Would'nt it be the same issue than their first season 11 attempt ?
the issue i saw with their attempt was that 8 teams don't get a spot based on merit but based on playing a certain race...
the 24 teams already qualified based on merit
could also assign those 8 teams that get a bye during the match up drawing after the season is over at random
One way to do it simply would be to :
-remove all wild cards and simply takes the 24 best teams of each races to the tournament.
-take the 8th lowest ranked races of the season directly to the 2nd round of the knock-out tournament.
you could also rotate the teams that get a bye in the first round
we could also stay on topic i'm sure there is a way to make a topic to talk about rez format.
i'm not a fan of the idea of having pre determined wild cards by any means... the highest ranked second place teams should get them.... there's not 8 teams that dominate those spots so there would be diversity in there although i'm sure we will always have a chorf chaos and necro team and never a goblin or halfling team there is diversity... and better than forcing teams into the play offs that have nothing to do there...
in my opinion the play offs are about competition... pre determined wild cards take a big slice out of that cake