I-series lan god here \o/. Basically 3 months was not enough to plan the last event to involve the Americans, 2 teams was perhaps over reaching, the 12 computers arrived an hour before the games were due to start but we got there in the end. There is no way to quantify if i46 was a success/failure as people measure it in different ways. I really don't think anyone expected massive sponsors to get involved and breathe life into TF2, i think everyone just wanted to make history and get EU vs NA at a lan and provide decent coverage of it and thats what happened.
If we try to get NA to i49, the planning needs to start *now*, Myself, Sal, Extine and others put a lot of effort into it last year and it was bloody hard work. If we don't get someone competant to lead this fund raising effort with clear defined goals etc, its not going to happen. Less procrastination about how awesome or how pointless its going to be and more someone stepping up to organise it.
Stuff is in the world for the Australian guys to get over to i49 but nothing concrete again so dont raise hopes too much.
Shit or get off the pot kids!