Thread died and there's not enough responses so I'm posting this again. Winter signups are in a few days, then exports a while later, then the cup a while after that.
I don't understand this and have never understood as these "cups".
I don't know if there are *actual* representatives from each board *actually* playing in these games or if the are just pre-programmed, fixed outcome exhibition " games" with robots playing each side.
It's a little bit of both. Each board has (or should have
/cgl/) a manager/representative that tests and makes the team before the matches. The matches themselves are run by a neutral party who takes tactical instructions from each manager and runs the game. The game itself controls all the players, however, with no input actually required.
Also a friendly reminder that we'll be playing /w/ on January 22 and /y/ on January 24 in the Winter Cup Unfriendlies.
They're called unfriendlies because /mlp/ is banned from playing in them
>/mlp/ is banned from playing in them
Tenko is the guy who is running the friendlies.
And he REALLY hates /mlp/, much like the rest of the cup.
So he made his own friendlies and forbade /mlp/ from playing in them.
This is Tenko raging at /m/ for being so bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfgVPIrutvw