Please remember that not all announcements, even from developers, are applicable to all regions. It's a really good thing to keep in mind that regional adjustments are very often possible.
However, in this case, the conclusion is the same for EU. We've taken your feedback into consideration and will leave 10v10 in Tier VIII Skirmishes.
I want to thank you all for sharing your opinions with us and providing very important arguments pro and contra (well, mostly in favor of 10v10)
Not that I really care, but what about this new change, that mercs in tier 8 on the testserver are now limited to 3. Wasn't all this 7vs7 mess about that getting 5 players + 5 mercs seemed to be to hard for small clans, so now you decided to go the opposite direction and make it even harder. o.O
Also why is tier 10 now also 10vs10?