We are still in the pre-season phase of this new 4on4 draft concept and the tournament has seen a lot of interest already. Captain replacement, live stream update and picking orders for captains are some of the things you can read up on here.
has taken a seat at the captains table replacing Striker
in the lowest seed group. StrikeR will not be able to play the 2nd weekend of group games and feels he cannot fully commit as a captain. He has however signed as a player and whether or not it's worth the risk to pick him up aiming for the end-stage of the tournament is entirely up to the brave captains!
A late addition is fix who will definitely be in the top 5 picks in my opinion. Despite the fact that he hasn't played any high level 4on4 in a long time and been kinda "slumming it" in the lower ranks lately, he is the type of player that seems to have the ability to change gears at will. I think captains will make a big mistake underestimating him due to his div1 absence.
It was also clarified that captains do all the picking. There is no randomly selected players. This does not favor the lowest seeded players who signed up unfortunately, but it does on the other hand strengthen the quality of play. Guess we can't have it both ways always.
Live draft night has been moved to Monday instead of Sunday to ensure most/all captains can be available. We are waiting for more detailed info from the Salvation admin team on this over the weekend.
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for more info.Links:QuakeWorld Draft - Salvation 2012SignupUpdated seed list of signed players and captainsSchedule and timeline.Discuss the format or make suggestions in our forumIRC channel #draft.qw