I just wanted to reiterate this was just an idea and I'd love to hear if others had suggestions!
ondkajaAside from the astounding ping differences between the regions, the playoff matches would have to be played at very inconvenient times.
The playoffs would likely have to play on a weekend to work with everyone's timezones, but this would be no different to if the teams were at LAN.
ondkajaHow do you possibly balance a bo3 between an Australian team and a European team? Either one of the teams will have 300+ ping or both will have 150+ ping, which are both unplayable.
You're right, it would be hard to compensate the ping but if measurements were done to find the best server at least it would be even. Nations cup is an example of where they've managed to do it.
ondkajathere not being a TF2 LAN at the moment is not because there is nobody stepping up to the plate, it's because it's not possible to host one now due to the pandemic.
I agree, I'm not saying there's no one stepping up to the plate, I'm saying that cause of the pandemic we should look at other options while travelling for events aren't on the cards. You've raised some good points but I'd still like to find a way for intercontinental matchups to work in some form!