Wasnt it that the best 3 of the previous at are automaticaly in the next one? or did i miss a change there?
(as for the reason why hydra, ob and ds isnt in the draw)
you missed ccp droping that rule, the top 4 have to go through the same entry process as everyone else now.
Issue was, was that one team from one alliance or a "Purple" team (as Paradox alluded to in the comments thread).
Looks like from our ceo's correspondence, we have to pick one side or the other and not mix it up.
Result of which is shutting out people on the other side who have been prepping hard, after we initially got CCP to confirm that RvB would be excluded from the B & C team rule.
so the rvb team there is actually only the Red Federation alliance?
shrug I would just have let both blue and red fly under the same team, seems fine to me even if it would technically be "wrong" since they aren't in the same alliance
The price you pay for being special snowflakes. :P
Hence, it's just easier for CCP to make everyone follow the rules rather than risking a bunch of people upset because 'Those guys are getting special treatment! RAAAAGGGEEEE'