In previous years, 12 teams (all semifinalists) in each local competition advanced to the state (or national, for non-US teams)-level competition, with the addition of some extra teams for Skills performance and other awards. But with the switch from best-of-3 to best-of-1 and from an 8-seed bracket with 3-team alliances to a 16-seed bracket with 2-team alliances (as well as those special rules for smaller competitions), I'm uncertain as to just how many teams will qualify to advance from each local-level competition.
I was unable to locate anything addressing this in either this year's VRC manual or any of the other resources I looked at. My team is not yet registered for this year's competition, so we cannot use the Q&A system. If this information is truly unknown, would somebody be able to submit a query to the Q&A system so we can have an answer?