What fucking sucks is that the morning of the cancellation we were going to have a meeting that weekend (had meetings every weekend to go over things), and we assumed that we would be discussing moving around staff positions. Then a few hours the cancellation comes out of nowhere. To this day, I don't know if it was one person's decision or if there were multiple people.
The folks that were trying to save the event in these last few weeks were taken by as much surprise about the cancellation as everyone else. Wasn't even a notice to the volunteers, or even an offer for them to take it over. It makes me wonder if there was so little faith in the event not happening without the three that removed themselves that they couldn't even let us decide if we wanted to just take it over. And now we are stuck with people that had spent god knows how much money, who may not be able to get it back, players and volunteers alike.
What also fucking sucks is that I couldn't even get crowdfunding off the ground before the cancellation, it required a lot of tournament info that I didn't have, and work that needed to be done by the tournament organizers first. From what I could have had access to would have been amazing. But there was no hope to launch to that scale it once we no longer had the ability to leverage with ticket sales and viewership, and BTS's connection.