Hey folks! I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to talk about special event tournaments.
We've been holding back on doing special tournaments until we had swiss format complete. Unfortunately, swiss is taking longer than I'd hoped. Because of this, I'm considering running special tournaments before swiss.
My main concern is that the swiss format provides a much better player experience. If you lose, you're not immediately booted from the tournament. Without swiss, people could be waiting hours to join a 2v2 tournament just to get knocked out within 5 minutes.
The discussion I'd like to see is: Do you think it's better to wait for swiss or should we move forward on event tournaments sooner? How much do you think we jeapardize future participation by running event tournaments with a less than ideal format?
I'm very curious to see your thoughts!