The CPM TDM Draft Cup will be played on this Saturday February 17, 2018 starting at 10:00 CDT. The format will depend on the number or registered teams and if there four teams or less, we will employ a round-robin system where points are awarded to map wins. If we get more than four teams than utilize a double elimination format, with a BO3 upper bracket, a BO1 lower bracket, with a BO3 lower bracket final, and BO3 grand final.

The tournament will be streamed on twitch playmorepromode.

Draft Selection

The draft included a total of 40 players, out of with the top eight (most willing) players agreeing to captain. The captains were placed in alphabetical order and then were thrown in a randomizer to determine the player selection order. The captains then picked, in a snaking order, until all the players were selected. We're hoping this method has allowed for the formation of eight competitive teams where the likelihood of close and entertain games are high and blow-outs are rare (fingers crossed). This is the first TDM in some time so teams hopefully make best use of the time available of them in the upcoming in terms of discussing strategies and finding practice.

Teams Overview

This is a quick rundown of my thoughts and my general opinions on the teams and this is by no means an objective analysis of their strengths and weaknesses. I think all the teams have certain qualities which they should be looking to strengthen as well as certain weaknesses which they should attempt to mitigate. I don't have any explicit predictions as I realize the format does not afford much opportunity to prepare, however, there are some reasonable superficial inferences that we can make.

Links: cpma, cpma Tournament Page