Looking at the standings from Europeans (since I didn't see SOS posted for Worlds yet), it would seem fair that Jerome should replace me or Koen in the top 8. Since I had a fair bit of easier opponents, me getting 6-2 seems like less of a feat than Quirin and Jerome who went 5-3.From Europeans wrote: 6. Casper J. 12 65
7. Koen M. 12 64
8. Quirin F. 10 82
9. Jerome N. 10 79
Now, I don't think anyone (not even myself) would take such an argument seriously, but what I'm trying to illustrate, is that SOS is not a perfect measure and I think it's absolutely reasonable to set a target for wins, where you at least have a shot at top 8 rather than being off'ed on your SOS.
Especially when we have pair-ups and downs and the randomness of the first 1-2 rounds, we need to take SOS with a grain of salt.