The 2017 WFTDA Tournament placement day is here, and with it came a few surprises. When WFTDA released the locations and dates for this year’s tournaments, they also announced a new structure to Playoffs and Championships. This is the first time we get to see brackets for the new arrangement, and with some teams missing out on the action this season, five teams below the cutoff got invites to participate at Playoffs. Read on to see how the WFTDA sorting hat placed teams this year, and where to catch your favorites.
Getting an invite to one of WFTDA’s Tournaments is a huge goal for many roller derby leagues, and this year five teams achieved that dream for the very first time. Last week we talked about the goals and plans of the UK’s Rainy City Roller Derby, and today we have another team from Europe, Nidaros Roller Derby.
As the first Norwegian team to make it this far, Nidaros has already traveled great distances to get a place in the top 60 teams. In fact, you may remember some of their stories when we featured them in an article last year. Having journeyed to the United States Midwest earlier this year, they will be returning this month, but this time it will be for Division 2 Playoffs. Here, we’ll be focusing in on their many tournament experiences and how the World Cup helped their skaters gain more than just a chance to play Team USA.