However, I don't know if winner bracket should have an advantage. I don't really see the point of a final if some players starts with advantages... even more if they are already the favorite. It makes the final double biased. I understand that the winner bracket players would like to have a easier win, but looser bracket is already more stressed before the final, because you can not loose, while in winner, you know that you can loose one time.. except for the real final off course.
thats exactly the reason why ESWC switched a long time ago now all other game tournaments to single elimination.
If you do a double elimination, you have to put in an advantage, else loosing into the winner bracket final maybe becomes a curious additional advantage by becoming more experienced on the tournament equipment, get more into your flow and get additional train against real opponents.
Choosing the first map is just a fake advantage, would just be one if the maps will be announced only 2 days before the tournament starts
so put in a real advantage or just make a single-elimination tree.
i rly dunno if a 10 points advantage there is the real clue now and if that is the correct amount, but i also dont see other ways in a 1n1n1n1 mode.
PS. Can we have a spec limit applied to the spec relays this time? as they ALL choked (Froze) and the race was not visable on any of the 5 relays as far as im aware
ye nice to point that out and easy solvable. just make a master relay with limited slots, where only dedicated relays are allowed to connect and let the community connect their own relays. kind of a P2P concept