This is an interesting post, and makes me wonder just how the hell does The Escapist do their seeding???
Last year, Cryptic was #11 seed and knocked out in the first round.
How did they become the 4th seed this year?
Next year are they going to be ranked #1???
They don't tell us, but I'd assume it's their own proprietary algorithm of a variety of statistics, from community size to sales to product reviews to past wins/losses. The only explanation for Cryptic being seeded as #4 is their community size and/or sales.