Oh, I don't think they'll be shocked. They've got to be at least as aware as we are of who won't be at GPF and why..and where those teams ( such as K/S ) figure in the scheme of things. I'm sure they're glad to have a chance to make an impression, show their capabilities against those that will be there , etc. This may help them to not be overlooked when it comes to World's and there are suddenly many more competitors, including the new pairings featuring previous top ten competitors.