The cup is in the middle of the season so you can't really not scrim because of the officials you have that you have to scrim for. The point is people end up scrimming all week so don't want to play more tf2 at times it's not really something that can be avoided wtih a cup in the middle of the season. I think I explained the other point about seven poorly. Effectively every cup is just a battle for second place and from what I've seen the reward for that isn't worth giving up a weekend for when you give up all the other nights in the week to play tf2. ETF2L hasn't had a price pool till now for about the past 10 seasons and that's never stopped teams signing up, so I don't know what to say. I'm literally just saying what my own experiences at playing at high level have been around these cups, not necessarily whether it's good or not.