Never said Sotek was shit, i was just saying that considering Crotou 's level, it would have been a very few chance him losing at the ealier stages yet it happened. The competition is already full of surprise even with just one randomization.
As for knowing him before you play, well, that's just your opinion, man.
Strange, I call this "fact", semantic is amazing isn't it ? I 'm always amazed about how people think they can get better with just a few more hours over 7 or 10 (and probably less) days of watching they oponent's replays.
If list wasn't randomized (or at least hidden) maybe you'd think, hey I'm playing with X and Y after this round, I know they're both noobs so I don't have to sweat it! Not knowing your opponent until the current round ends just makes things more tense. See what I mean?
We could apply the same for the noobs :" oh looks, i play against xxx, I better think of a new strategy cause i have no chance either way". Pretty tense and full of fighting spirit isn't it ? Even though they actually won't get much more better, it's the intent that count right ?
I have some bad news for young people entering the workforce: You're all a bunch of weenies, and we don't like you.