As most of you know, I think the hybrid of single and double elimination is fucking
stupid. There's the chance of the worse players being as or more committed to getting matches done, and there's also the possibility of two of the top players being matched up in the round of 128.
I don't even think 512 is enough, considering the Taiwanese TB community is absolutely massive (bigger than here). But there are two importan barriers with them, one being the obvious language problem, and pertaining to matches getting played, there's the time difference.
There really isn't a perfect way to schedule, but the two of three system seemed to work OK last year. Another problem though is Taiwan being UTC+8 (PST+16), so while it's Saturday here it's mostly Sunday there.
Seeding…bah. 40L because it's easiest.
Commentary last year was either an off-topic discussion, or a complete clusterfuck of multiple people trying to talk over each other at the same time. Most (good) sports broadcasts only have TWO commentators, and if Holy Henk wants Tetris to be a sport we should treat it as such.
Another concern is, correct me if I'm wrong (I have yet to play TB Arena) but is it done by Facebook name or are there usernames? What if I wouldn't want to
give my personal information to a random Tetris player, or what if there's 100 different John Smiths on Tetris Battle? This could be a major problem (although I don't know about the usernames and such).
[sarcasm]Can we do it on NullpoMino and say we did it on TB?
EDIT: Can/will they unlock FREE FULL DAS for everyone during the tournament like they did last year with the URL?