Here's an update on the status on most of the boards on the line-up from what I can gather.
Potential competing boards
It's a given they're in considering one of the three commentators last cup managed /2hu/. Nonetheless at least one dude on the board's interested in renewing the team.
There used to be a thread dedicated a new team for /animu/ after ICUP7 ended, no doubt they'll say yes once they're asked. They haven't been approached yet
The previous head rigger's team, they'll compete regardless as the tournament's titleholders.
BO's fairly enthusiastic about the board's inclusion and there's a thread up on /fit/ for the cup. Hasn't replied yet but it's safe to assume he'll say yes.
There was an argument whether regional boards are too marginal to be competing with the rest of the boards. Regardless, someone from /ita/ has already approached this therad and it'd be a dick move to ignore them.
There's at least one guy that's OK with seeing the board compete again. They count in, right?
BO greenlit /robowaifu/'s inclusion and at least another user's on board.
Someone made a thread asking if any of them would host himself. They weren't explicitly asked if they'd like to participate in the cup but does anyone expect them to say no?
https://sportschan.org/sp/res/1556023.html It's a miracle the thread has managed to stay up for so long
zzz/tech/'s BO and at least another user approved of a /tech/ themed team and asked about deadlines. Note that 8moe/t/ has a dedicated ICUP thread from 3 years ago that seems to be dead in the water. If zzz/tech/ isn't too keen on 8moe I'd say let them be the sole /tech/ representative.
In spite of some beef there seem to be a few users that are OK with /tg/ partaking in the cup.
I take it they're already in.
/yuri/'s manager has showed up ITT and expressed his will in /yuri/ participating.
Inconclusive team status
Meidos purge any and all meta-related posts they see up on the /a/ board so the /support/ team was bumped instead. No replies as of yet.
Someone made a thread on zzz/b/ and noone bothered to reply to it. Granted the OP looked like spam and I doubt anyone understood what the thread was about. They could be approached again.
There's been a post up there for a few days but no one's bothered replying to it as of now.
Haven't been notified yet.
There was a post up on their QTDDTOT thread and no one's replied back. It's safe to assume they're too busy jacking off, so someone could try and approach them again.
Haven't been properly approached yet. Doesn't hurt asking them since they've already been asked to host the games themselves.
Haven't been approached yet.
Haven't been approached yet.
>/late/ & /comfy/
Haven't been properly approached yet, disregarding the post regarding them to host the games themselves.
This board was mentioned somewhere on this thread. Don't know whether anyone here's keen on them, though they'd certainly be interested in a spot.
A legacy regional board that's on a website outside the webring. I would hold them up on basis of not having three gorillion reigonal teams competing.
Someone on this board made a team somewhere last year after the previous cup ended. From what I can gather the board's a venue of discussion for tripfags. Don't know whether they're still interested or not, have no strong opinion on them either.
Fucking incredible team on a dead board whose manager seems to be MIA. No need for them to participate, it's just a shame so much effort has gone under.
Fairly small board whose manager's very vocal about their inclusion. Don't think anyone here's against their inclusion.
Another board lost somewhere outside the webring that pretty much doesn't exist outside the board, and IIRC the board's representative was against their inclusion.
A one-man's board that doesn't exist outside the cup. It's got much to owe to the previous rigger who did their aesthetics export outside the kits.
Same as /abdl/, doubt anyone here's got a strong opinion on them.
Glad to hear the lesbians will compete for another season.
Can someone explain this board to me? Speaking for the team legacy-wise they've been a strong contender in all two cups it's participated in, but that's not necessarily a reason for them to be a mainstay considering any other board could be given the chance of putting up a good fight in its stead.
What's this team's appeal? Isn't /cuckquean/ based around female NTR? I've seen a few anons here vouching for them but I can't understand why. They're an oddly specific and fucked up
fetish board on a fairly small webring site that doesn't see all that much activity, and I'd wager there are plenty other legacy boards with much more immediate appeal that could be added in participation notwithstanding, for instance /bane/ or /lego/ with its amazing team exports.
>/monster/ crossing the ball to the opposite team to score
What a fucking spaghetti team. Didn't they come as third in one of these tournaments? How the hell did they stoop so low?