RebiteI feel like having signups during the end of a season really handicapped this league. While i wasn't playing i assume the usual "every team in esea dies and reforms" was going on for the final 2 weeks/offseason. Trying to get people to figure out teams for this new weird map league thing while their current team is dying/dead really hampered signups, especially when people could just wait two weeks for when everyone is lft and doesn't have commitments to scrims/teams.
When it was first pitched I was excited because I assumed it would run during the regular season and teams could dedicate one or two scrims to playing on new maps.
also lul sigafoo xd
also also lul change in the tf2 scene
there is really no winning here.
hold is during the season, teams wouldn't play because of ESEA schedule and I highly doubt teams would dedicate some practice to new maps while juggling esea, 7s and HL (although its possible)
holding it in the offseason is the most reasonable time for people to actually play the new maps because they dont have to dedicate all their time playing their esea maps. along with the fact the off season is usually a good testing period for the new maps and if they can be added to leagues.
We will revisit this another time soon hopefully