am 15 Oktober 2017 - 12:11
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Congrats to Jatheo
for winning the 2v2 NoDebuff tournament yesterday! They swept the group stage and bracket stage, finishing undefeated with 13 fights won and 0 lost. It was a smooth tournament, a nice test of the group stage format, and ran about 2.5 hours in total.Smaller Regions
This tournament was our first time hosting an official event on a non-NA/EU region, which was an experimental idea. We've been urged from members of the community to host our tournaments outside of the main regions, and we didn't want to neglect our smaller but dedicated playerbases outside of our typical regions. Our hope was that members of the smaller regions would be more inclined to sign up for the infrequent opportunity to compete at a high level within their own region, but unfortunately signups and turnout were not as good as we had hoped. There were some other factors which played into this, like the late announcement and lack of advertising (both things that we hope to improve), however running a tournament with 9 teams is simply not a practical thing for us to do.
We would probably wait for the community to grow a bit to run another SA tournament. Now, the AU community has been asking about a tournament as well recently. We want to be cautious with this, as again, it's not a good use of our time or resources to run tournaments with so few teams. Do you guys think if we had hosted Build, we would have had higher turnout? If we do at some p…