Muukiwhy would you try to attract low level teams (low commitment teams) to play 6 hours on a saturday?? and what does it add for 1) essentials to get more low level players playing since every low level player thats not playing is one less viewer for the stream as well (because most tf2 players are the same people that watch the streams)
2) for the low level players when they get matched against all the high level teams for the first 2 rounds and just get 5-0 shitstomped
1)The more teams in the cup means more potential opportunities for better sponsorships since the cups are bigger and attracting more people, the viewership is a minor downside but especially when the cups are on the twitch frontpage it doesn't really matter since most of the viewers will be people that aren't active tf2 players.
Also lots of the people watching streams are people not actively playing in teams or people who no longer play the game at all.
ALSO this cup needs teams and again you're not going to populate a cup with the limited amount of "high level" teams tf2 has (only 15 if you included all current prem and div 1 teams)
2) That's why you need more low level teams to compensate for all the high level teams so only the initial rounds(or none of the rounds if there were enough teams to divide teams into divs)
Also to reiterate, the only reasons these cups aren't even making it to the threshold is the fact that the promotion doesn't reach lower level teams, if it actually reached them we would atleast hit the 14/16 team threshold that both this monthly and the last NA monthly failed to reach.