I can't decide if I'm pathetic for looking forward to the draw next week or if it's an event that I should be legitimately excited for. On the one hand, knowing the groups is essential for actually making predictions and building hype for the tournament. On the other hand, until the WCP Cup starts I'm not going to be sure who's even on which team, so conjecture of results is foolish.
Also, the one draw I have attended was anti-climatic compared to how it's hyped. The whole - setting it in a club, then inviting everyone including the youth teams and their parents and charging everyone cover - really threw off the anticipatory vibe. I'm guessing this is a no-win for the organizers because the youth teams need to be included, but shouldn't this really just be a kegger - with no required attendance and no expectations of teams taking it seriously?
Pick the groups right away; everyone have a few drinks; don't charge anyone money for a non-obligatory event.