I already mentioned this to Jon but the first weekend the games (in swiss) were very good in general. Only our first game wasn't really fair since we had to play a open/low etf2l team. I feel like this could've been prevented when you put the top half of the teams in a hidden group so they can only play each other in the first round. I believe ETF2L does something similar in the first week of swiss.
The schedule of the second weekend wasn't very good for most of the open teams that made it to playoffs. Since half of the open teams dropped before the second weekend even started I think it's a good idea to think about alternatives for the (playoffs) schedule. We dropped as well but if we had played our schedule would be this:
First BO3 match at 15cest against a div 1 team, probably would've been a quick roll which means we have to wait around 2.5 hours for the first BO1 lower bracket match. The team we had to play dropped as well > waiting another hour and 15 minutes. The next BO1 at 19:30 was against another prem/div 1 team, so a 15 min game max and you're done.
The problem is not that the games aren't close cause that's just what happens when most open teams play in invite bracket. But in our case people didn't want to reserve a big part of the Saturday just to wait the majority of the time. Maybe this can be fixed by moving the first two rounds of playoffs (so round 1 upper bracket and round 1 lower brocket) to the same day as the last few swiss games.
The first weekend went very smooth however, also production was very good. Thanks to all the people involved