Thanks. I’ll be doing just that.
Minor update: I’m definitely leaning toward the no-fee, no-prize first run this weekend as per FullMetalRoss’ suggestion. It just makes a ton of sense to me… it gets me more familiar with how to effectively run an online tournament… and it gives a bunch of you a chance to see how well an online tournament would work along with a reason to get to know me.
Unless if there are objections to a free tournament this time around… let’s go ahead and make the move over to that. Assuming this goes well, and there’s interest afterward, we’ll step it up to pot-based tournaments in the future.
I’ll edit the first post to reflect this. Again… if there’s demand to keep things prize-based this time out… we can definitely keep it that way, but this seems to be the better move in both the short run and the long run.
Additionally, Saturday afternoon doesn’t always work best for everyone (as evidenced already)… so if you regularly have Saturday afternoon commitments (like work), please post up a few alternative times that do work best for you. I’m definitely not making any promises that some time other than Saturday afternoon will be used in the future, but I want to be on the lookout for ways to make future tournaments as accessible to as many people as possible.
PS3 people (like you, Ross and DannyCat), if you want… put your name down anyway. If no tournament bracket happens, then no harm done, but your name on the list may help encourage others to sign up, too.
Edit: My first post was updated. There will be no entry fees for this tournament series (unless if there is a strong enough opposition to this shift for the first tournament series), but I’m offering small prizes (disbursed by PayPal) to the first place winners of the two most populated game brackets. Further detail and explanation up there.
Edit 2: I found, and will be using, a site called Bracket Maker (www.bracketmaker.com) to help me organize the brackets. The site ain’t pretty to look at, but it will be easy to work with for planning… and in real-time. Better yet, everyone can see the brackets as I update them.