The first part is correct. As we all know, halflings and goblins are practically unplayable without inducements, and stars might offer some help to underworld and vampires. I'm not too sure that there's any benefit for ogres.D_Arquebus wrote:The extra for the Tier 3 is yhe Stars and Bribes/ Chef as I read it.
But they may tweak the rules before the main event.
Regarding the tiers in general, they were instituted because the previous World Cup had a horrible spread of teams. Five team types made up more than half of the field, and I don't think that's representative of the game. Also, because of the team format many coaches felt that they "had" to take a top tier race in order to avoid letting their side down. The tier format might just shift the meta slightly, but hopefully it's better than nothing.
Devilsreject, the World Cup will be classified as a Major Tournament. But my understanding is that it won't really matter to a tournament of this size because there's a cap on K-Rating.
Looking forward to meeting some of you there!