Ok - so here is what I'm doing. Per Ninki, apparently there was some sort of consensus reached - we'll have what appear to be the stronger teams in the second half of round 1.
I'm also reconciling the change atma requested as he indicated that both kiamori and synnworld are unable to participate. So, to be crystal clear - the team of synnworld + AtMa44x is dissolved. The team of Ba294 + Kiamori is dissolved. A new team is being formed - the team of AtMa44x + Ba294. This reduces the total number of teams in our tournament by 1.
That said, I am not going to recreate our brackets to account for the missing team. One additional team will simply get a bi-week in round 1.
So, as a result, I'm re-rolling the random location of teams, with a catch. None of the teams that were deemed stronger (or those with tier 1s in them - however you want to look at it) by Ninki et al will be included in this roll. Then, I'll re-roll the location of the stronger teams and they will randomly placed into the 2nd part of round 1. I think that meets the criteria everyone requested.
edit - also, someone check my math... I think the way the brackets are build require 1 tier 1 team to play in the first part of round 1. Here's what I have. Note that this puts cow + jaws in round 1 part 1. Unless there are big objections, this is what we'll run with. I'll update the op later after I see if anyone loses their mind over this.