Yeah, kind of the same for me. I watched a couple of games, but then couldn't be bothered. I ended up watching some interesting MUs after the reveal on Youtube, matching the names to the players.I couldn't agree more OP. Hidden Cup 1 and 2 are the only tournaments I haven't watched in the last 4-5 years. I just can't bring myself to like it.
It feels like unknown people are playing against each other and that just doesn't captivate me.
However I think we might be in the minority. It turns out lots of people love the idea.
Making it not hidden I think it's impossible as that is the tittle of the tournament and the whole idea behind it. Besides as I said people love the thing so it'll be time for them to enjoy!
I'll try to watch it again when it starts and we'll see if this time I get hooked or not.