Originally Posted by SNAKESNIPER
Did XSV/Impact getting in the tournament have anything to do with this?
yes. Instead of having the traditional format of 2 brackets of 6 teams in the PRO division, it was changed to one large bracket of 14 teams. This increases the chances that you are going to have more teams likely to go 3 and 1.
Adding the two teams also now has you taking 42% (6 teams out of 14) on to the next round, as opposed to 50% (6 teams out of 12).