QUOTE(killahbee @ Nov 19 2011, 01:00 AM)
and if you read, i wrote exactly why it wouldnt work out for this tournament
but obviously you may have missed it.. even tho you copied JUST the top of the answer here you are again
[i]Also.. i know you think coming up with a regional tournament is cool and maybe it would be for the future... but I mean if it was that way we would never get to see blink and hebo play THAT, and a lot of the players in Japan are very good and they can play with their own time zone just for fun.. the idea is to explore all different types of players around the world.... cause it would be easiest to play with those in your own timezone right?
That is not what would happen at all because this was not what I was proposing. what I was saying was for people to be first matched up by time zone, then once we get to the point where we are close to the finals it would be done by scheduling since that is when the time zone conflicts come into play. That way the first rounds go by much faster and all the hype is left for the final matches. People from all areas are still participating in the same tournament.
ALSO, if you didn't notice Rost is trying this idea with his weekly tournaments, and sometimes not that many people show up.. and 1pm PST is actually a pretty good time for most of the world (maybe not Japan... ) but a BIG CHUNK as you would say.. and look how many people show up then? it fluctuates but it's not enough to host a bigg-er tournament like this one. loool
Does blink or hebo participate? then now you know why there are less because they completely sway the amount of participants. Additionally, this tournament is bigger because you have ties not because of your scheduling is different than the nullpo weekly. Also the nullpo weekly is a consistent tournament so there isn't as much hype.
So to clarify what I was proposing for future tournments:
People sign up from anywhere
People are first matched with people in their time zones
The time zones are scheduled for a specific day/time (separate days can avoid confusion)
The top players move on to play against the other regions and it is then done by scheduling (which takes longer but its okay since there are few matches left + More hype)
Anyway I'm not positive that it would be the best way to do it either, I'll probably test it out if I decide to host a tourney.