Everyone complaining about how unfair ranked cups are while nobody realises that you can fool the algorithm by pretending to be bad at the game: keep a low score (or none at all) until the week's almost over so the game pits you against weaker opponents, then on the last day get a good high score to launch yourself through the rankings.
Granted, this has only worked 60% of the time for me, and you probably need high-level units. I'm tier 40 currently so...
* every player is paired with different opponents. Unless the players are very few you’re likely not in the ranked cup list of the players in your list
* contrary to popular belief, there aren’t many bots in there. They are usually the last 3 in each list. You now can easily spot them because if you click on them you’re not given the individual results nor the detailed info
* many players you’re paired with are not of your rank, now that the maximum ranked of the players is displayed in the player’s details you can check this
The tour seems to be focused on Luigi with all of his alts back with a new one with him in lederhosen and a bratwurst
But there is something weird, the new course is called Berlin Bypass 2 ... what happened to the first one?
I wouldn't be surprised if it's Tanooki Mario to complete MK8D's roster (besides non-Mario characters). The teaser image don't have returning spotlights, unlike Sunset (had Capt Toad and Toadette, explorer Peach hiding), Summer Fest (the Tokyo spotlights, Yukata Daisy hiding), Los Angeles (Funky and Dixie, Sunshine Mario hiding).