I will do my best to highlight what I like about this game mode as a whole
So ignoring the particular characters in this batch as they are kinda sloppy picks thrown together, what I absolutely adore about this concept, is the idea of severely limiting the character pool and having a rock paper scissor effect amongst the match ups that goes even deeper by being able to character stack. The Game modes and maps also contribute to the potential complexity by suiting certain characters to the type of mode.
The taking away of possibility adds more possibility that we could never have without the limitations. I would never pick marquis over Toby in any major incursion/meltdown. But with pendles existing and Toby being a possibility, marquis was all I played in this bird hunt(I am even willing to say that he was the best pick out of the 5 overall) it was one of the few times I have actually had fun with marquis in pvp
This mode reminds me of drafts from Magic the gathering. And I absolutely love that(I used to play competitively) so long as they can continuously pump out proper 5 character groups I will keep playing this gimmicky mode as I feel it can really breathe life into the game. while we are waiting for major patches to drop to tweak the balance issues in the game, this mode has its own type of interactive balance that can make the game feel less stale.
I hope this all comes across coherent. I really need some sleep… Lol