How are pools determined?
Region of origin, team, and seed from various tournaments if that information is known.
What happens when a player is not at their pool during check ins?
A timer is set for the player to arrive within five minutes of the start of matches for their pool. In the mean time, the other rounds will be played out in the respective pool. If the missing player arrives before the timer runs out, they will not be penalized. If they do not arrive before then, their opponent advances to the next round and the missing player is sent to the losers bracket via disqualification. If they do not arrive for their losers bracket match by the time all of the other losers bracket matches have been run in their respective round, they will then be eliminated.
Can I have a friend check in for me at my pool?
No, you must be present at your pool in order to have been considered checked in at your pools. Substitutions will not be tolerated.
What is a blind pick?
It is a tactic used to avoid counter picking by informing the staff of the choice to blind pick. One player then selects their character and informs the staff of their choice. The next player then tells the staff their character selection which prompts the staff member to select the characters for the players as the match is played out.