First off… I NEVER SAID BAN THE JAPANESE… omg please read my post and read my solutions before saying something I never said.
Mr. Wizard if you read my post I explained why going to TS MWC ECC is not a good enough option.
As far as an interntional event… I agree… it should be an international affair and I think I’ve explained how it can be a better international event… but it has become so excessive that only the very best american players can expect to compete vs. the Japanese. Many good or great american players are left losing in the pool brackets and not really having a chance.
While I agree with Tom’s blog: in order to say you’re the best you must want to achieve be the best and anything less than the best you should not look at it a real accomplishment. It seems that many have argued on the contrary and yet somehow allowing top players around the world to compete in a tournament where scrubs, average, above average, and great players are all lumped into one… this will only result in heartbreak when decent players who expect to at least make it the next day get seriously disappointed when they realize that Daigo and Combofiend are in their pool.
What I’ve suggested would allow players whose goal isnt to be the very best a chance to actaully gauge themselves with those they actually want to gauge themselves with… which are other american players and not foreign player that they only see once a year.