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Kaiser, I said this before, but I'll post again. That format is great for informal, FREE, tournaments - but for a tournament where the participants are paying to win a prize, you cannot let the teams be random. I stand my point - given the situation and timing, this tournament is best presented as a simple 1v1 or 6-man FFA DM. I'm all for getting a good game of pub BR or CTF or whatever going - but for the tournament, I believe it should be kept straight-up and simple. If nothing else, please hold off on a tournament choice until the event day when you can talk to all participants and see what the majority wishes to do. I'll stand by whatever is decided then - but asking the few people who visit this site regularly to vote on a tournament with less than 20% participation is asking for trouble :\
Again though, Kaiser, I think your idea is excellent - it is in fact why the Lawrence Frag Fest has done away with formal tournaments and now simply lets the attendants run their own tournaments (provided they set it up with staff members prior to the event). We got tired of the competitive nature of tournaments and felt that in a 50 or less person LAN event, competition is second to having fun. But I don't think that is what the MWGL is about - I think tournaments still belong here. It's also why I am not opting for the Q3 tourney... during its time I will have the opportunity to play other games (BF1942, BR for UT2k3, etc. etc. etc.).
Please folks, give this some thought before making a decision. In the end I'll go with whatever you decide on. I trust your judgement - I am trying to point out something that may have been overlooked.
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