ICT field expansion discussion

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ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 pm

Cross-posted from the ICT thread.

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament will be presented by LetterOne, one of the world's pre-eminent investment firms. Thanks to LetterOne's support, NAQT will be expanding the Division I field to 36 teams.


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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Sima Guang Hater » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:34 pm

A great step forward.

Curious about one thing - what will the playoff format be now?
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Benin Rebirth Party » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:49 pm

Is it still 20 automatic D-value qualifiers?
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:Is it still 20 automatic D-value qualifiers?


Yes.
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:46 pm

Sima Guang Hater wrote:what will the playoff format be now?


We have not yet finalized the playoff format for the 2018 ICT.
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby El Salvadoreno » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:46 pm

As someone playing DII this year, is there any shot that its field will be expanded as well?
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:54 pm

We won't be expanding the field for the 2018 Division II ICT (we were only able to secure enough rooms to expand the total field by four teams, and prioritized Division I based on past community feedback about expansion).
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby Bensonfan23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 pm

Agreed, this is great to see. Hopefully the field is able to continue to expand to match the demand in future years. Between the D-value modifications and this field expansion, its nice that community feedback from the ICT bid debacle last year was ackowledged and acted on so quickly.
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Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Postby El Salvadoreno » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:15 pm

Important Bird Area wrote:We won't be expanding the field for the 2018 Division II ICT (we were only able to secure enough rooms to expand the total field by four teams, and prioritized Division I based on past community feedback about expansion).


That's fair (and also what I figured but thought it would be safer to ask). Obviously, I will echo the above and say the field expansion is great news regardless.
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