I’ve decided to run this qualifier due to the bedlam that is the other proposition.
Here’s how its going:
Chris S is the captain and gets an automatic spot
1st place at evo west gets an automatic spot
1 or 2 tournaments will take place at evo west where either a) 1st and second get spots on the team or b)1st place of two seperate tournaments gets a spot
the last spot, if need be, will be held in seattle (not sure if this is the best idea), but if top-players believe that they give the west a great chance to win then so be it.
If spots over lap (i.e. evo west champ also wins one of the side tournaments) then a round robin will be held with the top 5 from evo west + the top 3 from the 1 or two tournies. Making it a 7-9 man round robin. Alternatively, this could be the way the 5th spot is determined if seattle is not given their own spot.
Everyone can earn up to FOUR chances to make the team: evo west, side tourney one, side tourney two, round robin. I don’t see any downfalls to this method. It rewards tournament play and allows for people to have plenty of chances to compete for a spot. Whether or not this is fair, is not up to me, but its the most diplomatic way of doing this since people do not want to give out spots.