Just give unlimited bans!
*a few moments later*
Omg why am I forced to play with 11xx Microsoft Store guys who resign in dark age every time I select *insert any map that's not Arabia/Arena/BF* !!!! This matchmaking sucks.
This whole thread will look really silly when the whole pro/streaming scene moves to aoe4 forever because that's where the money will be.
Remember when everybody instantly moved to DE despite the cuman steppe lancer meta, the melee pathing and BF in 1v1?
@hallogallo at the moment it doesn't really matter for the top 10 to have a good ladder elo because every tournament will invite them anyways based on past tournament performances, but the second they'll need a good elo to not meet hera or viper in the 2nd round of kotd4 you'll see a pretty...
My intuition tells me the swiss system needs more than 7 rounds if you need to both ensure that the top 16 is the correct strongest 16 players and add 16 players after the first round has already been played.
Just keep in mind that when you apply strictly some rules you asked all players to agree with to sign up, you can make some people mad but ultimately you're always right, while breaking your own rules to give us a better tournament, not so much.
To be honest with either decision we would have been mad anyways. If you didn't get him in to respect the rules we would cry about how boring it is without so many amazing players who failed to sign up in time (obvious example: Red Bull series, or maybe TP2 when lidakor tried to punish the...