickshot rules were far more entertaining to watch due to the forced diversity- So im hoping for something like that. Ill be checking out the rules soon.