b4nnySounds like many issues arose from misunderstandings between what the original plan/vision was and what ended up happening after compromises and changes came up. There was a ton of transparency every step of the way (probably too much, to be honest) with the prize pool, monitor situation, tournament schedule, etc. with plenty of evidence of all changes being announced and posts being updated, so calling ESA or myself liars is pretty unfair. If some things were misrepresented, then I apologize, but I've already reviewed all the chatlogs I had with you saam and I was certainly not making promises. There's always a lot of moving parts and things being dependent on other things happening first, so if one part falls through then it cascades to others. But with an event like Rewind, you can't wait to the last moment to start announcing things. If we waited until everything was 100% complete before announcing then we would have announced the LAN the Friday night before the tournament was supposed to start because it turned out I had to pick up the monitors last minute from iBuyPower. There would be no teams at the LAN, but at least we would have a complete and exact account of everything we could offer! That's just not a realistic way to organize/announce things and I don't think you can fault ESA for that. They were extremely flexible and accommodating, so try reciprocating. I guess for a LAN that went amazingly from my eyes, I'm just surprised that you have mostly negative things to say. Is it just residual salt from not getting the opportunity to get 6th place in the Invite bracket instead of Meat Market? Anyways, imo it was a great LAN, great matches, and a lot of fun. Thanks to ESA for hosting us, hope to see TF2 there again some day.
If you think 20b and EVL playing all of their scrims on 60hz isn't a massive a problem idk what to say, same for if you think teams coming to play 2 matches in the open bracket is ok.
The easiest solution is 3 days obviously. Coulda woulda shoulda.
I thought all along it would have been awesome for the open winner (or top 2) to be included into the invite in some way. Time is/was a big factor though.