They handled it poorly…
They made a random… uh… I forget the term but they randomized what teams were fighting who and some of the top teams were pitted against each other and instead of duking it out right there they threw a fit and had the list re-randomized.
Wasted about and hour or so because of this.
The “Better” Teams wanted to tackle the lower teams first because for each round they go through they get points so long as they win and if by the end the top teams fight each other it doesn’t matter because they have a for sure placement in the next quarter/finals. Can’t do that if they kill each other from the get go.
My team was in a fairly solid position against other similar teams… until the refresh. Gave us one of the super tryhard teams first and it ended badly for my Hunters. I as Monster won most of my fights but my damn Hunters couldn’t win a one-sided Hunter battle for the life of them.
Point is, ESL is run by jackasses that let the partakers make the rules instead of themselves.
Edit: Hell one time my team (when I first started playing with them) needed a Monster replacement. I came in and did that but I wasn’t properly “registered” and so even though I outright destroyed the enemy team my team had to have another “registered” member fight for me and he lost and thus the team lost.