ICT field expansion discussion

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ICT field expansion discussion

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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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A great step forward.

Curious about one thing - what will the playoff format be now?
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Is it still 20 automatic D-value qualifiers?
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Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:Is it still 20 automatic D-value qualifiers?
Yes.
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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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As someone playing DII this year, is there any shot that its field will be expanded as well?
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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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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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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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