Cloud9 and G2 were effectively punished for the top records at the #ELEAGUEMajor qualifier — due to 100 Thieves' absence they face each other in the opening round, despite just 2 and 3 Legends, respectively, being ranked higher than their opponent. Broken system.
— Tomi (@tomi) January 16, 2018
The Major format has been under intense scrutiny as we have seen teams trying their best to make a positive impact with whatever seeding they have been provided. But we have also seen top teams forced to clash against each other simply cause of the way they have been performing recently. This has resulted in subpar teams making it to the Major main stage and we are witness to a substandard major overall.