I will be posting a reddit thread on /r/starcraft Monday afternoon, so be on the lookout for that to discuss the CTL and promote the cast! I want twenty new members to register Monday night, let's make it happen.
For those of you playing this week - Please select "Hide Match History" in the in-game lobby. Also make sure to play on the CTL Extension Mod. Keep any and all spoilers regarding the outcome a secret. This also means don't upload replays to the drive! Give them to your captain for them to send with the report Sunday night. An announcement about the Grand Final cast will come as soon as it's ironed out completely.
It's that time of year again! The Grand Finals for CTL Season 8 is now Set.
The Confederation vs Team All-Inspiration
The Confederation, in their first season of competition in the CTL enters the Grand Final against Team All-Inspiration. While All-In has been around the league for a few seasons now, this is their first appearance in the Grand Final. The 3rd place finishers from last season, All-In will look to continue their rise to the top of the CTL. This is also the first season since Season 1 that Team UnRivaled or CTL Team 6 have not been in the final.
ConFed defeated All-In in their regular season meeting back in Week 7 5-4. All-In fielded five brand new members that week and won't go down as easily in the final. In the same light, ConFed gave up three walkovers which surely won't occur in the final week.
Team UnRivaled vs CTL Team 6
For the third season in a row, Team UnRivaled finds themselves just short of the Grand Final and in the consolation match. Last season, UR fell to All-In 5-4 in the third place match. In Season 6, UR fell to GnR 6-3. Will CT6 be the third team in a row to keep UnRivaled off the podium?
When UR and CT6 met in Week 3, UR came out on top 6-3. Rosters have changed and so have the maps and surely CT6 wants to be the third team in a row to keep UR in 4th place.
No one is perfect in the predictions, but 12 people are sitting at 6 correct. Only 4 of those can earn another point if All-In wins and no one who predicted selected ConFed to win it all ;)
Line-ups will be posted as they are received tomorrow.
A note to anyone casting this week: DECLARE YOUR CAST EARLY. Put it on the calendar or ask me to put it on the calendar as soon as you know what time you'll be doing it. I believe Couchie has already dibsed Comp vs ConFed for some time Monday evening (8pm est?). Gdoggcasey and Teethbox will do All-In vs GnR sometime this week, probably Wednesday night. Look for these casts and tune in!
As was the case in the past season, please title your prediction with a score for the final match to serve as a tiebreaker. Last season, three people tied for the most points in predictions, but only one of those actually put in a score in his title. That person got the sweet site flair that came with the prediction contest.
Line-ups will be posted as they are received. For now, CT6 and Flare can find their line-ups on Liquipedia. The rest of the line-ups will be posted as soon as they are received.