The reason the Seasonal final is top 4 and not top 8 is twofold:
- There's little time to get travel accommodations for teams between the last weekly cup in August and the date of the Seasonal finals (September 20th).
- With the current number of participating teams taking top 8 would greatly reduce the importance of regular participation.
With that being said we will be evaluating how this season goes and one idea I'm kinda thinking about suggesting to ESL is that for season 2 finals we take the top 2 teams automatically, and then the 3-6 ranked teams fight over the 2 other spots, let me know what you guys think about this. Also of course adding in points to Monthly finals and/or restructuring the number of points given for different placements in weeklies can make it easier to play catch-up.
Yes the teams that started playing in the first Go4 cups have a significant advantage over you, and for you guys to make top 4 you'd probably have to win 1 or 2 weeklies or get 2nd in 3 or 4. I honestly don't think that's impossible though, C's beaten both BrawL and Curse (BrawL on week 3 and 5, Curse on week 6) and SG also beat BrawL last week in Kings of the Crisis (on GD).