So this weekend I was given the free pass for being in the top 25% of... something. I'm a Div 3 player, just, never got anywhere near to Div 2 and had never qualified for the WL before.
Managed Gold 3 with two games to spare.
Maybe there's an argument to say that all the scrubs like me made it easier to get wins, but personally it confirms my opinion that qualifying is much tougher than the actual event.
How did all you other first-timers get on?