I've talked to people in Team iM, channel clan iM on east, and they have offered a pact of sorts with us here at bwm.
Essentially, they host daily tournaments, and want to use our maps. But it's a little more than that. Of course they can use our maps, and they already said they'll give us the replays no problem. Also, they plan on reviving sclegacy.com's Blizzard Gaming Nights, a weekly tournament thing, very similar to Avaton it sounds like. They would be featuring bwm maps in that too.
The plan is, too make both broodwarmaps.net and their team/channel more active by helping eachother out. We give them maps, they give us games, we advertise iM's participation and their tournies, encouraging more people to participate in their tournies, helping their team grow and their tournies to be bigger, which in turn gives us more reps etc. They said that they'd have no problem with testing our maps too, giving us games outside of the tournaments, so we can give them our very best, tested and edited, balanced and amazing, new and innavative, maps for their tournies.
They also plan on getting sclegacy.com in on the action, providing more activity to sclegacy, and forming another way to advertise bwm and iM.
iM is run by ex x17 members, who left since x17 became the hell hole of east, full of bm etc.
Sounds like this won't interfere with teambwmn in europe at all. We can chill in their channel, or just stay in op teambwmn. In case teambwmn doesn't work out, and the channel hasn't shown any signs of becoming fully active yet, we could just hang out in their channel for testing games and whatnot. And of course we can participate in their tournies.
This is all I know I think, I'll add more later when I learn more. Their channel already seems pretty active. Apparently they've had 3 tournies in one day before, so sounds like this really could help us with testing our maps and advertising them to the community.
There seems to be no catch, we just provide them with maps, and edit them to not be imbalanced, and we're good to go^^
Discuss please. As I said before, this should not interfere with teambwmn at all, simply bring activity to our maps and site.