All of these are valid points with different levels of merit to them. Despite the somewhat overambitious expectations they have towards all this, I would be pleased as pudding to see a 20-30 player tournament at DTN because of all our collective experiences at HitBox Arena proved that an SG bracket can be crazy hype, regardless of its size.
If the quote unquote "usual suspects" show up with a new players getting on stream, then that's a "WIN-WIN" in my book. If by some miracle or outside phenomena intervention that the numbers increase, even better. My concern is putting on a great show so that everyone watching can experience this game as it was always meant to be experienced.
Regardless of what unfolds, I'll see all of you there & I'm looking forward to some amazing battles.
It's also kind of annoying that it's in the discussion bit on facebook. It doesn't display for me (maybe because I don't have an account? not sure).... really? And they wonder why we don't trust new venues that pop up spouting sunshine and rainbows. I was trying to figure out how I could bend over backwards to make this happen for me in the next three days, but now I don't see the point. I'm gonna see everyone at GUTS 4 anyways.
Edit: It being announced that it will lose the pot bonus (and that it almost was removed entirely).
It's kind of annoying altogether. But, here's the comment, for anyone who can't see it on the link.
tbh I don't think you can blame the TO. This time this is the SG community's fault. I think this dude was unrealistic expecting 60 entrants, but 11 is pretty ridiculous considering tristate has so many SG players. We blew it.